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‘Surrender in 48 hours or die’

July 2, 2016 12:59 am

THE NEW chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday rolled out the anti-crime campaign of the Duterte administration with an ultimatum to policemen involved in illegal drugs: Surrender in 48 hours or fight a “war” against the government. … Read more »

‘I will not tolerate abuses’ – Duterte

July 2, 2016 12:57 am

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Friday warned erring policemen and soldiers, including members of other law enforcement agencies such as the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), that he would not tolerate abuses, saying he would personally track their records during his … Read more »

‘Resolve differences or remove trouble-maker at Comelec’

July 2, 2016 12:56 am

SENATOR Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel 3rd on Friday called on those planning to impeach President Rodrigo Duterte to instead train their guns at the Commission on Elections (Comelec), which is being rocked by infighting over supposed irregularities during the May polls. … Read more »

China’s Xi hopes ties with PH grow under Duterte

July 2, 2016 12:54 am

CHINESE President Xi Jinping is hopeful the Philippines and China will resume a rich history of friendship under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, Beijing said late Thursday. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei quoted Xi as saying in his … Read more »

Duterte, Robredo meet

July 2, 2016 12:50 am

Vice President Leni Robredo and President Rodrigo Duterte greeted each other in what she described as a “cordial” meeting at the military turnover ceremonies on Friday, finally breaking the ice that formed during a bitter election campaign. After receiving full … Read more »

Aquino calls Mamasapano rap ‘absurd’

July 2, 2016 12:45 am

Former president Benigno Aquino 3rd dismissed as “absurd” a complaint of criminal negligence filed against him, less than 24 hours after leaving office, by relatives of policemen killed in the Mamasapano carnage. Aquino, who no longer enjoys presidential immunity as … Read more »

‘Iron-hand policy won’t solve Sayyaf problem’

July 1, 2016 11:33 pm

SULU: Amid continued speculation on whether martial law remains an option for the Duterte government in fighting the Abu Sayyaf insurgency, former Sulu Vice Governor Sakur Tan said an iron-hand policy alone will not help solve the kidnappings and criminality … Read more »

Senate bill proposes emergency powers

July 1, 2016 11:16 pm

A bill granting President Rodrigo Duterte emergency powers to address the country’s alarming traffic crisis is one of the more than 200 proposed measures that were filed during the first round filling of bills and resolutions in the Senate. It … Read more »

Visaya says change will be felt in drive vs crime, terror

July 1, 2016 11:15 pm

LT. GEN. Ricardo Visaya, newly-installed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff, said change would be felt by the way the military conduct internal security and territorial defense operations and the manner it will assist law enforcement agencies … Read more »

Technical glitch forces CEB flight diversion to India

July 1, 2016 11:14 pm

A Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) flight with 347 passengers from Dubai en route to Manila was forced to divert to Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India due to a technical glitch, CEB said on Friday. The passengers of CEB … Read more »