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A POLICE chief in Pampanga was arrested for alleged extortion, according to a task force in charge of monitoring erring policemen. The police official was identified as Senior Inspector Romeo Bulanadi of the Sasmuan Municipal Police Station. Bulanadi was accused of allegedly extorting P30,000 from the operators of a community…

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BUDGET Secretary Benjamin Diokno said he was not opposed to the salary increase for teachers but clarified that doubling their pay would negatively impact the government’s fiscal health. “The DBM [Department of Budget and Management] recognizes the important role of teachers. We are not strictly against the salary increase of…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Donald Trump said Tuesday that America’s current immigration system weakens national security, as his administration sought Supreme Court backing to lift protections shielding 700,000 “Dreamer” immigrants from deportation. Days after Trump sparked an international uproar by reportedly complaining about immigration from “shithole” countries, his administration sought to…

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SANTIAGO: Pope Francis met alone Tuesday with a small group of victims of sexual abuse by priests in Chile, after he publicly asked for forgiveness and riot police broke up a protest near the first public mass of his South American visit. During the “strictly private” meeting at the Vatican’s…

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VANCOUVER: The United States and its allies on Tuesday vowed tougher measures to halt North Korean sanctions busting, including naval security operations to prevent maritime smuggling. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Canada’s foreign minister Chrystia Freeland, hosts of talks in Vancouver, urged world powers to support “maritime interdiction” measures.…

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THE trough of a low pressure area (LPA), tail-end of a cold front, and the northeast monsoon have come together to bring rain over most parts of the country, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Wednesday. Caraga, Visayas, and the rest of Mindanao will have…

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