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THE Senate is set to conduct its own inquiry on reports that drug syndicates are using casinos to launder drug money by converting them into chips. Sen. Nancy Binay has filed Senate resolution 539 directing the proper Senate committees to conduct an inquiry in aid of legislation regarding the reported…

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Philippine Military Academy (PMA) First Class Cadet Jeff Cudia has practically lost all his chances to graduate on March 16 for his failure to submit on time his appeal to the institution’s honor committee and failure to complete his academic requirements. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala on Sunday said…

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DETERMINED to rid the streets of illegal public utility vehicles, Malacañang on Sunday vowed that government would not cease its campaign against business firms or individuals who operate without a valid franchise. “We will continue to ensure the safety and interest of commuters who ride public vehicles,” said Presidential Communications…

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Confident that commuters will patronize the revival of the ferry system along Pasig River, more private firms have expressed interest in joining the bidding process for the rights to operate the said system. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Francis Tolentino said that at least five private firms have submitted…

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Mayor Herbert Bautista of Quezon City has praised the city council for passing a resolution supporting the city government’s plans to put up permanent evacuation centers in disaster prone areas of the city. The resolution, authored by Councilor Aly Medalla of district five calls for the construction of permanent evacuation…

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Traffic is expected to become heavy along the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue particularly in Muñoz, Quezon City as the repair of Dario Bridge starts on March 15. Because of this, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino told the contractors to manage alternative routes and install traffic signage…

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Cavite: A 52-year-old woman was killed after being hit by a motorcycle while crossing the Aguinaldo Highway in Barangay Buho, Silang, Cavite. According to Police Supt. Romeo Desiderio, police chief of Silang, while the victim Angie Monar, 52, restaurant cook, resident of Barangay Buho, was crossing the highway she was…

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Despite posting zero incidences of rabies-related incidents, the local government of Taguig has intensified its anti-rabies program by offering a free vaccination drive in all of its 28 barangays all year round. Mayor Lani Cayetano of Taguig directed the City Agriculture Office and the City Veterinarian to conduct free animal…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Various sectors and civil society groups have thrown their support to the efforts of the provincial government and local authorities to address to the peace and order situation in Sulu. Vice Gov. Abdusakur Tan of Sulu presided over the meeting of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC)…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Soldiers and police personnel captured two members of a notorious kidnap-for-ransom syndicate during a raid Saturday in Zamboanga Sibugay. Capt. Jefferson Mamauag, spokesperson for the 1st Infantry Division, said Hajer Dunggan and Alvin Prontosa were captured in their hideout in Tinan village in Ipil town, but three others…