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INTERIOR Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd ordered a thorough investigation into the deaths of two leaders of the Ozamis crime group in Laguna after they were brought for inquest Monday afternoon to the Cavite Provincial Prosecutors Office. Roxas said on Tuesday that he immediately ordered the National Police Commission (Napolcom)…

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SENATOR Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Tuesday questioned former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson’s proposal to create an anti-corruption body “just to accommodate himself.” Santiago, a constitutional law expert, said Lacson’s proposal is “unconstitutional, illegal, immoral and egotistic.” “His plan is laughable and ridiculous. It is amazing that the former senator can be…

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AUSTRALIAN builders doing road works have uncovered a rare urban trove of crocodile and other fossils thought to be around 50 million years old, officials said on Tuesday. The fossils, trapped in a layer of oil shale, were found during excavation works near Brisbane’s Geebung railway station at a depth…

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JAPANESE police have arrested the alleged ringleader of a sex home delivery service specializing in women weighing up to 150 kilograms (330 lbs), a force spokesman said on Tuesday. Keiko Saito, 41, and one of her employees are suspected of conspiring to run a prostitution business under the name “Makkusu…

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AT a meeting of the government’s cabinet officials to prioritize the cabinet’s legislative proposals, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima put forward a list of proposed bills to answer key economic concerns of both the government and private sector. The meeting will result in a list of measures which the executive branch…

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JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima on Tuesday ordered the National Bureau of Investigation(NBI) to investigate the mysterious death of the leader of the Ozamis Robbery Group in Laguna on Monday night. In a press conference, De Lima said Philippine National Police Region 4-A Director Benito Estipona and Supt. Danilo Mendoza,…

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THE Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) disclosed on Tuesday that it has wrapped up the most contentious stages in the acquisition of Hacienda Luisita under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) in its Third Quarterly report submitted to the Supreme Court. In the said report, the DAR also stated that…

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THE National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on Tuesday announced that it will place all its forces on full alert status this Friday as part of their security preparations for President Benigno S. Aquino III’s State-of-the-Nation-Address (SONA) on July 22. Chief Supt. Marcelo Garbo Jr., NCRPO head, said around 5,000…

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AT least nine Syrians, including a child, were executed by regime forces at a checkpoint in Damascus province, a watchdog said on Tuesday. “Nine citizens, including a child, were shot dead by regime forces near the town of Qara, in the Qalamun area of Damascus province, yesterday [Monday] evening,” the…