Regions

PURISIMA ASKS COURT FOR TRAVEL PERMIT

July 28, 2016 8:14 pm

Former Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Alan Purisima has asked the Sandiganbayan’s Sixth Division permission to travel to visit his son in the United States from September 5 to 27. Purisima, who is out on bail, made the request, … Read more »

MAYOR leads Valenzuela drug test

July 28, 2016 8:13 pm

Mayor Rexlon Gatchalian led mandatory drug test of the more than 6,000 City Hall department heads and employees and law enforcement offices that started on Monday. The test covered 12 city councilors, eight of whom were tested on Thursday. Gatchalian … Read more »

Olongapo media group tested negative for drugs

July 28, 2016 8:13 pm

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT: Members of the Samahang Media ng Subic Freeport (SMSF) underwent a group drug test to show support to the government’s campaign against illegal drugs and encourage other sectors to do the same. All eight media practitioners, including … Read more »

Curfew on minors stays in QC despite Supreme Court TRO

July 28, 2016 8:13 pm

Mayor Herbert Bautista on Thursday said his administration will abide by the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) stopping Quezon City from enforcing a city ordinance on curfew on minors. Bautista, however, added that he will not prevent barangay (village) … Read more »

Iloilo City pilots integrated RH, HIV services

July 28, 2016 8:12 pm

ILOILO CITY: This southern city was recently chosen by the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP) Iloilo Chapter and the United Nations International Children’s Fund (Unicef) Philippines to pilot a project partnership on “All in UNICEF and adolescent development … Read more »

NPA ambush kills militiaman, wounds 4

July 27, 2016 9:57 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY: A member of the Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit (Cafgu) was killed while four others were wounded in an ambush carried out by communist insurgents on Wednesday in Davao del Norte. Officials said the attack in Kapalong town … Read more »

Army camps getting ready as rehab centers

July 27, 2016 9:56 pm

FORT Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija: The Philippine Army is readying at least seven major military camps as treatment and rehabilitation centers for surrendered drug suspects now numbering more than 120,000 all over the country. During his State of the Nation Address … Read more »

P62-M marijuana uprooted in Kalinga

July 27, 2016 9:56 pm

BAGUIO CITY: About P62 million worth of fully-grown marijuana plants were uprooted and burned by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in a four-day eradication operation at Mount Chumanchil, Tinglayan town in Kalinga. PDEA-Cordillera director Juvenal Azurin said some 310,000 … Read more »

Environment damage blamed on power plant

July 27, 2016 9:55 pm

SABANGAN, Mountain Pro­vince: An environmentalist has petitioned the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to issue a cease and desist order against a hydro energy plant here for failure to restore environment damage it had caused. Petitioner Juniper Dominguez … Read more »

Pusher shot dead after gun grab

July 27, 2016 9:55 pm

Camp Vicente Lim, Laguna: A suspected drug pusher was killed on Wednesday after he reportedly grabbed the service firearm of his police escort while on their way to a hospital for medical check-up in Bacoor City, Cavite. The Bacoor City … Read more »