Philippine News

M-16s seized from NPAs in NE

MANILA — Government troops seized assorted New People’s Army (NPA) materiel, including two M-16 automatic rifles, following an encounter with communist terrorists in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija Wednesday morning. The incident took place around 7:15 a.m. at the vicinity of Sitio Dalipawen, Barangay Bunga of the above-mentioned locality, Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) spokesperson Lt. Col. Isagani …

DOJ files inciting to rebellion raps vs alleged ISIS recruiter

MANILA — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed inciting to rebellion charges against a woman allegedly involved in recruiting foreigners into the country for terrorist activities through social media. In a 16-page resolution dated last Nov. 27 but was released to media on Wednesday, the DOJ indicted Karen Hamidon for 295 counts of inciting …

Ombudsman suspends Dapitan City treasurer

MANILA — Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the Secretary of the Department of Finance (DOF) to suspend Dapitan City treasurer Medelyn Pacatang for one year without pay after she was found guilty of two counts of simple misconduct, two counts of violation of reasonable office rules and regulations, and gross insubordination. In case the penalty …

1-year martial law extension a ‘blessing in disguise: Lacson

MANILA — The one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao from January 1 to December 31, 2018 is a blessing in disguise because security forces will now be more conscious of committing human rights abuses. Senator Panfilo Lacson made this remark after the Congress, in a joint session, approved the one-year extension in Mindanao voting 240-27. …

Pres. Duterte on Dengvaxia issue: I am not ready to condemn anybody

FORT BONIFACIO, Taguig City — After the ruckus wrought by the Dengvaxia controversy over the past weeks, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Wednesday, December 13, said he is not yet ready to condemn anybody. “I cannot blame anybody. I am not prepared to condemn anybody there simply because binili nga natin ‘yun,” Duterte said in a …

Filipinos urged to help one another in times of disaster

MANILA — While there are agencies designed to respond and help during times of calamities, ordinary Filipinos must also do their part to safeguard themselves and others during times of disasters. This was emphasized by DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana during the 19th Gawad Kalasag National Awarding Ceremony held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ortigas …

DND, AFP laud ML extension in Mindanao

MANILA — An affirmation of trust and confidence. This is how Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana described Congress’ decision to extend martial law in Mindanao for one year. “The DND is grateful for this affirmation of trust and confidence from our legislators. The Filipino people can rest assured that we will not …

Duterte to extend PNP chief Dela Rosa’s term for 3 months

MANILA — After confirming the police chief’s appointment as next Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) head, President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday revealed he would first extend Ronald dela Rosa’s term as Philippine National Police (PNP) director general for at least three months. “I have that discretion to extend even beyond retirement age,” the President told reporters in …

MMDA eyes extending EDSA HOV Lane dry run

MANILA — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is considering extending its dry run of the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) to next week. The MMDA said it still needs to assess whether to fully implement the scheme amid concerns on monitoring compliance due to heavily tinted vehicles. “Our …

Malacanang seeks public support for ML extension in Mindanao

MANILA — Malacanang on Wednesday welcomed Congress’ approval of the extension of Martial Law and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao and asked the public to support the decision. “We welcome the approval of both houses of Congress to extend the proclamation of martial law and suspension of writ of habeas corpus …

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