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Philippine National Police

Police officer-in-charge of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa instructed cops on Friday to ignore people flashing calling high-ranking police and government officials cards just to get out of circumstances like traffic violations. Many police officers are easily intimidated when violators present calling officials ‘ cards to avoid being arrested or disciplined, according to Gamboa. Gamboa stressed that many drivers typically violate traffic rules during the

Supreme Court's newest judges

The Supreme Court’s newest judges (SC) have taken their oath before Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta, leaving only one vacancy to be filled in the coming weeks by President Rodrigo Duterte. On Thursday, Associate Justice Mario Lopez was sworn in, while Associate Justice Edgardo Delos Santos was sworn in on Friday. They were accompanied respectively by Francis Jardeleza and Antonio Carpio, who retired last September and October. Before their nomination to

Police

On Thursday, the chief of the directorial staff of the Philippine National Police, Guillermo Eleazar, was promoted to the rank of police lieutenant general. The rank ceremony was chaired at the Multi-Purpose Center in Camp Crame by PNP officer-in-charge Police Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa. PNP Deputy Chief of Police Operations Lieutenant General Camilo Pancratius Cascolan was also present. Eleazar, who belongs to the 1987 Philippine Military Academy Class, was

NPA

According to the army, a top New People’s Army official facing criminal charges was killed in an early Thursday morning shootout with government security forces in Antipolo City in Rizal. A military statement named the slain rebel as Armando Lazarte alias Pat Romano, allegedly the Sub-Regional Military Area 4A secretary of the Southern Tagalog Regional Party Committee. Around 2 a.m. Lazarte was murdered. After shooting soldiers and police officers who

President Rodrigo Duterte

The threat of President Rodrigo Duterte charging water concessionaires with “economic sabotage” may well be a comment and nothing more, as Philippine laws have no such offense, a law expert said Thursday. Rowena Daroy Morales, professor of law at the University of the Philippines, said that her attempts to update our laws made no difference. President Rodrigo Duterte fumed mad in a speech in Malacañang when he learned that the

Christmas Break

Christmas break may be delayed for another week for students from public schools in quake-racked areas in North Cotabato, a senior education official said Wednesday. Omar Obas, the superintendent of the Cotabato schools district, said they were looking into the possibility of extending the Christmas break to December 20 for students and teachers. Depending on the 2019-2020 school year calendar, the Christmas break is scheduled to begin on December 13. 

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Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Wednesday that he had already sent a request to the President’s Office that martial law should no longer be imposed in Mindanao. Lorenzana said he personally believes that the security forces have achieved their objective of securing the region, noting that the non-extension of military rule in Mindanao is also good for business. The whole Mindanao was put under martial law after the ISIS-inspired Maute

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The Legazpi Airport was destroyed by strong winds and heavy rains during the typhoon Tisoy attack, Albay Gov. Al Francis Bichara said early Tuesday. Parts of the walls of the airport were ripped apart and shattered glasses, pictures, and videos captured by ABS-CBN News were shown. The province has been affected by the eyewall of Tisoy, which is considered the most damaging part of the typhoon by weather specialists. Typhoon

rain

Typhoon Tisoy is causing severe rain and violent winds over Northern Samar, and its southern eyewall is threatening to hit Sorsogon, Albay, Catanduanes, and Camarines Sur within three hours, according to the state weather office PAGASA. It’s at 5 p.m. Monday’s newsletter, PAGASA said the center of Tisoy was last seen 155 kilometers east of Juban, while Sorsogon had winds of up to 155 kilometers per hour (kph) with gusts

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The Sandiganbayan refused an appeal from the government to reverse the dismissal of a P1-billion civil case against the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, his wife Imelda, and their suspected dummies, the owners of the Rustan Commercial Corporation, Bienvenido Tantoco Sr. and Gliceria Tantoco. In its motion for reconsideration against the dismissal of the lawsuit, the Presidential Commission on Good Government argued that the defendants acknowledged substantive claims regarding the ungotten