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Davao City

Intense summer heat may have caused the accidental blast inside the stockroom for recovered bombs and other explosives that resulted to damage and fire inside the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) compound on Black Saturday as Police on Easter Sunday later speculated. An investigation indicated the extreme temperature inside the stockroom of the Explosive and Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit at the Camp Capt. Domingo Leonor along San Pedro St. may


Malacañang assured Thursday that the police and military are always on alert. In light of the United States Department of States labeled the Philippines as one of 35 countries with “high risk” for kidnapping. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo stated in a Palace briefing, “Well the PNP (Philippine National Police) and the military are always on alert. They have intelligence surveillance.” Panelo modulated the report, saying kidnapping “happens to every country.”


Police authorities on Monday gathered over P50 million worth of Indonesian wildlife in an set-up operation against alleged animal smugglers in Mati City, Davao Oriental, some 183 kilometers southeast. Lt. Col. Adolfo Eyan, Mati City police chief cited the joint operations led by the National Bureau of Investigation-Environmental Crime Division, local and provincial police, the Army’s 28th Infantry Battalion and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) also resulted


President Duterte is uncertain of the timely assistance from the United States if the Philippines ever comes under attack. Duterte made the remark within the fresh reports of China’s aggression around Philippine-occupied territories in the West Philippine Sea. Given a speaking engagement during PDP-Laban’s campaign rally in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on Thursday night, the President stressed that the US Congress would have to give its concurrence first before it

national id

Estonian firms are attentive to participate in the government’s implementation of the national ID system, the Department of Finance (DOF) stated Thursday. “We are aware that the Philippines is about to implement the digital ID and provide their citizens with this. It is indeed a good time to come here and demonstrate what you could possibly be able to implement provided the digital ID is properly secured in place,” Estonia’s

Drug suspect killed, P3.4M shabu seized in Alabang buy-bust — PDEA

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) cited a drug suspect was slain and approximately P3.4 million worth of suspected crystal meth or “shabu” was seized by authorities during a buy-bust operation in Alabang, Muntinlupa City on Sunday night. PDEA identified the slain suspect as Edwin Cabezudo, also known as, “Pacao.” Based on PDEA’s report, operatives held a buy-bust at an apartel in Alabang at 8:30 p.m., which resulted to the capture

Palace counters Mahathir: Philippines has claim over Sabah

Spokesperson Salvador Panelo talked of the Philippines has a claim over Sabah, Thursday over what Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad declared that the country has “no claim” over the disputed territory said recently. Newly-elected President Duterte said in 2016 that he would stake claim with the government’s original position on Sabah, which is to appeal the country’s claim over the territory. A television interview on early Thursday, Mahathir strained that

Duterte names CA Justice Amy Javier as new SC Associate Justice

Justice Amy Javier of the Court of Appeals is a new Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (SC), Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea stated. She exchanged SC Associate Justice Noel Tijam, who retired January of this year. Javier became the second woman selected by President Rodrigo Duterte to the SC after Rosmari Carandang in November 2018. On an interview with the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) last year, Javier said Duterte

LRT-1 commuter arrested over bomb joke

A commuter waiting in line for inspection in a Light Rail Transit 1 (LRT-1) station was detained over a bomb prank on Tuesday. Akbar Ismael was seized by security at the entrance of Gil Puyat station after claiming that the person in front of him has a bomb concealed inside his bag. The two individuals were sent the nearest police community precinct notwithstanding that no such explosive was ever found