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Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Friday that incoming Philippine Air Force chief Lt. Gen. Rozzano Briguez will formally assume his post on Dec. 21. In an interview, Lorenzana said no less than President Duterte will be on hand to preside over the activity. The turnover is scheduled at 3 p.m. Lorenzana said being a very […]

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Bong Revilla released from PNP detention

Former Sen. Ramon “Bong” B. Revilla Jr. underwent medical examination in Camp Crame in Quezon City before being released from his detention cell at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center Friday. Revilla earlier in the day was acquitted of plunder by the Sandiganbayan in connection with the multi-billion peso Priority Development Assistance Fund or “pork […]

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Clandestine shabu laboratory busted in San Juan City

Police raided Thursday a clandestine laboratory in San Juan City that could produce at least P600-million worth of shabu every month. Director Guillermo Eleazar, chief of the National Capital Region Police Office, said 30 kilos of shabu worth P204 million was seized during the raid on a house on No. 5 Arthur St., North Greenhills. […]

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‘Malasakit’ health centers vowed

The government might not be able to provide health care services to all Filipinos due to shortage of funds, President Duterte said last Wednesday. The President, however, assured that government measures have been taken to meet the health needs of the public, including the establishment of “Malasakit” centers that provide aid to poor patients. “One […]

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Madrigal new Armed Forces chief

President Duterte has appointed Armed Forces of the Philippines-Eastern Mindanao Command chief Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Madrigal Jr. as the new AFP chief of staff. In a letter addressed to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana Wednesday, the Chief Executive said that he has received his letter of endorsement and in accordance with the recommendation of outgoing […]

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PNP told to reassess drug war procedures

Concerned about the alleged involvement of some cops in unlawful killings, President Duterte has directed the police and military to “reassess” their operational procedures in the campaign against illegal drugs and crimes to curb abuse. In his recent speech in Malacañang, the President was upset that some lawmen kill criminals suspects “illegally” instead of following […]

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