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Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said yesterday President Duterte has appointed 17 new prosecutors to fill up the vacancies in the National Prosecution Service of the Department of Justice. At the same time, Guevarra said the President also appointed a regional public attorney in the Public Attorney’s Office and a deputy in the Office of […]

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Government officials should simply resign if they cannot provide efficient service to the public, President Duterte said last Tuesday, amid his campaign for good governance. Addressing the new set of presidential appointees during their oathtaking in Malacañang, the President said offering efficient and response public service should be the “motto” of the workers in government. […]

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Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana will not support the fourth extension of martial law in Mindanao. The Defense chief yesterday confirmed that he has submitted his recommendation to President Duterte not to extend the military rule in the entire island region. “It is time to go back to normal,” Lorenzana said in a forum in Makati City. […]

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Detained Sen. Leila de Lima is seeking a Senate investigation into the alleged rampant buying and selling of newborn babies in underground black markets in the country. De Lima, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Social Justice, Welfare, and Rural Development, said she is alarmed over continuing reports of “babies-for-sale” trade as this endangers babies’ […]

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Tropical cyclone warnings in all areas have been lifted as severe tropical storm “Tisoy” (international name “Kammuri”) moved farther away from the country yesterday. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration weather specialist Chris Perez said Tisoy further weakened as it moved west-northwest over the West Philippine Sea. It is expected to further weaken due […]

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    BALAGTAS, Bulacan – Authorities seized Tuesday afternoon P6 million worth of untaxed cigarettes at Fonchun Compound in Barangay Santol, this town. Acting Bulacan police director Colonel Emma M. Libunao said members of the Special Concern Unit-Regional Intelligence Division (RID 3), Balagtas Municipal Police, Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMFB 3), Japan Tobacco International (JTI) […]

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