De la Rosa elated over President’s ‘trust, confidence’ in extending term as PNP chief

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa was elated that his term was extended by President Rodrigo Duterte, he said on Wednesday morning. “Masaya ako dahil andiyan pa rin yung trust and confidence ng Pangulo sa akin, patuloy pa rin tayo sa serbisyo sa ating bayan,” de la Rosa said in a […]

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Duterte extends PNP chief’s term anew

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he would again extend the tour of duty of Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa. In his speech during the induction of the new board of directors of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce Inc., Duterte said that he was extending de la Rosa’s […]

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MILF chief warns of ‘another Marawi’

THE chief of the country’s main Muslim rebel group warned Tuesday that jihadists loyal to the Islamic State group, flush with looted guns and cash, could seize another Filipino city after the five-month siege of Marawi City last year. Murad Ebrahim has billed his Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which has made peace with the […]

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PLDT to waive rights over CURE frequencies

PLDT Inc. will be formalizing its intent of not seeking compensation for surrendered frequencies that the government wants to award to a third telecommunications player. PLDT — one-half of a so-called duopoly along with Globe Telecom — is preparing an official letter waiving all rights and benefits involving Connectivity Unlimited Resource Enterprise (CURE) frequencies turned […]

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Duterte: West PH Sea is ‘really ours’

DESPITE the ongoing installation of military facilities by China in the West Philippine Sea, President Rodrigo Duterte still believes that the disputed waters are “really ours” and that the defensive structures are intended for the US. “China is building structures and military bases, I must admit, but is it intended for us? I do not […]

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PH to be ‘frugal’ in hosting ADB meet

The government plans to spend less than P90 million for its hosting of an annual Asian Development Bank (ADB) meeting in May, a Cabinet official said. “Our budget so far is less than P90 million this is compared to over P200 million in the last hosting,” Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd said in a press […]

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