Sotto pushes for body to solely prosecute drug cases, bring down high dismissal rate

SENATE Majority Leader Vicente Sotto 3rd is pushing for the creation of an executive body that will focus on the prosecution of suspected drug personalities and other criminals who have been arrested, citing the high dismissal rate on cases, especially on illegal drugs. Sotto filed Senate Resolution 702 urging President Rodrigo Duterte to create the […]

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LTFRB orders Grab to suspend travel charge

THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ordered Grab Philippines to suspend charging P2 per minute of travel to its passengers effective immediately. “Further to the Order issued by the Board on 17 April 2018 pending extensive review and resolution on the issue of the respondent’s travel time charge of P2 per minute in […]

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MRT-3 unloads 1,000 passengers as train door malfunctions anew

THE Metro Rail Transit-3 unloaded approximately 1,000 passengers at the Ortigas station southbound on Thursday after one of its doors malfunctioned anew, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr). “One cause of door failure is stress on door components, which may be caused by leaning on the door or forcing it open,” the department said in a […]

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Albayalde ‘mistah’ is Metro Manila’s top police official

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) director for operations is the new head of National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), incoming PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde announced Thursday night. In a television interview, Albayalde said that Police Director Camilo Cascolan would succeed him. “First of all, he’s qualified for the position and his performance is good. He was also […]

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PSEi dips to 7500 level on net foreign selling

PHILIPPINE shares were lower in early trading on Thursday as net foreign selling dragged the bellwether index down to the 7,500 level. As of 10:51 am, the Philippine Stock Exchange index was down 193.93 points or 2.49 percent at 7,599.20, after earlier dropping by as much as 2.9 percent. The broader All Shares was down 90.59 points of […]

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Drug dealer, robbery-holdup gang leader falls in buy busy operations in Paranaque

THE Southern Police District (SPD) arrested a notorious drug dealer and leader of a robbery-holdup gang in the city during buy bust operations early Thursday morning. Police Supt. Jenny Tecson, SPD spokersperson, said Suwaub Mamalangkay, 35, was arrested during an operation by personnel of the SPD-District Drug enforcement Unit in Barangay (village) Maharlika. Tecson said that arresting police […]

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Windsor prepares to cash in on royal wedding extravaganza

WINDSOR: From biscuits to beer and traditional mugs, businesses and Windsor residents are making the most of royal wedding fever with one month to go to the nuptials of Britain’s Prince Harry. Within hours of Harry’s proposal to Meghan Markle being announced in November 2017, online store Jewlr.com had created “The Duchess” replica engagement ring. […]

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Govt to hold Grab responsible for extra travel charge

GRAB Philippines will be held liable for charging its passengers P2 per minute of travel without the approval of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, according to an official on Thursday. In a radio interview, Transportation Secretary for Roads Thomas Orbos thanked PBA-Party list Rep. Jericho “Koko” Nograles for pointing out that Grab has been […]

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Robredo asks SC to set valid vote threshold at 25%

VICE President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo has asked the Supreme Court to immediately set the threshold of the shaded oval as a valid vote at 25 percent on Thursday — one that was set by the Commission on Elections for Vote Counting Machines (VCM) in the 2016 polls. Robredo made the urgent motion for reconsideration […]

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Trump heralds ‘revolution’ against California ‘sanctuary’ laws

LOS ANGELES: San Diego County has joined what US President Donald Trump called on Wednesday a “revolution” against “sanctuary” laws in California that protect undocumented migrants. In a closed-door vote, the Republican-controlled board of supervisors governing San Diego County, which borders Mexico, backed the Trump administration’s federal lawsuit challenging California legislation that restricts local police […]

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