4th round of gov’t workers’ pay hike set February: DBM chief

MANILA —Department of Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno announced that the 4th tranche of salary adjustments for government workers will be implemented by February. “With pronouncements from Congress that budget bill will be their top priority upon resumption next week, we expect the GAA (General Appropriations Act) to be signed first week February,” Diokno said … Read More

2 killed as cops raid house of Maguindanao vice mayor

COTABATO CITY — Two persons were allegedly killed when they exchanged fire with police during a law enforcement operation in Datu Montawal (formerly Pagagawan town), Maguindanao early Thursday. Armed with a search warrant, police in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PNP-ARMM) raided the house of Vice Mayor Ottoh Montawal of Datu Montawal town in Maguindanao … Read More

Spy on errant cops, soldiers, not teachers: Lacson tells PNP

MANILA —Instead of teachers’ groups, the Philippine National Police (PNP) should train profiling and surveillance on dishonorably discharged police and military personnel who have become guns for hire, Senator Panfilo Lacson said Tuesday. Lacson, who headed the PNP from 1999 to 2001, cited many cases of such expelled law enforcers being tagged as suspects in recent … Read More

DepEd urges schools to enforce anti-bullying campaign

MANILA — The Department of Education (DepEd) has reminded public and private schools about the adoption and enforcement of anti-bullying policies. This, after videos showing a junior high school student of Ateneo de Manila University bullying several boys went viral on Thursday. In a statement released Friday, the department urged kindergarten, elementary, and secondary public … Read More