89 drivers positive for drugs in ‘Oplan Harabas’: PDEA

MANILA — A total of 89 people have tested positive for illegal drug use during the conduct of “Oplan Harabas”, a simultaneous drug test on drivers in key ports nationwide on Thursday. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino said the drug test covered 5,009 drivers in major container terminals nationwide, including the country’s … Read More

DILG urges LGUs to form teams for smooth, orderly transition

MANILA — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday reiterated its call to local government units (LGUs) to ensure a smooth and orderly transition of power and responsibilities to newly-elected officials in the recently-concluded May 13 mid-term polls. Memorandum Circular No. 2019-39 requires the creation of Local Governance Transition Teams to be … Read More

Suspect in killing of Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes’ aunt nabbed in Olongapo

MANILA — Authorities arrested a former police officer accused of killing the aunt of billiards legend Efren “Bata” Reyes in Olongapo City on Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar , National Capital Region Police Office director, identified the suspect as former Patrolman Elias Gamboa, 45, formerly assigned at Meisic Police Station of the Manila Police District (MPD). … Read More

Crisologo faces raps over scuffle with cops in ‘vote buying’ incident

MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday filed charges against Quezon City mayoral candidate Vicente “Bingbong” Crisologo and his son over the scuffle with police officers who responded to an alleged vote buying incident the previous night. The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) filed charges of obstruction of justice, direct assault, and unjust … Read More