Checkpoints set up in areas within Taal danger zone: DILG

MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has set up checkpoints in areas within the 14-kilometer danger zone of the Taal Volcano, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said Thursday. Undersecretary Jonathan E. Malaya, DILG spokesperson, said local government units may allow access to some high-risk areas on a case-to-case basis but stressed … Read More

Lone bettor bags P80-M Grand Lotto 6/55 jackpot

MANILA — A lone bettor from San Pablo, Laguna bagged the PHP80.7-million jackpot prize in Wednesday night’s Grand Lotto 6/55 draw, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said Thursday. PCSO general manager Royina Marzan-Garma said the lucky bettor guessed the winning combination 25-54-04-22-55-24 which carried a jackpot of PHP80,721,908. She said to claim his/her check, the … Read More

NCRPO nabs 10 vape users

MANILA — A total of 10 users of vapes and e-cigarettes were arrested in Metro Manila public places as part of the crackdown ordered by Philippine National Police Officer-in-Charge, Lt. Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa, the National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) said on Sunday. NCRPO chief, Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas, said the 10 violators were apprehended in … Read More

DILG awaiting Palace EO before crackdown on e-cigarettes

MANILA — Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Friday said he is awaiting an executive order (EO) from Malacañang before local government units implement a crackdown against the prohibition on the use and importation of e-cigarettes in the country. “Paglabas nitong EO na hinihintay natin, maglalabas tayo ng memorandum circular kung saan ay ipag-uutos natin sa ating mga LGU na magpalabas ng ordinansa … Read More