Duterte sacks 2 PNP ‘narco-generals’

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has dismissed two high ranking police officials he earlier accused of being involved in the illegal drug trade. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella named the two officials as former National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director, Chief Supt. Joel Pagdilao; and former Quezon City Police District (QCPD) head, Chief Supt. Edgardo Tinio. … Read More

Death of 2 Vietnamese fishermen being probed

MANILA — Malacañang on Monday said that a “fair and thorough” probe is now ongoing to look into the incident involving the Philippine Navy and a Vietnamese fishing boat illegally fishing in Philippine waters that led to the death of two Vietnamese nationals and the arrest of five others. “Authorities are now conducting a fair and … Read More

Palace calls on Congress to shun special treatment

  MANILA — Malacañang on Tuesday called on lawmakers to emulate President Rodrigo Duterte and avoid seeking special treatment, following a suggestion from one of the leaders of the House of Representatives that traffic enforcers should give lawmakers “parliamentary immunity” from minor traffic violations when Congress is in session. “The President himself continues to observe a … Read More

Fr. Chito Soganub rescued, not released: Duterte

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said Father Teresito “Chito” Soganub was rescued by the military and not released through backdoor negotiations. “You know si Father Soganub, hindi ito ni-release ha. He was liberated through a special operation. Talagang tinutok ito siya. Because separate-separate sila eh. Ibig sabihin ginapang ‘yan ng mga special forces o ‘yung mga Ranger,” Duterte said during a chance interview following … Read More

Palace ‘profoundly dismayed’ over slay of 14-year-old

MANILA — Malacañang on Thursday said it is “profoundly dismayed” over the manner by which 14-year-old Reynaldo de Guzman was killed. “It is with profound dismay that we regard the disturbing death of 14-year-old Reynaldo de Guzman,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said during a Palace briefing. He said Malacañang is determined to thoroughly investigate the youth’s … Read More