Town dad eludes arrest, village councilor falls in drug ops

DAVAO CITY — A municipal councilor managed to elude arrest while a barangay councilman was arrested when anti-narcotics operatives swooped down on the Davao Occidental town of Jose Abad Santos Friday to implement two separate drug-related search warrants. Chief Superintendent Marcelo Morales, Police Regional Office (PRO)-11 chief, identified the targets of court-ordered searches for illegal drugs … Read More

Go to bridge PNP, media to end ‘witness’ rule in drug ops

DAVAO CITY — Former special assistant to President Rodrigo Duterte, Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, has vowed to facilitate an agreement between the Philippine National Police (PNP) and journalists to end the practice of requiring members of the media to sign as witnesses in drug operations. “In my personal capacity ako ang inyong tulay…atong ipasabot sa ilaha … Read More

NPA unit in ComVal destroyed: military

DAVAO CITY – The communist New People’s Army (NPA) operating in Compostela Valley province suffered another setback after government troops destroyed one of its biggest guerrilla fronts in the region. Capt. Jerry Lamosao, spokesperson of the Army’s 10th Infantry Division, said Wednesday that the 66th Infantry Battalion troops dismantled the NPA’s Guerilla Front (GF) 25 belonging … Read More

Failure not an option to make PH safer for media: PTFoMS

DAVAO CITY – Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Undersecretary Joel Egco on Monday assured that government will leave no stone unturned in making the Philippines safer and a much better place for international and local journalists. “Failure is not an option in this government’s effort,” Egco said during the 1st National Information Convention (NIC) … Read More