Bikoy surrenders; tags Trillanes, LP as behind ‘narco-list videos’

MANILA — Peter Joemel Advincula, alias “Bikoy”, the man behind a series of videos called “Ang Totoong Narcolist”, surrendered to the Philippine National Police (PNP) and named Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and the Liberal Party (LP) as behind these videos. PNP Chief, Gen. Oscar Albayalde, presented Advincula to the media on Thursday. Albayalde said Advincula and … Read More

51 winning party-list groups proclaimed

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), on Wednesday officially proclaimed the winning 51 party-list groups in the May 13 midterm national and local elections at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forum in Pasay City. The 51 party-list groups, according to the Comelec, are entitled to 61 … Read More

Smooth turnover of Baguio leadership assured

BAGUIO CITY — Incoming city officials, led by Mayor-elect Benjamin Magalong, are assured of a smooth transition when they assume their posts on June 30. Outgoing Mayor Mauricio Domogan issued on April 16 Administrative Order 049-2019 creating a transition team, in compliance to Department of the Interior and Local Government’s memo circular requiring the different levels … Read More

Duterte bares ‘numerous complaints’ against sacked FDA chief

MANILA — Numerous complaints against Nela Charade Puno, the dismissed director general of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), are among the reasons President Rodrigo Duterte decided to dismiss her, Malacañang said on Wednesday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said despite Puno’s statement that she was clueless about the corruption allegations, a pharmaceutical and health care group, … Read More

DENR, Singapore partner formally seal PHL Eagle conservation deal

MANILA – The government made history in its bid to prevent extinction of the Philippine Eagle while helping enhance diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Singapore through conservation of the country’s endemic but critically endangered national bird. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Monday formalized the wildlife loan agreement on lending a pair … Read More

No suspect yet in OFW’s death; PH hopes to repatriate remains soon

MANILA — The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait said no suspect has been identified yet in the death of Filipina household worker Ma. Constancia Lago Dayag last week. “(The Kuwait authorities) conducted interview to the sickly 60-year-old employer (of Dayag), no suspect yet,” Charge d’affaires of the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait Mohd. Noordin Pendosina Lomondot said in … Read More

Female cadet from Ilocos Sur tops PMA Mabalasik Class of 2019

FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City — The Philippine Military Academy, the country’s premier military institution, announced on Tuesday the top 10 graduating cadets of Mabalasik Class of 2019, topped by Dionne Mae Apolog Umalla of Alilem, Ilocos Sur In a press conference, PMA Superintendent, Lt. Gen. Ronnie Evangelista, said that aside from graduating valedictorian, the 22-year-old … Read More