PNP now on ‘full alert’ status for 30th ASEAN Summit

MANILA — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa placed the entire 165,000-strong police force on “full-alert” status effective Monday for the 30th Association Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit to be held from April 26-29, 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City. During the flag-raising ceremony in … Read More

41,000 security forces all set for 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila

MANILA — Around 41,000 security forces and force multipliers are ready to secure the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit which will be held from Wednesday to Saturday next week (April 26 to 29) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City. National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Oscar … Read More

Lorenzana orders beefing up of offensive, intel ops against terrorists

MANILA — So that the Philippines will not become the next ISIS Wilayah (territory or province), the Department of National Defense (DND) has ordered all military intelligence units to intensify their operations against the terrorists and their sympathizers in the Philippines. “In fulfillment of President Rodrigo Duterte’s to address that concern, the Armed Forces of … Read More

Palace: Close to 9,000 EJK deaths is ‘false news’

MANILA — Malacañang on Friday dismissed persistent reports claiming that close to 9,000 have been killed in the government’s war against illegal drugs as “false news,” urging the US State Department not to rush to judgement over the number of alleged extrajudicial killings (EJKs). In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the Philippine government … Read More

TIME failed to say De Lima jailed by court due to criminal charges — Palace

MANILA — Malacañang on Friday expressed dismay over the inclusion of Sen. Leila de Lima in TIME Magazine’s list of most influential people, roundly criticizing how her detention has been falsely depicted in the accompanying article. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella noted that the piece on De Lima failed to explain the real … Read More