Palace mourns passing of Lucio Tan Jr.

MANILA — Malacañang mourned the passing of PAL Holdings Inc. president Lucio “Bong” Tan Jr., describing him as a ‘humble person”. Tan died on Monday morning, two days after he collapsed while playing in an inter-department basketball game. He was 53. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, in a statement on Monday, offered prayers and expressed sympathies to … Read More

US congratulates Robredo on anti-drug czar appointment

MANILA — United States Ambassador to Manila Sung Kim congratulated on Friday Vice President Leni Robredo for her appointment as co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs. “We look forward to continuing to work together as friends, partners, allies to support (the) Philippine government drug demand reduction efforts,” he said on his official Twitter account. … Read More

PNP welcomes NBI takeover of probe on MisOcc mayor’s killing

MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday said it welcomes President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision tapping the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to take over the probe on the killing of Mayor David Navarro of Clarin, Misamis Occidental. “The Commander in Chief (President Duterte) has already spoken, the investigation will be given to NBI and … Read More