Man dies inside NAIA restroom

MANILA — A man who was found unresponsive was declared “dead on the scene” inside a restroom at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 on Sunday, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) reported. Consuelo Bungag, MIAA Public Affairs Department officer-in-charge, told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) that the janitor who saw the man enter … Read More

89 drivers positive for drugs in ‘Oplan Harabas’: PDEA

MANILA — A total of 89 people have tested positive for illegal drug use during the conduct of “Oplan Harabas”, a simultaneous drug test on drivers in key ports nationwide on Thursday. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino said the drug test covered 5,009 drivers in major container terminals nationwide, including the country’s … Read More

DILG urges LGUs to form teams for smooth, orderly transition

MANILA — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday reiterated its call to local government units (LGUs) to ensure a smooth and orderly transition of power and responsibilities to newly-elected officials in the recently-concluded May 13 mid-term polls. Memorandum Circular No. 2019-39 requires the creation of Local Governance Transition Teams to be … Read More

Andanar hits ‘desperate’ detractors for using Netflix to hit PRRD

MANILA — Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Tuesday night slammed detractors of President Rodrigo R. Duterte for allegedly criticizing him in a global scale through Netflix. “We find it desperate that, on the eve of the Philippine midterm elections, the vociferous detractors of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte would use an American comedy … Read More

Comelec, Lente kick off manual count of sample votes in 2019 polls

MANILA — The manual counting and tallying of votes in selected clustered precincts nationwide kicked off on Wednesday during the random manual audit (RMA) in Manila. The process is facilitated by the RMA committee, composed of the Philippine Statistics Authority, the Commission on Elections (Comelec), and the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (Lente). “The objective of … Read More

Suspect in killing of Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes’ aunt nabbed in Olongapo

MANILA — Authorities arrested a former police officer accused of killing the aunt of billiards legend Efren “Bata” Reyes in Olongapo City on Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar , National Capital Region Police Office director, identified the suspect as former Patrolman Elias Gamboa, 45, formerly assigned at Meisic Police Station of the Manila Police District (MPD). … Read More

Comelec: May 13 elections successful despite glitches

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday said the recently-concluded May 2019 National and Local Elections (NLE) is successful despite the presence of several glitches involving vote counting machines (VCMs). Comelec chairman Sheriff Abas asked the people for their understanding after problems, such as defective secure digital (SD) cards and some of the machines … Read More

Crisologo faces raps over scuffle with cops in ‘vote buying’ incident

MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday filed charges against Quezon City mayoral candidate Vicente “Bingbong” Crisologo and his son over the scuffle with police officers who responded to an alleged vote buying incident the previous night. The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) filed charges of obstruction of justice, direct assault, and unjust … Read More