Filipino nurse drowns in NZ

MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs said the Philippine Embassy in New Zealand is now coordinating with authorities there, for the issuance of visa to a sibling of a Filipino nurse, who recently died in the said country. Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato said the issuance of visa to a sister of Kenny Espinosa, … Read More

PNP gets P694-M new equipment

MANILA — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde on Monday led the turnover of almost 18,300 newly-procured police equipment worth PHP694 million to further boost the police’s operational capability and visibility. “The acquisition of police basic equipment intensifies the operational readiness and police visibility of the PNP towards achieving a more capable, effective … Read More

35 drug trafficking incidents thru parcel services busted in 2018

MANILA — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has noted a significant rise in the number of drug trafficking incidents involving foreign express delivery and domestic courier services in 2018. PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino said Tuesday the number of intercepted illegal drugs via courier services rose to 35, a 775-percent increase from four incidents in … Read More

Palace rejects birth certificate requirement for passport renewal

MANILA — Malacañang on Monday described as “cumbersome” the ongoing practice of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to require applicants renewing their passports to bring their original birth certificates following the agency’s declaration it lost passport data to its old contractor. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this remark as the DFA vowed to address its … Read More

PRRD sacks Bacolod chief of police

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has fired Bacolod City chief of police Francis Ebreo for his alleged involvement in illegal drugs, Malacañang said on Sunday. A statement from the Palace bared the President announced that he has fired Ebreo in a speech at the L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City on Saturday, January 12. “I’d like … Read More