AFP says Northern Luzon ‘terror plot’ negative so far

MANILA — Ongoing verifications of the supposed terrorist plot to attack cities and churches in Northern Luzon have so far yielded negative information. “Una sa lahat yan ay subject for verification and thus far ang nakikita ni (Lt.) Gen. Ramiro Rey ang Commander ng Nolcom (Northern Luzon Command), so far mukhang (negative) naman ang report na ito (First of all, this information is subject for verification and … Read More

Northern Luzon terror threat still under validation: PNP

MANILA – Like the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Philippine National Police (PNP) is also validating reports that terrorists are out to conduct attacks on targets in the “named areas” of Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM), PNP chief, Gen. Oscar Albayalde, said on Tuesday. “It’s still under validation, wala pang confirmation na nakukuha kami from our people … Read More

LGUs urged to be more people-oriented in clearing roads

MANILA — Senator Francis Tolentino on Tuesday reminded local government units (LGUs) to take a more people-oriented approach in their clearing operations of public roads. Tolentino, who chairs the Senate committee on local government, said LGUs must consider the people’s welfare, especially that of affected vendors while heeding President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to reclaim public spaces … Read More

Pacquiao urges Senate panel to prioritize death penalty

MANILA — Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao on Tuesday urged the Senate committee on justice and human rights to prioritize the hearings on the bill seeking to reimpose the death penalty for drug-related crimes. In a privilege speech, Pacquiao highlighted that criminal organizations and their cohorts can no longer be directly deterred by the administration’s present campaign … Read More