22 November, 2017 | Hits:110
Senator Pangilinan, right, and President Duterte.
“Gaguhan na talaga!” (They’re really taking us for fools now!)
Senator Francis Pangilinan on Wednesday posted on Facebook this not-so-mild reaction to the Department of Justice’s dismissal of drug smuggling charges against former Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon and 11 other BOC officials.
“Ang lakas naman ng mga ito … Kapag kakampi pinapalusot. Kapag katunggali iniipit(Such influence … Cronies get let off, but opponents get squeezed),” Pangilinan remarked, seething at the junking of the charges against...
22 November, 2017 | Hits:104
The body of construction site caretaker Sixto Tabon after he was shot dead by suspected rebels in Nueva Ecija. (photo by Cris Sansano, InterAksyon)
CARANGLAN, Nueva Ecija — Suspected communist rebels shot dead the caretaker of a construction site and opened fire on responding policemen in Caranglan town, Nueva Ecija early Wednesday morning.
Senior Superintendent Eliseo Tanding, provincial police director, said Sixto Tabon, 44, of Barangay Putlan, died of multiple gunshot wounds.
The killers also hit the rear of a police patrol vehicle...
21 November, 2017 | Hits:271
GoogleMap fix of Fairlane Subdivision in Tarlac City, where the suspect, Genesis Oquendo (inset), died resisting law enforcers trying to serve an arrest warrant. Inset photograph from PNP PRO8.CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga – Police on Tuesday gunned down a fugitive considered the Eastern Visayas’ most wanted person during raid at Barangay San Vicente, Tarlac City, authorities here said.
Genesis Oquendo, alias “Etin”, of Calbayog City and alleged leader of Oquendo Criminal Group operating in Eastern Visayas and Metro Manila, met his end...
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Chief Justice Sereno. Photograph from Philstar.MANILA, Philippines — Voting 30-4, the House Committee on Justice on Wednesday thumbed down Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno’s plea to allow her lawyers to cross-examine the witnesses in the impeachment complaint filed against her.
The lawmakers who favored the chief justice’s motion were Dinagat Islands Rep. Arlene “Kaka” Bag-ao, Siquijor Rep. Ramon “Rav” Rocamora, and Quezon City Rep. Jose Christopher “Kit” Belmonte, and Agusan Del Norte Rep. Lawrence Fortun.
Earlier, lawyer Carlo Cruz, one of Sereno’s spokesmen...