New PNP chief Marquez takes oath

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Almost a month after he was appointed to head the police force, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ricardo Marquez on Wednesday took his oath of office before President Benigno Aquino III. Marquez was accompanied by his wife and three...

Probe on ‘White House’ controversy will continue – PNP chief Marquez

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ricardo Marquez on Tuesday assured the public that investigation on the alleged anomalies surrounding the so-called “White House” in Camp Crame will continue even if it has now become his official...

Disgraced PHL police officers and brother masons

Families of the slain 44 members of the Special Action Force (SAF) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) were able to receive some semblance of justice from the Aquino administration, following the dismissal recently of resigned police chief Alan Purisima from the service. It...

Rep. Arenas blames massacre on AFP failure to provide support

MANILA, Apr 9 (Mabuhay) –A lawmaker joined the growing chorus of people who believe the killing of the 44 Special Action Force troopers in Mamasapano last January was a massacre that could have been avoided had the military sent the necessary reinforcements for the beleaguered...

Aquino seeks ‘understanding’ but no apology for Mamasapano

MANILA (Mabuhay) – In what he said would be the last time he speaks on the issue, President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday again accepted responsibility for the disastrous January 25 Mamasapano incident and “humbly” asked for “understanding,” but offered no apology. “I say again,...

Court martial the responsible

Investigations conducted by the Senate and the Philippine National Police (PNP) Board of Inquiry (BOI) held President BS Aquino ultimately responsible for the tragic outcome of the Mamasapano incident. Resigned PNP Chief Alan Purisima and former PNP-SAF chief Getulio Napeñas were...

Cebu archbishop ‘advises’ Aquino: Apology a sign of a great man

MANILA (Mabuhay) –It’s also a sign of a great man to be sorry when remiss. On this note, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma on Wednesday advised President Benigno Aquino III: There is nothing wrong in apologizing for the Jan. 25 Mamasapano clash that killed 44 Special Action Force...

Militant solon questions Aquino sincerity

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker is skeptical about the sincerity of the gesture of President Benigno Aquino III to approve the release of the transcript of his text messages with disgraced former police chief Alan Purisima about the ill-fated “Oplan Exodus” in January. Bayan Muna...

More Filipinos don’t want Aquino to resign: poll

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Four out of 10 Filipinos do not want President Benigno Aquino III to resign in the wake of the Mamasapano carnage, the chief executive’s biggest political crisis yet, a Pulse Asia survey showed. The survey, conducted from March 1 to 7, revealed that 42% of the...

Trillanes: Senate draft report not the whole truth

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV will push for the inclusion of testimonies made during closed-door sessions in the Senate’s investigation report on the Mamasapano fiasco, saying the draft report does not reflect the whole truth. Trillanes, who did not sign the...