PNP to go on heightened alert for Undas from Oct. 29 to Nov. 3

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday said its units nationwide will go on a heightened alert status from October 29 until November 3. According to PNP chief Ricardo Marquez, the heightened alert status is part of the police force’s...

VACC leader supports Duterte for president

MANILA (Mabuhay) – One of the leaders of the anti-crime watchdog Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) will support Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte if he runs for president in 2016. VACC board member Arsenio “Boy” Evangelista said the group is on the same page as...

Marcos says new PNP chief ‘competent, trustworthy’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Ferdinand “Bong-bong” Marcos Jr. feels relieved that President Benigno Aquino III has appointed a new chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP). Marcos expressed belief that Director Ricardo Marquez was competent and trustworthy of leading the PNP’s...

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...

Ping blasts Palace: No contradiction in BOI findings

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former Philippine National Police chief Panfilo Lacson is criticizing Malacañang for saying the PNP Board of Inquiry resorted to speculations in its findings on the Mamasapano clash. Lacson said Malacanang’s insistence that the chain of command applies only to...

Palace seeks legal opinion on Purisima puzzle

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The President has asked his legal team to study how to deal with having to appoint a Philippine National Police (PNP) chief even while a four-star general is still on active duty in the police organization. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said...

Aquino interviews Espina, Garbo for top PNP post

MANILA, Mar 4 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has begun screening candidates for the new Philippine National Police (PNP) chief. As part of the process, Aquino on Monday interviewed PNP officer-in-charge Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina and Deputy General Marcelo...

Fighting for legacy

The long-awaited mega bout between Filipino ring icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and America’s undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather JR has finally been set on May 2 this year at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The upcoming bout will be the biggest and...

Mamasapano whitewash

Allegations of a cover-up on the Mamasapano bloodbath have surfaced following the abrupt decision of the House of Representatives to suspend its hearings until completion of the Board of Inquiry (BOI) report. Suspension of the hearing is part of a damage control being...

Hocus pocus in the Senate

The ongoing Senate committee hearing to ferret out the truth about the Mamasapano “misencounter” will lead to nowhere. It is very obvious that Senators conducting the investigation have one common goal – to extricate President BS Aquino from any involvement in the incident that...