PHL cited for safe APEC summit

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has attributed the improvement of the country’s ranking at the Global Terrorism Index 2015 to the security measures it has implemented and cooperation with partner government agencies. “We heard about the news and (we)...

PNP chief Marquez satisfied with APEC security efforts

MANILA, Nov 18 (Mabuhay) – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Dir. Gen. Ricardo Marquez on Wednesday said he was satisfied with the combined security efforts of the police, military and other government agencies for the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC). During the...

PHL vows ‘higher’ APEC summit

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippines Saturday vowed “higher security” for world leaders at an economic summit in Manila next week after a series of bombings and shootings left more than 120 dead in Paris. US President Barack Obama is set to join the leaders of China, Japan,...

Amid ‘tanim-bala scam,’ DOJ assigns prosecutor at Naia

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has already assigned a prosecutor at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) to attend to cases of the so-called “tanim-bala (bullet-planting) scheme” and avoid inconvenience to travelers. DOJ Spokesman Emmanuel Caparas...

At least 378 PAL and Cebu Pacific flights are canceled for APEC security

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific are cancelling at least 378 domestic and international flights as part of security measures for the APEC Leaders Meeting in Manila during the third week of November. Leaders from the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic...

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...

Trillanes: VP Binay earned P2B in kickbacks from service deals

MANILA  (Mabuhay) –Vice President Jejomar Binay pocketed some P2 billion from the salaries of alleged ghost personnel in Makati City and contracts entered into by firms owned by his supposed dummies, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said Wednesday. At the resumption of the...

Thai PM to visit Philippines

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– The Prime Minister of Thailand will arrive in the Philippines on Thursday for a two-day official visit, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. The DFA said General Prayut Chan-o-cha will be in the Philippines from August 27 to 28 upon the invitation of...

PHL land grab issue up at Cal Poly Pomona congressional open hearing

Just how serious is the issue of land grabbing in the Philippines to merit the attention of the Committee of Foreign Affairs of California Legislature under the chairmanship of Congressman Ed Royce of the 39th Legislative District. Serious enough for the close to 50-member...

Palace pushes BBL anew after SWS survey on plight of Pinoy Muslims

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday made another pitch for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law in the wake of a new Social Weather Stations survey showing 43 percent of Filipinos do not see much “real” improvement in the situation of Muslims in the Philippines. Deputy...