Keep kids at home, PNP reminds parents

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar on Friday appealed to parents in Metro Manila to prioritize the safety of their children who are minors and refrain from bringing them to leisure places.

“Parents could be held liable for their children’s disregard or disobedience …

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SC OKs resumption of in-court proceedings

The Supreme Court (SC) has given the green light for face-to-face proceedings to resume in the Sandiganbayan, Court of Appeals, and the Court of Tax Appeals starting Wednesday, following the easing of movement restrictions in the National Capital Region (NCR).

“All appellate collegiate courts within …

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No bail for Ongpin in illegal drug case

No bail will be recommended for the possession of dangerous drugs case against Julian Roberto Ongpin, the 29-year-old son of former Trade minister and billionaire Roberto V. Ongpin.

Department of Justice (DOJ) Undersecretary and spokesperson Emmeline Aglipay-Villar told the media via text message that the …

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6 Manila cops face admin raps over extortion

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, on Monday ordered the Internal Affairs Service (IAS) to expedite administrative charges against six members of the Manila Police District (MPD) for alleged involvement in extortion activities.

“I commend the Manila Police District for acting on the …

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C. Visayas police gets new chief

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, on Wednesday cited the “great contributions” of Brig. Gen. Ronnie Montejo in the country’s police service as he bowed out as regional director of the Police Regional Office-7 (PRO-7) after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 56.…

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NoCot guv welcomes 3 BIFF surrenderers

North Cotabato Governor Nancy Catamco has welcomed three combatants of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) who opted to surrender and denounced the use of violence.

In a statement Thursday, Catamco said the former combatants used to operate in Aleosan, North Cotabato, and were involved …

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Duterte appoints Dimaampao as new SC justice

Court of Appeals Associate Justice Japar Dimaampao, a well-known Muslim jurist, is the latest appointee of President Rodrigo Duterte to the Supreme Court (SC).

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque confirmed Dimaampao’s appointment in a press statement issued Tuesday night.

“The Palace confirms that President Rodrigo Roa …

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Bohol guv, other capitol execs face graft raps

Bohol Governor Arthur Yap and his provincial administrator are now facing a complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman for allegedly entering into anomalous transactions that wasted public funds amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis.

Yap and Provincial Administrator Kathyrin Fe Pioquinto were charged …

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DFA warns public vs. entry exemption scams

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said it received reports that some foreign nationals have attempted to enter the Philippines with fake entry exemption documents.

In an advisory dated March 10, the DFA warned that appropriate charges await those involved in such activities or any …

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