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PNP starts probe on sacked Bacolod police execs

MANILA - The Philippine National Police (PNP) started its investigation on the Bacolod City police chief and four other cops who were ordered relieved by President Rodrigo R. Duterte for their alleged involvement in illegal drugs. “Ang utos sa atin ng Presidente (The President said), let them face the investigation. They will face investigation. They were sacked of course, na-relieve sila sa kanilang pwesto (they were relieved from their posts). After that, they will be facing an investigation,” PNP chief, Director…

Santillan, Casing dinukot ng PNP isinakay sa itim na van – Chong

MANILA - Ayon pa kay dating Biliran Congressman at Election lawyer Atty. Glenn Chong isang itim na van ang ginamit sa pagdukot kay Richard Santillan at sa kaibigan nitong babae na si Gessamyn Casing. Sa sinulat ni Chong sa kanyang Facebook account. Napag-alaman nya mula sa testigo na hinatid lamang ni Casing si Santillan pabalik ng kalsada na kung saan nakaparada ang dalang sasakyan ni Santillan na isang Fortuner na pag-aari ni Chong. Ito'y matapos bumisita ni Santillan sa bahay ng gift-giving coordinator upang kunin ang…

No more birth certificate for passport renewals: DFA chief

MANILA - Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Tuesday signed a department order (DO) removing birth certificate as a requirement in renewing passports. Locsin, in his Twitter account posted a copy of the order, which according to Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato, was signed around 5:30 p.m. With the department order, holders of old passports need not to present a copy of their birth certificates. "Old passport is more than sufficient," Locsin said. Signing order removing…

No passport data lost, breached: gov’t printer

MANILA - No passport loss nor breach has occurred in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), APO Production Unit Inc. (APUI), the current Philippine e-passport maker said Monday. "Walang nali-leak as I was saying. Walang leak, wala kaming nakikitang leak (There's no leak as I was saying. We don't see any leak)," APUI chairman Michael Dalumpines said in an interview with reporters. "Wala, walang natangay (Nothing was stolen)," he added. Citing a technical staff who was part of the transition when the printing of…

Bring birth certificate: DFA to Pinoys renewing passports

MANILA - Filipino applicants renewing their old passports are required to bring the original copy of their birth certificates, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. "Applicants renewing brown or green passports or maroon machine-readable passports are required to submit birth certificates because we need to capture and store the document in our database," Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato said in tweet Friday. According to Cato, the agency no longer possesses the physical copy of the document…

Pasay court to hear grave threat raps vs. Trillanes in Feb.

MANILA - The Pasay City Metropolitan Trial Court (MTC) has set for next month the hearing on the grave threat complaint filed by Labor Undersecretary Jacinto "Jing" V. Paras against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. In an order made available to reporters on Friday, Pasay City MTC Branch 47 Judge Joeven D. Dellosa set Trillanes' arraignment and preliminary conference on February 15. "The accused is given 10 days from receipt of this order to file his counter affidavit and the affidavit of his witnesses, as well as any…

Bong Go, sinagot ang mga paratang ng nakabilanggong kriminal na si De Lima

MANILA - Inakusahan ng senadorang nakakulong Leila de lima si dating Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Bong Go na ginagamit daw umano ang pondo ng gobyerno para sa mga kawanggawa nito. Basahin ang sagot ni Bong Go Magandang araw po Sen. Leila De Lima. Kamusta na po kayo diyan? Sana ay nasa maayos kayong kondisyon para maka-focus po kayo sa inyong obligasyon sa tao na i-tama ang iyong mga maling nagawa sa bayan. Nabasa ko po ang inyong sulat tungkol sa akin. Gusto ko lang po klaruhin ang ilang mga paratang…

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