The Philippine National Police (PNP) will return to the frontlines of President Duterte’s drug war, less than two months after they were demoted in response to rising opposition to the crackdown. More »


Duterte vows to wage drug war until last days of presidency

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte admitted on Thursday that his bloody war on drugs was “not a good policy,” adding that Filipinos “do not enjoy killing our own folk.” But insisting that

PNP, AFP recommend 1-year extension of Martial Law

MANILA — Another year under martial law looms in Mindanao as the police and the military as well as local government units have recommended to President Duterte that it be kept in

Int’l magazine names De Lima anew as a Leading Global Thinker

MANILA — For the second year in a row, the influential Washington-based Foreign Policy magazine has named detained Sen. Leila de Lima as one of its Leading Global Thinkers for 2017, citing

Opposition senators hail De Lima’s inclusion in US magazine’s Global Thinkers list

MANILA — “You can never put a strong woman down,” said opposition senators on Thursday as they lauded Senator Leila de Lima for being recognized by the American global affairs magazine “Foreign Policy” as one

More Filipino families experienced hunger in Q3

MANILA — The number of Filipino families that experienced involuntary hunger in the third quarter of the year rose by half a million, according to the latest survey by the Social Weather

Arroyo admin execs charged over Malampaya scam

MANILA  — Two former Cabinet secretaries and five other former officials during the administration of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo were charged with 194 criminal cases by the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with

Pinay student wins P20M in global science competition

MANILA – An 18-year-old Filipino won in this year’s Breakthrough Junior Challenge, an annual global science video competition. Hillary Andales, a student of Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas Campus, will receive $250,000

Aquino included in dengue vaccine probe – Aguirre

MANILA — Former President Benigno Aquino III will be included in the probe being conducted by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to determine who should be held liable for the procurement

QC police arrest transport group leader San Mateo

MANILA — Pinagkaisang Samahan ng Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (Piston) President George San Mateo was arrested by elements of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) at the QC Hall of Justice on

SC upholds Duterte’s martial law order in Mindanao

MANILA — The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed with finality the constitutionality of President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law proclamation in Mindanao. During Tuesday’s en banc (full court) session, 10 justices voted to dismiss the

Duterte declares CPP, NPA as terrorist groups

MANILA — Rodrigo Duterte has signed a proclamation declaring the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA) as terrorist organizations. Anyone proven to be financing these groups

More killings drugs users since Duterte became president – SC justices

MANILA — The number of drug users have more than doubled and there had been almost 4,000 killings since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office last year, two Supreme Court Associate justices observed

PNP returns to drug war

MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) will return to the frontlines of President Duterte’s drug war, Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said Tuesday, less than two months after they were demoted in

Palace threatens to withdraw from Int’l Criminal Court

MANILA — The Philippine government threatened on Tuesday to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) if it would not observe the principle of complementarity, which states that it will only exercise

CPP-NPA terrorist tag means nothing – Joma

MANILA — The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), would ignore their designation as “terrorist” groups, said CPP founder Jose Maria Sison. “Labeling

Trillanes mocks Duterte, Sison: ‘The traitors betrayed each other’

MANILA — “Nagtraydoran ang mga traydor (The traitors betrayed each other).” The remark, made by Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Wednesday, was in reference to erstwhile allies President Rodrigo Duterte and Jose Maria Sison, the exiled founder of the

DOJ asks court to junk temporary liberty granted to rebel leaders

MANILA — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has moved for the junking of the provisional liberty granted by the court to communist rebel leaders Benito Tiamzon, Wilma Tiamzon and Edilberto Silva. In

SC to SolGen: Submit reports on drug kills

MANILA — Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio on Tuesday ordered the Philippine National Police and Solicitor General Jose Calida to submit to the tribunal the police investigation reports on the