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 »


Bohol native in hot water in Florida for planning an attack on mosque

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol—The Florida Police have arrested a Boholano who is living in Florida, USA whom investigators say was plotting to attack a mosque. Bernandino  Gawala Bolatete, 69,  a Filipino immigrant to the

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

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

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

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

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