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Intensified anti-drug campaign stays: PNP

NO LET-UP. The intensified anti-illegal drug campaign will remain in place, Philippine National Police spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac, says in a press briefing on Friday (Oct. 25, 2019). Banac was reacting to Vice President Leni Robredo’s remarks that the campaign against illegal drugs has failed because “it targeted the …

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Locsin leads 2019 ‘Outstanding Negrosanon’ awardees

BACOLOD CITY — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. leads this year’s Outstanding Negrosanon awardees, who will be honored by the provincial government during the Pasidungog ceremony on November 5, it was announced on Friday. Locsin, whose family roots are in Silay City, will receive the award for Public Service. …

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1 dead, 1 hurt in SoCot gun attacks

Google map of Polomolok, South Cotabato. KORONADAL CITY — Police have launched a manhunt against armed men behind the separate shooting incidents in Polomolok town, South Cotabato, Wednesday that left a person dead and another wounded. Lt. Col. Marvin Duadua, chief of the Polomolok municipal police station, said in a …

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Fair weather on Friday

MANILA — Expect fair weather Friday with the northeasterly surface windflow prevailing over Luzon, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). In its 4 a.m. forecast, the weather bureau said Batanes, Ilocos Norte, Cagayan and Apayao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light …

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Sta. Rosa, Laguna honors 1st Filipino soprano recording artist

SALUTE TO A ‘FORGOTTEN’ ARTIST. Sta. Rosa City, Laguna Mayor Arlene Arcillas (2nd from left) gets a doll replica of the city-born “forgotten” artist Maria Evangelista Carpena, who was honored as the first Filipina soprano recording artist, during the commemoration of Carpena’s 133rd birth anniversary at the Museo de Sta. …

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Banana group fears spread of Panama disease

PNA file photo of Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) Executive Director Stephen Antig (left). DAVAO CITY — The Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) is fearing for the possible spread of Fusarium wilt in banana plantations in Davao del Norte if biosecurity installations are removed. In a …

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LRT 2 extension completion in 2020 doable: DMCI

MANILA –– Construction firm DM Consunji Inc. (DMCI) said it has started installing the electromechanical system (EMS) for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 2 East extension, which is targeted to be finished by the last quarter of 2020. DMCI president and chief executive officer Jorge Consunji said: “We are …

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26 NPA rebels from Dumagat tribe surrender

DUMAGAT IP REBELS SURRENDER. Outgoing Police Regional Office (PRO4A)-Calabarzon Regional Director, Brig. Gen. Edward Carranza, presents the 26 former communist New People’s Army (NPA) terrorist rebels belonging to the Dumagat Indigenous Peoples (IPs), under the NPA Sub Regional Military Area operating in the areas of Rizal, Quezon and Laguna, during …

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US Coast Guard chief assures continued support for PCG

VISITING US COAST GUARD CHIEF. Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant Admiral Elson Hermogino (middle left), USCG Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz (2nd from right), and other officers from both maritime security groups discuss matters during a courtesy call at the PCG headquarters in Port Area, Manila on Oct. 21, 2019. PCG …

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