Palace: Rody uncomfortable with Leni

MANILA, Philippines — It had nothing to do with her political affiliation but Vice President Leni Robredo was asked to desist from attending Cabinet meetings because her political engagements are making President Rodrigo Duterte uncomfortable, Malacañang said Tuesday

75 years ago, Pearl Harbor attack brought US into WWII

PARIS, France — The December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor triggered the United States to join its European allies in World War II.

US tries to reassure Beijing as Trump gets major thumping in China

ALTHOUGH Beijing’s responses to Donald Trump’s protocol-breaking phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen last week has been somewhat muted, the diplomatic gaffe and the U.S. president-elect’s subsequent Twitter tirade has triggered quite a storm in China.

445th Pampanga Day celebration opens

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- This year's 445th Aldo Ning Kapampangan (Pampanga Day) opened Monday with a celebration of the best festival dances from the province’s 22 municipalities and cities as each group presented street dances in front the Provincial Capitol building.

Drug suspect abducted then found dead in Batangas

BATANGAS CITY—A jobless man who had just surrendered at Malvar police on Saturday was found dead Monday night in Malvar town in Batangas province, police said.

KMP: Luisita farmers attacked, forcibly evicted from huts

MANILA, Philippines — Hacienda Luisita farmers were forcibly evicted from their huts late Sunday night by more than 100 men led by a barangay captain allegedly connected to the Aquino-Cojuangco family, according to the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP).

De Lima cites inconsistencies in testimonies of 3 witnesses

An emotional Sen. Leila de Lima implored on Monday the three resource persons in the Senate inquiry into allegations that she received drug money when she was justice secretary to fund her senatorial campaign to tell the truth.

Officer’s widow confronts CIDG-8 chief on husband’s killing

The widow of Chief Insp. Jesus Son on Monday testified in a Senate hearing that her husband had told her he might be killed for refusing a request made by controversial Chief Supt. Marvin Marcos to have Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. killed.

‘Duterte exposé not a warning vs those who question war on drugs’

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—Presidential Communications Office (PCO) Secretary Martin Andanar said the recent exposé against Senator Leila De Lima should not be taken as a warning against those who question the government’s campaign against illegal drugs.

Duterte’s men face Senate inquiry into drug killings

Aside from Philippine National Police Director-General Ronald M. dela Rosa, the others who attended the hearing were:

Only 22 cases on drug deaths filed, says PNP

The Philippine National Police chief told Senate investigators on Thursday that only 22 cases had been filed despite the killing of more than 1,500 suspects in President Duterte’s brutal war on drugs.

10 more drug suspects killed

MANILA, Philippines - Ten more drug suspects, including a village chief and a police officer were killed in separate incidents in Luzon and the Visayas yesterday and on Wednesday.

Former Mabalacat police chief, others in hot water over PB probe

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The former police director of Mabalacat City and his men, including a police "asset" are now the subject of an investigation as the Provincial Board (PB) led by Vice Governor Dennis "Delta" Pineda launched a probe to look into...

CIDG chief summons personnel in Bulacan after alleged kidnapping

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) has summoned all its personnel in Bulacan after four of its members allegedly kidnapped last Monday night a Filipino-Chinese businessman who paid them a P1.6-million ransom to be released.

Pangilinan: There should be civility in the face of disagreements

Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Thursday branded the allegations against Sen. Leila de Lima as “unfair.” “I am saddened by the latest incident and consider it most unfortunate considering that only the other week the President had in fact said publicly that Sen. De Lima was just doing her job,” Pangilinan said in a statement,