Jails full of drug addicts, Ecija rehab center has few

The country’s largest drug rehabilitation center, envisioned to house up to 10,000 addicts, is treating only a few patients even as many city jails are bursting at the seams with the influx of at least 25,000 users amid the administration’s war on drugs.

Duterte swears anew at EU, twits ‘multiracial’ US State Department

“F___ing sh__” was how President Rodrigo R. Duterte described the European Union (EU) when he slammed anew the politico-economic bloc in his remarks on Thursday.

7-year-old boy killed by rabies

MARCH is Anti-Rabies Awareness Month. But earlier this month, the viral disease claimed the life of seven-year-old Joshua Andy Durias in Barangay Paknaan, Mandaue City. He was bitten by a rabid dog owned by their next-door neighbor last March 7.

Manila cop linked to senior citizen’s killing found dead outside his home

A Manila policeman accused of working for a drug lord was found dead outside his home three weeks after he allegedly shot dead a male senior citizen...

Drug suspects killed in Caloocan, Navotas

A suspected drug personality was shot dead by unidentified riding-in-tandem assailants in Bagong Silang, Caloocan.

Duterte attacks Church anew: Catholicism will be passé in 30 years

As the Roman Catholic faithful observe the Lenten season, President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday lashed out anew at the Church, saying abuses involving the clergy will lead to the obsolescence of the religion in the Philippines.

2 drug suspects killed by cops in Zambales shootout

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Gov’t borrowing P180B via debt notes sale in Q2

The government will borrow P180 billion domestically through the sale of treasury bills and bonds in the second quarter. This is about the same as the volume programmed for the first three months of the year. In a March 22 memorandum to eligible government securities dealers, National Treasurer Rosalia V. De Leon said the Bureau of

Duterte: US could have stopped China’s structures

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday railed against the US anew for its supposed inaction on China’s aggressive island building-activities on the disputed South China Sea, saying Washington could have sent warships there to confront Beijing.

Rights violations involving police officers on the rise

After declining in the last two years, the number of policemen accused of human rights violations rose in the first quarter of 2017, according to data from the Philippine National Police-Human Rights Affairs Office (PNP-HRAO).

Duterte promotes martial law as cure to Philippine ills

Three turbulent decades after the Philippines shed dictatorship, President Rodrigo Duterte is offering a return to authoritarian rule as a solution to all the problems that democracy has failed to fix.

‘Sweet talker’ nabbed for duping governor of P500,000

SAN PEDRO CITY — The police arrested on Wednesday afternoon a woman accused of duping a government official into paying half a million pesos by posing as a member of the staff of Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno.

Court stops mayor from closing BDO branches in Cebu City

CEBU CITY — A court here has prohibited Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña from closing any BDO branch in the city.

Bob Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm on the weekend

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Music icon Bob Dylan is to receive his Nobel Literature Prize this weekend at a meeting with the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, it was announced on Wednesday, March 29.

Negros Occ. police chief, 5 others relieved over drug links

BACOLOD CITY—The acting provincial police director of Negros Occidental and five other police officers have been relieved from their posts after a suspected illegal drug pusher linked them to the drug trade.