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By Christina Mendez
Updated Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 12:00am
Philippine-US relations seem to be back on track after President Duterte said he feels a “good sense of rapport” with president-elect Donald Trump following a late night phone call.
By Jaime Laude
Updated Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 12:00am
Despite mounting criticism, the number of deaths in the Philippine National Police (PNP)’s anti-drug operations called “Oplan Double Barrel Alpha” continues to increase.
By Robertzon Ramirez
Updated Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 12:00am
The terror alert level in Metro Manila remains high after the attempted bombing on Roxas Boulevard last week, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said yesterday.
Updated Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 12:00am
Police are under orders to arrest Jack Lam, a Chinese gaming operator at Fontana Leisure Park and Casino in Clark Field in Pampanga, for alleged bribery and economic sabotage.
By Jaime Laude and Marvin Sy
Updated Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 12:00am
The relieved chief of the Region 8 Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Supt. Marvin Marcos, and the rest of his men are still under suspension, the Inspector General of the Philippine National Police (PNP) said...
By Edith Regalado
Updated Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 12:00am
President Duterte wants peace negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to take off immediately.
By Aurea Calica
Updated Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 12:00am
The name of the group, Friends for Peace, sounds ordinary. But the work that they do for various communities make them far from ordinary.
By Rhodina Villanueva
Updated Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 12:00am
Families of political prisoners are questioning the sincerity of the government to fulfill its commitment to release their loved ones from prison.
By Elizabeth Marcelo
Updated Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit (COA) has called out the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) over supposed violations of several government procurement rules in the purchase of airline tickets for foreign travels and availment of freight...
By Rhodina Villanueva
Updated Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 12:00am
International rights advocates urged the House of Representatives to reject a proposal to reinstate the death penalty.
  • GOOD RAPPORT: President Duterte is all smiles as he talks to US president-elect Donald Trump on the phone at the Legaspi Suites in Davao City the other night. During the seven-minute phone conversation, Trump told Duterte the Philippines was conducting its deadly drug war ‘the right way.’
    Duterte-Trump talk seen to boost ties
  • Latest figures released by the PNP-Public Information Office showed that from 2,004 deaths between July 1 and Dec. 1, the number of deaths of suspected drug personalities went up to 2,028 as of yesterday, or 24 drug suspects killed in a span of three days.  AP/Aaron Favila
    Double Barrel leaves 2,028 dead
  • This is because Metro Manila, being the capital and center of government, “is prone to retaliatory acts” of terrorist groups being pursued by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Mindanao, NCRPO director Chief Supt. Oscar Albayalde told The STAR.  Rudy Santos
    Metro terror alert remains high
  • Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa said in a dzMM radio interview it was President Duterte himself who ordered a manhunt for the Chinese businessman. Also ordered arrested was his Filipino interpreter, retired police general Wally Sombero, for arranging the alleged bribe offer. File photo
    Duterte wants gaming boss Lam arrested
  • Superintendent Marvin Marcos, former chief of the regional Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in eastern Visayas, led the team that killed Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. in a sub-provincial jail cell. Philstar.com/File photo
    Marcos, CIDG team still under suspension
  • “The President wants the peace talks to move fast,” MILF vice chair for political affairs Ghazali Jaafar told The STAR. Duterte met the rebel leaders led by MILF chair Ebrahim Murad on Friday at the Matina Enclaves Residences where he usually holds office on weekends. Duterte and the MILF leaders also tackled the overall situation in Mindanao during the meeting, including the problems in dealing with the extremist Maute group. PPD/Rene Lumawag
    Rody wants peace talks with MILF to move fast
  • A Facebook post of Amor Maclang shows (from left) Muddazer Hailanie, chairman of the Kankitap Consumers Cooperative, yoga teacher Rina Ortiz and Mercia Alli of Matawkasi Inc., a communitybased organization in Sulu beside a video presentation of ‘Salamat’ coffee production.
 
    Sulu’s ‘Salamat’ coffee: Peace and gratitude
  • “Is the (government) sincere in fulfilling its commitment to release family members from prison?” asked Amado Cadano, father of political prisoner Guiller Cadano and spokesman of the political prisoners’ relatives.
    Government sincerity on plan to release political prisoners questioned
  • In its annual audit report on the DFA, the state audit body noted that for 2015, the agency spent P87.843 million for payment of airline tickets for official foreign travels and P6.496 million for freight charges to relocate the household goods and personal effects of DFA personnel from Manila to host countries or to their foreign service posts.
    COA questions DFA’s P94-M airline tickets, freight services
  • In a joint letter issued over the weekend, the International Drug Policy Consortium urged all members of the House and Senate to uphold the right to life enshrined in the 1987 Constitution. The consortium also reminded Congress that the Philippines is also a party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and to the Second Optional Protocol of the ICCPR on the abolishment of the death penalty.
    House asked to reject proposal reinstating death penalty

President Rodrigo Duterte said that the scale of the drug problem may warrant the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus, a court order for the government to make a person in custody appear.

The Supreme Court decided to allow ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, or Heroes' Cemetery, saying no laws disqualify him from the privilege.

Suspected drug lord Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. was killed in his jail cell, after allegedly shooting at police officers. An investigation was launched. Do you consider this as an extrajudicial killing?

Is Duterte's decision on Marcos' burial a way of revising history?
Should Facebook impose stricter filters vs hateful and sexist comments?
Is there a need to suspend writ of habeas corpus to address the drug problem?
What's your reaction to the Supreme Court decision on Marcos' burial?
Do you consider the killing of drug suspect Espinosa extrajudicial?
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