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Bets rush to take drug tests in wake of Duterte's cocaine comments
by Franco Luna - November 24, 2021 - 5:23pm
Conversations surrounding drug tests for election aspirants were sparked after Duterte publicly accused a candidate of doing cocaine. The president did not mention any names.
Hontiveros: Chartered flight of Pharmally's Dargani siblings to Malaysia cost P1.85 million
by Franco Luna - November 24, 2021 - 12:12pm
"The biggest question of all: Is there a reason why Davao airport is their departure point?" Hontiveros also said. 
NBI arrests vlogger Mejorada on libel conviction
by Franco Luna - November 22, 2021 - 5:53pm
"He was arrested on basis of warrant of arrest to serve his sentence for the libel conviction with [Sen. Franklin Drilon] as the complainant. There is a penalty of 2 to 4 years for each count in the four cases...
Fact check: No, Pacquiao did not withdraw candidacy after meeting with Duterte
by Franco Luna - November 17, 2021 - 1:09pm
"It wasn't a political meeting but provided us an opportunity to talk about our shared vision...my decision to run for president hasn't changed," he said in a statement two days later. 
Ilocos police to seek reconsideration of junked drug raps vs Julian Ongpin
by Franco Luna - November 16, 2021 - 6:21pm
"The recovery of drug evidence, 12.6 grams [of] cocaine was just incidental and to emphasize [that] the police response was not a drug operation," the statement read as it vowed "full support [for] this legal r...
PNP apologizes for bringing long firearms to elementary school
by Franco Luna - November 16, 2021 - 2:45pm
“The police units only had pure good intention in acting on the request of school officials," Peralta is quoted as saying in his report, though he was careful to point out that it was "just unfortunate...
New PNP chief promises 'Finale Version 2022' in 'war on drugs'
by Franco Luna - November 15, 2021 - 7:34pm
"We don't need to reinvent the wheel if it's still working," the new PNP chief also said.
Police arrest officer of anti-trafficking NGO over 2006 rebellion case
by Franco Luna - November 15, 2021 - 12:53pm
"Sally has always been in the public eye for her work on protecting children and women from human trafficking and domestic violence for the last three decades, and these trumped-up charges are ridiculous."
Retired PNP chief Eleazar to file as substitute candidate for senator on Monday
by Franco Luna - November 14, 2021 - 5:40pm
"I accept the challenge to work for the vision of genuine reform and transformation for the Filipino people," Eleazar said at the event. 
Dionardo Carlos is next PNP chief, Palace confirms
by Franco Luna - November 10, 2021 - 2:30pm
Carlos will be the seventh PNP chief to be appointed by Duterte when he is sworn in. 
Gordon: Panel did not block report on Yang's alleged links to drug trade
by Franco Luna - November 8, 2021 - 7:17pm
Sen. Richard Gordon on Monday said he did not block the release of a former cop's report on former presidential economic adviser Michael Yang's alleged links to the illegal drug trade. 
Anti-drug cop Eduardo Acierto resurfaces, challenges Gordon to bare intel report
by Franco Luna - November 8, 2021 - 10:54am
Former cop Eduardo Acierto has resurfaced in a video challenging officials in the Duterte administration to act on his earlier intelligence report on Michael Yang, the businessman and former presidential adviser...
Less than half of service contracting program funds disbursed by DOTr so far
by Franco Luna - October 26, 2021 - 7:45pm
The department's figures translate to just 41% distributed from Bayanihan and 17.9% from the DOTr's budget. 
DOTr to recommend increasing PUV capacity in Metro Manila to 100%
by Franco Luna - October 26, 2021 - 6:28pm
"The road sector has already submitted a formal position paper to increase the seating capacity from 50% which, for us, if the department is complied with, can be 100% based on medical literature that is availa...
As 'substitution' deadline nears, Dela Rosa meets with Sara Duterte
by Franco Luna - October 25, 2021 - 5:14pm
"Just a teaser for now," he wrote in Filipino. 
Months past deadline, agencies 'finalizing comments' on online discounts for seniors, PWDs
by Franco Luna - October 20, 2021 - 5:11pm
"The credible reason for the delay is that certain big merchants and big online platforms are exerting lobby against the agencies issuing the implementing guidelines."
Ex-SolGen Hilbay leaves Aksyon Demokratiko to support Robredo
by Franco Luna - October 18, 2021 - 3:24pm
"I am leaving Aksyon not to join another party, but out of ethical considerations. I respect the decision of my party to choose Mayor Isko Moreno as a candidate for president, but also believe VP Leni is a much better...
PNP chief orders dismissal of cop behind shooting of 18-year-old with special needs
by Franco Luna - October 12, 2021 - 12:36pm
“I have signed the order for the dismissal from the service of PSMS Salcedo for grave misconduct and less grave irregularity in the performance of duty,” Eleazar said.
PNP chief scores actor Jake Cuenca over car chase, sorry for stray bullet injury
by Franco Luna - October 11, 2021 - 7:56pm
"For what you have done, I will make sure that you are held accountable for your insult not only to the police but also to the law, and for your lack of self-discipline."
PNP tells cops to keep partisan politics out of their social media accounts
by Franco Luna - October 11, 2021 - 1:04pm
“While I am encouraging all police personnel to exercise their right to suffrage as citizens, they must remain apolitical in carrying out their mandate as members of the PNP," he said. 
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