Lorenzana on Duterte’s threat to scrap VFA: Too soon to comment

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. FILE PHOTO MANILA, Philippines — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Thursday declined to comment on President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to terminate the country’s Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the US over Washington’s cancellation of Sen. Ronaldo “Bato” dela Rosa’s visa. “Too soon to comment,” the defense chief said. ADVERTISEMENT Lorenzana said […]

Bong Go stresses need to build evacuation centers, establish quick post-disaster rehab in PH

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go.   MANILA, Philippines–Straight from the launching of the 59th Malasakit Center in General Emilio Aguinaldo Memorial Hospital in Trece Martires City in Cavite on Wednesday, January 22, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go proceeded right away to Alfonso, another town in the province to lead the official turnover of assistance and provide […]

Group slams Duterte: Terminate VFA because of sovereignty issues, not because of Bato

MANILA, Philippines – A group in favor of terminating the country’s Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States (US) slammed President Rodrigo Duterte for using the issue as a “bargaining chip” to bring back Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa’s visa. According to Renato Reyes Jr., Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) secretary-general, the termination of the […]

P1.2-M worth of shabu seized from foreigner in Pasay

Photo from Pasay police MANILA, Philippines — Police seized P1.2 million worth shabu (crystal meth) from a foreigner inside a restaurant in Pasay on Thursday afternoon. A report from Pasay police identified the arrested suspect as Narumon Sukkato, 30-year-old Thailand national. ADVERTISEMENT Agents of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Pasay police station’s Drug Enforcement […]

Sandiganbayan’s presiding justice contradicts Purisima and Napeñas’ acquittal

MANILA, Philippines – Former Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima and former Special Action Force (SAF) head Getulio Napeñas may have been acquitted from liability in the Mamasapano clash, but Sandiganbayan’s presiding justice insists that they should face trial. According to Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang’s dissenting opinion, she agrees that both Purisima and Napeñas should […]

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