Police snatched corpse of slain activist Randall Echanis, says wife

Members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) have forcibly taken the body of slain activist Randall “Randy” Echanis from his wake in Quezon City, his wife Erlinda Echanis said last night. In her statement today, Erlinda demanded that the police return Randall’s body to his family. She alleged that the PNP took the activist’s corpse ...

Veteran activist stabbed to death in Quezon City by suspected cops

Veteran activist stabbed to death in Quezon City by suspected cops

National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace consultant Randall “Randy” Echanis was killed in his own home in Quezon City early this morning, his...

Customs seize PHP23.5 million-worth of ecstasy hidden in coffee bags, toys at NAIA

Customs seize PHP23.5 million-worth of ecstasy hidden in coffee bags, toys at NAIA

The Bureau of Customs announced today that it had seized PHP23.5 million-worth (US$479,226) of ecstasy pills hidden inside coffee bags and toys which were found at the Ninoy...

Muntinlupa City to strip students of scholarship if caught violating curfew

Muntinlupa City to strip students of scholarship if caught violating curfew

Muntinlupa City Hall yesterday released an ordinance amending its quarantine rules to include stripping student violators of their scholarships if they’re caught violating...

PhilHealth senior officer resigns amid billion-peso corruption probe

PhilHealth senior officer resigns amid billion-peso corruption probe

Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) Vice President for Operations Augustus de Villa has tendered his “irrevocable resignation” amid ongoing...

Large Haul Incoming: PHP80M worth of fake face masks, cigarettes seized in Bulacan

Large Haul Incoming: PHP80M worth of fake face masks, cigarettes seized in Bulacan

The Bureau of Customs yesterday announced the seizure of some 648 boxes of fake N95 face masks with an estimated value of PHP80 million (US$1.6 million) at a warehouse in Marilao,...

Ready, set, violate? MECQ violators given 3-day headstart before police start arrests

Ready, set, violate? MECQ violators given 3-day headstart before police start arrests

Quarantine violators in Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, and Bulacan will be given a few days to readjust to the sudden shift into modified enhanced community quarantine...

Quezon City official blames Rappler for ‘malicious’ spread of own ‘shoot-to-kill’ post

Quezon City official blames Rappler for ‘malicious’ spread of own ‘shoot-to-kill’ post

Rannie Ludovica, the head of Quezon City’s Task Force Disiplina (“discipline”) yesterday blamed news site Rappler for allegedly spreading “malicious...

Cult leader and convicted wife-murderer Ruben Ecleo Jr. finally arrested in Pampanga

Cult leader and convicted wife-murderer Ruben Ecleo Jr. finally arrested in Pampanga

Ruben Ecleo Jr., former Dinagat Islands congressman and “supreme master” of religious group Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association, is now under police custody...

PHP4.5 million-worth of meth found inside chocolate wafer tin cans at NAIA

PHP4.5 million-worth of meth found inside chocolate wafer tin cans at NAIA

As much as PHP4.5 million-worth (US$91,647) of methamphetamine was discovered in Pasay City’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport by the Bureau of Customs, whose officers...


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