Philippine police eye creation of “Chinese desks” due to rising crime involving citizens

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is planning to create a “Chinese desk” dedicated to crimes involving the ever-increasing number of Chinese tourists and workers in the country. Newly installed PNP Chief Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa said during a presser yesterday that officers assigned to the new desk will also be studying Mandarin and Chinese culture ...

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‘Is he God?’: Batangas vice mayor blasts scientists, wants Duterte to change their ‘opinion’ about Taal

‘Is he God?’: Batangas vice mayor blasts scientists, wants Duterte to change their ‘opinion’ about Taal

Scientists and science often don’t get a lot of respect in the Philippines. One survey last year even showed that, given a choice, three-quarters of Filipinos would choose...

Suspect in rape-murder of 8-year-old girl found dead in jail cell

Suspect in rape-murder of 8-year-old girl found dead in jail cell

The suspect behind the rape and killing of an 8-year-old girl was found dead in his jail cell today in Candelaria town in Quezon province. Suspect Ricardo Burce, 55, was found...

Bad Joke: Duterte visits volcano victims, says ‘beautiful women’ in devastated Batangas made his problems disappear

Bad Joke: Duterte visits volcano victims, says ‘beautiful women’ in devastated Batangas made his problems disappear

President Rodrigo Duterte has never had any misgivings about cracking misogynist jokes, but yesterday he went a step further, proving that he also has no qualms about cracking...

Duterte to visit towns devastated by Taal, says he’ll eat toxic ash and ‘pee’ on the volcano

Duterte to visit towns devastated by Taal, says he’ll eat toxic ash and ‘pee’ on the volcano

President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to visit ash-covered towns in Luzon today that were badly affected by Taal Volcano’s ongoing eruption. But, Duterte being Duterte, he...

San Miguel Corporation’s Ramon Ang says news report of his son’s death is fake

San Miguel Corporation’s Ramon Ang says news report of his son’s death is fake

Guys, we hate to be buzzkills, but apparently, even in 2020, this still needs to be said: don’t believe everything you read on the internet. Ramon Ang, the president of San...

Charred body believed to be former Batangas congressman

Charred body believed to be former Batangas congressman

Three charred bodies, one of which is believed to be a former Batangas congressman, were found in the backseat of a burned-out car today in Tiaong, Quezon province. Tiaong’s...

No Paunch Allowed: Top cop tells force to meet body mass index standard to advance career

No Paunch Allowed: Top cop tells force to meet body mass index standard to advance career

Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa today offered the nation’s corpulent cops a hard-nosed ultimatum: either watch your weight, or...

Falling balete tree branch kills 1, injures 3 others at resort in Bukidnon

Falling balete tree branch kills 1, injures 3 others at resort in Bukidnon

A man was killed this morning and three children were injured after a branch from a balete tree fell on them in Quezon town, in Bukidnon province. Matranillo Cabaltero, 56, was...

Another PNR train damaged in New Year’s Day stone-throwing incident

Another PNR train damaged in New Year’s Day stone-throwing incident

A refurbished Philippine National Railways (PNR) train was damaged after an unidentified person threw a rock at its windshield on Jan. 1, the Department of Transport (DOTr) said...


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