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Duterte hurt after naming friends in drug list — Sueno

President Duterte was deeply hurt Sunday when he included some friends in his list of local officials, lawmen and court judges with alleged drug ties, Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno shared Monday. Sueno said Duterte first presented his list of “narco-politicians”...
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Hontiveros to gov’t: Stop calling drug dependents ‘surrenderers’

‘Other countries treat drug problem as a health issue’ Amid the growing number of drug users who have reportedly voluntarily submitted to the authorities, Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros urged the government to stop calling drug dependents “surrenderers”, saying it criminalizes...
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PHL peace panel headed to Malaysia to relaunch peace talks with MILF: Dureza

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Philippine peace panel to head to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia within the next two weeks to relaunch peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza […]
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Leyte police says ‘narco’ mayor armed group now neutralized

By Sarwell Q. Meniano TACLOBAN CITY  (PNA) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has declared the neutralization of the alleged liquidation squad of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa after killing six of them in an encounter on Wednesday and seizure […]
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3 Albay cities form medical teams to aid drug dependents

By Emmanuel P. Solis LEGAZPI CITY  (PNA) – The local governments of the three cities of Legazpi, Tabaco and Ligao have started recruiting volunteers that would make up the teams providing medical and other forms of support to drug dependents […]
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Bicol has fastest growing economy among all PHL regions in 2015

LEGAZPI CITY (PNA) – A top official of the Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA) in the Bicol region said the economy in the region is the fastest growing among all 18 regions in the country. Cynthia Perdiz, PSA-Bicol director, said “the […]
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Diwata-1 captures detailed images of Zamboanga del Sur town

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata MANILA  (PNA) – Diwata-1, the country’s first microsatellite, has captured images of some portions of Dumingag town in Zamboanga del Sur, a mountainous area in Mindanao, an attached agency of the Department of Science and […]
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DOH revives express lanes in gov’t hospitals for dengue cases

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA  (PNA) – The Department of Health (DOH) ordered on Tuesday the revival of dengue express lanes in government-run hospitals. DOH spokesman Dr. Eric Tayag said they have already issued the directive in areas where the […]
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‘Ai’-mazing altruism

Comedian Ai-Ai delas Alas has had career ups and downs but through it all, she never stopped sharing her blessings. “Everytime may shooting ako, kasama ko si Sancho (her son), nagpapa-feeding kami,” she said. “Like last time sa Pampanga, may […]
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Karla approves of Daniel, Kathryn ‘exclusively dating’

“Okay. Bongga naman ‘yon!” This was the reaction of Karla Estrada now that her son Daniel Padilla and leading lady Kathryn Bernardo are now “exclusively dating.” In an interview on Monday at the set of her sitcom “Funny Ka, Pare […]
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