Philippine police chief quits amid call to rid ranks of drug scalawags

By John Victor D. Ordoñez, Reporter THE PHILIPPINES’ national police chief on Thursday quit his job after a call for hundreds of high-ranking police officers to resign and help cleanse their ranks of the “deep infection” of the illegal drug trade. Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Rodolfo Azurin, Jr. submitted his resignation letter to […]

Top Philippine cops urged to quit to cleanse their ranks of illegal drugs

By John Victor D. Ordoñez and Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporters THE PHILIPPINES Interior Secretary on Wednesday called on hundreds of high-ranking police officers to quit to help cleanse their ranks of the “deep infection” of the illegal drug trade. “It is coming out that there are generals and colonels involved in illegal drug activities,” […]

533 new prison officers take oath 

MORE THAN 500 newly-hired officers of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) were sworn into office at the national penitentiary in Muntinlupa City on Thursday.   “While guarding our persons deprived of liberty, you should not be corrupt because you will lose your way if you lose your values,” BuCor Officer-in-Charge Gregorio T. Catapang said during the […]

Procurement, bonuses deemed hot spots for GOCC corruption

THE GOVERNANCE Commission for GOCCs (GCG) said its anti-corruption and integrity program will focus on problem areas like procurement and property disposals by state-owned companies. The GCG said it also considers bonuses, allowances, and incentives at state-owned firms, known as government-owned or-controlled corporations (GOCCs), another area that needs to be watched. “This program will ultimately […]

Senator seeks probe of hostage-taking involving ex-senator

A SENATOR has filed a resolution seeking to probe the recent hostage-taking of a former senator inside the Philippine police headquarters on Sunday. “While our police officers demonstrated swift and decisive action during a crisis situation, the incident nonetheless reflects poorly on our police organization’s capacity to perform their mandate of preventing crimes, enforcing laws, […]

Manila Broadcasting Company to conduct annual stockholders’ meeting on Oct. 6

NOTICE OF 2022 ANNUAL STOCKHOLDERS’ MEETING October 6, 2022 | 3:00 pm | Zoom AGENDA Call to order Certification of notice or quorum President’s report Approval of the audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2021 Approval and ratification of the acts of the Board of Directors and Officers of the Company from […]

105 cops from Central Visayas dismissed for criminal, administrative violations

AROUND 105 policemen assigned in Central Visayas were dismissed from the service after they were proven guilty of criminal and administrative charges.Some of those dismissed from the service were involved in various cases including illegal drug use, violence against women and children, among others, said Brigadier Gen. Elizalde Quiboyen, chief of the Regional Internal Affairs […]