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Slain officer’s ‘diagram’ rocks PNP

DEAD MAN’S TALECiting this “diagram” obtained from the slain Chief Insp. Elmer Santiago as basis, the Philippine National Police relieved several officers of their posts and ordered an investigation into their alleged links to drug and cybersex syndicates.  PHOTO FROM CAMP CRAME

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday ordered the relief of at least 25 policemen, among them six senior officials, whose names appeared in a “diagram” allegedly linking them to cybersex and drug syndicates and prepared by a Bataan-based officer before he was shot dead in Mandaluyong City last week.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Metro | Read More »

2 contractors fined P25,000 for delays in Edsa rehab

MMDA Chair Francis Tolentino

Two contractors of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will be slapped with fines for failing to meet the deadline set by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on road repairs on Edsa during Holy Week.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

5 years of hard work pay off for top UP grad

THE FUTURE holds unlimited possibilities for 21-year-old Alexander John Cruz, one of UP’s best and brightest this year. photo by Lyn Rillon

Five years after he first entered the University of the Philippines (UP) as an eager-eyed graduate of a provincial science high school in Cabanatuan City, Alexander John Cruz will be graduating at the top of his class this Sunday.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Art, music, book sale mark Earth Day at Arroceros park

The Earth Day celebration at Arroceros Forest Park in Manila on April 26 will feature a poster design competition among students from the De La Salle University (DLSU)-College of Saint Benilde School of Design Arts, with this year’s theme, “Greening the Earth.”

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

6 hurt in protest vs Manila truck ban


Fresh protests against the expanded truck ban in Manila turned violent Thursday as six men, including the officers of a cargo transport organization, were hurt in a scuffle with armed port security personnel.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Antipolo vice mayor sues mayor for graft


Antipolo City Vice Mayor Ronaldo Leyva has sued Mayor Casimiro “Junjun” Ynares for firing some of the employees in his office.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

PNP chief on plunder raps: ‘Amateurish’


Philippine National Police chief Director General Alan Purisima shrugged off the plunder complaint filed against him and another senior police official in connection with a 2011 agreement between the PNP and a courier service firm for the delivery of gun licenses nationwide.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Makati readies 12-month traffic plan for Skyway 3

The city government of Makati has drawn up a traffic management plan for the next 12 months to ease road congestion caused by the Skyway Stage 3 project, especially for motorists passing through Osmeña Highway going to the city’s central business district (CBD) or to neighboring Manila.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Heard on Radyo Inquirer 990AM

The National Telecommunications Commission does not have a standard in monitoring the speed of our data connections. Since Internet connection is deregulated, telecom firms take full control of the industry.—Tonyo Cruz, president of the advocacy group TXT Power

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know

According to the Department of Health, a total of 266 Filipino youths aged 15 to 24 years old were recorded as HIV-positive from January to February this year, bringing the total of reported HIV cases to 4,455 in that age bracket since 1984. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?


Why did it have to be Manila Mayor Erap Estrada apologizing in Hong Kong to the families of the victims of the August 2010 Rizal Park massacre instead of President Noy?

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee


A police team tasked with arresting businessman Cedric Lee came away empty-handed after they failed to find him in his house at an exclusive subdivision in San Juan City on Tuesday.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Joseph Estrada’s longest ‘sorry’: Manila mayor in HK for hostage crisis apology

THREE-YEAR-OLD BAGGAGE.  Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada (second from left) waves after arriving at Hong Kong International Airport Tuesday. Estrada came to apologize to the families of eight Hong Kong tourists who were killed in a mishandled hostage taking in 2010 which soured relations between the Philippines and Hong Kong. AP

Six months after announcing his plan for the trip, Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada flew to Hong Kong on Tuesday to deliver a formal apology on behalf of his city to the families of the victims of the August 2010 Rizal Park hostage crisis, a move demanded by the Chinese administrative region but eschewed by Malacañang.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

  1. Santiago accuses Lacson of fronting for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  2. Name names, Lacson told
  3. Santiago: Enrile, Lacson, Reyes plotting massive psywar operation
  4. Slain officer’s ‘diagram’ rocks PNP
  5. Kris Aquino’s ex- close in security named new Air Force chief
  6. Ex-COA chief nabbed for plunder
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Obama: US will defend Japan vs China
  9. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  10. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  5. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  6. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  7. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  10. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  1. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  2. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano


  • Roxas on suspension: I’m not above the law
  • Singaporean fined nearly $8,000 for animal cruelty
  • Pope in hot water over ‘personal’ phone calls
  • Foreign food aid drying up in North Korea
  • Cayetano to DOJ: Bare Napoles’ list of ‘pork’ officials
  • Sports

  • Guiao fined P100,000 for ‘mongoloid’ comment vs Meralco forward
  • Hawks and Grizzlies revel in home wins
  • Floyd: Manny’s power gone
  • Michael Phelps loses to Lochte in comeback meet
  • Sharapova advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals
  • Lifestyle

  • ‘Recovered’ Banksy works on display ahead of sale
  • Marinduque: Visiting the ‘palm of the ocean’
  • First at Vatican in 60 years
  • How Jing Monis Salon gave Krissy the pixie
  • Want to be a supermodel? Work on your inner beauty, says Joey Espino
  • Entertainment

  • Paul McCartney to play at Candlestick concert
  • Kristoffer Martin: from thug to gay teen
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Cris Villonco on play adapted from different medium
  • Business

  • BDO nets P5.5 B in Q1
  • Pacquiao may be 2013 top taxpayer
  • Emperador nets P1.7 B in Q1
  • PAL hailed for ban on shark fin cargo
  • BSP to change tint of P100 bill
  • Technology

  • Cloud strength helps Microsoft earnings top Street
  • Vatican announces hashtag for April 27 canonizations
  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • Opinion

  • Corruption not invincible after all
  • Editorial Cartoon, April 25, 2014
  • No deal, Janet
  • Like making Al Capone a witness vs his gang
  • MERS-CoV and mothers
  • Global Nation

  • Plane lands at Bali airport in suspected hijacking—Indonesia air force
  • Obama lands in Seoul as N. Korea nuclear test fears grow
  • Militant protests vs Obama, US set
  • Filipinos second-shortest in Southeast Asia
  • China welcomes PH apology
  • Marketplace