By Chris V. Panganiban
A government anti-illegal logging task force has uncovered the existence of a wood processing plant in neighboring Esperanza town in Agusan del Sur, which has long been used as a depository of “hot” logs transported and cut from nearby forested areas of the province.
By Julliane Love De Jesus
A newly-renovated impounding facility for stolen vehicles in Cebu province was reopened Saturday in the Central Visayas region.
By Doris C. Dumlao
President Aquino sees no reason to doubt Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, the administration’s anticrime czar whose name has been dragged into the police killing of 13 alleged criminals in Atimonan, Quezon, on Jan. 6.
By Nancy C. Carvajal
Sacked Chief Supt. James Melad has admitted he approved the police blockade in Atimonan, Quezon province, where officers under his command and Army soldiers killed 13 alleged criminals on Jan. 6.
By TJ Burgonio
The Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC) would still be investigated in connection with the Jan. 6 shooting in Atimonan, Quezon, that left 13 dead, even if the body has denied ever approving the police operation against alleged jueteng operator Victor Siman, one of the fatalities in the alleged shootout, Malacañang said on Sunday.