Monthly Archives: November 2019

By Daniel Llanto FilAm Star Correspondent Previously quick to defend police in every drug-related killing, President Duterte suspected that a case of extra-judicial killing indeed took place when Mayor David Navarro of Clarin, Misamis Occidental, who was on Duterte’s list of alleged narco-politicians, was gunned down while being brought to a prosecutor’s office on a three-vehicle police convoy. Although on the President’s watch-list of narco-politicians, Navarro was he...

By Dr Ces Noble The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police hosted a learning exchange (SMEE) for the members of the Public Safety Senior Officers Executive Course (PS-OSEC) visiting the US as part of their global peacekeeping module. Lt Gary Caganan, Ret (former Chief of the BART Police) and Sgt Shaun O’Connor arranged the event. JSUPT Ruelito Bobadilla gratefully acknowledged this gesture of bilateral assistance and friendship which is actually first in the history of BART ...

By William Casis FilAm Star Correspondent Hungary has opened a EUR 510 million credit facility for Philippine-Hungarian businesses, said Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri, also the president of the Philippines-Hungary Parliamentary Friendship Association of the Senate, who led an inter-parliamentary visit to Hungary last week. Zubiri said this will have  a particular focus on water treatment, especially for post-disaster situations and agricultural modernization. T...

By Corina Oliquino FilAm Star Correspondent MANILA – Speaking to new government officials October 28, President Rodrigo Duterte said he will give Vice-president Leni Robredo powers over all anti-drug activities for six months. It is not clear if Duterte is serious about his challenge, instructing Executive Sec. Salvador Medialdea to send Robredo a letter. “As a matter of fact, I’m sending a letter to her through Sec. Medialdea. I will surrender my powers to enforce ...

By Daniel Llanto FilAm Star Correspondent Random attacks by dozens of Filipino terror groups linked to Islamic State (ISIS) are feared likely to avenge the reported killing of ISIS top leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on October 27 by US Special Forces in northwest Syria. This as Malacañang noted that the death of a leader of a terrorist network does not necessarily mean the end of that group. Rohan Gunaratna, professor of security studies at Nanyang Technology Universit...

By Macon Araneta FilAm Star Correspondent Malacañang spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Duterte administration does not interfere with the judiciary over the Sandiganbayan  decision to junk the more than PHP267 million Marcos ill-gotten wealth against the Marcos family. He stressed that the  Executive branch will let its co-equal branch, the Judiciary, to exercise its independence. “The rule of law must always prevail in courts, regardless of who are the parties....

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