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PNP eyes database of erring cops

The Philippine National Police is planning to set up a database of police officers involved in illegal activities as a reference for future appointments and promotions in the police force, PNP chief Director General Ricardo Marquez said yesterday.

WHAT’S GOING ON? – Floating booms with Chinese writings on markings seen off Zambales

Orange floating booms with foreign character markings, later determined to be of Chinese origins, were seen off Zambales province Saturday morning.

Hulk Hogan falls from grace over racist rant, terminated from WWE and game appearances

The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) association has fired professional wrestler Terry Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan, on Friday, July 24, due to statements that admits himself being racist.

Police arrest teen who built gun-firing drone, but it’s not because of what he built

The US teen who sparked an Internet sensation by building a small drone capable of firing a handgun, has been arrested July 23, and released on a $20,000 bond, police said.

Taiwan lodges protest with China over military drill

Taiwan said Friday it had filed a protest with China over a military exercise it slammed for portraying the island as a target, despite improved ties between the two former bitter rivals.

USA security officer criticizes China anew, proposes direct aid to BRP Sierra Madre if China impedes resupplying

If China tries to prevent the re-supply of the grounded Philippine naval vessel BRP Sierra Madre at Ayungin Shoal, then the United States might not only offer to re-supply it, but may consider deploying a few Marines on rotation as part of training, said Patrick Cronin, senior director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program Center for a New American Security.

Philippines sign Competition Act and amends existing Cabotage Law

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on July 21 signed two important, historic, and game-changing laws: the Philippine Competition Act and amendments to Cabotage Law.

REALLY? – ISIS leader bans group from creating more gruesome execution videos

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi issued a decree banning his militant fighters from making more barbaric execution videos.

Magundanao Massacre suspect Andal Ampatuan Sr. passes away, succumbs to liver ailment

Andal Sr., who had been comatose at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute since Monday after suffering a heart attack, had been battling advanced stage liver cancer.

China warns Philippines over repairs to grounded ship on Spratly reef outpost

China on Wednesday condemned the Philippines for doing repairs to a rusting ship it ran aground on a South China Sea reef, demanding Manila remove the vessel while adding that Beijing “reserved the right to take further measures”.