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No garage, no car

TO solve the monstrous traffic jams, Leyte Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt-Romualdez yesterday filed a proposed law making a parking space that has been certified by concerned authorities a requirement before anybody could buy a motor vehicle in highly urbanized cities…

Romualdez seeks tribute for Yolanda victims

HB 4383 proposes declaration of Nov. 8 of every year as special non-working public holiday in Eastern Visayas LEYTE Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt-Romualdez yesterday pushed for the passage of a proposed law declaring November 8 of every year as a…

3 Western Visayas barangay now ‘drug-free’

AFTER six months of clearing operations, the Police Regional Office 6 yesterday declared as ‘drug-free’ 83 of 1,973 barangays in Western Visayas. PRO6 director Chief Supt. Jose L. Gentiles said the cleared barangays are composed of 58 from Aklan province,…

5 Maute Group members killed in clash with MILF

FIVE members of local terrorist group (LTG) Maute Group were killed in an encounter with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) fighters the other day in the border of Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur province. MILF Chair for Military Affairs Von…

Celebrity president

NEW YORK — If the 2016 presidential election was the planet’s biggest circus then Donald Trump’s transition from tabloid tycoon into leader of the Free World has become America’s ultimate reality TV show. From cabinet appointments to his newly embraced…

Display firecrackers to mark Xmas, New Year

A Metro Manila solon is urging the local government units (LGUs) to just hold firecrackers display in their respective areas in the celebration of Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Quezon City Rep. Winnie Castelo favors the total ban of firecrackers…

Palace vs EJKs

Malacañang reassured the public yesterday that the government does not condone extrajudicial killings as the world celebrates International Human Rights Day. “We do not condone human rights violations and we are against any extrajudicial killings,” Communications Assistant Secretary Ana Marie…

We respect human rights — Malacañang

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MALACAÑANG reassured the public yesterday that the government does not condone extrajudicial killings as the world celebrates International Human Rights Day. “We do not condone human rights violations and we are against any extrajudicial killings,” Communications Assistant Secretary Ana Marie…

DILG report on extrajudicial deaths scored

SENATOR Leila de Lima slammed the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for concluding after an investigation that there are no massive human rights violations in the country. In a statement, De Lima described the DILG’s independent probe as…

House panel set to okay feeding program measure

WITH only one session week left this 2016, a House panel will approve a measure institutionalizing the government’s feeding program for school children. At least 13 measures will be consolidated into one version of the feeding program bill which the…

Slays report released

AN independent probe into the drug-related killings during the first few months of President Duterte’s administration proved critics wrong after it found no massive human rights violation in these cases. The DILG independent human rights probe (IRHP) headed by Asst.…

Palace defends transport chief

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TRANSPORTATION Secretary Arthur Tugade still has President Rodrigo Duterte’s trust and confidence. “Tugade, as a presidential appointee, enjoys the trust and confidence of the President. With barely a few months and he is really doing his best naman po,” Presidential…

Stop her!

THE Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) is making a last-ditch effort to keep Sen. Leila de Lima from leaving the country today. VACC chairman Dante Jimenez said in a forum that De Lima should stay in the country to…
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