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Heroes welcomed at Villamor base

THE bodies of 42 slain Special Action Force commandos placed in flag-draped metal caskets arrived at the Villamor Airbase past 10 a.m. yesterday starting a tearful ceremony in honor of the fallen heroes minus President Benigno Aquino III who was in Laguna to open an automobile plant. Interior and Local…

RH law repeal sought

THE House independent bloc has pushed for the passage of a proposed law repealing the controversial Reproductive Health Law. Buhay Hayaang Yumabong (Buhay) party-list Rep. Lito Atienza led the filing of House Bill (HB) No. 5373 which is being backed by House independent bloc leader and Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin…

More solons want BBL hearings suspended

MORE lawmakers want to defer all deliberations on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), in light with the brutal killing of 44 members of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF). Buhay Party-list Rep. Lito Atienza and Citizens Battle Against Corruption (Cibac) party-list Rep. Sherwin Tugna said that it is…

Return kickbacks, Mercado prodded

FORMER Makati Vice Mayor and now Senate witness Ernesto Mercado has been dared to surrender to the National Treasury the alleged kickbacks he earned from several projects. The challenge came from Makati City Rep. Abigail Binay, one of the daughters of Vice President Jejomar Binay who is now being accused…

Senate drama

FORMER Senators Joker Arroyo and Rene Saguisag yesterday were appalled by the developments yesterday at the Senate where they accompanied Makati Mayor Junjun Binay who had been arrested by the Upper Chamber’s sergeant-at-arms and forced to attend a hearing of the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee. Both seasoned lawmakers and lawyers,…
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