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CSC tells gov’t workers: File SALN by April 30

THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) yesterday reminded all public officials and government employees to file their statement of assets, liabilities and networth (SALN) for 2017 on April 30. According to the CSC, state workers should file their SALN early to…

Ex-mayor gets death threat on tarpaulin

IT looked like a scene from the horror flick Final Destination. A tarpaulin left hanging on an overpass shows the photo of six people, two of whom have been killed and whose faces were spray-painted with X. In the center…

No dU30 again at edsa fete

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will skip once again the celebration of EDSA People Power Revolution on Sunday. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) made the confirmation after the rehearsal for the 32nd anniversary of the historic event that led…

Malampaya fund theft riles President

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has called for accountability for the corruption involving earnings of the Malampaya natural gas project. “Alam mo ang malas ng Pilipinas? Ewan ko, Diyos lang ang makasagot nito. Ang Indonesia, may oil. Brunei, may oil. Ang Malaysia,…

Maute remnants still a threat — Brawner

MONTHS after being routed from the southern Philippine city of Marawi, jihadists are waging a fresh and deadly bid to set up a Southeast Asian caliphate in the same region, the military warned Friday. The gunmen have mustered a force…

Malacañang cites gov’t fight against corruption

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“CORRUPTION cannot be solved overnight,” Malacanang said yesterday as it lamented reports that the Philippines’ ranking slipped in a global corruption perception survey. In a statement, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the government is taking seriously the results of the…

Duterte shrugs off Sara-Alvarez tiff

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has distanced himself from the tiff between his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. “Puro man sila abogado, ‘di hayaan ko,” Duterte said in an ambush interview after he visited the wake of…

Divorce opposed

SOME senators expressed opposition to introducing divorce in the country even as the House of Representatives is pushing for it. Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III said he is not inclined to file a counterpart divorce bill in the Senate.…

Protest US intel report on Duterte, Speaker urges DFA

DISMAYED Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez yesterday said the Department of Foreign Affairs should file a diplomatic protest with the United States over its intelligence report declaring President Rodrigo Duterte “a threat to democracy and human rights in Southeast Asia.” At the…

PNP chief's term extended anew

FOR the second time, President Duterte will extend the term of Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa after this coming April 21 giving the top cop ample time to lead the PNP’s reinvigorated war on…

New power firm welcome

SPEAKER Pantaleon ‘Bebot’ Alvarez yesterday said Congress can entertain another electric distribution utility firm to replace Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) should its legislative franchise expire. Alvarez said it is fully within the power, authority and discretion of Congress to look…

Solon decries ‘illegal’ quarry in Nueva Ecija

REPRESENTATIVE Rosanna “Ria” V. Vergara of the 3rd District of Nueva Ecija denounced the quarrying activities in Nueva Ecija and exposed alleged violations of law being committed by provincial government officials including the misdeclaration of the quarry tax collections and…

Palace slams US intel report on Duterte

MALACAÑANG yesterday slammed a US intelligence community report that tagged President Rodrigo Duterte as “a threat to democracy and human rights in Southeast Asia.” A World Threat Assessment Report published last week identified Duterte, along with ruling Thai officials and…

Court urged to declare CPP-NPA terror group

THE Manila regional trial court has been formally asked to declare the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), together with its armed wing the New Peoples’ Army, (NPA), a terrorist organization. Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Peter Ong filed the petition…
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