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'Miriam will be sorely missed'

THE Filipino nation lost a “moral giant” in the fight against corruption, and an intellectual force and brilliant legal mind in Philippine politics, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said as he mourned the passing of former Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago,…

Romualdezes hail Santiago

PHILIPPINE Constitution Association (Philconsa) president Martin Romualdez yesterday expressed condolences to the loved ones of the late former Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago who passed away Thursday morning after battling lung cancer at the age of 71. “Sen. Santiago is a beacon…

Rody to end joint US military drills

“Susmaryosep, ginoo.” President Rodrigo Duterte made this remark, referring to reports that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) wants him dead. “Sabi nila pa-plano-plano raw ang CIA na patayin ako. Susmaryosep, ginoo,” Duterte said with a straight face as he discussed…

She will be sorely missed -- Lacson

SENATOR Panfilo Lacson who had clashed with his former colleague Miriam Defensor Santiago when they were together in the Senate reacted to her passing by saying the feisty lawmaker would definitely be sorely missed. Lacson said that he is saddened…

Leila’s allies warn vs sex video showing

SENATOR Leila de Lima’s allies in the Senate issued a warning against the plan of the Lower House to show the reported sex video of the lady senator. In a joint statement, Senators Kiko Pangilinan, Franklin Drilon and Bam Aquino…

Marcos mourns Miriam

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FORMER Sen. Ferdinand Marcos, who ran as ex-senator Miriam Defensor Santiago’s running mate in the last national elections, deeply mourned her passing. “Our beacon of wisdom, intelligence and ever-present humor and good sense has flickered out.” “She leaves the world…

Jaybee agrees to spill the beans

High-profile inmate Jaybee Sebastian has changed his mind and now agreed to spill the beans on the illegal drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa. His lawyer Eduardo Arriba said Sebastian, who remained at the Muntinlupa Medical Center…

Show De Lima ‘sex video’ — Alvarez

HOUSE Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said there is nothing wrong, or no law will be violated, if the House panel investigating the drug operations in the national penitentiary will show the alleged sex video of Sen. Leila de Lima. In an…

Leila not running away from fight

ARREST me now, Mr. President. Sen. Leila de Lima threw this challenge to President Rodrigo Duterte urging him to arrest her as she rejected suggestions from friends for her to seek political “asylum” overseas. “I’m not going to leave this…

Stop yakking, Duterte tells De Lima

“STOP yakking to avoid nervous breakdown”. This was President Rodrigo Duterte’s advice to Sen. Leila de Lima as he responded to her outbursts amid their escalating word war including her dare for Duterte to arrest her now. “You know, I’d…

Co was kidnapper of ex-PNP chief’s wife

HIGH-PROFILE New Bilibid Prisons inmate Tony Co, the suspected drug lord who was killed in a riot inside the NBP’s building 14 yesterday was serving time for the September 27, 2001 kidnapping of a woman who later married former Philippine…

Riot rocks bilibid

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Both De Lima and House leader air suspicion about rumble that left one drug lord dead, 3 other high-profile inmates wounded ONE high-profile inmate was stabbed dead while three others including controversial Jaybee Nino Sebastian were hurt in a free-for-all…

BOC Assures no opening of ‘balikbayan’ boxes

BUREAU of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon has assured arriving passengers, especially overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), that customs personnel are under strict orders not to subject any ‘‘balikbayan’’ box to “random” or “arbitrary physical inspection.” “The policy has been the…
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