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House eyes swift okay of 3T budget, fed, BOL

THE House leadership is eyeing the swift passage of the 2019 P3.757 trillion national budget, federalism, and ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) as its top priorities when Congress opens its third and last regular session of the 17th…

Committee to start hearings on draft federal charter

AS Congress resumes its session today, the House committee on constitutional amendments will begin its series of hearings this week on the draft federal constitution submitted by the Consultative Committee (Con-Com) led by its chairman Reynato Puno that Speaker Pantaleon…

1-strike policy vs drug positive workers backed

THE Department of Justice (DoJ) yesterday expressed support for the Dangerous Drugs Board’s (DDB) stand on the implementation of a one-strike policy in dismissing government personnel who will be found positive for illegal drug use. “”I agree that a government…

Sotto questions provision on bet with college degree

THIS early, Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III is questioning a provision in the federal draft charter which would require a candidate for the presidential and other key posts to have a college degree in order to run for election.…

Dengvaxia aid fund ok pushed

Nograles urges Senate to approve P1.16B fund for dengue vaccine victims HOUSE Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Karlo “Ang Probinsyano” Nograles yesterday urged the Senate to act on its version of the proposed P1.16-billion Supplemental Budget meant to provide medical aid…

House to start hearings on draft federal Charter

FOLLOWING Congress’ resumption of session today, the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments will begin its series of hearings this week on the draft federal Constitution submitted by the Consultative Committee (Con-Com) led by its chairman Reynato Puno that Speaker Pantaleon…

Duterte delivers third SONA today

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is set to stick to his campaign battle cry of “change is coming” as he renews his commitment to his fight against illegal drugs, criminality and corruption in his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) today.…

CIDG nabs 3 wanted persons in Angeles

ANGELES City -- Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) here arrested over the weekend two men and a woman wanted by the court for various cases, including theft, acts of lasciviousness and carnapping. Senior Insp. Arvin Hosmillo,…

Ex-cop shoots brod dead

TRECE Martires City, Cavite -- A retired policeman shot dead his younger brother during the course of their argument in Bgy. Gregorio last Saturday morning. Bonifacio Lubigan, a former policeman in Cavite, fled after shooting his brother Severo at 10…

2 jeepney drivers peddling drugs nabbed in San Juan

TWO jeepney drivers, who allegedly sells drugs as their sideline, were nabbed by operatives of San Juan police during a buy-bust operation yesterday morning. In a report submitted to Eastern Police District (EPD) director Senior Supt. Joel Bernabe Balba by…

Erap, all out sa Liga team ni Yupangco

“Ibigay n’yo ang buong suporta kay Mon (Yupangco) gaya ng pagsuporta ninyo sa akin.” Ito ay panawagan ni Manila Mayor Joseph ‘Erap’ Estrada sa lahat ng punong barangay sa Maynila para sa nalalapit na Liga ng mga Barangay election sa…
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