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BIR sues Mighty for P9.5B

The Bureau of Internal Revenue yesterday lodged a P9.564 billion tax evasion case against tobacco firm Mighty Corporation and its officials for supposedly using bogus tax stamps on their products to evade the payment of excise tax to the government.…

Public cautioned on ‘new’ BoC chief

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) yesterday issued a public warning regarding a man who, apart from misrepresenting himself as a “replacement” for Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon, has been allegedly linked to extortion and various scams. The bureau issued the warning after…

Rogue cops-free drug war urged

MEMBERS of the House of Representatives have expressed full support to the Philippine National Police (PNP) on its renewed campaign against illegal drugs however, also asked the agency to ensure honest cops. The PNP led by Police General Ronald “Bato”…

DFA comments on Robredo video talk on summary slays

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday said the video of the remarks of Vice President Leni Robredo about alleged drug-related extrajudicial killings in the Philippines is not part of the official proceedings of the 60th Session of the United…

Prove ‘palit-ulo’ claim, Robredo told

THERE is no such thing as “palit-ulo” in the fight against illegal drugs, Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno maintained as he belied the allegations of Vice President Lenny Robredo on the anti-drug operations of the national police. Earlier PNP chief Director…

Sandiganbayan junks quash motion of Petrasanta et al

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THE trial of the graft case filed against former Philippine National Police Firearms and Explosives Office chief Raul Petrasanta and his co-accused will proceed. This developed after the police officers failed to convince the Sandiganbayan to dismiss the 28 counts…

Solons back renewed anti-drugs campaign

LAWMAKERS have expressed support for the renewed anti-illegal drugs campaign of the Philippine National Police (PNP) dubbed “Oplan Double Barrel: Reloaded,” but sought enough safeguards to prevent abuses which marked the agency’s earlier operations. Members of the House committee on…

Drive vs unlicensed software intensified

The Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT) continues to track down more companies allegedly using unlicensed computer software in their operations. According to agents of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) and the Philippine National Police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection…

Congress urged to expand info drive on Con-Ass

A HOUSE leader yesterday called on the Congress to expand its scheduled information dissemination drive on the Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass) by engaging with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and civil society groups to shift to overdrive…

ICAD targets ‘big fishes’ in PH drug industry

DRUG lords and their protectors better watch out as the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) headed by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Isidro S. Lapeña is now fully operational with its member agencies including the Philippine National Police…

Alvarez sets suit vs Leni

SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez is set to file his own impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo, separate from the one submitted to the House of Representatives by a private group called Volunteers for Good Government. In a text message, Alvarez…

Kiko vs Koko over Robredo impeach

SENATOR Kiko Pangilinan rejected Senate President Koko Pimentel’s call for the Liberal Party (LP) to denounce the filing of the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte by Magdalo partylist Rep. Gary Alejano. Pimentel said suspicion is strong the LP, particularly…

Duterte meets Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

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HUMAN rights abuses in the Philippines and Myanmar were not brought up during President Rodrigo Duterte’s meeting with Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi. “Those things were not discussed... It’s not at all an issue to us,” trade…

PH checking China’s SCS construction plan

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CHINA’S planned new construction in the South China Sea (SCS) is inconsistent with the country’s official position on the region, Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said. He said however that China’s alleged plan to build structures—including a monitoring station at the…

Ex-Meycauayan city mayor barred from holding gov’t post

A ruling by the Office of the Ombudsman has permanently barred a former city mayor in the province of Bulacan from holding any public office after she was found guilty of serious dishonesty and grave misconduct for mishandling the city’s…
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