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Panel ready for 2 impeach complaints

THE impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno may finally be filed this Tuesday or tomorrow (Wednesday) as the chairman of the House committee on justice is also prepared to tackle the matter along with the ouster petition lodged…

AFP prepares for final Marawi battle

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is now preparing for one big, final battle in Marawi City shortly after government forces recovered the grand mosque in the area that was previously occupied by the Maute-ISIS group. AFP Chief of…

Senate sets 2 probes into BoC corruption

THE Senate will conduct two separate inquiries into the alleged corruption in the Bureau of Customs as they urged former Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon to tell all after he hinted that several officials were trying to muzzle the…

Add’l budget won’t save BoC — Atienza

AN opposition solon is objecting to the proposed additional budget for the Bureau of Customs (BoC) amounting to P4.2 billion. Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza said the BoC doesn’t deserve to have additional funding especially since it failed to address the …

Faeldon gets Duterte advice

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“TAKE a few days off.” That was the advice President Rodrigo Duterte said he gave former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon amid the P6.4 billion shabu scandal that has gripped his agency for the past few weeks. “I told him to…

BoC middleman moved to Parañaque jail

BUSINESSMAN and alleged Customs middleman Kenneth Dong has been transferred to the Parañaque City Jail. He has a pending rape case in the Paranaque regional trial court. “He was transferred upon orders of the court. The NBI had no choice…

PH hospitals ready for Japanese Encephalitis-- DoH

AMID the rise of Japanese encephalitis cases in Pampanga which already caused the death of four persons, the Department of Health yesterday stressed all hospitals have been given a clinical practice guideline. “Matagal na po tayong may mga kaso ng…

PPP is not privatization -- DILG

THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has clarified that public-private partnership (PPP) and privatization are not the same. According to Bureau of Local Government Development Director Anna Liza Bonagua, the mindset of local government units (LGUs) that PPP…

Duterte No. 1 among 5 government execs

President Rodrigo Duterte is the leading official in terms of being most loving, caring, solid and decisive among the five highest government executives in the country, according to a recent survey The results of the “Pahayag” pilot survey, conducted by…

Russia wants to promote fruits, vegetables from PH

WITH the increasing demand for tropical fruits such as bananas on the Russian market, a Philippine diplomat in Russia recently met with a businessman involved in the bulk importation of fruits and vegetables to promote the agricultural products from the…

Scrap BoC request for P4.2B funding -- Solon

AN opposition House leader has asked his colleagues in Congress to scrap the extra P4.2 billion annual funding requested by the Bureau of Customs (BoC) to fill up more than 3,000 vacant positions, dismissing the spending as unnecessary. Instead, House…

Kian case: Aguirre told to inhibit

Student leaders yesterday asked Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II to inhibit from the Kian Loyd delos Santos slay case, saying the public official’s impartiality was questionable and murky for he has already prejudged the case. “It should always be presumed…

PNP: Minors being used in illegal drug trade

PRESENCE of juvenile delinquents being used as ‘couriers’ or direct participants in drug trafficking by local syndicates have prompted the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency to signal a massive alarm hoping that the public will help…

Digong's son clean - Solon

PRESIDENTIAL son and Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte has no administrative or criminal liability but broker-importer Mark Taguba will face a complaint punishable by life imprisonment along with other public officials and private individuals over the controversies at the…

PAO sets sights on alleged video of Kian’s killing

THERE was supposedly a cellphone video that captured scenes showing lawmen killing the hapless 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos who was finally laid to rest Saturday. The supposed video, according to the Public Attorneys Office (PAO), was from the cellphone…
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