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DU30 denies hand in Sereno ouster move

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte had nothing to do with the filing of an impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Duterte told reporters that he doesn’t want to meddle in the impeachment proceedings. “Ay, ayaw ko makialam diyan,” he said…

Non-panel members allowed to listen

NON-MEMBERS of the House committee on justice were allowed to attend or witness the impeachment proceedings but they could not participate in the discussion, the committee ruled yesterday in response to the question of opposition Rep. Edcel Lagman, who insisted…

SC asked to nullify P836M driver’s license card deal

THE Supreme Court (SC) has been asked to nullify the P836-million deal by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) for the purchase of driver’s license cards this year. In a petition, ACTS OFW Party-list Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III said the General…

House OKs bill restoring PNP’s power to issue subpoena

A measure that strengthens the power of the Philippine National Police (PNP), particularly the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), was approved on third and final reading. With a vote of 193-7 the House of Representatives passed House Bill Number…

Senate probe into PH child pornography pushed

SENATOR Grace Poe renewed her call for a Senate investigation into the proliferation of child pornography and sexual exploitationwhich she described as “disturbing” that is fast becoming a “pervasive and extensive problem.” Poe said she is pushing for an investigation…

No ceasefire with NPA rebels -- PNP

POLICE yesterday were told to continue their ‘full-court press’ against the New People’s Army and keep the rebels on the run after President Rodrigo Duterte declared that there would be no ceasefire with the leftist movement this Christmas. “We will…

Massive security measures set for Yuletide season -- ‘Bato’

MEMBERS of the 160,000-strong Philippine National Police have been ordered to launch a massive security measure nationwide including the strict enforcement of the law on firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices and the ban on indiscriminate firing to ensure the peaceful…

Tricycle drivers sa Antipolo isinailalim sa drug seminar

UPANG matiyak na ligtas ang mga tao sa mga sumasakay ng tricycle na posibleng gumagamit ng droga, isinailalim ang mga miyembro ng Sitio Kaila Palengke Toda (SIKAPTODA) sa Antipolo City sa Drug Abuse Preventive Education Seminar. Mismong ang Pamahalaang Lungsod…

Expanded studes’ discount fare sponsored by Angara

Senator Edgardo “Sonny” Angara has sponsored the bill that seeks to expand the coverage of the 20% student fare discount to not only include land transport, but also air, water and rail transport all year round. Angara said it is…

DDB 'junkets' scrutinized

ALLEGED foreign junkets by some officials of the Dangerous Drugs Board are now being investigated by government anti-graft authorities even as the president of the DDB Employees’ Union yesterday denied any knowledge of the letter supposedly sent by a certain…

Roque takes CHR to task, probes Maute atrocities

MALACAÑANG lashed out yesterday at Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Commissioner Roberto Cadiz for saying that human rights and the rule of law are being mocked by a lawyer who is “aided and abetted by other lawyers.” Cadiz, in a…

SSC welcomes probes

SOCIAL Security Commission (SSC), the policy-making body of the Social Security System (SSS), welcomes the investigations to be conducted by Congress and third party institutions in support of the SSC’s house cleaning efforts, particularly on the conduct of its officials…

DoJ asked to junk P6.4B shabu raps

ALLEGED customs fixer Mark Ruben Taguba and businessman Kenneth Dong have asked the Department of Justice to junk the smuggling charges lodged against them over the controversial P6.4-billion shabu shipment from China. In separate counter-affidavits, Taguba and Dong urged the…

Five steel mills face probe for air pollution

FIVE steel mills are in hot water after they were found to have been emitting high air pollution levels that are detrimental to the environment and public health. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has ordered an investigation into possible violations committed…
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