THE chairman of the House committee on dangerous drugs yesterday cleared ex-Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña from any accountability on the alleged shabu smuggling as he insisted on detaining former Customs intelligence officer 1 Jimmy Guban in his panel’s custody.
WITH two months to go before the start of gunban for 2019 mid-term elections, Philippine National Police chief, Director General Oscar D. Albayalde yesterday said that more police checkpoints have been put up in Metro Manila and other parts of the country as part of their measures to prevent the flow of unauthorized firearms and other deadly weapons that could be used to sow violence during the polling period.
Former Customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon yesterday refuted reports of his absence as the new head of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), saying he has not been officially notified of his supposed appointment.
SURIGAO del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers, chairman of the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs, expressed strong objection to the plan of putting former Customs intelligence officer Jimmy Guban under the Witness Protection Program (WPP).
FORMER Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña has been charged with graft before the Department of Justice in connection with the 105 containers of ceramic tiles that mysteriously disappeared from the Bureau of Customs compound last March.
THE Senate finance committee yesterday made headway after it passed the proposed 2019 budgets of three government offices, namely, the Departments of Public Works and Highways (DWPH), Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO).