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Lagman decides to challenge ML ruling

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IN a change of heart, the group of Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman decided to contest the Supreme Court ruling upholding the martial law declaration of President Rodrigo Duterte. “After perusing the ponencia or the majority decision of the Supreme Court…

BI warns personnel: No VIP treatment at airports

THE Bureau of Immigration has warned its personnel to strictly enforce its policy declaring as off-limits to unauthorized persons its Immigration areas in all the international airports and against giving VIP treatment to passengers. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said he…

Stiffer penalties for ‘Pastor Hokage’ FB group sought

Alarmed by the growing popularity of pornography on Facebook under the guise of Bible study group of Pastor Hokage, Senator Risa Hontiveros yesterday called for an investigation into the issue insisting that stiffer penalties should be imposed on people who…

PNP computer expert tells public: Don’t easily click

Mamang pulis THE Philippine National Police Information Technology Management Service (PNP-ITMS) director, Chief Superintendent Edwin Jose G. Nemenzo, yesterday urged the public to be wary of cyber criminals known for their ultra-modern extortion activities both here and abroad. The most…

Senators want probe into Senate supply overstocking report

SENATE Majority Floor Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III sought the accountability of personnel responsible for overstocking of toilet paper and other logistics in the Senate, as reported by the Commission on Audit (CoA). Sotto said an investigation should be conducted…

Show-cause order vs 3 CA justices deferred

HOUSE leaders decided to defer the issuance of a show-cause order issued against the three justices of the Court of Appeals for allegedly encroaching on the House jurisdiction over the six employees of the Ilocos Norte provincial office. Surigao del…

Raps over Tadeco-BuCor accord pushed

THE Commission on Audit (CoA) has recommended the filing of corruption cases against officials of the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) who signed and approved the Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) with Tagum Agricultural Development Company…

ASEAN solons rallied to Duterte drug war

SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez urged other lawmakers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to support President Rodrigo Duterte in his bold war against illegal drugs. Alvarez made the call in his welcome remarks at the opening yesterday of the…

DoJ reinstates qualified theft suit vs fugitive solon

The Department of Justice (DoJ) has reinstated the P3.4-million qualified theft case against fugitive 1-Pacman partylist Rep. Michael Romero and two other former officials of Harbour Centre Port Terminal Inc. (HCPTI). In a 19-page resolution released to the media yesterday,…

3 logistics supporters of Maute nabbed in CDO

THREE members of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) inspired Maute Terror Group (MTG) who allegedly provide logistics to the local terrorist group were arrested before dawn in Cagayan de Oro City. This was confirmed by Armed Forces of…

Cyberbullying on the rise, PNP warns public

RISING cases of cyberbullying have alarmed the Philippine National Police, prompting the PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) to ask the help of the entire citizenry in addressing the problem in schools, universities, workplaces and other areas in the country which has…

SC backs CA in spat with HoR over Ilocos 6 release

The Supreme Court yesterday reiterated its support for the Court of Appeals in its spat with the House of Representatives on the release of the six Ilocos Norte provincial officials who are under detention for more than a month now…

Ex-Speaker: Duterte ‘excellent’ in 1st year

FORMER Speaker Prospero “Boy” Nograles said President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte has been “excellent” during his first year in office and has largely delivered his key campaign promises. “He has been exemplary in the key factors of the presidency,” said Nograles…

Ejercito calls for Trillanes probe

SENATOR JV Ejercito yesterday called for a probe by the Senate ethics committee into the supposed damaging statement of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV who labeled his colleagues as “cowards” and “puppets” of the Duterte administration. “Maybe it is high time…
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