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Du30: No hand in Rappler case

“WALA akong kinalaman dyan sa Rappler na yan ha.” So said President Rodrigo Duterte as he denied having a hand in the closure order by the Securities and Exchange Commission to Rappler. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte called him…

Can PACC probe deputy ombudsmen?

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DANTE Jimenez, the man President Rodrigo Duterte tapped to head the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC), said he wants confirmation on whether the agency can investigate deputies at the Office of the Ombudsman. President Rodrigo Duterte in October 2017 formed the…

Faeldon sworn in as OCD deputy administrator

FOUR days after his temporary release from Senate detention, former Customs chief and retired Marine Captain Nicanor Faeldon yesterday took his oath as the Deputy Administrator for Operations of the Office of Civil Defense. In a simple ceremony held at…

Drug war critics ordered to reply to gov’t

THE Supreme Court yesterday ordered critics of the present administration’s war on drugs to comment on the government’s petition for blocking full documentation of more than 3,000 alleged extrajudicial killings. Those ordered to comment were the Center for International Law…

PH to seek pardon for 9 condemned Pinoys in Malaysia

THE Philippine government will seek clemency from the King of Malaysia for nine Filipinos who were sentenced to death for waging war against the monarch in Lahad Datu in 2013. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Office of Undersecretary for…

Slain official top awardee in today’s PNP-AKG anniversary

THE Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) will mark its 6th founding anniversary today by paying the highest tribute to one of its officials killed in a gunbattle with heavily-armed kidnappers holding a victim in Angat, Bulacan two days before…

21 SSS execs face graft raps

SOCIAL Security System (SSS) Commissioner Pompee La Viña yesterday filed multiple charges against 21 SSS officials and executives over alleged violations in the awarding of almost P150 million media contracts. In a complaint, La Viña also sought the immediate suspension…

If you cannot follow, step aside -- Lapeña

THERE seems to be no end in the movement of officials and personnel at the Bureau of Customs (BoC) with Commissioner Isidro Lapeña announcing that yet another reshuffle covering at least 48 positions is to be implemented this week. At…

CHED chief resigns!

President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to choose the replacement of Commission on Higher Education (CHED) chairperson Patricia Licuanan after she quit her post. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Licuanan’s resignation letter has been received at about 8 a.m. yesterday and…

SEC revokes Rappler registration

Malacañang respects the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) decision to revoke the certificates of incorporation of Rappler Inc. and Rappler Holdings Corp. In a statement to Palace reporters yesterday, Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the people behind the news website…

2018 to be a banner year for PNP’s ICT

YEAR 2018 is expected to be a banner year for the Directorate for Information and Communication Technology Management (DICTM) of the Philippine National Police which is expected to complete its three game-changing projects within the next six months, the Journal…

Umali: No more time to impeach Morales

THE chairman of the House committee on justice said yesterday there was no more sufficient time to push for the impeachment of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales who is scheduled to retire this July. Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali, the panel…

PRC, EU envoys hold meeting to help typhoon victims

IN a continous effort to make life better for residents devastated by recent typhoons in the country, a consultative meeting was held on Friday between the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and the European Union (EU) ambassadors. PRC chairman Senator Richard…

‘Bato’ to lead PNP Intelligence Group’s 39th anniversary

PHILIPPINE National Police chief, Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa will lead this week’s 39th anniversary of the PNP Intelligence Group which has been credited for helping capture many of the country’s most wanted terrorists, criminals and other enemies…
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