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Cayetano slams EU lawmakers

FOREIGN Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano on Thursday slammed the European lawmakers for interfering in Philippines internal affairs. “The European Parliament has crossed a red line when it called for unwarranted actions against the Philippines,” Cayetano said in a strongly-worded…

3rd disbarment suit filed vs Sereno foe

IMPEACHMENT complainant Atty. Larry Gadon was slapped yesterday with another disbarment case before the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP). This brought to three the total number of disbarment suits lodged against him. This time around, the complaint was filed…

SALN issue raised vs SC’s De Castro

A PRIVATE citizen asked the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) to initiate quo warranto proceedings this time against Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro also for failing to submit her statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN).…

Voters will junk drug-linked village chiefs — solon

A HOUSE leader predicted yesterday that the May 14barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls will be used by the electorate to reject candidates who are perceived to be behind the illegal drug trade in the country. Ako Bicol party-list Rep.…

Labor firms face crackdown

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has ordered Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to draw up an inventory of companies engaged in labor-only contracting. A Memorandum from the President, signed on Tuesday but made public yesterday instructs Bello to submit in 30 days…

Gov’t biggest endo practitioner — solons

BAYAN Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate yesterday said it is difficult for the Duterte administration to stop endo because the government itself is the biggest employer of contractuals. In the public sector, based on Inventory of Government Human Resources as…

Turnover of seized rice to NFA for free urged

A NORTHERN Luzon congressman yesterday urged the Philippine Navy to just give for free to the National Food Authority (NFA) the 27,000 sacks of rice it seized recently. “Instead of selling to the NFA, why not automatically add the 27,000…

Purge

New PNP chief determined to ferret out scalawags in PNP NEWLY-INSTALLED Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde yesterday ordered much-tougher counter-intelligence operations to weed out misfits and scalawags in the police force and vowed to spare no…

Bear with checkpoints, PNP tells MC riders

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde yesterday called for the full “cooperation and understanding” of motorcycle drivers and their passengers as the police conduct stricter checkpoints to address illegal drugs, guns and other weapons before, during and…

Okayed: Giant bus terminal

THE government has approved a proposal for the creation of a “giant” integrated bus terminal facility for northbound provincial buses that is also expected to significantly contribute to easing the volume of traffic in Metro Manila streets. Atty. Glicerio Santos,…

No EO vs endo

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will no longer issue an executive order stopping “endo” or end of contract scheme, Malacañang said yesterday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the position of the Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello was to leave it to Congress to…

Albayalde takes over as 22nd PNP chief

NEW Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde yesterday was sworn in by President Duterte as the 22nd PNP chief, and vowed to further pursue the 190,000-strong police force’s crackdown against drugs, criminality and corruption. Albayalde replaced his…

Roque: CJ, not DU30, undermining judiciary

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CHIEF Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, not President Rodrigo Duterte, is a threat to the integrity of the judicial branch, the President’s spokesman said Thursday amid a possible United Nations probe into the state of the Philippine judiciary. Presidential Spokesperson Harry…

Foreigners in pro-gov’t rallies will be deported

MALACAÑANG yesterday made it clear foreigners who will join pro-government rallies will also be deported but denied there is a crackdown on foreign activists like Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox who was briefly detained by the Bureau of Immigration. Presidential…
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