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Go innocence ‘very clear’ — Palace

IT is “very clear” that Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go did not intervene in the frigate project of the Philippine Navy, Malacanang said yesterday. Go faced a Senate inquiry yesterday to answer allegations that he intervened in…

Mercado interest in frigate arms deal questioned

MALACANANG questioned yesterday why sacked Philippine Navy chief, Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado, made several trips to the office of Thales Tacticos, which the then navy official allegedly pushed as supplier of the combat management system for the two frigates…

Duterte flying to Iloilo to visit Demafelis wake

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is set to travel to Iloilo this week to pay his last respects to Joanna Demafelis, the Filipina domestic worker whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait. Presidential spokesperson Harry…

GMA laments haste in her arrest order

LAMENTING the difference, former President now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo recalled that it only took two hours for the Pasay Regional Trial Court to issue an arrest warrant against her while months passed before the Muntinlupa RTC issued the same…

CJ’s tax declarations had ‘discrepancies’

AN official of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) yesterday said that there are discrepancies in the tax declarations of Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno. However, the questionable figures and details cannot be disclosed to the public unless allowed by the…

2 RTC judges deny pressure from Sereno

CONTRARY to the claim of complainant Atty. Larry Gadon, two Regional Trial Court judges denied receiving calls from Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to defer issuing a warrant of arrest against Senator Leila de Lima. Appearing before the impeachment hearing,…

Ex-sulu Gov, son charged

Over alleged failure to file statements of assets, liabilities and net worth THE Office of the Ombudsman has charged a former governor and his son before the Sandiganbayan over their alleged failure to file their statements of assets, liabilities and…

65 LTO-NCR employees promoted

This was disclosed by Atty. Clarence Guinto, Director of LTO-NCR, during an interview yesterday. Guinto said most of the employees promoted have been in the agency for almost 20 and even 25 years. “Deserving lahat ang promoted employees, lahat sila…

Ex-Gov, son charged!

MERON daw isang ’di kanais-nais na milagro na naganap sa loob ng isang elevator. Itey otoko ay G na G ay dinedma daw ng isang millennial. Based on the charge sheets signed by Assistant Special Prosecutor III Jorge Espinal, charged…

I’m innocent, Go insists

PRESIDENTIAL special assistant Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go yesterday appeared before the Senate and insisted he was innocent of the charge that he tried to “meddle” in the P15.5 billion Frigate Acquisition Project of the Philippine Navy. “I did not intervene…

Solon underscores conflicts of interest in Dengvaxia issue

THE chairman of the House committee on good government and public accountability investigating the Dengvaxia controversy has asked health experts to voluntarily disclose their potential conflicts of interest every time they make a statement in the media. “The mere perception…

PH’s sovereign rights over Benham Rise cited

BEIJING’S move to assign Chinese names to five seamounts in Benham or the Philippine Rise does not have any impact on the sovereign rights that Manila enjoys over the 13 million-hectare extinct underwater volcano ridge, House Senior Deputy Minority Leader…

US envoy pays visit to INC head

THE local-based religious group Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) described as “perfect timing” the visit of United States ambassador to the Philippines, His Excellency Sung Kim, to the church’s executive minister, Eduardo V. Manalo, early last week. “The timing is perfect…

Go ready to tell all on frigate deal

PRESIDENTIAL spokesman Harry Roque said President Rodrigo Duterte's trusted aide, Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence 'Bong' Go, is "ready" to reveal the "truth" when the Senate convenes today to look into the multi-billion peso frigate acquisition by…

LP scored over black propaganda

“THE Liberal Party has resorted to an avalanche of black propaganda to circumvent the cases filed against them,” Duterte Youth chairman Ronald Cardema said as he decried the allegations hurled by the LP against the administration. “It’s obvious that the…
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