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Mixed reactions on Sueno

DISMISSAL is not enough, charges should be filed. This was the reaction of an administration solon to the removal of Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno from the Cabinet following allegations of corruption. “Formal charges must be filed if…

Speculation rife Bongbong to head DILG

A LAWMAKER believes that former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will not “forfeit” his election protest even if he accepts the Interior and Local Government position left vacant by the dismissal of Ismael Sueno. Kabayan Rep. Harry Roque, a lawyer…

PNP operations won't be affected by Sueno dismissal

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. de la Rosa yesterday stressed that their operational and administrative programs won’t be affected by President Duterte’s dismissal of Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno over corruption charges. In particular,…

Kadamay gets houses

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte had a change of heart yesterday as he decided to gift the urban poor Kadamay with housing units in several resettlement zones in Bulacan. Duterte said earlier that he would not tolerate the Kadamays only to change…

Gov’t, Reds okay interim ceasefire

THE Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) agreed Monday on a joint interim ceasefire during the fourth round of peace talks in The Netherlands. Despite the…

Trillanes warns on communist infiltration

SENATOR Antonio Trillanes IV has warned that some communist rebels might use the housing projects in Pandi, Bulacan, occupied by the militant Kadamay group, as their “safe haven” amid a report that insurgents are already “employed” in some government agencies.…

NPO ‘scam’

NBI eyes lie detector test for printing anomaly personalities THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is considering giving a lie detector test to personalities linked to alleged anomalies at the National Printing Office (NPO) involving printing jobs for the Social…

Banana deal probe backed

Inquiry into questioned TADECO-BuCor contract gains Palace approval MALACAÑANG supports the move of the Department of Justice to undertake a review of the questionable contract of the Bureau of Corrections and the Tagum Agricultural Development Company, Inc. (TADECO) owned by…

Jinggoy furlough for Erap’s birthday bash nixed

THE state prosecutors objected to the request of former Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada to attend the birthday of his father former President now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada. The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) yesterday submitted comments to the Sandiganbayan…

DOJ sets ‘banana scam’ probe

THE Department of Justice has been given the details of the joint venture agreement between banana exporter Tagum Agricultural Development Co. Inc. (Tadeco) and the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) on the long-term lease of 5,308 hectares of Davao Penal Colony…

Duterte ax hangs above heads of gov’t execs, men

ANOTHER government official’s head will roll, President Rodrigo Duterte said even as he warned anew personnel of the Bureaus of Customs and Immigration they will all be axed even if only one of them engages in corruption. “In due time,…

House should focus on vital work — Barbers

A Mindanao solon yesterday said Congress should not focus its attention on the personal aspect of the tiff between Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Davao del Norte Rep. Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo Jr. Speaking in the weekly forum Ugnayan sa Batasan, Surigao…

DU30 decries DAP misuse

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte yesterday said he is set to expose the misuse by former President Noynoy Aquino and key aides and allies of Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds, vowing to expose their hypocrisy and urging media to bring the issue…

Divorce law pushed

A progressive woman party-list lawmaker yesterday strongly urged Speaker Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez to prioritize the immediate passage of a proposed law legalizing divorce in the country as ultimate solution to troubled marriages. “Sana po as much as possible ilagay niya…

Land deal review urged

THE Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) is urging the Duterte administration to revisit the terms of the consolidated joint venture agreement signed between banana exporter Tagum Agricultural Development Co. Inc. (Tadeco) and the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) over the…
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