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Rappler’s tax evasion hearing set tomorrow

THE Department of Justice will start on Tuesday the preliminary investigation into the tax evasion charges filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) against Rappler Holdings Corp. (RHC) and its officers for failing to pay P133 million in taxes.…

Massacre suspect bullied by Ma-in-law

“PILIT kaming pinaghihiwalay ng aking biyenan kasi nababalitaan ko nga na mayroong Amerikanong kaibigan ang aking live-in partner.” Thus said behind bars by the lone suspect in the massacre of six family members and the wounding of a 19-year-old girl…

Ma, preggy daughter stabbed 8x by druggie!

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A 53-YEAR-OLD businesswoman and her pregnant daughter were seriously injured after they were stabbed a total of eight times by a druggie relative inside their residence shortly after midnight yesterday in Caloocan City. Melinda Bati, buy and sell agent and…

‘Bili kita ng popcorn, pero akin ka’

‘IBIBILI kita ng popcorn, pero sumama ka sa akin.’ Gamit ang linyang ito ay nakumbinsi umano ng isang lalaking may asawa na sumama sa kanya ang 5-taong gulang na batang babae sa Malabon City. Inaresto ng pulisya ang suspek matapos…

Graft probe of 4 cabinet members eyed

THE Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) confirmed that it had recommended the investigation of four members of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Cabinet. “It was a confidential report we gave the President. Kung ano lang po ang natatangap namin, tinatrabaho namin and submit…

Villar decries plastic pollution menace

SENATOR Cynthia Villar underscored the pressing need to end the problem of plastic pollution prevalent in the country, as she highlighted the worsening threat of plastic waste leakage to the country’s wildlife and marine resources. Villar, who is the chairperson…

Lumads earning better as tourist guides -- DILG

LUMADS are now earning more as tourist guides or porters, thanks to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)’s technical assistance (TA) project. According to DILG OIC-Secretary Eduardo Año, these native indigenous peoples and their families or lumads…

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…
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