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DU30 welcomes public inputs on Federalism shift

President Rodrigo Duterte “welcomes” inputs from all members of society including the business community, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said yesterday amid concerns of the economic impact of the shift to Federalism. Business groups on Sunday raised concerns on “ambiguous provisions”…

‘You’ll regret it’ — Lapeña

To involved BOC officials and employees in drug smuggling BUREAU of Customs (BOC) commissioner, Isidro Lapeña, assured that bureau officials and employees who colluded with drug syndicates would soon “regret” their decision to take part in the smuggling of illegal…

Bring back ‘People’s budget’

HOUSE Appropriations chairman Rep. Karlo “Ang Probinsyano” Nograles on Sunday assured the public that the per agency budget deliberations in the House of Representatives would resume after the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the Development Budget Coordination Committee…

Balangiga Bells to return at last?

MALACAÑANG yesterday hailed the report that the United States will return the historic Balangiga Bells to the Philippines, 117 years after they were seized from the Eastern Samar town. “We have been informed of the announcement by the US Department…

Calamity aid funds released — Palace

MALACAÑANG bared yesterday that P120,409,360.92 worth of assistance has already been released by the government to families affected by floods from the monsoon rains. The assistance was given by the Office of Civil Defense, Department of Social Welfare and Development,…

TRABAHO goes up at plenary today

THE Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High quality Opportunities or TRABAHO -- formerly the controversial Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN 2) -- is expected to be sponsored this Monday at the plenary despite its controversial features, a House…

Comelec official nabbed for selling shabu

AN official of the Commission on Elections in Misamis Oriental was arrested by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in a buy-bust operation, PDEA chair Director General Aaron Aquino said yesterday. Suspect Jose Mari Villar Fernandez, a 40-year-old resident…

Drug sweep nets 5 family members

A TOTAL of 13 persons, including a student and five belonging to a single family, are now in jail after they were arrested by Manila Police District (MPD) operatives during separate drug operations in Manila. MPD Director Chief Supt. Rolando…

Former ‘surrenderees’ nabbed for drugs again

SAN Juan Police nabbed a 53-year-old woman and hrer cohort who were former surrenderees but have not stopped their illegal drug activities in a buy-bust operation in San Juan City Saturday early morning. In a report submitted to Eastern Police…

Palace welcomes healthy debate on Federal Charter

PRESIDENTIALspokesperson Harry Roque yesterday said Malacañang is all for having a healthy discussion of the proposed federal charter. “As we have said, we encourage a healthy discussion regarding the draft federal Constitution,” Roque said, in response to the statement of…

Storm surge brings garbage flood

A STORM surge yesterday swamped with garbage the baywalk area along Roxas Boulevard. As early as 9:20 a.m. yesterday, the Manila Police District-District Tactics Operation Center had issued an advisory that both lanes of Roxas Boulevard had been rendered impassable…

‘Connivance’

SENATOR Vicente “Tito” Sotto III believes that connivance between some unscrupulous officials of the Bureau of Customs and international criminal syndicates operating in the Philippines is behind the “missing” multi-billion peso drug shipment. “Sigurado, paano makakapasok kung walang sabwatan, hindi…

Alan: PH dehado kay Trillanes

IGINIIT kahapon ni Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano na kung si Senador Antonio Trillanes IV ang magiging negosyador ulit sa planong “Joint Exploration and Development” sa West Philippine Sea ay madedehado ang sambayanan Pilipinas. Ito ang inihayag ni Cayetano…
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