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DoTr files plunder, graft charges vs ex-Aquino Cabinet men

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) yesterday filed plunder and graft complaints against former officials of the Aquino administration over the alleged P3.8 billion maintenance contract for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3). DoTr Undersecretary Reinier Paul Yebra said charged…

Pacquiao unhappy

SENATOR Manny Pacquiao yesterday said that leaving politics had crossed his mind. Pacquiao pointed to destabilizers and politicians with hidden agenda as the reasons why he toyed with the idea of quitting as senator. “Alam mo sa totoo lang nadiskubre…

Tricycle drivers sa Antipolo isinailalim sa drug seminar

UPANG matiyak na ligtas ang mga tao sa mga sumasakay ng tricycle na posibleng gumagamit ng droga, isinailalim ang mga miyembro ng Sitio Kaila Palengke Toda (SIKAPTODA) sa Antipolo City sa Drug Abuse Preventive Education Seminar. Mismong ang Pamahalaang Lungsod…

Sereno snubs house

CHIEF Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will not attend today’s impeachment hearing at the House of Representatives. The Embattled magistrate has executed a Special Power of Attorney authorizing her team of lawyers to “exercise and protect her rights and interests in…

Speaker again calls for CA abolition

SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez has called again for the abolition of the Court of Appeals. Alvarez said the country’s judicial system needs reform and steps must be taken to speed up the dispensation of justice. Speaking during the two-day conference on…

Palace move to boost telecom service backed

SENATE President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III yesterday expressed his strong support for Malacañang’s move to boost the country’s Internet infrastructure and Internet speed by inviting a third player. Reportedly, Malacañang announced that the President has directed the Office of the…

Expanded studes’ discount fare sponsored by Angara

Senator Edgardo “Sonny” Angara has sponsored the bill that seeks to expand the coverage of the 20% student fare discount to not only include land transport, but also air, water and rail transport all year round. Angara said it is…

DDB 'junkets' scrutinized

ALLEGED foreign junkets by some officials of the Dangerous Drugs Board are now being investigated by government anti-graft authorities even as the president of the DDB Employees’ Union yesterday denied any knowledge of the letter supposedly sent by a certain…

Roque takes CHR to task, probes Maute atrocities

MALACAÑANG lashed out yesterday at Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Commissioner Roberto Cadiz for saying that human rights and the rule of law are being mocked by a lawyer who is “aided and abetted by other lawyers.” Cadiz, in a…

SSC welcomes probes

SOCIAL Security Commission (SSC), the policy-making body of the Social Security System (SSS), welcomes the investigations to be conducted by Congress and third party institutions in support of the SSC’s house cleaning efforts, particularly on the conduct of its officials…

DoJ asked to junk P6.4B shabu raps

ALLEGED customs fixer Mark Ruben Taguba and businessman Kenneth Dong have asked the Department of Justice to junk the smuggling charges lodged against them over the controversial P6.4-billion shabu shipment from China. In separate counter-affidavits, Taguba and Dong urged the…

Five steel mills face probe for air pollution

FIVE steel mills are in hot water after they were found to have been emitting high air pollution levels that are detrimental to the environment and public health. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has ordered an investigation into possible violations committed…

Congress inquiry on erring SSS execs welcomed

The Social Security Commission (SSC), the policy-making body of the Social Security System (SSS), welcomed the investigations to be conducted by Congress and third party institutions in support of the SSC’s house cleaning efforts, particularly on the conduct of its…
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