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'Sad day' for CJ at house

THE camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno yesterday described the decision of the House committee on justice denying her right to cross-examine witnesses and to counsel, a “sad day for justice.” In a statement, Sereno disclosed that all she…

Gov’t pay hike assured

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GOVERNMENT workers will receive the third tranche of their salary increase next year as around P24 billion has been appropriated in the 2018 national budget for the government workers’ pay hike. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno announced this yesterday. “We have…

Rebuffed Sereno lawyers leave hearing

THE lawyers of Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno decided not to listen and observe in yesterday’s impeachment proceedings after the committee on justice did not allow them to represent the respondent. After the committee rejected their motion to let them…

DU30 denies hand in Sereno ouster move

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte had nothing to do with the filing of an impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Duterte told reporters that he doesn’t want to meddle in the impeachment proceedings. “Ay, ayaw ko makialam diyan,” he said…

Non-panel members allowed to listen

NON-MEMBERS of the House committee on justice were allowed to attend or witness the impeachment proceedings but they could not participate in the discussion, the committee ruled yesterday in response to the question of opposition Rep. Edcel Lagman, who insisted…

SC asked to nullify P836M driver’s license card deal

THE Supreme Court (SC) has been asked to nullify the P836-million deal by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) for the purchase of driver’s license cards this year. In a petition, ACTS OFW Party-list Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III said the General…

House OKs bill restoring PNP’s power to issue subpoena

A measure that strengthens the power of the Philippine National Police (PNP), particularly the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), was approved on third and final reading. With a vote of 193-7 the House of Representatives passed House Bill Number…

Senate probe into PH child pornography pushed

SENATOR Grace Poe renewed her call for a Senate investigation into the proliferation of child pornography and sexual exploitationwhich she described as “disturbing” that is fast becoming a “pervasive and extensive problem.” Poe said she is pushing for an investigation…

No ceasefire with NPA rebels -- PNP

POLICE yesterday were told to continue their ‘full-court press’ against the New People’s Army and keep the rebels on the run after President Rodrigo Duterte declared that there would be no ceasefire with the leftist movement this Christmas. “We will…

Massive security measures set for Yuletide season -- ‘Bato’

MEMBERS of the 160,000-strong Philippine National Police have been ordered to launch a massive security measure nationwide including the strict enforcement of the law on firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices and the ban on indiscriminate firing to ensure the peaceful…

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…

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…
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