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Drive vs unlicensed software intensified

The Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT) continues to track down more companies allegedly using unlicensed computer software in their operations. According to agents of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) and the Philippine National Police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection…

Congress urged to expand info drive on Con-Ass

A HOUSE leader yesterday called on the Congress to expand its scheduled information dissemination drive on the Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass) by engaging with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and civil society groups to shift to overdrive…

ICAD targets ‘big fishes’ in PH drug industry

DRUG lords and their protectors better watch out as the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) headed by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Isidro S. Lapeña is now fully operational with its member agencies including the Philippine National Police…

Alvarez sets suit vs Leni

SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez is set to file his own impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo, separate from the one submitted to the House of Representatives by a private group called Volunteers for Good Government. In a text message, Alvarez…

Kiko vs Koko over Robredo impeach

SENATOR Kiko Pangilinan rejected Senate President Koko Pimentel’s call for the Liberal Party (LP) to denounce the filing of the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte by Magdalo partylist Rep. Gary Alejano. Pimentel said suspicion is strong the LP, particularly…

Duterte meets Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

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HUMAN rights abuses in the Philippines and Myanmar were not brought up during President Rodrigo Duterte’s meeting with Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi. “Those things were not discussed... It’s not at all an issue to us,” trade…

PH checking China’s SCS construction plan

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CHINA’S planned new construction in the South China Sea (SCS) is inconsistent with the country’s official position on the region, Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said. He said however that China’s alleged plan to build structures—including a monitoring station at the…

Ex-Meycauayan city mayor barred from holding gov’t post

A ruling by the Office of the Ombudsman has permanently barred a former city mayor in the province of Bulacan from holding any public office after she was found guilty of serious dishonesty and grave misconduct for mishandling the city’s…

‘Reserved seat’ for elderly in public transport

SENATOR Grace Poe wants a mandatory “reservation” of priority seating for the elderly in public transportation to provide them safety and comfort. Poe filed Senate Bill No. 1367 which seeks to amend Republic Act No. 7432, as amended, or the…

QCPD targets ‘Sextortion Gangs’

QUEZON City Police District director, Chief Superintendent Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar has warned anew netizens to be wary of ‘sextortion’ saying the QCPD’s newly-formed Anti-Cybercrime Team is now on the prowl for cybersex rings operating in QC and other parts…

‘Rent-tangay’ scheme suspects snub DoJ hearing

The two alleged masterminds in the “rent-tangay” scam failed to appear in the first preliminary investigation held at the Department of Justice yesterday. Rafaela Anunciacion and Tychicus Historillo Nambio did not attend the preliminary hearing on the syndicated estafa complaints…

PNP chief refutes Robredo’s charges

PHILIPPINE National Police chief, Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa yesterday dismissed Vice President Leni Robredo’s allegations that police are employing the so-called ‘palit-ulo’ scheme in the conduct of its Oplan: Double Barrel Reloaded. He also denied charges made…

Alvarez sees Con-Com formed soon

WITH the passage of a bill reviving the death penalty, Speaker Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez said yesterday he expects President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte to name very soon the 25 people who will compose the Constitutional Commission (Con-Com) who will draft the…

STL goes full blast

THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is gearing up for the nationwide operation of the expanded Small Town Lottery (STL) to raise more funds for the improvement of the government’s health services delivery system. According to PCSO Chairman Jose Jorge…
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