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Duterte for holdover barangay chairmen

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has had a change of heart and now agrees with the proposal to let barangay officials keep their posts in a holdover capacity if the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections are postponed. During the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory…

House’s backflip on 3 agencies’ budget hailed

LAWMAKERS expressed elation over the decision of the House leaders to restore the budget of three agencies, including the Commission on Human Rights (CHR). Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin and Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat Jr. said the will of the people…

Malacañang clarifies Honeylet Duterte’s US trip

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s common law wife Honeylet Avanceña is on a “personal trip” to the United States upon the invitation of First Lady Melania Trump. Malacanang made this clarification yesterday. “Madame Cielito Avancena is on a personal trip to NY…

PH prods nuke powers on denuclearization

THE Philippines yesterday called on nuclear-armed states to join the international community in making the world a safer place by signing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. “We call on Member-States that possess the world’s largest nuclear arsenals…

Bangsamoro measure gathers steam in House

THE House of Representatives is set to file the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) measure by next week. Relaying to House media the result of the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC), Fariñas said President Rodrigo Duterte had asked the lawmakers to…

Alvarez scores initial victory vs Floirendo

SPEAKER Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez has scored an initial victory after his graft complaint against Davao del Norte Rep. Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo Jr. before the Office of the Ombudsman was upheld. The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of…

House restores CHR budget

THE chairman of the House committee on appropriations last night bared the decision of the House leadership to restore the budget of three agencies, including the Commission on Human Rights (CHR). Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles, the panel chairman, said…

Lapeña axes 2 BoC execs

BUREAU of Customs (BoC) Commissioner Isidro Lapeña is sending a strong message that he is serious in eliminating the so-called ‘benchmarking’ in the collection of taxes and duties on arriving shipments with the relief on Monday of the district collectors…

ERC urged to stop Meralco cartel creation

THE CONSUMER GROUP Matuwid na Singil sa Kuryente Consumer Alliance (MSK) has filed a petition with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to stop the creation of a Meralco cartel with five power generation companies whose questionable midnight negotiated power supply…

Oust-Bautista bid junked

AS expected, the House committee on justice yesterday voted 26 against two junking the impeachment complaint against embattled Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andres Bautista for being insufficient in form after complainants used a defective verification form. Only Deputy Speaker…

Palace defends Rody’s unorthodox game plan

“MAY kanya-kanyang style. As we very well know, the President is quite unorthodox and out of the box when he deals.” Malacañang said this yesterday as it defended President Rodrigo Duterte’s “unorthodox style” in his admission that he made up…

‘PDEA boys’ move to BoC

THE “trusted” subordinates at the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) of its erstwhile director general, Isidro Lapeña, have started moving into their new positions at the Bureau of Customs (BoC) to “help” Lapeña in the discharge of his new position…

PNP crime lab has 99.9% accuracy in identifying victims

Mamang pulis BEFORE top police officials last week announced that the family of Eduardo and Lina de Guzman got and buried the wrong ‘Kulot’ as a DNA test conducted by the Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory showed, the Crime Lab’s…

‘Grudge’ behind PDEA drug case

THE former intelligence service director of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) yesterday appealed to the camp of Senate Blue Ribbon Committee chairman, Sen. Richard Gordon and the Embassy of China to reveal details of their discussion as regards the shipment…

Cayetano to deliver Rody’s UN message

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano will address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Saturday to deliver President Rodrigo Duterte’s message for the international community to unite against terrorism, nuclear weapons and other common threats. Cayetano will represent…
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