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BuCor rushes construction of P15M jail for high risk inmates

THE construction of a P15-million facility to segregate high risk inmates at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City is now being rushed in an attempt to stop proliferation of contraband items and illegal activities inside the state penitentiary. Bureau…

Ex-Philpost head, 2 other officials face graft raps

THE Office of the Ombudsman has charged a former Postmaster General and two of his officials with graft while six others were suspended in connection with the illegal appointment of a consultant. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales approved the filing of…

Lower court ordered to resolve petition against OWWA omnibus policies

THE Supreme Court ordered the Pasay City regional trial court to resolve the petition filed by the Philippine Migrants Rights Watch (PMRW) seeking to declare as unconstitutional the omnibus policies issued by the Overseas Workers Welfare Association requiring Filipinos working…

Poverty fight gets lion’s share of budget

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AMID calls for addressing the cares of the poor by Pope Francis, the poverty reduction program of the Aquino administration has cornered the lion’s share of the 2015 P2.606 trillion national budget. The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) yesterday…

CIDG modernizes crime investigation

PHILIPPINE National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group chief, Director Benjamin B. Magalong yesterday vowed a more dynamic and formidable unit when it comes to fighting and solving major crimes in the country as he announced a successful anti-crime campaign…

Solon wants outpatients covered by PhilHealth

A LAWMAKER proposed that PhilHealth benefits and privileges be extended to outpatient medical and surgical care. Masbate Rep. Scott Davies Lanete filed House Bill 5265, whose main purpose is to provide outpatients medical benefits under the National Health Insurance Program…

Indefatigable Pope ends record-setting Asia tour

MASSES of cheering believers in the Philippines turned out to bid farewell to Pope Francis Monday, a fitting end to a week in Asia that saw him draw record crowds and campaign relentlessly for the poor. The pontiff visited Sri…

Papal stay a success, thanks to PNP, volunteers

SHUNNING the use of a bullet-proof vehicle, Pope Francis returned to Rome yesterday after a successful state visit and apostolic journey in the country which was described as generally peaceful, thanks largely to members of the Philippine National Police, other…

Pope Francis rides ‘jeepney’ popemobile

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POPE Francis made a triumphant entrance for a mass with millions in the Philippines on Sunday aboard a “popemobile” styled after the nation’s iconic, flamboyant and much-loved “jeepney” minibus. The pontiff, standing in the elevated open body of the uniquely…

Over 36,000 wanted criminals neutralized in 2014

THE Philippine National Police’s stepped up campaign against wanted persons last year resulted in the arrest of over 36,000 wanted persons, with 11 others slain in gun battles and 330 others surrendering after either being cornered or feeling the pressure…

Immediate passage of Magna Carta for the Poor sought

SENATOR Loren Legarda wants to institutionalize long-term strategies and solutions to address poverty as she pressed for the immediate passage of a Magna Carta of the Poor. She earlier filed Senate Bill No. 2515 which seeks to raise the standard…

Miriam wants probe into double visa scams

SENATOR Miriam Defensor-Santiago has sought a probe into the reported “double visa” scheme of some recruitment agencies. She earlier filed Senate Resolution No. 1007 directing the proper Senate committee to conduct the inquiry into the matter. Santiago said the laws…

Senator calls for jails’ disaster response preparedness

SENATOR Lito Lapid has pressed for an inquiry into the emergency response system of jails facilities nationwide to determine the safety of inmates during natural calamities. He filed Resolution No. 946 directing the proper Senate committee to conduct the inquiry…

Romualdez lauds organizers of Pope visit

HOUSE Independent Minority Leader and Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez yesterday lauded the organizers of Pope visit, as well as the different law enforcement agencies for the well-organized security. Romualdez particularly congratulated the Philippine National Police headed by officer-in-charge General…
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