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Sereno files answers to impeachment raps

THE lawyers of Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno yesterday filed her answer to the impeachment complaint of Atty. Larry Gadon. Sereno denied all the charges hurled against her. She maintained that the charges in Gadon’s complaint are utterly baseless because…

Palace reaches out to DU30 foes

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MALACAÑANG has extended an olive branch to various groups that joined the National Day of Protest against President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday. “We have always kept the doors open for constructive dialogue with the strategic sectors of society, including those…

Bulletproof car dictated by death threats — lawyers

CHIEF Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno said her decision to buy a Land Cruiser is neither illegal nor extravagant, adding that for years she had been using a personally-purchased improvised bullet-proof blanket to protect herself. In her verified answer submitted to…

Trillanes sued again

ANOTHER ethics complaint was filed against Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV this time by former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon. Faeldon went out of his detention cell in the Senate for several minutes to personally file the ethics case against Trillanes for…

2 die in Navy vs Vietnamese fishers clash

THE Philippine Navy fired shots at a Vietnamese fishing vessel engaged in illegal fishing off Cape Bolinao in Pangasinan shortly before midnight last Friday killing two of its crewmen before arresting five others, police said yesterday. A report from the…

Text messages detail Customs bribe scandal

CUSTOMS fixer Mark Taguba disclosed the detailed tara or grease money given to offices in the Customs bureau and collectors. During the resumption of the Senate Blue Ribbon committee hearing on the tara system in the BoC, Taguba also presented…

‘Murder’

Hazing death suspect Solano charged with murder THE Manila Police District (MPD) yesterday filed murder and other criminal charges before the Department of Justice (DoJ) against John Paul Solano, one of the primary suspects in the fatal hazing of University…

Duterte bares source of family wealth

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte dismissed anew accusations of ill-gotten wealth by revealing that he and his siblings got their family fortune and made ‘millions’ by selling inherited land. In talks with reporters in Davao City, the President said he and his…

Solano to tell all –– Lacson

The ‘principal suspect’ in the hazing death of a law freshman is set to reveal everything he knows in the inquiry led by senator SENATOR Panfilo Lacson yesterday said that the “primary suspect” in the death of 22-year-old law student…

Digong explains source of Duterte family wealth

“NO ill gotten wealth,” President Rodrigo Duterte said as he bared the source of his and his family’s wealth. Duterte said he and his siblings made “millions” selling inherited land. In a talk with reporters in Davao City, the president…

DoJ: Omerta hampering police probe

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OMERTA or the Code of Silence has been hampering the police investigation into the hazing death of Horacio Tomas Castillo III. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II revealed this yesterday as he reiterated his call to potential witnesses to “come out…

Atio’s parents, Solano in possible face-off

THE parents of hazing death victim and freshman UST law student Horacio “Atio” Castillo III will finally have a chance to come face-to-face today with one of the suspects in the killing of their son, John Paul Solano, even as…

Nancy Binay to CHEd: Comply with Tourism Act

Senator Nancy Binay yesterday warned the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to follow the Tourism Act of 2009 which mandates it to fund tourism-related educational programs and courses. Tourism Act of 2009 provides that 40 percent of the country’s total…

PH protects human rights

THE Philippines yesterday vowed to continue to uphold human rights in carrying out its responsibility to protect Filipinos from the dangers of illegal drugs, criminality, and terrorism. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano emphasized this in his statement during the…

House sets nat’l budget okay tomorrow

THE House of Representatives is scheduled to approve on third and final reading tomorrow the P3.767 trillion General Appropriations Bill (GAB) which would guarantee the implementation of the pro-poor programs, including free college education and the “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure…
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