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10-year passport to benefit OFWs

OVERSEAS Filipino workers (OFWs) will benefit from the validity extension of the Philippine passport. This is according to the authors of House Bill 4767 which seeks to extend the validity of Philippines Passport from the present five years to 10.…

Alvarez wants PCGG, OGCC moved to OSG

DISAPPOINTED House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez wants two government agencies placed under the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG). Speaker Alvarez proposed that the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) and the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC) be transferred…

Alvarez pushes absentee voting for seniors, PWDs

IN response to the appeal of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, the House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms started tackling measures giving senior citizens and persons with disability (PWDs) special voting privileges. Led by its chairman Citizens Battle Against Corruption (Cibac)…

Small fishpen owners airs appeal to LLDA

AN alliance of owners of small fishpens and cages in Laguna de Bay yesterday called on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) to suspend their dismantling operations in the lake and save…

Leila cries political persecution

AMID the legal challenges thrown at her, Senator Leila de Lima claimed she is a victim of political persecution. “This is travesty of truth and justice. Plain and simple political persecution,” she said. De Lima, fiercest critic of President Duterte,…

PH, Russia to forge defense, security pacts

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THE Philippines and Russia are expected to sign agreements on defense and security cooperation when President Rodrigo Duterte visits Russia sometime in May. National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said yesterday that this was among the topics discussed when Duterte…

Duterte adopted by PMA Class ’67

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is set to be adopted into the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association (PMAAA) today in Baguio City, his first time to grace a PMA homecoming. The President will be the guest of honor in his first ever…

Release bank records, not insults — Trillanes

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte should just release his bank records instead of evading the issue by throwing insults against him, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said. Trillanes said that he would no longer answer the insults thrown at him by the President.…

Tulisan ka!

“TULISAN ka sa totoo lang!” President Rodrigo Duterte exclaimed even as he dared Sen. Antonio Trillanes lV to prove his allegations that he has about P2 billion in bank accounts. In a pre-taped interview sent to Palace reporters Thursday night…

CA junks De Lima TRO plea

Court of Appeals denies beleaguered senator’s petition to stop DoJ’s drug probe THE Court of Appeals has denied the plea of Sen. Leila De Lima to stop the Department of Justice (DoJ) from probing the drug trafficking complaints filed against…

Ombudsman sacks 13 over Revilla’s PDAF scam

THE Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal of ex-Senator Bong Revilla’s former chief of staff Richard Cambe and 12 others over their alleged involvement in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales said the respondents…

‘Ex-BI exec demanded P100M goodwill money’

SELF-confessed gambling expert Wally Sombero claimed that former Bureau of Immigration (BI) deputy commissioner Al Argosino had demanded P100 million in “goodwill” money in exchange for the release of 1,316 Chinese nationals arrested last November for working illegally at Clark,…

Death penalty, other bills snag FoI debate

ALTHOUGH House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez supports the Freedom of Information (FoI) bill, the plenary discussion will be delayed due to pending other measures like the death penalty bill. Alvarez said the House of Representatives cannot calendar yet the FoI discussion…

Fake news tells of PNoy gold scam

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A “news story,” which has gone viral, claims that plunder and graft raps have been filed against former President Benigno Aquino III and his allies before the Office of the Ombudsman. The story was based on a spurious document supposedly…
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