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Imee, Ilocos 6 go back to SC

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The camp of Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos and the six Ilocos Norte officials yesterday asked the Supreme Court to resolve immediately a petition for the issuance of a writ of amparo to protect their constitutional rights after they have…

Duterte seeks ML extension

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao until December 31 this year. In his regular press briefing with Palace reporters yesterday Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the President sought to extend martial law beyond the…

Congress okay certain

THE joint session of Congress this Saturday is expected to grant the request of President Rodrigo Duterte to extend martial law in Mindanao. Leyte Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt-Romualdez said Congress will empower the President to enable him to finish the…

Congress will grant extension –– ‘Koko’

SENATE President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said Congress will likely grant President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao. Pimentel recalled that during the Monday night dinner meeting in Malacanang he asked Duterte if he wanted to extend…

Romualdez joins ‘Pro-ML extension’ solons

LEYTE Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt-Romualdez yesterday joined lawmakers in expressing confidence that the joint session of Congress this Saturday will grant the request of President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte to extend martial law in Mindanao. Romualdez, wife of Philconsa President and…

Senators have mixed reactions to new Mamasapano probe

SENATORS had mixed reactions to the reopening of the controversial Mamasapano massacre in 2015 which took the lives of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos. A possible grilling of former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for his role in the…

SC hears today Imee, ‘Ilocos 6’ petition

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THE Supreme Court will tackle today the petition of Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos and the six detained provincial officials seeking to stop the House of Representatives’ inquiry into the alleged misuse of the province’s tobacco excise funds. The SC…

PNP endorses ML extension

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Ronald “Bato” M. de la Rosa yesterday confirmed they have recommended to President Rodrigo Duterte the extension of martial law in Mindanao to help them not only fight ISIS-inspired Maute and Abu Sayyaf terrorists…

Extend martial law — solons

AT least two House leaders expressed strong support for the extension of martial law in Mindanao. Both coming from the Visayas region, Deputy Speakers Gwendolyn Garcia (Cebu) and Fredenil Castro (Capiz) said in a press briefing that if President Rodrigo…

Senators hail Duterte over Bangsamoro Law

SENATORS crossed party lines to commend President Duterte for considering the swift passage of Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) saying it is long overdue and will help achieve peace and end terrorism in Mindanao. Opposition Senator Benigno Bam Aquino lauded the…

SC junks BoC P1B tax suit vs oil firm

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THE Supreme Court has junked with finality the bid of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) to collect almost P1 billion from oil giant Pilipinas Shell Corporation representing the total dutiable value of its 1996 crude oil importation, which was considered…

Court raps Jinggoy for delaying trial

JUSTICES of the Sandiganbayan were disappointed with the camp of ex-Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada for delaying the court proceedings. At the start of the first day of the trial of Estrada’s plunder case yesterday, the lawyers submitted a very late…

BIR exec behind ‘hit job’ vs Dulay?

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is readying its own set of suits against one of its top officials who have reportedly been identified as behind the “leaking” of government documents to a tax “informant” known for filing “baseless” plunder…

Du30's basis to sack 'Magdalos'?

AT BoC? Waterfront stakeholders welcomed the allegation of ‘Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta’ (PBA) partylist Rep. Jericho Nograles that smuggling syndicates managed to “hack” the computer system of the Bureau of Customs (BoC), saying if proven true, it shows the “colossal…
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