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No need for House to monitor extended ML -- Alvarez

SPEAKER Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez said yesterday there is no need for Congress to oversee the extended implementation of martial law and suspension of the privilege of writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao until the end of the year amid fears…

Yes!

VOTING jointly, members of the Senate and House of Representatives granted President Rodrigo Duterte’s request for an extension of martial law in Mindanao until December 31. After seven hours of deliberation during a joint session, 261 lawmakers voted yes and…

Most senators also voted for extension

AT least 16 senators voted for the extension of martial law in Mindanao until December 31 as President Duterte had requested. Those who voted yes included Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto, Senate Majority…

I don’t need martial law to do my duty – DU30

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WTH or without military rule, President Rodrigo Duterte said he could do his job of protecting the country. “I can operate with or without martial law. I’ll just have to do my duty. It’s in my oath of office. I…

Charge NPO execs –– NBI

TWO days before the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte, and in line with the administration’s campaign against graft and corruption, National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Dante Gierran recommended the prosecution of several officials of…

House sets probe of big bank scam

THE House committee on banks and financial intermediaries will look into the reported fake account scam at the Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co. (Metrobank), the second largest bank in the country. Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone, chairman of the committee,…

NPA makes Duterte see red

“GO after the Reds, after the Marawi war is over,” President Rodrigo Duterte ordered as he indicated he no longer wanted to talk with communist rebels following a string of attacks on state forces. “Marami silang utang sa atin. Ayoko…

Honasan backs peace talks suspension

SENATOR Gregorio Honasan yesterday expressed support for President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to suspend peace talks with the National Democratic Front after the recent attacks by the New People’s Army including the ambush in North Cotabato of a Presidential Security Group…

Church warns on Marawi aid scam

THE Diocese of Iligan has warned the public on fraudulent activities related to relief operations for Marawi evacuees. In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the Diocese urged the people to be aware and report illegal solicitations purportedly to…

Tobacco docs filched - Imee

ILOCOS NORTE 1st district Rep. Rodolfo C. Fariñas does not want the truth out about the province’s alleged misuse of tobacco funds currently under investigation by the House of Representatives, according to Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee R. Marcos. Marcos also…

Ready for joint session

WITH just minor details left to iron out, all is set for the joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives on martial law extension. House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas said he and his staff will just meet today…

Batasan ready for Duterte’s SONA

THE red carpet is ready to be rolled out for President Rodrigo Duterte and his entourage on Saturday, the day of his second State of the Nation Address (SONA). In a statement, Atty. Cesar Strait Pareja, House Secretary-General and Task…

Duterte to rehearse 2nd SONA

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IT’S practice time for President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday for his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 24, expected to be over an hour long. Sources said the President was set to practice delivering his speech sans…

PNP braces for more NPA attacks before DU30 SONA

National Police troops across the country have been ordered to brace for more New People’s Army attacks aimed at embarrassing the government ahead of President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address on Monday. “We are expecting that,” PNP chief Director…
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