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Van tire bursts 11 killed!

THE eleven doomed passengers boarded a multicab and headed home after watching a program in Botolan, Zambales last Thursday afternoon. It was supposed to be one ordinary day. Grimly, it turned out to be their last. They were killed while…

Solons back Tadeco probe

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s militant allies in the House of Representatives are supporting Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’s move to look deeper into the suspected P25 billion banana scam of Tagum Development Corp. (Tadeco) owned by the family of Davao del Norte Rep.…

UAE urged to spare condemned Filipina

A GROUP of human rights experts from the United Nations called on the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to prevent the execution of a Filipina who only defended herself which resulted in the death of her male employer…

Peace talks with Reds will resume — Bello

THE 12 deaths in the clash between government troops and communist rebels in General Nakar, Quezon Thursday will not affect the revival of the peace negotiations, chief peace negotiator Silvestre Bello III told reporters yesterday. The attack took place a…

Time to file SALNs, public officials, workers reminded

THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) has reminded all public officials and employees to file their sworn Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Networth (SALN) for 2016 by April 30. Failure to file a sworn SALN and disclosure of business interests and…

JBC bares shortlist of CA, Sandiganbayan hopefuls

THE Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) yesterday released the shortlist of candidates for vacancies in the Court of Appeals and Sandiganbayan. Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Roland B. Jurado retired on Feb. 1 while CA Associate Justice Francisco P. Acosta is set…

PAO regional attorneys named

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Roa Duterte has appointed 11 regional public attorneys (RPAS) of the Public Attorney’s Office.| Duterte recently issued Executive Order No. 15, creating the inter-agency on anti-illegal drugs (ICAD) with PAO among the government agencies tapped to be part…

Ex-UAAP star falls victim to online ‘sextortion’

POLICE on Wednesday arrested a man for trying to extort money from former Ateneo de Manila University basketball star Kiefer Ravena about the cager for leaked lewd photos online. The Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) headed by Senior Supt.…

Pay gov’t what you owe

THE Philippine government will lose an estimated P25 billion from the lopsided joint venture agreement between the Bureau of Corrections and Tagum Development Corp. (Tadeco) owned by the family of Davao del Norte Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. This was revealed…

Solon files supplemental impeach suit vs DU30

MAGDALO Rep. Gary Alejano yesterday submitted a supplemental impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte for his failure to assert the country’s exclusive sovereign rights over Benham Rise and Panatag Shoal. The supplemental complaint-affidavit was submitted to the Office of the…

The issue is not my love life — Alvarez

OPENING up on a delicate matter, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said he loathe to talk about his lovelife in public. In a phone patch interview, Alvarez admitted that there is something special between him and a certain Jennifer Maliwanag Vicencio. “Sino…

Alvarez-Floirendo tussle sizzles as kin and friend join in

THE rift between Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Davao del Norte Rep. Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo Jr. heats up as people close to them can’t help but join the fray. Alvarez’ daughter Finance Assistant Secretary Paola Alvarez and Floirendo’s live-in partner Cathy…

PH, China to hold direct talks on sea row in May

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China and the Philippines will hold direct talks on their maritime dispute in May, Filipino officials said yesterday, as President Rodrigo Duterte seeks stronger economic ties with Beijing. Last year a United Nations-backed international tribunal rejected Beijing’s claims to most…

No threat to claim Benham Rise -- Esperon

At least for now, no threat from any nation to claim Benham Rise. National security adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr. said yesterday. “We don’t see [any threat]. There could be; but we don’t see any right now. We are also aware…

Abella ‘evades’ red tape issue

IS Malacañang losing interest in the campaign against “red tape” in government? This was the impression created by Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella who, during his regular press briefing on Tuesday, evaded addressing the issue directly when asked by the media…
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