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Paolo into ukay-ukay, not smuggling – DU30

UKAY-UKAY business, not smuggling in ports, President Rodrigo Duterte said in defending his son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, to accusation linking him to a group of smuggling protectors at the Bureau of Customs (BoC). The President said Paolo…

Bautista mulls leave or resignation

A DAY after an impeachment complaint was filed against him Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andres Bautista said he is considering all options including taking a leave of absence and even resignation. Upon the order of the House of Representatives,…

Duterte budget okayed

ADMINISTRATION allies and even opposition solons did not bother to scrutinize the budget of the Office of the President. The deliberation of the House committee on appropriations on the proposed budget of President Rodrigo Duterte lasted only two minutes. For…

Impeach suit filers warned against ‘hearsay’

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FOR a veteran lawmaker and House leader, the testimonies of impeachment complainants who have no personal knowledge of the allegations in the complaint could be treated as “hearsay.” While he has not yet read the impeachment complaint filed against Commission…

PNP, AFP tracking down destab group

THE Armed Forces and the Philippine National Police have joined hands in tracking down the shadowy group of alleged disgruntled soldiers and policemen who have called for the ouster of President Duterte. The group goes by the name Patriotic and…

3 witnesses to testify on teenager’s killing

OPPOSITION Sen. Risa Hontiveros yesterday said three witnesses in the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos will appear and testify before the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs today. In a press briefing in Manila the lawmaker…

Kian faces another ‘horrible autopsy’

POOR 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos’ remains may be subjected to another independent autopsy — a process described as a “horrible process” and violates any dead man’s body — due to conflicting results of autopsy on the teenager conducted by…

Ping lays bare BoC corruption

IN a privilege speech yesterday Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson decried the corrupt practices in the Bureau of Customs (BoC) involving huge amounts of money. “First, kitang kita natin, because it was so obvious that the enormous shipment was successfully smuggled…

Comelec chief no show at House hearing

THE deliberation on the budget of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) was deferred yesterday due to the absence of Chairman Andres Bautista. The Comelec chief is embroiled in a scandal stemming from his wife’s claims that he has hidden wealth…

PET issues rules on revision of ballots

THE camp of Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. yesterday claimed that the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has finally issued rules and guidelines on preparations for the revision of ballots in his election protest against Vice…

Duterte rages vs scalawags

An enraged President vows to crack down on abusive men in uniform, put a P2M prize on their heads “IF this country goes to the dogs, you will remember me,” President Rodrigo Duterte said as he vowed to crack down…

Jail ’em!

Throw in jail rubout cops –– Du30 POLICEMEN who will be found guilty of committing a rubout should go to jail, President Rodrigo Duterte told Palace reporters Monday evening after watching the CCTV footage of the killing of 17-year-old Kian…

AFP, PNP air solid support for President

AMID an alleged oust-Duterte manifesto by a shadowy group claiming to be composed of disgruntled members of the armed services, the Armed Forces and the Philippine National Police yesterday reiterated their full support for President Rodrigo Duterte and vowed to…

Smuggling thru BOC ‘green lane’

SENATOR Richard Dick Gordon said the green lane in the Bureau of Customs is now the gateway for illegal drugs entering the country. “There is a trail. Follow the trail. You have to kill it from the source and find…
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