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‘Sabotage, corruption’ derail water project in Mindanao

THE water extraction system of the Butuan City Water District (BCWD)at Taguibo River may have been sabotaged, thereby exacerbating the effect of typhoon “Seniang” in December last year and resulting in the present water shortage by 40 percent BCWD’s production…

Raps eyed in massacre of SAF men

THE government is now eyeing criminal charges against Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels tagged in the killing of 44 members of the elite Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (SAF) in Maguindanao last Sunday. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said…

'Libingan' burial for fallen heroes

LEYTE Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, head of the House Independent Minority bloc, yesterday proposed that the slain 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos be buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Set to file a resolution, Romualdez said these fallen…

Aquino responds to plea

PRESIDENT Benigno S. Aquino III vowed yesterday to give justice to the 44 fallen heroes of the PNP Special Action Force (SAF) even as he issued marching orders for an operation to capture foreign trained bomb maker Basit Usman. “Sa…

Reword Bangsamoro Law -- Pimentel

THE draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) should be reworded to make it legally acceptable amid rising clamor to reject the measure in the aftermath of the massacre of 44 commandos of the Special Action Force (SAF) in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last…

Purisima prodded to break silence on massacre

SUSPENDED Police Director General Alan Purisima was dared to come out and tell the public what his role was in the botched operation to arrest Jemaah Islamiyah bombmaker Zulkfli bin Hir alias Marwan that ended in the massacre of 44…

Slain cops’ kin beg PNoy for justice

THE families of 44 Special Action Force troopers of the Philippine National Police massacred by Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) guerrillas in Mamasapano, Maguindanao yesterday challenged President Benigno Aquino III to give them justice,…

Heroes welcomed at Villamor base

THE bodies of 42 slain Special Action Force commandos placed in flag-draped metal caskets arrived at the Villamor Airbase past 10 a.m. yesterday starting a tearful ceremony in honor of the fallen heroes minus President Benigno Aquino III who was…

RH law repeal sought

THE House independent bloc has pushed for the passage of a proposed law repealing the controversial Reproductive Health Law. Buhay Hayaang Yumabong (Buhay) party-list Rep. Lito Atienza led the filing of House Bill (HB) No. 5373 which is being backed…

More solons want BBL hearings suspended

MORE lawmakers want to defer all deliberations on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), in light with the brutal killing of 44 members of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF). Buhay Party-list Rep. Lito Atienza and Citizens Battle Against…

Return kickbacks, Mercado prodded

FORMER Makati Vice Mayor and now Senate witness Ernesto Mercado has been dared to surrender to the National Treasury the alleged kickbacks he earned from several projects. The challenge came from Makati City Rep. Abigail Binay, one of the daughters…

Senate drama

FORMER Senators Joker Arroyo and Rene Saguisag yesterday were appalled by the developments yesterday at the Senate where they accompanied Makati Mayor Junjun Binay who had been arrested by the Upper Chamber’s sergeant-at-arms and forced to attend a hearing of…

Binay dragged!

MAKATI Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr. was released yesterday after he was bodily dragged and detained for more than three hours at the Senate. Meanwhile, former Senators Joker Arroyo and Rene Saguisag also appeared at the Senate even if…
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