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DOJ sets ‘banana scam’ probe

THE Department of Justice has been given the details of the joint venture agreement between banana exporter Tagum Agricultural Development Co. Inc. (Tadeco) and the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) on the long-term lease of 5,308 hectares of Davao Penal Colony…

Duterte ax hangs above heads of gov’t execs, men

ANOTHER government official’s head will roll, President Rodrigo Duterte said even as he warned anew personnel of the Bureaus of Customs and Immigration they will all be axed even if only one of them engages in corruption. “In due time,…

Give add’l allowance to gov’t employees

SENATOR Antonio Trillanes IV pushed the granting of an additional allowance for all government employees. Trillanes filed Senate Bill No. 286 or the bill providing for an additional allowance for all government employees, through the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA).…

House should focus on vital work — Barbers

A Mindanao solon yesterday said Congress should not focus its attention on the personal aspect of the tiff between Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Davao del Norte Rep. Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo Jr. Speaking in the weekly forum Ugnayan sa Batasan, Surigao…

Cops told: Secure vital installations, other ‘soft targets’

ALL Philippine National Police units yesterday were reminded to fully secure all vital installations and other ‘soft targets’ in their jurisdiction as the 170,000-strong police force went on nationwide alert as part of its Oplan Ligtas SUMVAC (Summer Vacation) 2017.…

DU30 decries DAP misuse

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte yesterday said he is set to expose the misuse by former President Noynoy Aquino and key aides and allies of Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds, vowing to expose their hypocrisy and urging media to bring the issue…

Divorce law pushed

A progressive woman party-list lawmaker yesterday strongly urged Speaker Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez to prioritize the immediate passage of a proposed law legalizing divorce in the country as ultimate solution to troubled marriages. “Sana po as much as possible ilagay niya…

Soap, perfume-making seminar set

The Golden Treasure Skills and Development Program (GTSDP) will conduct a one-day seminar on soap making combined with perfume making to be held at the UPIS Bldg., A. Ma. Regidor St. cor. Quirino Ave., University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon…

Residential price spike tame

The Bangko Sentral on Friday reported the slight year-on-year uptick in residential real estate prices in the last quarter of 2016. However, BSP Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo said it was understandable since the expanding domestic economy had the same impact…

Wealth accounting key to growth

The Philippines will continuously implement wealth accounting initiatives needed to sustain long-term development, the country’s chief economic planner said Thursday. National Economic and Development Authority Director General Ernesto Pernia said the agency supported natural capital accounting to help more Filipinos…

Bicol top cop orders probe of bgy chief’s slay

CAMP Simeon Ola, Legazpi City -- Bicol police director Chief Supt. Melvin Omar Buenafe ordered yesterday a thorough investigation into the brutal slaying of Bato, Camarines Sur Punong Barangay Rey Arroyo in front of his house. The Police Regional Office…

Ex-Samar councilor faces criminal raps

THE Office of the Ombudsman has recommended the filing of charges against a former municipal councilor of Calbiga, Samar for collecting travel expenses supposed to have incurred during the National Congress of the Philippine Councilors League even without attending it.…

Ex-Samar councilor faces criminal raps

THE Office of the Ombudsman has recommended the filing of charges against a former municipal councilor of Calbiga, Samar for collecting travel expenses supposed to have incurred during the National Congress of the Philippine Councilors League even without attending it.…

Sleeping farmer killed by 5 gunmen

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A 62-year-old farmer was shot dead by five gunmen while he was sleeping on a swinging bed inside their house in Bgy. San Agustin, Alaminos, Laguna, Sunday night. Senior Insp. Jollymar Seloterio, Alaminos police chief, said the victim, Jaime Batoy…

Bulacan cops gun down armed drug suspects, jail 3 others

AGENTS of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office shot dead an armed drug suspect and arrested three others in separate anti-narcotics operations in the province on Saturday and Sunday, local police director Senior Supt. Romeo M. Caramat Jr. announced yesterday. The…
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