‘Pastillas’ bombshell dropped

THE Immigration officer who exposed the pastillas scheme in the Manila International Airport appeared at the Senate hearing and personally testified on the alleged multi-billion peso scheme, baring a ‘sweeter deal’ and naming a colleague allegedly involved in the anomaly.

Duterte sacks bribery suspects

February 20, 2020
Five immigration officials at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport were relieved on Monday as the Bureau of Immigration investigates the extortion scheme. This came after a Senate investigation exposed the alleged pay-off racket run by several Immigration officials that gives Chinese nationals easy access to the country for a fee of 10,000.

‘Vote according to your conscience’

February 20, 2020
As for the inquiry being pushed in the Senate on the network’s franchise renewal, Go mentioned that he will participate, saying “Ito namang pagdinig (sa Senado), maaaring in aid of legislation, marami silang gustong pakinggan, maybe that’s the proper forum na mapakinggan both sides. Pakinggan natin sino gusto magsalita, sino gusto magreklamo... I might also ask some questions.”

NTC seeks DOJ view on ABS-CBN issue

February 20, 2020
Last February 10, a “Very Urgent Omnibus Motion” which was personally filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida, urged the Supreme Court to forfeit the franchises of ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN Convergence, Inc., saying “they are unlawfully exercising their legislative franchises.”

Speaker won’t blink in franchise row

“Ang pinakamahaba natin is yung July hanggang mag-adjourn ng October. Hindi ito teleserye na magandang bitin. Kung mag-hearing tayo ng dalawang linggo, at kulang ‘yung oras tapos magre-recess tayo, o kahit hindi mag-recess, during the recess mag-hearing, hindi mo naman madadala sa plenaryo, walang mangyayari. So, unlike teleserye na medyo lamang ang network pagka maganda ang ending at medyo bitin, hinahanap-hanap mo ‘yung season 2. Pero dito sa Kongreso, in my experience, mas mabuti, ‘pag inumpisahan na natin, tapusin na natin,” he further explained.

Bato joins call for Espenido to shut up

FORMER Philippine National Police chief-turned Senator Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa yesterday joined the long list of retired and active police officers who have called on controversial Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido to stop airing his grievances to media or better quit if the force if he wants to continue with his tirades.

AFP tinawag na hibang si Sison

TINAWAG na hibang ng pamunuan ng Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) ang founder ng Communist Party of the Philippines -New Peoples’ Army (CPP-NPA) na si Jose Maria Sison dahil sa pahayag nito na mauuwi sa kudeta ang desisyon ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na i-terminate ang Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) sa pagitan ng Estados Unidos.