State witness role okay but no to WPP

February 17, 2020
LAWYER Larry Gadon yesterday said that Peter Joemel “Bikoy” Advincula is willing to become a state witness in the inciting sedition case recently filed against former senator Antonio Trillanes IV and several others in connection with the viral “Ang Totoong Narcolist” videos.

DOJ to probe Immigration ‘pastillas scheme’

February 17, 2020
JUSTICE Undersecretary Markk Perete yesterday said that the Bureau of Immigration -- an attached agency of the Department of Justice -- will conduct a formal investigation into the revelation of Sen. Risa Hontiveros about the alleged “pastillas scheme” in which a Chinese visitor can pay P10, 000 in exchange for a “trouble-free” entry into the country.

PNP fake news victim

February 17, 2020
PHILIPPINE National Police chief General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa yesterday categorically dismissed as fake news circulating in social media a report that he has ordered the donation of the Combat Duty Pay and Combat Incentive Pay of PNP personnel to the COVID-19 response operations of the government.

Push for MJ health use renewed

February 16, 2020
A HOUSE leader yesterday said that the move by the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) to green-light the use of cannabidiol (CBD) for alleviating severe forms of epilepsy should clear the way for the swift congressional approval of a pending legislative proposal for the domestic production and international marketing of this medicinal strain of the cannabis plant that is neither addictive nor producing the so-called buzz or “high” for users.