INC sets new world record

September 17, 2019
Among the local independent and non-INC witnesses invited to grace the event were Manila 6th District Congressman and House of Representatives Minority Leader Bienvenido “Benny” Abante, Jr. as well as a delegation from the Jesus is Lord Movement, which is headed by pastor and incumbent CIBAC partylist representative Eddie Villanueva.

OFW department creation pressed

September 17, 2019
Aside from Cayetano two authors of a measure also seeking the establishment of a OFW department, Majority Leader Martin Romualdez and Tingog party-list Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez, pressed for the need to establish department that would address the problems and concerns of the Filipinos working abroad.

China Red party members in PH

September 17, 2019
Philippine government officials present during the meeting were PDP-Laban President Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III, Energy Secretary and PDP-Laban Vice Chairman Alfonso Cusi, Cagayan Economic Zone Authority Secretary and PDP-Laban Vice President for International Affairs Raul Lambino, Foreign Affairs Acting Secretary Jose Eduardo Malaya III, and Senators Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go and Francis Tolentino.

POGO probe eyed

September 17, 2019
In filing House Resolution 337, Minority Leader and Manila Rep. Bienvenido Abante Jr.; Deputy Speaker and Cibac party-list Rep. Bro. Eddie Villanueva; Muntinlupa City Rep. Ruffy Biazon and Manila Rep. Manuel Luis Lopez, want to look into allegations that the booming business has led to the influx of unregistered foreign workers.

We're legal - raided firm

September 17, 2019
GRAPEFRUIT Service Inc. (GSI), the company that was raided by the National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) and Bureau of Immigration (BI) last September 11 denied being involved in illegal online gambling or any illegal online activities, and insisted that it is the authorized service provider of a corporation that operates a crypto-currency business which is legitimate and legal in the Philippines.

Go: Maximize rehab facilities, give drug users chance to reform

September 17, 2019
SENATOR Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go reminded the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) during the Senate Committee on Finance budget hearing of both agencies to maximize existing drug rehabilitation facilities to give drug dependents willing to be rehabilitated a chance to reform themselves.

Surrender deadline lapses tomorrow

September 17, 2019
AS the deadline for freed convicts loomed police yesterday assured the safety and security of convicts freed through Good Conduct Time Allowance who have been given until tomorrow by President Duterte to surrender or face arrest by law enforcement authorities.

DILG, DoJ issue new GCTA rules

September 17, 2019
INTERIOR and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año said that the DILG and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have already clarified all the ambiguous provisions of the much talked-about Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law.

Who’s not qualified?

September 17, 2019
In 1999, a Cebu court convicted Francisco “Paco” Larrañaga (great grandson of the late president Sergio Osmeña, Sr.), Rowen Adlawan, Roberto Caño, Ariel Balansag, Josman Aznar, James Andrew Uy, and James Anthony Uy. The Supreme Court upheld this decision five years later in 2005.

Case dismissal pressed

September 17, 2019
Garay said that the Sandiganbayan did not acquire jurisdiction over the persons of the Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) linked to Napoles by whistle-blower Benhur Luy, hence, the anti-graft court cannot pierce the veil of their corporate fiction to determine their real owners and there is also no established liability of the NGOs declared by a court of competent jurisdiction.

Lorenzana clueless on AFP telecom deal

September 16, 2019
DEFENSE Secretary Delfin Lorenzana was not aware of the deal forged by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) with Dito Telecommunity Corp. that would allow the China-linked telco firm to build facilities in military camps and installations.