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

February 20, 2020
“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.

Coming Home

February 19, 2020
THE first Filipino crew member of the Diamond Princess cruise ship who tested positive for corona virus disease-19 (COVID-19) has fully recuperated and is set to be discharged by a Japanese hospital while the other Filipinos who tested negative for the virus will be repatriated immediately on orders of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr.

Lifestyle check on immigration staff welcomed

February 19, 2020
“A lifestyle check is not conclusive, but only indicative, of a government employee’s possible unethical conduct. Be that as it may, I support Sen. Hontiveros’ recommendation to conduct such a lifestyle check on suspected corrupt personnel of the BI...” Guevarra said in a statement sent to reporters.

Bong Go launches first OFW Hospital

February 19, 2020
SENATOR Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go led the groundbreaking ceremony of the country’s first overseas Filipino workers (OFW) Hospital on Tuesday at San Fernando City, Pampanga where he reaffirmed his commitment to push for the passage of a bill mandating the creation of an executive department focusing on the needs and concerns of overseas Filipinos.

Romualdez swears in newest Lakas member

February 19, 2020
The 15 party-list lawmakers who are allied with Lakas-CMD include Tingog Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt Romualdez, Anakalusugan Rep. Mike Defensor, Ako Bisaya Rep. Sonny “SL” Lagon, Ako Bicol Rep. Alfredo Garbin, Alona Rep. Ana Marie Villaraza-Suarez, Ako Bicol Rep. Elizalde Co, Ako Padayon Pilipino Rep. Adriano Ebcas, CWS Rep. Romeo Momo, Sr., GP Rep. Jose Gay Padiernos, Philreca Rep. Presyley de Jesus, Recoboda Rep. Godofredo Guya, TGP Rep. Jose Teves, TUCP Rep. Raymond Democrito Mendoza, Magsasaka Rep. Argel Cabatbat, and Deputy Speaker and Sagip Rep. Rodante Marcoleta.

New hires can go to Hong Kong

February 19, 2020
NEWLY hired Filipino workers for Hong Kong and Macau are now exempted from the travel ban imposed by the Philippine government as long as they sign a declaration stating they are aware of the risks involved in proceeding to their respective destinations amid concerns on corona virus disease-19 (COVID-19).

Espenido faces new PNP internal probe

February 19, 2020
FOR acting like a “celebrity” and giving media interviews left and right after he was tagged as among the 357 policemen being investigated for their alleged links to illegal drugs, Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido will face another internal investigation for breaking police protocols.

Parojinog bucks transfer

February 19, 2020
DETAINED former Ozamiz City vice mayor Nova Princess Parojinog yesterday opposed her transfer from the Philippine National Police Custodial Center (PNPCC) in Camp Crame to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City.