Palace: Resolve Mamasapano massacre cases

January 25, 2019
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo issued the statement as the country observed yesterday the National Day of Remembrance for the 44 elite SAF members who died in the encounter with Moro rebels and private armed groups following an anti-terror operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on January 25, 2015.

PNP backs bill hiring more women cops

January 25, 2019
The House bill seeks to amend the PNP law that reserves the women only 10 percent of all new slot for recruits and paves the way for an ideal situation wherein female officers shall have exclusive supervision over women and children brought to police stations for custodial investigations.

House panel OKs measure creating social welfare office for overseas Filipino workers

The bill, principally authored by Deputy Speaker Linabelle Ruth Villarica and Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano, mandates the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to deploy social welfare attache in countries with large concentration of OFWs, as determined in coordination with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE).

No famine, why import so much? –– Imee

January 24, 2019
SENATORIAL bet and Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos has urged the Department of Agriculture to arrest the over-importation of pork and chicken meat, saying this is hurting the local industry, particularly the backyard raisers who have been selling their produce at cost or at a loss just to recover their investment.

Andaya won’t let Diokno off the hook

“I intend to schedule a follow-up hearing next week, following admission by resource persons on Monday’s hearing that all the chairmen and members of the DBM-Procurement Service’s Bids and Awards Committees (BACs) are not permanent but contractual and Job Order employees,” he added.

Senators grill 3rd telco

MISLATEL Consortium yesterday told the Senate hearing on the third telco that they aim to be the best telco (telecommunication company) even as they admitted that they do not have prior experience in the telecom business.

Ex-customs chief sued over drug mess

January 24, 2019
THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) yesterday filed criminal and administrative charges against former Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña in connection with the shabu shipment seized last year in the Manila International Container Port and over the magnetic lifters found in Cavite that reportedly contained one ton of the illegal drug.

Punish neglectful parents of young offenders — Duterte

January 24, 2019
Chief Public Attorney Dr. Persida V. Rueda Acosta earlier welcomed the House of Representatives approval on second reading of a bill seeking to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 12 years old, the age also being pushed by Senate President Vicente Tito Sotto III in his version of the age of criminal liability bill.

Another Dengvaxia death case filed

January 24, 2019
Just like students who died allegedly after being inoculated with Dengvaxia, the doctor also had no dengue history when he received the vaccine. He also died of multiple-organ failure, multiple-organ hemorrhage and Neurotropic-Like Disease (NLD) and Viscerotropic-like Disease (VLD) Secondary to Dengvaxia vaccination.