PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte and Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi have signed a petroleum service contract with Israel’s Ratio Petroleum Ltd. allowing the Israeli firm to conduct oil exploration at the East Palawan Basin.
THE Department of Justice yesterday turned down former Health Secretary Janette Garin’s motion to admit as evidence the affidavit of a pathologist that could shed light on the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia controversy.
WITH the passage of six new laws creating more district offices and licensing centers for the Land Transportation Office (LTO), Senator Grace Poe expressed hope that the agency will serve more applicants.
“I was there at the oathtaking yesterday and the conversation was like this: I am honored with your appearance today, and there is only one message I would like to give you -- be truthful, nothing more,’” Duterte’s spokesperson Salvador Panelo told Palace reporters in a briefing.
TWO party-list lawmakers have warned of higher electricity rates looming in Iloilo City after the House committee on legislative franchises granted a franchise to an alleged mining firm that may takeover the operations of the Panay Electric Company (PECO).
IF he could have his way, Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde all candidates for an elective post would have to pass a mandatory drug test and prove they are not into any illegal substance.
SENATOR Sherwin Gatchalian yesterday slammed the plan of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) to release the names of politicians included in their narco list and urged them to instead file cases in court if indeed they got solid evidence against the personalities in their list.
IN order for the world to attain peace, the youth sector must be seriously involved in science and technology, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said as she encouraged fellow world parliamentarians to urge their youth to go into science and technology.
SENATOR Sonny Angara yesterday filed his certificate of candidacy with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for another mandate in the 2019 midterm polls banking on his proven track record and a promise to carry on his father’s legacy.
Former Vice President Jejomar Binay raises the hands of Makati Mayor Abby Binay (left) and her running mate Vice Mayor Monique Lagdameo (right) after the tandem filed their certificates of candidacy for reelection.
IN the pursuit of bringing more “malasakit” (compassionate) reforms to Eastern Visayas, Leyte Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt Romualdez on Wednesday filed her Certificate of Nomination and Acceptance (CONA) as nominee of the Tingog Sinirangan Party List group.