House pressing okay of budget –– Nograles

September 21, 2018
THIS will be a long week for legislators, as the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations has released a schedule of sponsorship and floor deliberations that indicate the House will be conducting sessions until Friday in order to finish discussions on the P3.757 trillion 2019 national budget.

Death of ‘Ninja Cop’ in shootout a lesson for rogues in uniform -- Albayalde

September 21, 2018
PHILIPPINE National Police chief, Director General Oscar D. Albayalde yesterday said the recent killing of a so-called ‘Ninja Cop’ in a gunbattle with undercover officers in Koronadal City, South Cotabato should serve as another stern warning to the remaining misfits and scalawags in uniform to mend their ways or end up six feet underground should they refuse to fight it out with their colleagues.

Hunt for fugitive Peter Lim

September 20, 2018
JUSTICE Secretary Menardo Guevarra yesterday said that there is no need for now to seek the help of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) in locating businessman and alleged drug lord Peter Lim.

‘Look forward with hope’

September 20, 2018
“WE can now look forward to the future with hope, knowing that the government is ready, better equipped and committed to exert its best effort to reduce the risks that come with natural disasters, to empower local communities to rise above the different vulnerabilities that surround them and to ensure that in the years to come, such a tragedy will never happen again.”

Customs man in deeper trouble

September 20, 2018
THE customs intelligence agent suspected of involvement in the rampant smuggling of illegal drugs into the country yesterday found himself in a deeper hole at the conclusion of the second hearing of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee on the issue.

Nograles hails budget realignments

September 20, 2018
HOUSE Appropriations Committee Chairperson Karlo “Ang Probinsyano” Nograles yesterday announced that the House has resumed deliberations on the P3.757 trillion 2019 national budget after the House of Representatives adopted a new Committee Report that would restore P51.7 billion and subsequently provide additional funding for the Department of Education (DepEd), State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), the Department of Health (DoH), the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).