Drug lords’ nemesis, savior of stray cats

September 14, 2019
Drug Enforcement Agency personnel this week rescued dozens of stray cats roaming freely inside the agency’s national headquarters in Quezon City, with the animals set to undergo neutering and spaying to prevent unwanted breeding and overpopulation of homeless pets.

Heads will roll

September 13, 2019
“When the Secretary of Justice himself, si [Menardo] Guevarra, said, ‘We will ask for a clarificatory question or for the Supreme Court to explain,’ that law becomes in doubt and questionable. Then, you cannot convict a person for the rule that he must be proved to be guilty beyond reasonable doubt,” Duterte said.

Why me? chagrined Rolito Go asks

September 13, 2019
LAWYERS of freed convicted road rage killer Rolito Go have clarified he was released by the Bureau of Corrections on the strength of a Supreme Court decision in December 2016 and it would be totally wrong to include his name in the list of nearly 2,000 convicts freed through Good Conduct Time Allowance.

GCTA law changes eyed

September 13, 2019
In a television interview, Rizal Rep. Fidel Nograles said there are several bills and resolutions filed in the House seeking to investigate how GCTA was implemented following reports that inmates convicted of heinous crimes were among those given liberty.

GCTA law review mulled

September 13, 2019
JUSTICE Secretary Menardo Guevarra yesterday feels a need to review Republic Act 10575 because it supposedly diminished the Justice Department’s control over the troubled Bureau of Corrections.

353 freed convicts have surrendered — PNP

September 13, 2019
PNP chief General Oscar D. Albayalde said that the 353 surrendered convicts include 115 convicted for murder and 108 convicted for rape. The others were convicted for murder and robbery, murder and frustrated murder, attempted rape with robbery with homicide, dangerous drugs, parricide, homicide, carnapping, robbery, rape with homicide, rape and arson, kidnapping with murder, frustrated homicide and kidnapping.

Tax bill ok'd

September 13, 2019
This is the second tax reform package being pushed by President Rodrigo Duterte. The first one was the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) which was signed into law on December 19, 2017.