DILG orders creation of probe team on Espino ambush

September 13, 2019
THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has strongly condemned the ambush on former Pangasinan governor and Rep. Amado Espino, Jr. in San Carlos City. In line with the condemnation DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año ordered the creation of a special police investigation team to go after the perpetrators.

Early xmas for 4 overseas Filipino workers

September 12, 2019
CHRISTMAS came early for four distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) stranded in Saudi Arabia, with a group of placement and recruitment agencies stepping in to arrange their immediate repatriation after the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia, relayed their appeal to go home after suffering abuses at the hands of their former employers.

Napoles has not left jail — DOJ

September 12, 2019
JUSTICE Undersecretary Markk Perete yesterday assured the public that Janet Lim Napoles -- the one accused of plunder in connection with the wastage of priority development assistance fund (PDAF) -- is still behind bars and serving time for plunder.

Jinggoy plea junked

September 12, 2019
The Fifth Division issued a 12-page decision denying the appeal of Estrada to dismiss the case filed against him over the alleged misuse of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel fund and his taking a commission from the projects funded by the PDAF.

Special hospital for elderly sought

September 12, 2019
House Bill 393 or “The National Center for Geriatric Health and Research Institute Act,” establishes the NCGHRI, a 100-bed hospital that will be attached to the Department of Health (DoH). Under the measure, not less than 40% of the NCGHRI’s hospital beds shall be allocated for indigent patients.

BJMP finalizes rules on deployment standards

September 12, 2019
Wardens of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), their field operatives and technical service personnel have gathered to finalize the policy on the bureau’s minimum deployment standards (MDS) that will set the procedures on the effective placement of personnel in offices and field units.