Hiked child abuse penalties hailed

February 18, 2020
TINGOG party-list Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez yesterday said the passage on third and final reading of a proposed law seeking to impose stiffer penalties in child abuse and discrimination cases would help stop all forms of exploitation of children and serve justice to the victims.

State witness role okay but no to WPP

February 17, 2020
LAWYER Larry Gadon yesterday said that Peter Joemel “Bikoy” Advincula is willing to become a state witness in the inciting sedition case recently filed against former senator Antonio Trillanes IV and several others in connection with the viral “Ang Totoong Narcolist” videos.

DOJ to probe Immigration ‘pastillas scheme’

February 17, 2020
JUSTICE Undersecretary Markk Perete yesterday said that the Bureau of Immigration -- an attached agency of the Department of Justice -- will conduct a formal investigation into the revelation of Sen. Risa Hontiveros about the alleged “pastillas scheme” in which a Chinese visitor can pay P10, 000 in exchange for a “trouble-free” entry into the country.

PNP fake news victim

February 17, 2020
PHILIPPINE National Police chief General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa yesterday categorically dismissed as fake news circulating in social media a report that he has ordered the donation of the Combat Duty Pay and Combat Incentive Pay of PNP personnel to the COVID-19 response operations of the government.