‘Kiko’ quits as Liberal Party head

“As campaign manager for the Otso Diretso slate, I was unable to ensure our victory in the elections and I therefore assume full responsibility for the outcome and hold myself primarily accountable for this defeat and have tendered my resignation as president of the LP effective June 30, 2019,” said ni Pangilinan.

Palace asks DoJ to probe Cardema

May 21, 2019
Secretary Menardo Guevarra yesterday said that a formal investigation will be launched to find out if National Youth Commission head Ronald Cardema had presided over commission meetings even after filing a substitution-petition before the Commission on Elections for party-list Duterte Youth.

‘Ping’ ready to give committee to ‘Bato’

“Knowing him (Dela Rosa), I am confident that he will learn the ropes of law making easily, not to mention that I want him to immediately feel and experience how to balance the plight of those at the receiving end of the abuses and overzealousness of some police officers in the conduct of their operations with the side of law enforcement itself,” Lacson said.

Federalism bucked

“A strong argument, if not the strongest, against constituting the House of Representatives and the Senate into a constituent assembly is that the supermajority solons will convert the constituent assembly into a virtual rubber stamp of President Rodrigo Duterte,” he added.

Hong Kong shuts door on Morales

In an initial report received by the office of Bureau of Immigration (BI) chief Jaime Morente at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Morales and her entourage were scheduled to leave Hong Kong at 6:00 pm and expected to arrive about 8:15 pm on board a Philippine Airlines flight at NAIA Terminal 2.

K12 to stay — Department of Education

The implementation of the K to 12 Program has seen numerous gains for the basic education system, which include the initial results of the Senior High School (SHS) Program surpassing expectations in enrollment and transition rates and in providing free or highly subsidized SHS education to more than 2.7 million learners in public and private schools two years after the SHS Program implementation.

Bill seeks to clear backlog in courts

Senator Richard Gordon, chairman of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights and sponsor of the measure, said the creation of judges-at-large positions in the municipal and regional trial courts nationwide would finally address the perennial backlog problems in court cases.