Tulfo charged anew

September 11, 2019
THE legal tussle between the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and veteran columnist and newspaperman, Ramon Tulfo, continues with assistant commissioner Teresita Angeles suing the latter and the Manila Times for, among others, 6 counts of “cyber forgery.”

‘Bato,’ Faeldon probed

September 11, 2019
THE Office of the Ombudsman on Wednesday confirmed during plenary budget deliberations that Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa is being investigated by the anti-graft body along with former Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Nicanor Faeldon over the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law controversy.

Arbitral ruling may be set aside

September 11, 2019
“Set aside your claim. Then allow everybody connected with the Chinese companies,” he said in a press briefing after the oath-taking of the Malacañang Press Corps, Malacañang Cameramen Association, and Presidential Photojournalists Association.

All-out war vs Reds pressed

September 11, 2019
Proclamation 360 stated that the peace negotiations were terminated because “despite the best efforts of the administration, the communists failed to show sincerity and commitment in pursuing genuine and meaningful peace negotiations as it engaged in acts of violence and hostilities, endangering the lives and properties of innocent people.”

Sabio not immune from suit, SC rules

September 11, 2019
The SC denied the petition for review filed by former Presidential Commission on Good Governance chairman Camilo L. Sabio questioning his conviction for graft by the Sandiganbayan in connection with the lease of 11 motor vehicles entered into with the United Coconut Planters Bank Leasing and Finance Corporation without public bidding in 2007-2009.

Caguioa used by Leni in fake news?

September 10, 2019
THE machinery of the so-called “dilawan” manufactured fake news anew after an online news site reported the other day that Justice Benjamin Caguioa is allegedly being forced by majority of the Supreme Court to favor the protest of Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos against Leni Robredo.

Poe, Tugade clash in Senate hearing

September 10, 2019
“Nasabi po natin noon na yung tinatawag natin emergency power ay may unique features, una ho eto ho’y emergency power na hindi pang-forever, yung emergency power na sukat sa isa, dalawa, tatlong taon, kung ating pagiisipan, bigyang tanaw yung nakaraan, kung napagbigyan lang sana ang emergency power noon, dapat ngayon nirerepaso na natin yung nagawa,” said Tugade.

Farmers assured of help

September 10, 2019
Included in the 2020 budget are the critical programs namely Universal Healthcare (166.5 billion); National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC) (92.2 billion); Department of Health Human Resources for Health Deployment (P7 billion); Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (108.8 billion); Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (P70.6 billion); Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (P10 billion) Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (P641.6 million) and National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (P622.3 million).

Sack all BuCor execs handling GCTA – Go

September 10, 2019
“Mr. Chair, sa dami ng dinaanan ng proseso ng GCTA, I believe na marami ang sumakay at ginamit ito para sa corruption. Because of this, I am recommending to (Justice) Secretary Guevarra, at nabanggit na rin ito ni Pangulong Duterte, to relieve all BuCor officials who are handling the process of GCTA. Those who are next in rank will assume their duties,” Go said.

No more gov’t post for Faeldon

September 10, 2019
Faeldon was one of Duterte’s first appointments, taking the key post as commissioner of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in June 2016. A year later, he would find himself embroiled in a controversy after P6.4-billion worth of shabu that managed to slip past Customs.