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.

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.”