THE supposed P10-billion pork barrel scam of businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles is just a small amount or “petty cash” compared to the alleged P332-billion flood control scam under the leadership of embattled Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, a House opposition leader said yesterday.
THE 50-year insurgency of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) is a “failed dream,” President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday, as he again criticized the rebels and branded them as “extortionists.”
THRONGS of believers flung themselves at a historic statue of Jesus Christ as it was paraded through the Philippine capital on Wednesday in an annual festival that is one of the world’s biggest shows of Catholic zeal.
DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu yesterday ordered all environment field officers to take proactive and timely measures to avoid risks associated with excessive rainfall.
THE Land Transportation Office (LTO) waived penalties for expired licenses due to glitches in its new online system for Metro Manila and Metro Davao wherein renewal offices will only accept medical certificates sent electronically by accredited doctors / clinics.
A RANKING House leader has urged incoming Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Gringo Honasan to junk the plan of Presidential Adviser on Economic Affairs and Information Communications Technology Ramon ‘RJ’ Jacinto to limit to two the number of private and independent companies that would be allowed to construct cell towers in the country.
In a press briefing, SC spokesman and Court Administrator Midas Marquez said the SC deliberated on the petitions of the Sulu provincial government led by Gov. Abdusakur Tan II and the Philippine Constitutional Association (Philconsa).
Judge Elmo Alameda of the Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 150 dismissed Trillanes’ motion for reconsideration, saying the lawmaker failed to raise new arguments to warrant a reversal of the court’s September ruling.
A MILITANT congressman yesterday said charges would be filed with the Office of the Ombudsman against officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for profiling teachers linked with the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) party-list group.