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.
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.
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.
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.
When Tallado was disqualified by the Comelec en banc, he elevated his case to the SC which issued a status quo ante order (SQAO), thus, allowing him to run in the May 2019 polls and garnered 149,002 votes against his opponent Cathy Barcelona-Reyes with 104,635 votes.
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.
“Obviously, government agencies -- the BoC and the DoF (Department of Finance) -- don’t want to know what is inside the container vans. They are merely dependent on the declaration of importers. Industry analysts say that a minimum of P200-billion is lost every year due to unabated smuggling,” said Buhay Hayaang Yumabong (Buhay) Party-list Rep. Lito Atienza.
SMUGGLERS of agricultural products and their cohorts in the brokerage industry could end up spending the rest of their lives behind bars with Bureau of Customs (BoC) commissioner, Rey Leonardo ‘Jagger’ Guerrero seeking the “harshest penalty available” against them.
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.”
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.
“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.
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.”