Speaking in the weekly Pandesal forum in Kamuning Bakery, Albay Rep. Joey Salceda, former Majority Leader and Capiz Rep. Fredenil Castro and Anakalusugan Rep. Mike Defensor asked President Duterte to choose Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez, because he is the most qualified candidate.
“In 1998, President Rodrigo Duterte was one of only five who voted for Joker Arroyo. There was no concession or promise of anything for his vote. In fact, Joker lost and those who voted including then Congressman and now President Duterte stood proud among his peers,” Defensor said.
The bill entitled “An Act reinstating the death penalty for certain heinous crimes involving dangerous drugs and plunder” seeks to effectively promote peace and order in the country and support the program of the administration and President Rodrigo Roa Duterte against illegal drugs, criminality and corruption, especially in the government.
AGENTS of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Monday smashed a secret drug den in Cotabato City following a raid which resulted in the arrest of 11 ‘high-value’ drug targets and the seizure of an estimated P136,000 worth of shabu, PDEA chair, Director General Aaron N. Aquino reported yesterday.
TWO more suspected big-time drug trafficking personalities in Central Visayas were arrested by the local police in separate buy-bust operations in Cebu City on Tuesday night and early morning Wednesday, Police Regional Office 7 director, Brigadier General Debold M. Sinas said yesterday.
THREE persons accused of defrauding a businesswoman of some P10 million in cash were arrested by agents of the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in an entrapment operation inside a Korean restaurant in Angeles City in Pampanga last Tuesday, PNP-CIDG director, Major General Amador V. Corpus reported yesterday.
FIGHTING erupted between patrolling security troops and a band of New People’s Army guerrillas in Victoria, Oriental Mindoro shortly before noon Wednesday leaving one rebel dead, Police Regional Office 4-B director, Brigadier General Tomas C. Apolinario Jr. said yesterday.
And because of this, Romualdez has reminded his colleagues that it is the duty of the 18th Congress to help sustain the successes of the President’s programs and projects by acting favorably and swiftly on the proposed legislative agenda which the Chief Executive is expected to outline in his State of the Nation Address on July 22.