China Red party members in PH

September 17, 2019
Philippine government officials present during the meeting were PDP-Laban President Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III, Energy Secretary and PDP-Laban Vice Chairman Alfonso Cusi, Cagayan Economic Zone Authority Secretary and PDP-Laban Vice President for International Affairs Raul Lambino, Foreign Affairs Acting Secretary Jose Eduardo Malaya III, and Senators Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go and Francis Tolentino.

POGO probe eyed

In filing House Resolution 337, Minority Leader and Manila Rep. Bienvenido Abante Jr.; Deputy Speaker and Cibac party-list Rep. Bro. Eddie Villanueva; Muntinlupa City Rep. Ruffy Biazon and Manila Rep. Manuel Luis Lopez, want to look into allegations that the booming business has led to the influx of unregistered foreign workers.

We're legal - raided firm

GRAPEFRUIT Service Inc. (GSI), the company that was raided by the National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) and Bureau of Immigration (BI) last September 11 denied being involved in illegal online gambling or any illegal online activities, and insisted that it is the authorized service provider of a corporation that operates a crypto-currency business which is legitimate and legal in the Philippines.

Go: Maximize rehab facilities, give drug users chance to reform

September 17, 2019
SENATOR Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go reminded the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) during the Senate Committee on Finance budget hearing of both agencies to maximize existing drug rehabilitation facilities to give drug dependents willing to be rehabilitated a chance to reform themselves.

Climate warrior

WASHINGTON — Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future youth movement received Amnesty International’s “Ambassadors of Conscience” award on Monday for their work highlighting the need for urgent action to avert climate disaster.

Who’s not qualified?

September 17, 2019
In 1999, a Cebu court convicted Francisco “Paco” Larrañaga (great grandson of the late president Sergio Osmeña, Sr.), Rowen Adlawan, Roberto Caño, Ariel Balansag, Josman Aznar, James Andrew Uy, and James Anthony Uy. The Supreme Court upheld this decision five years later in 2005.

Case dismissal pressed

September 17, 2019
Garay said that the Sandiganbayan did not acquire jurisdiction over the persons of the Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) linked to Napoles by whistle-blower Benhur Luy, hence, the anti-graft court cannot pierce the veil of their corporate fiction to determine their real owners and there is also no established liability of the NGOs declared by a court of competent jurisdiction.

Manileños get automated benefits thru PayMaya

September 17, 2019
Manila City Ordinances number 8564 and 8565 passed by the Manila City Council under Vice Mayor and presiding officer Honey Lacuna, Majority Floorleader Joel Chua and members of the majority bloc on the initiative of Moreno provide P500 monthly allowance for Grade 12 students, PWDs, solo parents and senior citizens and P1,000 for PLM and UDM students.

Eleazar disputes claims on ‘drugs recycling’

September 17, 2019
NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office director Major General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar yesterday disputed Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chair Director General Aaron N. Aquino’s claim that the continuous “recycling of seized drugs” by some rogue police officers in Metro Manila was the reason why the “illegal drugs industry” is not dying.