THE chairman of the House committee on appropriations has asked Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III if the seeming celebratory mood of the Senate this Holy Week on the budget issue has something to do with the retention of the senators’ alleged “pork barrel” under the 2019 P3.757-trillion General Appropriations Act (GAA).
SOLICITOR General Jose C. Calida yesterday described Vice President Leni Robredo “a confused person” for issuing statements belittling government efforts to recover the alleged ill-gotten wealth of the Marcoses, and give human rights victims their compensation.
TWO Chinese nationals -- a man and a woman who are reportedly siblings -- were allegedly killed by the woman’s boyfriend who shot them early yesterday morning inside their condominium unit in Quiapo, Manila. Another Chinese national, believed to be the suspect, was reported to have committed suicide hours later.
MACAO -- MGM COTAI, the integrated resort opened to public in 2018, has achieved a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title on January 19, 2019. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI, is the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting), making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Macau, China. The announcement also makes this engineering marvel a new 'go-to' attraction that puts the icing on the cake at the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Macau SAR.
FIFTY-THREE public transport employees including 35 bus drivers tested positive for substance abuse during a mandatory surprise drug testing conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Monday, underscoring the need to address the danger posed by drivers to the public each time they are high on drugs, specifically shabu, PDEA Chair Director General Aaron N. Aquino announced yesterday.
MARIING nanawagan ang dating MMDA Chair at pambatong senador ng administrasyon na si Francis Tolentino para sa pagpapalawak ng Pantawid Pasada Program (PPP) para makinabang na rin dito ang mga tricycle “upang tulungan silang ibsan ang epekto ng taas-babang presyo ng gasolina.”