Was Senate pork barrel retained in budget?

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).

Solgen: Leni statements outright lies

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.

Dumped bf shoots Gf, friend dead

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.

France fire Notre-Dame

1798 - Paris : A crane lifts one of 16 copper statues in front of the Cathedral steeple and spire, sitting 50 meters above the ground, off the Notre-Dame-de-Paris Cathedral to be taken for restoration on April 11, 2019 in the French capital Paris.

MGM COTAI Achieves a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Title

April 17, 2019
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.

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency ferrets out drug-using bus drivers, conductors

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.

Snatcher timbog

April 16, 2019
ARESTADO ang 29-anyos na snatcher makaraang makahingi ng tulong sa nagpapatrolyang mga pulis ang biktima kahapon ng madaling araw sa Valenzuela City.

Pantawid pasada

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.”