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Rody’s AMLC order just a bluff – Trillanes
by Marvin Sy - February 19, 2017 - 10:36pm
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said that President Duterte was merely bluffing when he ordered the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to come out with information about his net worth.
They can’t silence me – De Lima
by Marvin Sy - February 19, 2017 - 10:30pm
Facing possible arrest on drug charges, Sen. Leila de Lima yesterday joined thousands in a rally against the death penalty and extrajudicial killings in Rizal Park and vowed to continue denouncing alleged abuse...
Lacson tells police moral fitness needed for the job
by Marvin Sy - February 18, 2017 - 10:38pm
Witnessing the destruction of close to half a million pesos worth of shabu and other illegal drugs in Trece Martirez, Cavite, Sen. Panfilo Lacson advised yesterday the country’s law enforcers to always ke...
Ethics complaint filed vs De Lima
by Marvin Sy - February 17, 2017 - 11:17pm
Kabayan party-list Rep. Harry Roque filed an ethics complaint against Sen. Leila de Lima yesterday for allegedly conniving with his partymate to conceal her involvement in the illegal drug trade inside the New ...
Trillanes to Duterte: Release bank account details
by Marvin Sy - February 17, 2017 - 12:00am
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV yes­terday renewed his challenge to President Duterte to disclose his bank transactions from 2011 to 2015, as he accused him of having accumulated accounts amounting to P2 billion....
Aguirre hurdles CA, apologizes to Trillanes
by Marvin Sy - February 16, 2017 - 12:00am
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV failed to block the confirmation of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, who obtained the Commission on Appointments (CA)’s approval yesterday.
Senate to protect Sombero
by Marvin Sy - February 12, 2017 - 11:03pm
Sen. Richard Gordon has assured retired police officer Wally Sombero of protection when he returns to the country next week to testify in the hearing on the bribery scandal involving officials of the Bureau of ...
Leila hits Duterte, Aguirre over inmates’ privileges
by Marvin Sy - February 11, 2017 - 12:23am
Sen. Leila de Lima called out the Duterte administration on Wednesday for being hypocritical in claiming to abhor everything about the illegal drug trade while bestowing favors on some of its key players.
Pagcor chief denies bribe offer from Lam
by Marvin Sy - February 10, 2017 - 12:24am
Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) chief Andrea Domingo admitted meeting with Macau-based gaming tycoon Jack Lam thrice, but denied being offered a bribe as claimed by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Ag...
Año, 29 AFP officials, 5 envoys hurdle CA
by Marvin Sy - February 9, 2017 - 12:00am
Thirty officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, including AFP chief General Eduardo Año, and five ambassadors were confirmed yesterday by the Commission on Appointments (CA).
Escudero urges due process in mines shutdown
by Marvin Sy - February 5, 2017 - 12:00am
Sen. Francis Escudero has urged  the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to observe due process in its audit on the mining industry by allowing the affected parties to respond to the fin...
AI ‘pay-per-kill’ report must be validated – Chiz
by Marvin Sy - February 5, 2017 - 12:00am
Sen. Francis Escudero yesterday assured his colleagues in the Senate that the inquiry he is seeking on the Amnesty International (AI) report on extrajudicial killings is not a fishing expedition.
Koko seeks NBI revamp over Korean’s kidnap-slay
by Marvin Sy - February 5, 2017 - 12:00am
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III called for the reorganization of the National Bureau of Investigation as he expressed disappointment over the alleged involvement of NBI agents in the kidnapping and killi...
Senators unimpressed by push-ups for Angeles cops
by Marvin Sy - February 4, 2017 - 12:00am
Senators are not buying the stunt pulled by Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa earlier this week of “punishing” the seven Angeles City policemen who extorted mo...
Senate won’t reopen EJK probe
by Marvin Sy - February 3, 2017 - 12:00am
Incidents of extrajudicial killings (EJKs) in the country have become “disquieting” but Sen. Richard Gordon, chairman of the Senate committee on justice and human rights that conducted an inquiry in...
Aguirre’s innocence in BI bribery scandal doubted
by Marvin Sy - February 3, 2017 - 12:00am
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II is not entirely innocent in the corruption scandal involving the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and online gaming mogul Jack Lam, according to Sen. Francis Escudero.
Lopez, Piñol hurdle CA; Aguirre deferred
by Marvin Sy - February 2, 2017 - 12:00am
The Commission on Appointments (CA) has deferred until Feb. 15 its decision on the confirmation of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, whose appointment is being opposed by Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV.
Tax reform to boost growth – BSP
by Marvin Sy - February 1, 2017 - 12:00am
The proposed tax reform package of the Department of Finance (DOF) will have a positive impact on the country’s economic growth, according to a senior official of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
Lawmakers divided on Tokhang, Bato
by Marvin Sy - January 27, 2017 - 7:49pm
Lawmakers are divided over proposals to suspend the anti-drug campaign Oplan Tokhang, citing the number of policemen involved in the extortion-slay case of South Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo.
Senate probe on Korean’s slay raises more questions
by Marvin Sy - January 27, 2017 - 12:00am
The Senate’s inquiry into the killing of Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo raised more questions, with the policemen allegedly involved in the crime maintaining their innocence and denying their role as prin...
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