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‘Sereno a de facto chief justice’
by Delon Porcalla - February 16, 2018 - 12:01am
A senior magistrate has said the appointment of Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno in 2012 can be considered “de facto,” citing supposed inherent infirmities.
‘Ombudsman misleading public on Garcia’s dismissal’
by Delon Porcalla - February 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The Court of Appeals has nullified the ruling of the Office of the Ombudsman dismissing Cebu third district Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia, the House of Representatives said in justifying its decision not to implement the...
'Chief Justice Sereno appointment void from the start'
by Delon Porcalla - February 13, 2018 - 12:01am
Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno might not be impeached on the basis of failing to comply with the rules on the declaration of assets, as her appointment was void from the start, a congressman and former justice...
Alvarez won’t implement dismissal
by Delon Porcalla - February 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Saying it has no legal basis, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez stressed yesterday he would not implement the dismissal order against Cebu third district Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia.
Duterte’s preferential treatment for 3rd telco justified — lawmaker
by Delon Porcalla - February 12, 2018 - 12:00am
An opposition lawmaker yesterday said President Duterte’s preferential treatment for the country’s third telecommunications player is not only a welcome development but “absolutely justified.&...
Bill for drug price regulatory board OK’d
by Delon Porcalla - February 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The House committee on trade and industry has approved a measure that seeks to give more teeth to the Cheaper Medicines Law by establishing a Drug Price Regulatory Board that will strictly implement the affordability...
4 JBC members to testify on Sereno SALNs
by Delon Porcalla - February 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Four of the seven members of the Judicial and Bar Council will testify today before the House committee on justice deliberating on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.
‘Sereno got second lowest score in psychiatric tests’
by Delon Porcalla - February 9, 2018 - 12:01am
A former Supreme Court (SC) official confirmed before the committee on justice of the House of Representatives late Wednesday that Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno indeed obtained the second lowest score in her...
House OKs bill expanding biodiversity protected areas
by Delon Porcalla - February 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading Monday night a measure that seeks to expand the coverage of protected areas of biodiversity – aimed at conserving further the country’s...
Suspensionof Carandang invalid – lawmaker
by Delon Porcalla - February 6, 2018 - 12:00am
The 90-day suspension imposed by President Duterte on Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Carandang does not have any presumption of regularity and is deemed invalid, an opposition lawmaker said yesterday.
House OKs grant of crop insurance to farmers
by Delon Porcalla - February 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to grant crop insurance to farmer-beneficiaries of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) affected by natural calami...
Sanofi urged to put up indemnity fund
by Delon Porcalla - February 5, 2018 - 12:00am
French pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur, the manufacturer of Dengvaxia, must put up an indemnity fund to help the families of children who received the controversial anti-dengue vaccine, an administration lawmaker...
House to deliberate bill abolishing ERC
by Delon Porcalla - February 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Two committees of the House of Representatives have taken up a bill that seeks to abolish the Energy Regulatory Commission and replace it with the Board of Energy as an attached unit of the Department of E...
MRT-3 GM offers to resign during grilling
by Delon Porcalla - February 1, 2018 - 12:00am
A retired police general who was appointed by President Duterte as manager of the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) offered to resign yesterday after getting a dressing down from Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.
‘Probable cause’ for Sereno impeachment seen this month
by Delon Porcalla - February 1, 2018 - 12:00am
The House committee handling the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno will decide this month if there is probable cause to send the case to the plenary for final approval.
PCSO chief: Atong offered P200-M bribe
by Delon Porcalla - January 31, 2018 - 12:00am
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) general manager Alexander Balutan claimed yesterday that gambling consultant Atong Ang offered P200 million a month to him in September 2016 so he could take full control...
House OKs bill legalizing church-sanctioned annulment
by Delon Porcalla - January 31, 2018 - 12:00am
An overwhelming majority of the House of Representatives approved Monday night the proposed law that would make it easier for couples to avail themselves of the simpler and less costly process of church annulment...
Bill putting end to ‘endo’ approved
by Delon Porcalla - January 31, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives approved on Monday the measure seeking an end to labor-only contracting.
‘IT consultant’s fees higher than SC justices’ pay’
by Delon Porcalla - January 30, 2018 - 12:00am
The P250,000 monthly fee Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno gave the Information Technology consultant of the entire judiciary was way above the pay grade of all 15 justices of the Supreme Court, a female magistrate...
Lawmakers to have final say on Charter amendments
by Delon Porcalla - January 30, 2018 - 12:00am
Both senators and congressmen will have the final say on which specific provisions of the 1987 Constitution should be amended, based on what a 19-member consultative body will recommend, a House official said y...
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