For receiving donations for his official residence and a huge discount for a Toyota Land Cruiser, a Senate panel has asked the Office of the Ombudsman to determine if Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima should face graft and corruption charges.
Aside from a 350-hectare hacienda in Batangas, Vice President Jejomar Binay also allegedly owns an eight-hectare seaside resort in Dingalan, Aurora.
A bill proposing to allow the use of credit cards or debit cards for tax payment was filed at the House of Representatives.
A tropical depression is expected the Philippine Area of Responsibility late Friday but is currently too far to affect any part of the country, the state weather bureau said.
Health Secretary Enrique Ona filed a leave of absence due to health reasons, Malacañang confirmed on Thursday.
Former President and Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada has again endorsed Vice President Jejomar Binay as his presidential bet for the 2016 elections.
Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin believes lawyer Harry Roque Jr. clearly crossed the line for non-observance of military rules when they entered Camp Aguinaldo’s restricted area to try to confront a US Marine accused of killing 26-year-old transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude.
Marc Suselbeck can now fly home to Germany.
Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario Montejo said that the active partnership they have struck with the United States on science and technology collaboration in the fields of climate change and disaster resilience, health research, marine biodiversity and conservation, agriculture and food security and “improving science” was seen to fast-track the rollout and development of their various ambitious big-ticket projects.
President Aquino approved on Wednesday the P167.9-billion Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan (CRRP), solidifying the government’s commitment to rebuild areas in Eastern Visayas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda last year.
If a resolution is filed, the Senate may conduct its own probe on allegations of overpricing involving the president of the chamber, Franklin Drilon, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III said yesterday.