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When it rains, it pours
by Paolo Romero - October 16, 2019 - 12:00am
For their golden moments in the world stage, commendations and incentives pour in for gymnast Carlos Edriel “Caloy” Yulo and lady boxer Nesthy Petecio.
Hospitals face penalties for refusing to release indigent patients
by Paolo Romero - October 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Senators warned hospitals of penalties to be imposed against them for “detaining” or refusing to discharge patients from confinement for their inability to settle hospital expenses.
Ex-Senate president Pimentel in ICU
by Paolo Romero - October 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Former Senate president Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. is under intensive care, his family confirmed last night.
PNP chief’s move lauded, but probe to continue
by Paolo Romero - October 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año lauded the decision of Philippine National Police chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde to step down, saying it was a “selfless act” that spared President Duterte and the PNP...
Turn abandoned government land into farms — Pangilinan
by Paolo Romero - October 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The government is being urged to grow food in idle or abandoned state-owned lots and buildings as parts of efforts to reduce urban poverty and ensure food security.
Senators push ‘doable’ traffic decongestion schemes
by Paolo Romero - October 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Senators are urging government officials to focus their attention on speeding up implementation of projects that would ease the worsening traffic congestion instead of debating with the public on whether or not there...
Senate to probe Philippine’s nuclear energy program
by Paolo Romero - October 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The Senate committee on energy will look into the status of the country’s nuclear energy program as the Duterte administration is set to decide on a recommendation to tap nuclear fuels for stable power supply,...
PNP chief: It seems everybody’s ganging up on me
by Paolo Romero - October 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Philippine National Police chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde maintained his innocence over allegations that he benefited from a questionable drug raid by his men in Pampanga in November 2013.
Another general pins Albayalde on ninja cops
by Paolo Romero - October 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Another phone call made by then Pampanga provincial police chief Oscar Albayalde to a superior sometime in 2014 came back yesterday to haunt him at the Senate Blue Ribbon committee inquiry into the issue of “ninja...
Pagcor shuts down 200 POGO firms
by Paolo Romero - October 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Authorities have so far shut down around 200 Philippine offshore gaming operators that have been operating without license, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. said yesterday.
Senators not worried about Duterte’s health
by Paolo Romero - October 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Senators are not worried about President Duterte’s health and are confident he remains fit to run the country.
New witnesses to attend Senate probe of ‘ninja cops’
by Paolo Romero - October 9, 2019 - 12:00am
New witnesses are expected to testify today at the resumption of the Senate Blue Ribbon committee inquiry into the so-called “ninja cops,” or police officers involved in pilfering and selling drugs seized...
Disqualification of ‘subversive’ party-list groups sought
by Paolo Romero - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Two Senate committees have recommended to the Commission on Elections to disqualify party-list groups involved in subversive activities and authorities should investigate and file charges against those allegedly...
Senate probes realignment of P356-billion Metro Manila subway
by Paolo Romero - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The Senate committee on public services has started looking into the controversial realignment of stations in the proposed P356-billion Metro Manila subway project, which reportedly crosses a major earthquake f...
ASF in Philippines a failure of governance — Pangilinan
by Paolo Romero - October 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The continuing damage that African swine fever is causing the local industry is the government’s own doing amid its failure in the agriculture sector according to a Senator.
Students face ‘forced vacation’ due to budget cuts
by Paolo Romero - October 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Hundreds of thousands of college students face “forced vacations” after the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) suffered an P11.6-billion cut in its proposed budget for next year, Senate President Pro...
‘Ninja cops’ face new probe by DOJ, PNP
by Paolo Romero - October 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Justice and the Philippine National Police will reinvestigate the criminal and administrative cases of 13 “ninja cops,” officials said.
Senate OKs distribution of rice to 4Ps beneficiaries
by Paolo Romero - October 4, 2019 - 12:00am
The Senate approved on second reading on Wednesday a joint resolution directing the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to use part of its budget for the conditional cash transfer program to buy rice...
‘Thousands of sick Bilibid prisoners die yearly’
by Paolo Romero - October 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Thousands of inmates in the New Bilibid Prison die every year due to various ailments, the medical chief of the state penitentiary told a Senate inquiry yesterday.
PDEA chief, family receiving death threats
by Paolo Romero - October 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency director general Aaron Aquino disclosed yesterday that he and his family have been receiving death threats since he disclosed that there are some ranking police officers included...
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