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Hontiveros posts bail in wiretapping case over ex-SOJ Aguirre's text messages
by Bella Perez-Rubio - December 28, 2021 - 12:39pm
"If his text messages were set in fonts large enough to be caught on camera, then he has only himself to blame," Hontiveros said.
Foreign aid pours in for ‘Odette’ victims
by Bella Perez-Rubio - December 22, 2021 - 10:17am
"[T]he EU stands by the Filipino people in these difficult times and has started to provide emergency relief actions to those affected in close cooperation with our humanitarian partners."
Michael Yang's elusive business associate is Pharmally's financial manager
by Bella Perez-Rubio - December 21, 2021 - 8:05pm
Lin Wei Xiong, who is married to congressional aspirant Rose Nono Lin and has been accused of involvement with the drug trade, has yet to appear before the Senate blue ribbon panel despite summonses issued as...
Senators hail Supreme Court for upholding most of anti-terror law
by Bella Perez-Rubio - December 9, 2021 - 3:33pm
"What the petitioners really wanted was for the law to be declared as unconstitutional... That did not pass in the court," Lacson said.
'Unacceptable': Senators decry Chinese Coast Guard blocking Philippine boats anew
by Bella Perez-Rubio - November 18, 2021 - 2:40pm
At least three senators on Thursday strongly condemned the China Coast Guard's derailing of a supply mission in the West Philippine Sea. 
Lawyer representing Pharmally’s Dargani siblings used to work for Palace
by Bella Perez-Rubio - November 17, 2021 - 5:51pm
The chairman of the Senate blue ribbon panel on Wednesday accused one of the lawyers representing Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. execs Mohit and Twinkle Dargani of trying to hide his ties with Malaca&ntild...
Sara Duterte says PDP-Laban rejected bid to support tandem with Marcos
by Bella Perez-Rubio - November 16, 2021 - 9:16pm
"But I just want to make it clear - no name is slandered or defiled, no one is abused, no one is aggrieved, fought, made to cry or oppressed," Duterte-Carpio said.
Duterte scraps face shield requirement for areas under low COVID-19 alert level
by Bella Perez-Rubio - November 15, 2021 - 10:25pm
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday approved his pandemic task force's recommendation to ease national policy on the use of face shields.
No retirement after all: President Duterte to run for senator
by Bella Perez-Rubio - November 15, 2021 - 4:52pm
President Rodrigo Duterte will make a bid for senator, revealing his candidacy at the last hour on Monday after saying just a month prior that he plans to retire from politics when his term ends. 
Pharmally’s Dargani siblings detained at Senate after Davao arrest
by Bella Perez-Rubio - November 15, 2021 - 1:35pm
Pharmally executives Mohit and Twinkle Dargani are now detained in the Senate building and will remain there until they hand over key documents related to the firm's government deals to the blue ribbon...
Muntinlupa eases face shield policy, joins other LGUs defying Malacañang
by Bella Perez-Rubio - November 12, 2021 - 4:44pm
"All persons found in the City of Muntinlupa shall no longer be required to wear face shield outside of residence and in any public or private establishments, except in hospitals and clinics," the LGU said.
‘1,805 activities per hour?’ Drilon in disbelief over PNP’s use of NTF-ELCAC funds
by Bella Perez-Rubio - November 12, 2021 - 3:36pm
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Friday urged the newly-appointed chief of the Philippine National Police to review the agency's use of its anti-insurgency funds following allegations of misu...
Senate security fails to arrest Lao in NCR, to search for him outside Luzon
by Bella Perez-Rubio - November 10, 2021 - 2:29pm
"[W]e attempted to serve the arrest order in his known address in [M]etro [M]anila, but the [r]esidential condo was unoccupied and reported to be in another individual's name," Rene Samonte, Senate sergeant-at-arms,...
Gordon: Panel did not block report on Yang's alleged links to drug trade
by Bella Perez-Rubio - November 8, 2021 - 7:17pm
Sen. Richard Gordon on Monday said he did not block the release of a former cop's report on former presidential economic adviser Michael Yang's alleged links to the illegal drug trade. 
Anti-drug cop Eduardo Acierto resurfaces, challenges Gordon to bare intel report
by Bella Perez-Rubio - November 8, 2021 - 10:54am
Former cop Eduardo Acierto has resurfaced in a video challenging officials in the Duterte administration to act on his earlier intelligence report on Michael Yang, the businessman and former presidential adviser...
Senate panel to issue arrest warrant vs former PS-DBM chief ducking hearings
by Bella Perez-Rubio - November 4, 2021 - 1:36pm
Lao was the officer-in-charge of the Department of Budget and Management's procurement service when a bulk of the anomalous contracts were awarded to Pharmally. 
‘Laughable, last-ditch effort’: Hontiveros denies charges filed by Pharmally employee
by Bella Perez-Rubio - November 3, 2021 - 5:38pm
"I do not need to resort to unlawful means to point out anomalies in Pharmally's transactions," Hontiveros said.
Local PPE makers decry gov’t ‘preference' for traders, importers
by Bella Perez-Rubio - October 29, 2021 - 5:11pm
"Every time substandard PPE made by a foreign worker is dumped here, a Filipino worker is always marginalized."
Pharmally’s Dargani siblings skip Senate hearing amid warrants for arrest
by Bella Perez-Rubio - October 28, 2021 - 9:24pm
Senate security told Philstar.com that four unsuccessful attempts have been made since last week to serve arrest warrants to the Dargani siblings. 
Senators scrutinize tax returns of Pharmally, execs
by Bella Perez-Rubio - October 28, 2021 - 9:03pm
Pharmally, the government's largest pandemic supplier by far, claimed in its 2020 income tax return a tax credit of P96.09 million and an overpayment of P589,163.
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