BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO

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SENATE President Aquilino Pimentel 3rd on Saturday urged concerned law enforcement agencies to focus first on the “source” of illegal drugs to effectively wage the war against drugs. Pimentel made the remark when asked about the statement of President Rodrigo Duterte that he would resign if he failed to address…

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SEN. Grace Poe has sought an inquiry into the Department of Education’s (DepEd) directive allowing teachers’ loan payments to be deducted from their salaries. Poe filed Resolution 546 seeking a probe into the report that some teachers “received only P300 to P600 for the previous’ months’ payroll” because of DepEd’s…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s words of strong support for the Philippine National Police (PNP) “[are] not [a] license for it to go on a killing spree,” a senator said on Friday. Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito was reacting to the President’s decision to return the PNP to the drug war after he…

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The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and representatives of non-government organizations on Thursday launched an anti-child cybercrime campaign to emphasize the importance of child online protection. The two-day Child Online Protection (COP) Summit was held in Manila with the theme “Enabling Dynamic Partnerships: The role of everyone to…

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SEN. Antonio Trillanes 4th on Wednesday filed cyber libel charges against pro-Duterte blogger Rey Joseph Nieto for calling him a “drug lord” in his Thinking Pinoy blog. In his seven-page complaint-affidavit filed before the Pasay City Prosecution Office, Trillanes said Nieto maligned him when he posted on his Facebook account…

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Senators are receptive to the plan of President Rodrigo Duterte to break the duopoly in the telecommunication industry by inviting a third player from China. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel on Tuesday said a third telco was “exactly what our country needs to end a telco duopoly mired in mediocrity; a…

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MAJORITY of senators voted to allot an initial P1.5-billion budget to construct a new “iconic” Senate building on a two-hectare Navy village in Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City. Sen. Panfilo Lacson, chairman of the Committee on Accounts, reported on the floor Resolution 293 creating an ad hoc committee tasked to…

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