MA. REINA LEANNE TOLENTINO, TMT

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The Office of the Ombudsman has filed a graft case at the Sandiganbayan against former Caloocan City Mayor Enrico Echiverri and two other individuals over the alleged award of a deal not authorized by the city council. Charged along with Echiverri were former City Accountant Edna Centeno and former City…

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The Sandiganbayan’s Special Third Division has thumbed down a plea of former Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile and of his former aide Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes that Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang inhibit herself from a plunder case filed against them and several others in connection with the Priority Development Assistance…

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The Office of the Ombudsman stood pat on its ruling to file charges of graft and usurpation of official functions at the Sandiganbayan against former president Benigno Aquino 3rd, former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Alan Purisima and former Special Action Force (SAF) Director Getulio Napeñas in connection with the…

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The House committee on justice will start hearing the impeachment complaints filed against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno today to determine if these are sufficient in form and substance. “What you can expect tomorrow is that we will vote upon the form and the substance of the Gadon complaint and…

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The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to defer the barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK or youth council) elections to May 2018. Only 10 lawmakers — Arlene Brosas of Gabriela party-list, Ariel Casilao of Anakpawis party-list, France Castro and Antonio Tinio…

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The government is prepared to hold the barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK or youth council) elections this year, Malacañang said Saturday as lawmakers scramble to pass a measure that seeks to postpone the electoral exercise. “While we adhere to the President’s position of postponement of barangay and SK elections,…

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The government is closely monitoring the situation in Miami, Florida, where millions of people were evacuated ahead of the landfall of Hurricane Irma, Malacañang said Saturday. Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella advised Filipinos living in Miami “to remain vigilant.” “The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), through our Honorary Consulate in Miami,…

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The government will pursue peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), President Rodrigo Duterte said on Saturday. The President gave the assurance during the 26th Mindanao Business Conference in held in Cagayan de Oro City. “Let me assure the MI: we…

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Lawmakers on Friday criticized plans by the family of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos for his 100th birth anniversary at the Libingan ng mga Bayani next week. “This planned party celebrating the centennial of his birth defiles the memory of all the legitimate heroes buried in the Libingan ng mga…

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