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THE UAAP’s attempt to kick the FESSAP out of the Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU) was a huge and well-deserved failure. At the general assembly of the world body, the UAAP application to replace the Federation of School Sports Associations as the legitimate Philippine representative at FISU was roundly…

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President Benigno Aquino 3rd is not giving in to calls to scrap the pork barrel system despite the irregularities that have been linked to it. There are calls from some legislators for the President to remove the P27-billion allocated for their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) in the proposed P2.268-trillion…

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THE Sandiganbayan has ordered the arrest of former Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) officers and private individuals linked to the grant of a P660-million behest loan to businessman and former trade minister Roberto Ongpin. The anti-graft court issued a warrant of arrest for DBP officers Patricia Sto. Tomas, Alexander Magno,…

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AS Malacañang pushed to unmask the “powerful forces” or padrinos who interfered in the operations of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) or are protecting its officials, former Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile stepped out and admitted

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Whether or not there is a final peace agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), war could break out in Mindanao because of wrangling among large armed groups, including the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Ustadz Pendi Colano, chairman of the Central Mindanao’s MNLF sub-wing Selatan…

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TWELVE collectors of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) resigned on Saturday, a day after Customs Commissioner Rozzano Rufino “Ruffy” Biazon ordered all district and sub-port collectors to submit their letters of resignation

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CUSTOMS Commissioner Rozzano Rufino “Ruffy” Biazon, in what could be his last big chance to cleanse the corruption-ridden bureau, on Friday ordered all district and sub-port collectors to submit their resignations not later than Monday. Biazon said that after the resignations are turned in, all the positions would be declared…

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EXECUTIVE Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. were identified as among the personalities acting as “padrinos” or godfathers to some ranking officials

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TWO top officials of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) resigned on Wednesday, two days after President Benigno Aquino 3rd turned down Commissioner Rozzano Rufino “Ruffy” Biazon’s offer to step down.

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