2018

Inquiry into drug war to continue, says ICC

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By Vann Marlo M. Villegas, December 6 2018; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/inquiry-into-drug-war-to-continue-says-icc/ Image Credit to Philippine Star THE International Criminal Court (ICC) said it will continue its preliminary examination into President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s war on drugs despite the country’s withdrawal from the Rome Statute last March. In a report released on Wednesday, the ICC said it […]

2018

Duterte cites improvements in airport inspections

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By Arjay L. Balinbin, December 6 2018; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/duterte-cites-improvements-in-airport-inspections/ Image Credit to ABS-CBN News PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday cited improvements at the airports, including his “no human contact” and “no opening of baggage” policies. “Alam mo kung mayroong improvement d’yan sa public service sa airports, one is that no more inspection sa bagahe papasok,” the President said in his […]

2018

DoJ seeks hold order vs Trillanes from Davao court

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By Vann Marlo M. Villegas, December 6 2018; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/doj-seeks-hold-order-vs-trillanes-from-davao-court/ Image Credit to Philippine Star THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) has asked a Davao City court to issue a hold-departure order (HDO) against Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said. The motion to ban the opposition senator from leaving the country […]

2018

SC upholds decision clearing Mikey Arroyo from tax case

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By Vann Marlo M. Villegas, December 5 2018; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/sc-upholds-decision-clearing-mikey-arroyo-from-tax-case/ Image Credit to ABS-CBN News THE SUPREME COURT (SC) upheld the Court of Tax Appeals’ (CTA) March 21 decision clearing former party-list congressman Juan Miguel “Mikey” M. Arroyo from his P27.3-million tax-evasion case. The SC’s First Division said in a Sept. 12 resolution it dismissed […]

2018

Senate says no time for charter change

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By Camille A. Aguinaldo, December 5 2018; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/senate-says-no-time-for-charter-change/ Image Credit to Business World SENATE PRESIDENT Vicente C. Sotto III on Wednesday said his chamber could no longer tackle, due to time constraints, the draft federal charter that the House of Representatives approved on second reading on Tuesday. “We don’t have time to take it […]

2018

Lacson: P2.4-B pork for Arroyo’s district

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By DJ Yap, December 6 2018; Philippine Daily Inquirer https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1060469/lacson-p2-4-b-pork-for-arroyos-district Image Credit to GMA Network Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo may be getting the lion’s share of a pork bonanza in the House of Representatives, as her district, according to Sen. Panfilo Lacson, has been allotted P2.4 billion worth of projects after last-minute realignments in the proposed national […]

2018

NTC wins FOI Award for transparency

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By Lorenz S. Marasigan, December 6 2018; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/ntc-wins-foi-award-for-transparency/ Image Credit to GMA Network THE National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) won a Freedom of Information (FOI) award for transparency through the electronic FOI (e-FOI) portal. In a statement, the telco regulator said the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) during the FOI Summit and Awards recognized the […]

2018

Lacson: 2 lawmakers get P1.5 billion in pork each

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By DJ Yap, December 5 2018; Philippine Daily Inquirer https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1060045/lacson-2-lawmakers-get-p1-5-billion-in-pork-each Image Credit to GMA Network The graft-ridden pork barrel has again reared its ugly head in the proposed P3.8-trillion national budget for 2019, according to Sen. Panfilo Lacson. Two members of the House of Representatives have been allotted more than P1 billion each in extra funding […]

2018

House OK’s draft federal charter on 2nd reading

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By C.A. Tadalan, December 4 2018; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/house-oks-draft-federal-charter-on-2nd-reading/ Image Credit to Business World THE HOUSE of Representatives has approved on second reading a resolution on its version of a draft federal charter. The approval, via voice vote on Tuesday, of “Resolution Of Both Houses Proposing The Revision Of The 1987 Constitution Of The Republic Of […]

2018

Government dismantling REIT hurdles

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By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan, December 5 2018; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/government-dismantling-reit-hurdles/ Image Credit to Business World GOVERNMENT MOVES to dismantle the two roadblocks to the establishment of real estate investment trusts (REIT) may finally kick-start their formation. At a hearing of the House of Representatives Economic Affairs committee on Tuesday, an official of the Securities and […]