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IN THE SECOND of three presidential debates in 2016, then-candidate Rodrigo R. Duterte asked contender Grace Poe, by way of testing her relative inexperience in her five-plus years in public office, what she would do in a Chinese attack on the Philippine Coast Guard.
MORE THAN half of Filipinos considered President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s recent actions and remarks as “vulgar,” according to a survey report released by the Social Weather Station on Sunday.
SEVERAL ORGANIZATIONS and coalitions will hold protest rallies around Metro Manila and other major cities on Monday to show disapproval over various government policies as President Rodrigo R. Duterte delivers his third State of the Nation Address (SONA).
THE Department of Justice (DoJ) on Thursday announced it has found probable cause to charge self-confessed drug lord Rolan Kerwin Espinosa, convicted drug lord Peter Co, Marcelo L. Adorco, Lovely A. Impal, and Ruel S. Malindagan for committing conspiracy to trade illegal drugs.
THE Philippines should first become “strong internally” in its maritime dispute in the South China Sea, National Security Adviser Hermogenes C. Esperon, Jr. said in an interview at the sidelines of the last pre-SONA (State of the Nation Address) forum on Wednesday, July 18.
A JAPANESE businessman has filed perjury charges against a top official of Tiger Resort, Leisure and Entertainment, Inc. (TRLEI) for allegedly making false assertions against his company.
A GROUP of voters claiming to have 5,500 members from Ilolilo petitioned the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) on Thursday to uphold a 25% voting threshold in the ongoing election recount between Vice-President Maria Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo and losing candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
JUSTICE Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra on Wednesday flagged corruption in the Department of Justice (DoJ), saying in a forum anticipating Monday’s State of the Nation Address by President Rodrigo R. Duterte, “(S)ad to say, I have to admit nandiyan yan (it is there).”
JUSTICE Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra on Wednesday said former president Benigno S.C. Aquino III and two of his former officials will have the chance to “controvert” the graft charges filed against them by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) at the Office of the Ombudsman last Monday, July 16.
THE SUPREME COURT (SC) on Tuesday unanimously recommended Associate Justice Samuel R. Martires to the post of Ombudsman, according to SC spokesperson Theodore O. Te.
FORMER PRESIDENT Benigno S.C. Aquino III questioned on Tuesday the graft charges filed by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) against him and two of his former cabinet members for their alleged illegal purchase of Dengvaxia vaccine used in the government’s nationwide anti-dengue program.
THE COURT of Tax Appeals (CTA) has granted a tax petition filed by Makati City-based Hard Rock Café in Feb. 29, 2016, canceling and setting aside a P28-million tax assessment made by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) over alleged deficiency amusement tax.
By Dane Angelo M. Enerio THE Philippines’ two highest government officials “enjoy majority approval and trust scores,” a survey report released by Pulse Asia on...
THE Supreme Court (SC), sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has dismissed former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.’s request to probe a swimming trip attended by several PET personnel and a revisor of Vice President Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo.
JUSTICE Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra on Friday told BusinessWorld he expected President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s new high ranking appointees in the Department of Justice (DoJ) to have “excellent work output” and “to stamp out corrupt practices in the department.”
A “SIGNIFICANT majority” (73%) of Filipinos agree that President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration should assert the Philippines’ territorial sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea, according to a June 15-21 survey by Pulse Asia, commissioned by think tank Stratbase ADR Institute and presented at the latter’s forum on Thursday, July 12.
THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) has started issuing new arrival and departure cards for international passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
VICE-PRESIDENT Maria Leonor G. Robredo on Wednesday responded to President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s remarks Tuesday that “she’s incompetent.”
THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) ordered the Makati City treasurer to refund P6.8 million in erroneously collected local business taxes (LBT) to Metro Pacific Assets Holdings, Inc. (MPAHI).
THE SUPREME COURT (SC) has ruled that the local government unit (LGU) “just share” of the national government’s tax revenue should factor in Customs collections.
THE Supreme Court, sitting en banc, has upheld a Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) memorandum which held that allowances, bonuses, and other benefits given to government employees are subject to tax.
THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) has filed a criminal complaint against Bukidnon businessman Renie Guiguio Jipos for operating several businesses without registration.
THE DECISION to declare as terrorists 649 people allegedly affiliated with the communist rebellion in the country is now with the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 19, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra told reporters on Tuesday in a text message.
JUSTICE SECRETARY Menardo I. Guevarra on Tuesday said his department is “ready to assist the police” in solving the murder of Cebu lawyer and former state prosecutor Salvador Soliman.
THE SUPREME Court (SC) has granted the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) request to transfer to a Makati City court the drug trial venue of former National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Anti-Illegal Drugs Unit head Augusto Eric Isidoro and several others.
THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has junked the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) P2-billion tax case against Manila-based shipping firm Lorenzo Shipping Corp. (LSC), after declaring the tax assessment invalid over a technicality.
VICE PRESIDENT Maria Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo on Friday said she plans to challenge the Presidential Electoral Tribunal’s (PET) decision to slap P50,000 fines against her party and counsel as well as those of former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos’s for violating the court’s sub judice rule.
THE Office of the Ombudsman has suspended Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Juan Miguel Cuna in connection with the abandoned shipment of garbage imported from Canada to the Philippines in 2013, according to a statement released on Friday.
THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) has deployed a dozen more officers to the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) ahead of the opening of its new passenger terminal on July 1.
THE Cabanatuan City Regional Trial Court Branch 27 on Thursday ordered the withdrawal of the criminal case against a suspect in the killing of Nueva Ecija priest Richmond Nilo last June 10, saying he was mistakenly identified and arrested by authorities.
DETAINED SENATOR Leila M. De Lima has asked the Supreme Court (SC) to allow her “to personally appear and represent herself” in the oral arguments on the petition seeking to declare unconstitutional and invalid the Philippines’ withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
THE Department of Justice (DoJ) has asked Branch 56 of the Angeles City Regional Trial Court (RTC) to transfer to the Angeles City jail in Pampanga the three accused in the case on slain South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo, citing logistical and legal concerns.
By Dane Angelo M. Enerio The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed a June 19, 2017 decision by the Office of the Ombudsman which dismissed...
By Dane Angelo M. Enerio The Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) has slapped separate P50,000 fines against Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" G. Robredo and former...
AN opposition lawmaker on Tuesday said Supreme Court justices who voted to oust Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno should inhibit themselves from nominations for the next chief justice.