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PETER Joemel Advincula, the man claiming to be the netizen “Bikoy” in the video series against President Rodrigo R. Duterte, surrendered to the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday.
THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) offices in the cities of Caloocan and Legazpi filed 12 complaints before the Department of Justice against taxpayers for willful failure to pay taxes amounting to a total of more than P776 million.
THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) charged five current and former officials of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) with money laundering in connection with the February 2016 Bangladesh Bank heist.
A LOCAL court denied the appeals of Dengvaxia vaccine manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur, Inc. and distributor Zuellig Pharma Corp., along with other defendants, to junk the civil case for damages against them in connection with the death of a child allegedly due to Dengvaxia inoculation.
THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) barred from leaving the country three suspected human trafficking victims bound for Dubai on May 17.
RETIRED Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales was held Tuesday by Hong Kong immigration authorities for being a “security threat,” her legal counsel confirmed.
TUESDAY’S SUPPOSED proclamation of winners for senators and party-list groups was postponed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) as canvassing of election returns (ER) was still ongoing.
AN ANGELES City court issued a precautionary hold departure order (PHDO) against Alan Dennis L. Sytin and one respondent allegedly involved in the killing of businessman Dominic L. Sytin.
QUEZON CITY (QC) residents and businesses are likely to get a reprieve from an already deferred hefty increase in real property tax looming in January next year, as Mayor-elect Maria Josefina “Joy” G. Belmonte said she plans to put on hold implementation of higher land fair market values (FMV) pending “further consultation with the people.”
DISMISSED Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director-General Nela Charade G. Puno said she accepts her dismissal by President Rodrigo R. Duterte but maintained that she is “clueless” about the allegations of corruption against her.
EMERGING results of the May 13 mid-term elections showing President Rodrigo R. Duterte will likely consolidate his influence on lawmakers, especially those in the Senate, will mean stronger impetus for reform but also carry long-term political risk, Fitch Solutions Macro Research said in a May 14 note e-mailed to journalists on Wednesday.
DOMINATION of the Senate race by bets endorsed by or associated with President Rodrigo R. Duterte promises to revive the impetus for reforms in his last three years in office, analysts agreed on Tuesday, and Malacañang lost no time in listing prompt approval of the P4.1-trillion 2020 national budget and a shift to a federal form of government among its priorities for the 18th Congress that opens its first regular session on July 22.
THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA), sitting en banc, affirmed the cancellation of the P292-million tax deficiency assessment against energy firm Conal Holdings Corp. (CHC) arising from its 2013 purchase of two diesel power plants from the Iligan City government.
THE MAKABAYAN bloc, led by Senate candidate Neri J. Colmenares, asked the Supreme Court (SC) to issue a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against the loan agreement with Export-Import Bank of China worth $211.2 million for the Kaliwa Dam project, claiming it violates the Constitution.
A PAMPANGA court has issued a hold departure order (HDO) against the alleged mastermind of the October 2016 kidnapping-murder of South Korean businessman Jee Ick-Joo.
A MUNTINLUPA City Regional Trial Court (RTC) granted the petition of jailed Senator Leila M. De Lima to allow her to vote on May 13 at the polling precinct in Parañaque City where she is registered.
THE SUPREME COURT (SC) has ordered all power supply agreements (PSA) submitted by distribution utilities (DU) to the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) on or after June 30, 2015 to undergo competitive selection process (CSP).
A MAN claiming to be “Bikoy” surfaced on Monday at the country’s mandatory bar organization, to claim that controversial identity behind the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” (The Real Narcolist) videos linking members of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s family to illegal drugs.
THE Supreme Court granted a petition last month by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) and fisherfolk groups, issuing a Writ of Kalikasan for the protection and preservation of three shoals within the country’s territory in the West Philippine Sea (WPS).
THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said the man arrested for being the owner of the website which shared the “Bikoy” videos may be considered as state witness, as the bureau verifies the identity of the uploader of the videos.
THE GOVERNMENT on Wednesday tightened rules on permits for foreigners to work in the country, amid reports of thousands of such nationals illegally hired in the gaming industry and even in construction who could be depriving the state of more than P30 billion in income tax each year.
THE SUPREME Court (SC) has affirmed the Court of Appeals’ (CA) decision convicting the individual who was behind the 2011 car bombing in Sultan Kudarat that killed two.
THE Makabayan bloc filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC), questioning the legality of the bill deposits collected by Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) from its consumers.
FORTY-ONE (41) journalists from various media organizations joined Rappler in its bid to the Supreme Court (SC) to nullify President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s banning the online news site’s reporters from covering events he attends.
THE Court of Appeals (CA) has denied an appeal by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) to reverse a previous decision which called on the regulator to issue a license to operate to Waterfront Philippines, Inc. for its proposed hotel-casino.
MALACAÑANG has offered P10 million for information that would lead to the capture of dismissed police officer Eduardo Acierto who faces charges in connection with the importation of multi-billion pesos worth of illegal drugs last year.
AKO Bicol Party-list asked the Supreme Court (SC) to nullify the Metropolitan Development Authority’s (MMDA) March 2019 regulation which prohibits the issuance of permits to bus terminals and operators along EDSA.
THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) arrested on April 25 two Chinese nationals wanted for cyber crime in Beijing.
THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has ordered SM Residences Corp. to pay its 2009 deficiency income and value-added tax to the Bureau of Internal revenue (BIR) amounting to P19 million.
THE MANILA TIMES, in a statement on Thursday, disputed a social-media post by its managing editor that he resigned from the newspaper on Wednesday.
A MANILA court has ordered the arrest of former police officer Eduardo Acierto, former Customs intelligence officer Jimmy S. Guban, and six others in connection with the 2018 importation of multi-billion pesos worth of shabu kept inside magnetic lifters that slipped past the Bureau of Customs (BoC).