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THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Friday that there is no need to file charges against former Manila City mayor Joseph E. Estrada for allegedly not turning over official city government documents to his successor, Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domagaso.
THE Commission on Audit (CoA) has flagged the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) for the poor implementation of a P12-billion school building project dubbed as “Matuwid Na Daan Sa Silid Aralan.”
A PORTION of C-3 bridge, which spans across the cities of Caloocan, Malabon, and Navotas, will be closed starting July 20 at 11 p.m. to give way to the construction of the North-Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link segment.
THE SANDIGANBAYAN has denied a plea by a former military finance officer and his family to dismiss a case where the government is seeking to recover P55 million in alleged ill-gotten wealth.
THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has suspended the operations of its anti-jaywalking unit following the arrest of an administration officer for falsification of documents.
THE Commission on Audit (CoA) said the Department of Agriculture (DA) had about P4.88 billion worth of unliquidated fund transfers to various agencies and nongovernment organizations in charge of implementing several projects for the department.
THE NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will deploy 14,100 policemen around Metro Manila, with 9,000 cops and force multipliers to be assigned in Quezon City for the President’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 22.
THE ARMED Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) confirmed on Wednesday that one of the two suicide bombers in the June 28 attack on a military camp in Indanan, Sulu was a Filipino.
THE Commission on Audit (CoA) said San Juan City failed to inspect the books of eight top taxpayers in 2017 and 2018, resulting in the undercollection of business taxes worth about P736 million.
THE COMMISSION on Audit (CoA) has flagged the past administration of Pasig City under former mayor Robert C. Eusebio for buying P951.787 million worth of supplies, but only used P196.137 million.
BULACAN, a province adjacent to Metro Manila, has been dubbed as the country’s “bloodiest killing field” due to the number of “extrajudicial executions” linked to the government’s war against illegal drugs, according to rights group Amnesty International.
THE COMMISSION on Audit (CoA) asked retailers in Quezon City to remit the P316.598 million collected from the plastic bag tax or the “Green Fund” as of December last year, ruling that it is considered as public fund.
THE COMMISSION on Audit (CoA) has cited the Manila City government for failing to fully utilize its development fund (DF), which in 2018 alone amounted to P18.517 million.
THE COMMISSION on Audit (CoA) warned the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) against granting loans to officers and employees which are not within prescribed rules, citing P167-million worth of uncollected disallowances as of Dec. last year.
EXILED COMMUNIST leader Jose Maria C. Sison said Vice-President Maria Leonor G. Robredo could better in defending the country’s territory in the highly-contested West Philippine Sea than the “traitor, coward or moron” President Rodrigo R. Duterte.
AS THE battle for House speakership drags on with more players joining the fray, Presidential son and Davao City 1st district Rep. Paolo Z. Duterte has formed a coalition in the hope of uniting the House.
THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said the local government of Cebu City will file cases against former mayor Tomas R. Osmeña for stripping bare his office as his term ended last week.
REPLYING to the demand letter sent by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) regarding the failure of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) to submit progress reports on the P10-million information campaign drive on federalism, PCOO Assistant Secretary Marie Banaag turned the tables on the Commission on Audit (COA), saying it was the COA’s own guidelines that slowed the transfer of funds.
THE Sandiganbayan Fourth Division will wait until the Supreme Court lifts the temporary restraining order (TRO) on the graft and usurpation cases against former President Benigno C. Aquino III before it can hear Ombudsman Samuel R. Martires’ motion to withdraw the cases.
AS THE BATTLE for House speakership drags on with more players joining the fray, two lawmakers believe that what is crucial is for the new leader to have an understanding of and support the administration’s economic reform agenda.
THE COMMISSION on Audit (CoA) flagged the National Housing Authority (NHA) for completing only 117,167 of the 203,471 housing units intended for the victims of supertyphoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), which struck in November 2013.
THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said it allocated P11.714 billion to support 1,373 municipalities under its Assistance to Municipalities (AM) program.
DAVAO CITY 1st District Rep. Paolo Z. Duterte has expressed his interest for the House speakership under a term-sharing arrangement involving several congressmen.
A SATELLITE warehouse under the Disaster Emergency Logistics System for ASEAN (DELSA) — which will hold a stockpile of different emergency needs such as food, sanitary kits, and building tools, that will be distributed during disaster response — was launched Monday in Camp Aguinaldo, the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) headquarters located in Quezon City.
DEPARTMENT OF Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Jonathan E. Malaya said former Cebu City Mayor Tomas R. Osmeña could be sanctioned for violating Republic Act 3019, Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, for stripping bare his office as his term ended last Friday.
PHILIPPINE NATIONAL Police chief Gen. Oscar D. Albayalde said the two alleged suicide bombers in last Friday’s explosion at a military camp in Sulu, which left eight dead and 22 injured, are likely to be Filipinos.
THE COMMISSION on Audit (CoA) flagged the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for acquiring only one of the eight planned state-of-the-art equipment and facilities as of December 2018, contrary to Republic Act 108671, the National Bureau of Investigation Reorganization and Modernization Act.
THE Commission on Audit (CoA) said the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) failed to use P53.3 million worth of funds from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Department of Energy (DoE).
THE DEPARTMENT of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said the shift to a federal government is still a priority of the administration despite the latest pronouncement by President Rodrigo R. Duterte acknowledging that the move is unlikely to gain enough support in Congress.