In’tl parliamentarians’ group to probe Trillanes, De Lima cases

Inquirer.net 10/21/2018

A global inter-governmental organization of parliamentarians will inquire into the reported political persecution of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, whose amnesty was put into question by the Duterte administration. A statement released by detained Senator Leila de Lima’s…

DPWH urged to release list of recipients of right-of-way payments

Inquirer.net 10/21/2018

  The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has been urged to release the list of recipients of right-of-way (ROW) payments and the properties acquired by the government to ensure transparency. This was the call of…

Panelo: Running a ‘big risk’ for those with pending cases

Inquirer.net 10/21/2018

Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said it will be a “big risk” for electoral hopefuls with corruption charges to run for the May 2019 midterm elections. “Sa akin kung tatanungin mo, magiging malaking risk sa kanila ‘yun because…

Police to pursue suspects in sugarcane workers’ slay in Sagay City

Inquirer.net 10/21/2018

POLICE authorities in Negros Occidental are now conducting hot pursuit operations against the suspects in the killing of nine sugarcane workers in a farm in Sagay City on Saturday night. Police Chief Supt. John Bulalacao, Regional Director…

Ayala’s P7.4B Avida Towers Verge

Inquirer.net 10/21/2018

Ayala Land Inc., through mid-range brand Avida Land Corp., said it was spending about P7.4 billion for Avida Towers Verge, a three-tower project on Reliance Street corner Mayflower Street. The builder said that the first tower, which…

Colmenares: Gov’t, AFP should be held responsible for Negros massacre

Inquirer.net 10/21/2018

Former Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares said the Duterte administration and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) should be held responsible for the massacre of nine sugarcane workers inside a farm in Sagay City, Negros Occidental…

Palace sees drug test proposal for 2019 bets as ‘problematic’

Inquirer.net 10/20/2018

The proposal of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for it to conduct surprise drug testing of candidates for the 2019 midterm elections is still to be reviewed. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the clarification in a…

Colmenares: Military attacks vs activists may threaten ‘ordinary critics’

Inquirer.net 10/20/2018

BAYAN Muna chair Neri Colmenares has blamed the military on the recent criminalization of activists, saying it may also threaten ordinary people who are criticizing the government. About nine activists from militant organizations Gabriela, Anakpawis and Bayan…

Bicol professor writes ‘hugot’ test instructions to discourage cheating

Inquirer.net 10/19/2018

Tests are a part of student life as much as the many attempts to cheat during exams when the teacher’s not looking. But one college professor wanted none of that and made sure his students understood in…

Palace to extend martial law if…

Inquirer.net 10/18/2018

MARAWI CITY There is no recommendation yet to extend martial law in Mindanao but Malacañang said on Thursday there might be “a need to extend it.” “Well, according to the military, the martial law has helped in…

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