NCRPO chief secures copy of arrest warrant vs Trillanes

Inquirer.net 12/09/2018

MANILA, Philippines — National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Chief Director Guillermo Eleazar confirmed that they already have a copy of the arrest warrant issued by a Davao court against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. In a phone…

US urged to clarify scope of Mutual Defense Treaty in sea dispute

Inquirer.net 12/09/2018

MANILA, Philippines — The United States should clarify how its Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) with the Philippines applies to the situation in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). For Gregory Poling, director of the Washington-based Asia…

Duterte to lead handover of Balangiga bells — Palace

Inquirer.net 12/09/2018

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to lead the scheduled handover of the Balangiga bells on December 11, Malacañang said Sunday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo in a statement said that the Palace awaits “enthusiastically” for…

Revilla must pay despite plunder acquittal – law dean, IBP head

Inquirer.net 12/09/2018

Should former Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. be made to pay back part of the P124.5 million in kickbacks from his pork barrel fund despite his acquittal in the plunder case against him? Fr. Ranhilio Aquino, dean…

Palace on Feast of Immaculate Conception: ‘Emulate Mary’s qualities’

Inquirer.net 12/08/2018

MANILA — Malacañang yesterday urged the public to follow Mary’s qualities such as humility, noting that they must remain guided by Mary’s faithfulness. “Let us emulate Mary’s qualities as a humble and caring person and remain guided…

Jinggoy: I and Revilla were ‘victims of selective justice’

Inquirer.net 12/08/2018

Manila — “We are really victims of selective justice.” Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada yesterday said this when asked if he and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. could return in the Senate in 2019. In 2014, Estrada and Revilla…

I would love to convict him but…

Inquirer.net 12/07/2018

MANILA, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan justice who wrote the decision to acquit Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. has clarified that she initially wanted to convict him of plunder – but was restrained by lack of proof. “Yes,…

CHR demands ‘strong reason’ for third martial law extension

Inquirer.net 12/06/2018

MANILA, Philippines — ”There has to be a strong reason” should the government move for another extension of martial law in Mindanao. This was Commission on Human Rights’ (CHR) reaction after the Armed Forces of the Philippines…

Palace wants Arroyo to explain alleged P2.4-B pork barrel

Inquirer.net 12/06/2018

Manila, Philippines — Malacañang on Thursday said Speaker Gloria Arroyo should explain the alleged P2.4-billion “pork barrel” allotted for her district after last-minute realignments in the proposed national budget for 2019. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo insisted that…

Solons warn vs hasty approval of House’s draft federal charter

Inquirer.net 12/05/2018

Manila, Philippines — Several lawmakers on Wednesday warned against undue rush in passing the House of Representatives’ draft federal charter. While the minority bloc led by Quezon 3rd Dist. Rep. Danilo Suarez agrees with the need to…

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