Drilon wants no funding for PAO forensic lab

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 09/24/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The forensics laboratory of the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) may have to face abolition as Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said on Monday that he would move to transfer its P19.5 million proposed funding…

Polio blame game: PAO chief lashes back at ‘trolls’

Donna Pazzibugan, Joiv Yee - Philippine Daily Inquirer 09/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Chief Public Attorney Persida Acosta is bristling at repeatedly being blamed for the reemergence of infectious diseases in the country and her voice can almost be heard in social media. “Trolls are out using…

Decongesting CPDRC: Capitol to tap lawyers group to speed up disposition of cases

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Decongesting the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) is still a top concern of the Capitol. This is the reason why Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said the Capitol is looking to tap the…

Isles: PNP Crime Lab’s autopsy findings of Silawan’s body more believable than PAO’s results

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Between the “contradicting” autopsy findings of the Public Attorneys Office (PAO) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) Crime Laboratory on the body of Christine Lee Silawan, defense lawyer Vincent Isles says the the…

PAO helping NBI, PNP solve Silawan’s rape-slay

Futch Anthony Inso 04/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Lawyer Persida Acosta, head of the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO), said that they will be filing a supplemental case against suspects in the killing of Christine Lee Silawan. Acosta, who was in Cebu…

PAO forensic team: Christine was raped before she was killed

Futch Anthony Inso 04/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Dr. Erwin Erfe, chief of the Public Attorneys Office (PAO) forensic team, confirmed that Christine Lee Silawan was raped before she was killed. Erfe said they saw signs of abrasion and hematoma on…

10-year-old Dengvaxia recipient dies; family seeks PAO help

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 07/07/2018

THE family of a 10-year-old recipient of Dengvaxia vaccine from Lapu-Lapu City who died last June 21 has sought the assistance of the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) forensic expert to determine the cause of the child’s death.…

PAO: Only qualified farmers can avail of P15K insurance

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/04/2018

Only tungro rice disease-affected farmers included in the list of the Capitol’s insurance program can avail of the P15,000 per hectare insurance claim from the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. Ronald Saragena, Cebu Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) chief,…

Parents seek PAO assistance for daughter’s death

Futch Anthony Inso 02/26/2018

NINE-YEAR-OLD Wiljen Alcontin was a healthy, smart and playful kid who was administered the Dengvaxia vaccine along with her siblings last year. Wiljen’s mother Teresa, a resident of Sitio Bugnay 1 in Barangay Labangon, Cebu City, said…

Supt. Nobleza, hubby arraigned in Bohol, enters not guilty plea

Leo Udtohan 06/06/2017

TUBIGON, BOHOL CITY, Bohol — A cold stare. This was the response of detained Supt. Maria Cristina Brugada Nobleza to the threat made by President Duterte that he would hang every traitor in the government. “Not guilty,”…

Tanjay, Pamplona bag ‘Buglasan Lutong Garbo’ top prizes

PR 10/17/2016

THE Rootcrops-Buco Mucho dessert recipe of Tanjay City and Pamplona town’s Kamias Cooler drink both won in this year’s food fest ‘Buglasan Lutong Garbo’ that featured healthy desserts and drinks last October 1 at the Provincial Agriculture…

New DOJ building breaks ground

Izobelle T. Pulgo 06/17/2016

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Department of Justice (DOJ) building was held yesterday inside the Department of Agriculture (DA) compound on M. Velez Street, Cebu City. The new four-story building, which will cost around P100 million,…

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