BIR employee pleads guilty to SALN violation

DAVAO CITY (May 22) — The Metropolitan Trial Court, Branch 71 of Pasig City convicted Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Officer III Caesar Cortes  for violating the  Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees. Cortes failed to  submit a truthful and detailed declaration of his business interests and financial connections in …

Retired Fiscal sa Ozamiz City, gipusil patay

DAKBAYAN SA OZAMIZ (Mayo 22) — Patay ang usa ka retired prosecutor kon fiscal,  human kini pusila sa makadaghang higayon sa wala mailang mga suspetsado,  kaganinang buntag,   Marte,  Mayo 22, didto sa Gomez corner Kaaminio Streets,  dinhi sa Ozamiz City. Giila ang biktima nga si Geronimo Marave Jr., 62, retiradong fiscal ug mulopyo Catadman, Manabay, …

Duterte breaks ground for NHA housing in Talisay City

DAVAO CITY (May 22) — President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Sunday, May 20, led the groundbreaking rites of the Vista Alegre homes in Barangay Dos Hermanas, Talisay City, Negros Occidental, for the police and military personnel. Vista Alegre Homes, is the fifth National Housing Authority (NHA) project under the new Armed Forces of the Philippines …

Pimentel steps down as Senate President, nominates Sotto as successor

DAVAO CITY (May 21) — Saying he has to be open for change, Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III stepped down as Senate president on Monday, and nominated Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III to take the helm at the upper chamber. “This is an example of a peaceful and willing transfer of power in the senate, …

Palace to Sereno: ‘Look closely at mirror, blame yourself’

MANILA – Malacañang on Friday advised former chief justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno to look “closely” at the mirror to see who is really behind the quo warranto petition that sent her out of the Supreme Court. “We consider this unfortunate, for the truth is, four other fingers point to her. Ex-CJ Sereno should closely look at …

195 Boracay firms without sewer lines get violation notices

MANILA — A total of 195 establishments in Boracay Island have received notices of violation from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for not having sewer line connections. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said the DENR’s Environmental Management Bureau had handed the notices of violations to the erring firms. “Desiltation and rehabilitation of all drainage …

P2.75-M shabu, marijuana seized in Cainta drug bust

CAMP GEN. VICENTE LIM, Calamba City – Joint police operatives have arrested two lady illegal drug traders and seized around PHP 2.75 million worth of illegal drugs during a drug bust operation early dawn on Thursday. The Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (RDEU) 4A, and the Cainta police force and Special Drug Enforcement Team (SDET), coordinated …