477 aspiring lawyers fail to take the bar exams

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Close to 500 aspiring lawyers failed to show up and take the bar examinations  during the country’s 116th bar examination, the Supreme Court said Sunday, November 26, 2017. The Office of the Bar Confidant (OBC) records showed  out of the 7,227 candidates, which is higher compared to last year’s 6,831, only …

P142-M seized cigarettes destroyed in Davao

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Truckloads of of confiscated cigarettes were destroyed at  the incinerator of Holcim Philippines Geocycle compound in Ilang, Bunawan district here early today November 26, 2017. The government confiscated  some 20 truckloads of cigarette packs with fake tax stamps allegedly produced by Mighty Corporation (MC). The illegally distributed cigarettes were confiscated by …

BASECO officials charged for missing P102M Funds

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of 13 counts of  Anti-Graft and Corrupt  cases  against Proceso Maligalig and Agustiniana Avelino, members of the Board of Directors of the Bataan Shipyard and Engineering Corporation, Inc. (BASECO). Maligalig and Avelino were charged during their incumbency as BASECO board members, they made …

PDEA personnel trained on tracing drug money trail

MANILA, Philippines — Some 35 Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) personnel underwent a workshop in a bid to strengthen their financial investigation capability to uncover drug money trail and prevent drug lords from using their money and influence to evade punishment. PDEA Director General Aaron N Aquino said the workshop is timely because “the purpose …

BMB seeks witnesses to alleged ‘musang’ killing

The Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) is searching for witnesses who can corroborate an alleged online post on the supposed capture and killing of a civet cat or “musang” by reporting what they know about the incident and the identities of the perpetrators. “We’re urging people with the information to contact us,” the bureau’s Wildlife Resources …

Marcos grandson marries granddaughter of “political rival”

PAOAY, Ilocos Norte — The wedding was a political healing of sort, this how many political observers  view the union  of Michael Ferdinand Marcos-Manotoc and Carina Angela Gamboa Manglapus here on Saturday at the majestic Paoay Church. The couple got married in a private ceremony in Makati but was followed by the traditional ‘bales” in …