Former prexy of Abra Institute convicted of graft 

MANILA, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan has found the former president of Abra State Institute of Science and Technology, Santiago Labanen, guilty beyond reasonable doubt of violation of two counts of violation of Section 3(e); and one count for violation of Section 3(g) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (Republic Act No. 3019).  He was …

Valladolid, Negros Occidental officials to be tried for graft

MANILA, Philippines – Eight officials of Valladolid, Negros Occidental have been found liable for the irregularities that attended the disbursement of public funds in 2008. Undergoing trial over graft case include Former Mayor Romel Yogore, Giovanni Robles (Municipal Agricultural Officer), Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) members Joseph Alfonso Manayon, Ernesto Genobis, Daisy Galve, Cherryl Aguirre, …

Duterte regrets: “My mother didn’t see me becoming president”

MANILA, Philippines –“She did not see me becoming President,” an emotional President Rodrigo Duterte said during the culmination night of Women’s month at Malacañang Friday, March 31. “It was my mother who have faith in me,” says Duterte to the women crowd during the culmination night of Women’s month at Malacanang. During his speech Duterte …

Duterte tops TIME 100 online poll

MANILA, Philippines (April 2)–President Rodrigo Duterte is keeping the lead over other world leaders and celebrities in the TIME 100 online poll. As of  early Sunday morning (Philippine time), Duterte was leading the online poll with 5 percent. Duterte is followed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Pope Francis, Microsoft co-founder …

Pay without work? DepEd employees demand salary despite yearlong absence

Cotabato City – Like fish easily caught by its mouth, two employees of the Department of Education admitted to non-performance of their duties for an entire year as they demanded to receive salaries they apparently did not earn nor deserve. In a dialogue with ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman on Thursday, March 30, Nasseb Macabato and …

ICC has no reason to interfere with PHL affairs – Palace

MANILA  — Malacañang on Wednesday said the International Criminal Court (ICC) has no business to meddle with Philippine affairs, stressing that the international body has no reasons to do so. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said that the ICC cannot arbitrarily interfere in the domestic affairs of a sovereign country like the Philippines. …