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  • Identity of Jee’s house help questioned in Senate probe

    February 23, 2017 8:09 AM 5

    Records of Marisa Dawis. Photos from Office of Senator Leila de Lima (BuCor photos and records of Marisa Dawis) Who really is Marissa Dawis-Morquicho, the freed house help of slain South Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo?” Senator Leila de Lima raised this question on Thursday after the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) disclosed during the hearing

  • Democracy ‘killed’ in railroading of death penalty, say solons

    February 23, 2017 8:05 AM 2

    This was the sentiment of anti-death penalty lawmakers on Thursday after the House of Representatives leadership railroaded the bill reimposing capital punishment when it closed the plenary debates. In a press conference at the House of Representatives, Northern Samar Rep. Raul Daza said the House leadership “killed democracy” when it moved to close

  • Lacson ribs De Lima: 'Don't get jailed; we'll miss you'

    February 23, 2017 8:02 AM 3

    In an unusual break from their word war, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II agrees with Senator Leila de Lima's views at a Senate inquiry Senator Leila de Lima might just be counting down the days until her supposed impending arrest but Senator Panfilo Lacson made a light moment out of it at a Senate inquiry days after drug charges were filed against

  • Prominent rights lawyers satisfied with Lascañas’ story on DDS

    February 23, 2017 7:38 AM 2

    FLAG’s Diokno: Ex-cop’s testimony vs Duterte is all about protecting human rights MANILA — The testimony of Arturo Lascañas against President Duterte and his alleged involvement in the bloody kills of the Davao Death Squad (DDS) may be derided by the administration and its congressional allies, but the country’s most prominent human rights lawyers are solidly

  • Maguindanao town councilor nabbed for drug pushing

    February 23, 2017 7:01 AM 3

    COTABATO CITY – Anti-narcotics operatives arrested Thursday afternoon a town councilor in Maguindanao for alleged drug trafficking two weeks after lawmen arrested a barangay chairwoman for drug pushing. Bryan Babang, director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-ARMM), said anti-narcotics agents

  • Aguirre: High-profile inmates offered P100-M to retract statement vs De Lima

    February 23, 2017 6:16 AM 5

    Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Thursday revealed that a solon offered P100 million to high-profile inmates at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Custodial Center to recant their earlier statements in favor of Senator Leila De Lima. “We have information that the first offer to the inmates were made yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon. It was made by a former

  • De Lima to Aguirre: Prove P100M bribe offer

    February 23, 2017 5:46 AM 4

    Senator Leila de Lima posed this challenge on Thursday to Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, who claimed that high profile inmates were offered P100 million to recant their testimonies against her. Several inmates have testified at the House of Representatives linking De Lima in illegal drugs when she was still justice secretary. “I could not help but laugh

  • Bayan lauds P1,000 SSS pension hike

    February 23, 2017 5:39 AM 3

    THE Bayan Muna partylist on Wednesday welcomed the signing of the P1,000 Social Security System (SSS) pension hike, granting pensioners an accumulated P2,000 collectible for January and February. Bayan Muna representative Carlos Isagani Zarate, in a press statement, said the partylist hopes that there would be no more SSS contribution increase anymore

  • 2 hurt as magnitude 4.6 quake hits parts of Davao region

    February 23, 2017 4:15 AM 2

    TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte – Two persons were injured when a waiting shed collapsed during a magnitude 4.6 quake that struck parts of Southern Mindanao, on Thursday morning. The tremor, which was of tectonic origin, occurred at around 9:50 a.m. and was centered some 9 kilometers northwest of Davao City at a depth of 15 kilometers, the Philippine Institute

  • Robredo urges Malacañang: Cooperate in Senate's DDS probe

    February 23, 2017 4:10 AM 4

    Vice President Leni Robredo said the accusations of retired Davao City police officer Arthur Lascañas must be 'taken seriously and given careful consideration' MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday, February 23, said she supports the Senate's reopening of its probe into the existence of the infamous Davao Death Squad (DDS), saying