SSS releases P1.46-B for members hit by calamities in 2013

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Social Security System (SSS) announced Tuesday that it had disbursed a total of P1.46 billion in relief grants to its members who were affected by the string of natural and man-made calamities that severely hit the country last year. According to SSS...

Solons seek probe into release of high-powered firearms to police auxiliaries, private security agencies

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Police generals-turned-lawmakers are urging Congress to investigate the veracity of the reported dubious release by a unit of the Philippine National Police (PNP) of around 900 high-powered firearms to police auxiliaries and security agencies. In House...

Signature campaign pushing FOI bill gains support

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Change.org, the umbrella organization pushing for the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill on Wednesday said they have achieved the expected number of supporters in their initial launching of signature campaign using online and social media as the...

Senate panel orders Benhur Luy to submit digital files

MANILA, May 15 (Mabuhay) – The Senate blue ribbon committee on Thursday ordered principal pork barrel scam witness Benhur Luy to submit to the panel his digital files on the alleged anomaly. The committee’s chairman, Senator Teofisto Guingona III, issued a subpoena compelling Luy...

SC suspends judge for alleged involvement in court records arson case

MANILA, May 14 (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court (SC) has suspended a judge in Tagaytay City who was charged for his alleged involvement in the arson incident to destroy case records that could expose his wrongdoings. In an en banc ruling, the SC through Associate Justice Lucas...

Sandigan issues freeze order vs. Corona assets

MANILA, May 15 (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan Second Division has ordered the freezing of some P130 million in assets of former Chief Justice Renato Corona and his wife Cristina. Associate Justice and Second Division chairperson Teresita V. Diaz-Baldos signed the two-page...

Aquino won’t fire Cabinet execs on Napolist

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The jobs of Budget Sec. Butch Abad, Agriculture Sec. Proceso Alcala and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority director Joel Villanueva are safe, at least for now. On Thursday, President Benigno Aquino III said that he will not fire the...

Sandra cam to wait for De Lima to release Napoles’ list

MANILA, May 8 (Mabuhay) — Whistleblowers Association of the Philippines (WAP) president Sandra Cam on Thursday said that she will wait for Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima to release first the list given to her by Janet Lim Napoles before she also releases her own list....

US, PHL troops stage war games

CROW VALLEY, May 15, 2014 (AFP) – US aircraft dropped bombs and marines tore forward under artillery fire in war games in the Philippines on Thursday, weeks after the allies signed a defense deal against a backdrop of flaring Chinese tensions with its neighbors. The live rounds...

Benhur Luy camp opposes Napoles immunity bid

MANILA, May 15 (Mabuhay) – The camp of pork barrel scam whistleblower Benhur Luy on Thursday opposed the bid of Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged mastermind of the multibillion-peso anomaly, to become a state witness and get immunity from suit. “We believe that she should not be...
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