Oral arguments on anti-terror law moved to March 2

MANILA, Feb 22 (Mabuhay) —  Some justices of the Supreme Court (SC) are self-isolating as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, forcing the tribunal to move the oral arguments on the petitions seeking to nullify the anti-terror law to March 2. In an advisory issued...

Palace shrugs off CPP call to let Red Cross handle vax delivery

MANILA, Feb 9 (Mabuhay) —  Malacañang on Tuesday shrugged off the suggestion made by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) to let Covid-19 vaccine delivery in far-flung areas be handled by the Red Cross and other civil humanitarian agencies instead of the...

Anti-terrorism council tags CPP-NPA, Islamic State East Asia, MAUTE and associated groups as ‘TERRORISTS’

MANILA, Dec 26 (Mabuhay) —  The Anti-Terrorism Council has begun the controversial process of designating who may be considered by authorities as “terrorists” and “terrorist groups” under the new Anti-Terror law, which may have implications on freezing of assets. This...

AFP chief calls for end to youth radicalization

MANILA, Dec 2 (Mabuhay) — Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Gilbert Gapay called for a stop to the “radicalization of dissent” among the youth, saying progressive groups recruiting them have become a “spawning pool” for New...

Duterte: 800 government officials, employees fired for graft, other offenses

MANILA, Nov 24 (Mabuhay) —  – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night said he will continue to “go after government officials and workers who are into graft and corruption,” saying around 800 officials and workers have been dismissed from the...

AFP just giving Liza, Catriona warning about Left — Palace

MANILA, Oct 23 (Mabuhay) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) was not red-tagging actress Liza Soberano and 2018 Miss Universe Catriona Gray but just giving them a warning that their advocacies might be used by the Left-leaning groups, Malacañang said on Thursda...

DOJ says persons, groups wrongly tagged as terrorists can turn to courts

MANILA, Oct 21 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Justice (DOJ) said Tuesday that people and groups who will be “improperly” labelled as terrorists under the Philippines’ new anti-terrorism law may seek redress from the courts. “As far as I’m concerned,...

DOJ completes IRR of anti-terror law

MANILA, Oct 15 (Mabuhay)– Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Wednesday said the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 (ATA) has been approved on schedule by the Anti Terrorism Council (ATC). “The ATC has...

PDEA adjudged as DBM’s best performing agency for 2013

MANILA,  (Mabuhay) — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) was adjudged as the Department of Budget and Management (DBM)’s best performing agency under the operations group for 2013. PDEA Director General Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. said alongside the recognition, PDEA is...

De Lima: Trial of Chinese poachers to proceed

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The trial of 9 of the 11 arrested Chinese poachers off the Hasa-hasa Shoal (Half Moon Shoal) in the West Philippine Sea will proceed, despite the refusal of the accused to participate in the proceedings. Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said even the United...
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