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Former President Aquino to Bongbong Marcos, Enrile: “Ang totoo ay totoo, ang pambobola ay pambobola pa rin”

(Eagle News) — Former President Benigno Aquino III on Friday, Sept. 21, called out former Senator Bongbong Marcos and former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile for their remarks no one was killed or arrested during former President Ferdinand Marcos’ time. According to Aquino, “merong batas na Human Rights Compensation bill na binabayad doon sa lahat ng mga biktima ng human rights abuses noong panahon ng batas militar.” “May edad na si Senator Enrile pero hindi naman […]

DICT: Firms vying to be the 3rd telco player in PHL should post P700-million participation security

(Eagle News) — Firms vying to be the third telecommunications company in the country should post a participation security of P700 million, the Department of Information and Communications Technology said on Friday, Sept. 21. Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 09-09-2018 said the participation security must be either in cash, a manager’s check, draft, or an irrevocable letter of credit issued by a universal or commercial bank in the country. Earlier, authorities said firms with outstanding liabilities to the government […]

Enrile: Alyansa sa pagitan ng LP, CPP isa sa dahilan ng pagdeklara ng martial law ni Marcos sa bansa

Moira Encina Eagle News Service Ang alyansa sa pagitan ng Liberal Party at ng NPA-Communist Party of the Philippines ang isa sa mga nag-udyok kay dating Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Sr. para ideklara ang Batas Militar sa buong bansa noong 1972. Ito ang inihayag ni dating Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile sa unang parte ng panayam sa kanya ni dating Senador Bongbong Marcos na may pamagat na JPE: A Witness to History at nakapost sa Facebook […]

Pichay: Bong Revilla still undecided on whether or not to run for Senate seat anew

(Eagle News) — House Deputy Speaker Prospero Pichay Jr. on Friday, Sept. 21, said former Senator Bong Revilla was still undecided on whether or not he would run for a Senate seat again in 2019. In an interview over radio dzbb, Pichay said Revilla, who is detained over a pork barrel scam case he is facing, will reveal his plans on Sept. 25. Pichay said Revilla made the announcement after he and several lawmakers from […]

Bam Aquino: Martial law will not solve the country’s problems

(Eagle News) — Martial law will not solve the country’s problems. Senator Bam Aquino had this to say on Friday, Sept. 21, as some sectors geared up to commemorate the 46th anniversary of the declaration of martial law during then-President Ferdinand Marcos’ time. “Ngayong nauulit ang bangungot ng nakaraan, oras na para magising sa katotohanan na kailanman, hindi sagot ang martial law sa problema ng bayan,” the senator, whose uncle, Ninoy Aquino, was a political […]

LPA na inaasahang magiging bagong bagyo, posibleng tumama sa Batanes area – PAGASA

(Eagle News) — Patuloy na binabantayan ng Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration ang low pressure area (LPA) na nakapaloob sa Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) at nasa labas pa ng bansa. Ayon sa PAGASA, ang sama ng panahon ay huling namataan sa layong 2,060 kilometro silangan ng Visayas at papasok sa loob ng Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) bukas o sa araw ng linggo. Posible itong maging isang ganap na bagyo sa loob […]

Mga opisyal at empleyado ng BoC, muling isasailalim sa lifestyle check

(Eagle News) — Muling isasailalim sa lifestyle check ang lahat ng mga opisyal at empleyado ng Bureau of Customs. Ayon kay Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña, kaugnay ito ng kautusan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na mapuksa ang kurapsyon sa kanyang administrasyon. Nauna dito ay sumulat kay Lapeña ang isang grupo kung saan hinihikayat nila ang opisyal na tingnan ang kayamanan nina Jimmy Guban ng Customs Intelligence Office na naimbestigahan sa P6.8 billion shabu shipment sa Senado. […]

DILG to 16 mayors “missing in action” during “Ompong” onslaught: Explain your absence

(Eagle News) — The Department of the Interior and Local Government is asking sixteen mayors to explain their absence in their areas of jurisdiction during the onslaught of Typhoon “Ompong.” DILG spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said the nine mayors from the Cagayan Valley and seven mayors from the Cordillera Administrative Region will be issued show-cause orders for that purpose. He said the show-cause orders, signed by the DILG Undersecretary for Peace and Order and the officer […]

Palace hits “sham decision” of Brussels tribunal which found Duterte guilty of HR violations

(Eagle News) – The Philippine government described as a “sham decision” the recent finding of the International People’s Tribunal in Brussels, Belgium that found President Rodrigo Duterte guilty of human rights violations for drug-related deaths in the war against drugs. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that the IPT convened in Belgium had “no official sanction.” “I’m in this field of law, I do not know who sat there. They appear to be a propaganda body […]

Duterte to visit victims of landslide in Cebu

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday, Sept. 21, will visit Naga, Cebu, where a landslide has claimed over 20 lives, and where dozens are still missing. After his visit to the area, Duterte will proceed to  the Asia Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE) 3rd Inflamatory Bowel Disease Clinical Forum, where he will serve as keynote speaker. He will then proceed to Cagayan de Oro, where he will visit wounded soldiers.  

SWS: Fewer Filipinos fell victim to common crimes in the second quarter of 2018

(Eagle News) — Fewer Filipinos fell victim to crimes this second quarter of 2018, the Social Weather Stations said. Based on its survey done from June 27 to 30, 5.3%  of families, or an estimated 1.2 million, reported being victimized by any  common crime–pickpocket, break-in, carnapping, physical violence–within the past six months. This, according to the SWS, was 1.3 points below the 6.6 percent of families, estimated at 1.5 million, registered in March 2018, and […]

Palace lashes out at Hontiveros for calling Duterte “destabilizer-in-chief”

(Eagle News) — The Palace on Friday, Sept. 21, slammed Senator Risa Hontiveros for her comment President Rodrigo Duterte was a “destabilizer-in-chief.” In the first place, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said “it (was) ironic” Hontiveros made such a statement as she “spends so much of her time undermining the efforts of this administration..” He noted that the President has made “significant strides” in his fight against drugs, criminality and corruption. In fact, he said “there is high […]