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Shabu from empty magnetic lifters found in Cavite may have reached Mindanao – PDEA

(Eagle News) – -The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said that part of the huge shabu shipment taken from the magnetic lifters that were found in General Mariano Alvarez in Cavite, had not only spread in Metro Manila, but could have reached as far as Mindanao. The announcement came after some illegal drugs that were seized in an operation in Mindanao showed similarities with the methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as shabu, that were confiscated from […]

De Lima amid allegations of irregularities in proposed national budget: Duterte “weak, incapable of stopping corruption”

(Eagle News) — Senator Leila de Lima described President Rodrigo Duterte as a “weak and incompetent” leader “incapable of stopping corruption,” following  the allegations of corruption being hurled at some members of the House of Representatives  and at his Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno. “I winced upon reading in the news that, according to (House Majority Leader Rolando) Andaya, projects worth P75 billion had already been bid out even before the passage of the budget, with 30 […]

Speaker GMA walang nakikitang conflict sa suporta ng kamara kay Pangulong Duterte

(Eagle News) — Walang nakikitang conflict si Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo sa suporta ng kamara kay Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte at sa krusada ni House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya sa usapin ng budget. Ayon sa House Speaker, naipasa ng kamara ang lahat ng legislative agenda ni Pangulong Duterte na isang malinaw na pagpapakita ng suporta sa Pangulo. Ipinagtanggol naman ni Arroyo si Andaya sa ginagawa nitong pagsilip sa pondo ng pamahalan dahil bahagi aniya ito ng kanilang […]

SC announces start of construction of its new complex in Taguig

(Eagle News) –The Supreme Court announced on Tuesday, Dec. 18, the start of construction of what will be its new complex in Taguig City, following the official turnover of the purchased property by its previous owner. In a statement, the SC said the signing of the deed of absolute sale with officials of the Bases Conversion Development Authority  took place with Bersamin himself handing over to BCDA President and Chief Executive Officer Vivencio B. Dizon the […]

Sandiganbayan approves Jinggoy Estrada’s plea for Hong Kong vacation

(Eagle News) — The Sandiganbayan has approved former Senator Jinggoy Estrada’s request he be allowed to go on vacation to Hong Kong before he starts campaigning for the 2019 elections. In allowing Estrada, who is out on bail, to travel from Dec. 26 to 31, the anti-graft court noted the former senator’s right to travel. It added Estrada’s P1.33 million bail posted in September last year for his temporary freedom sufficed as guarantee he would […]

Palace hits “diversionary tactics” of some House members

(Eagle News) — The Palace on Tuesday, Dec. 18, hit what it said were the tactics employed by some members of the House of Representatives to divert the public’s attention from the allegations against them. Without naming names, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the attacks against Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno started after Senator Panfilo Lacson revealed Pampanga–Speaker Gloria Arroyo’s province–and a district in Camarines Sur—House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr.’s–had cornered “congressional insertions” in the […]

Panelo: Duterte to sign bill abolishing Road Board

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte wants to abolish the Road Board, the Palace said on Tuesday, Dec. 18. In fact, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Duterte would sign the bill abolishing the graft-tainted body once it reaches his desk. He said President Duterte was also against the release of the P45-billion road user’s tax, which instead, according to Duterte, should be returned to the treasury. “..Let Congress appropriate again for a specific purpose,” Panelo […]

AFP launches inquiry into possible theft from military armory

(Eagle News) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines is investigating how weapons and ammunition believed to be the property of the government were seized from suspected arms suppliers to rebels. The AFP launched the probe after Edgardo Medel and Rosemarie Medel were nabbed by authorities for “selling” to authorities P1.2 million worth of firearms and ammunition believed to be the property of the 7th Infantry Batallion in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija. “While we can already […]

Panelo: Directive for Diokno not to attend House inquiry “presumably” from Duterte

(Eagle News) — It was “presumably” President Rodrigo Duterte himself who ordered Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno not to appear before a House hearing on budget issues, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said. In a press conference on Tuesday, Dec. 17, Panelo said it was only the President, after all, who could tell Diokno whether to make the appearance or not in the hearing slated on Jan. 3 next year in Naga. “The basis would be the […]

Mga kumpanya ng langis nagpatupad ng panibagong rollback

(Eagle News) — Nagpatupad ng panibagong rollback sa presyo ng mga produkto petrolyo ang mga kumpanya ng langis. Epektibo alas dose uno kaninang hatinggabi (12:01 AM) nang ipatupad ng Chevron Philippines ang Php 0.10 bawas presyo sa kada litro ng gasolina at Php 0.25 sa diesel at kerosene. Nagpatupad naman ang Eastern Petroleum ng Php 0.35 rollback sa kada litro ng diesel at labinlimang sentimo sa gasolina. Ala sais naman ng umaga (6:00 AM) ipinatupad […]

Sison welcomes statement Duterte still keen on pursuing peace talks with Communist rebels

(Eagle News)—Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison on Tuesday, Dec. 18, welcomed Bong Go’s pronouncement President Rodrigo Duterte was still interested in pursuing peace talks with the Communist rebels. He said that if Go indeed “means what he says, he should advise Duterte to allow his negotiating panel to engage in informal talks to prepare for formal talks.” He said the peace talks should address the roots of the armed conflict. Sison […]

Opisyal na listahan ng mga kakandidato para sa 2019 elections, inaasahang ilalabas ngayong linggo

(Eagle News) — Inaasahang ilalabas na ng Commission on Elections (Comelec) ngayong linggo ang pinal na listahan ng mga kandidato para sa 2019 midterm election. Ayon kay Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez, sa halip na Disyembre 15, naurong ang petsa nang paglalabas ng listahan anumang araw mula Disyembre 17 hanggang 21. Paliwanag ni Jimenez, layon nitong maayos ang lahat ng pending issues na may kinalaman sa kandidatura. Gayunman, tiniyak ni Jimenez na hindi makakaapekto ang schedule […]