Ombudsman needs 2,100 “honest lawyers”

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Office of the Ombudsman is in need of 2,100 “honest lawyers” to fill the vacant posts at the Ombudsman. Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon, Gerard Mosquera, said that they are now in the process of hiring officers. “Because not only should we hire intelligent lawyers, we need to hire honest lawyers, lawyers with integrity,” he said. He also said that they are being careful when it comes to the selection […]

VMMC to open its gates to ease heavy traffic

(Eagle News)– The Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) will open the gates of Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) in Quezon City to the public as part of the solutions to heavy traffic during the holiday season. “Ito’y makakaginhawa nang husto sa ating mga kababayan lalo na ‘yung napakabigat na North at Mindanao Avenue,” Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) General Manager Thomas Orbos said. Once opened, vehicles passing North Avenue may enter the main gate of […]

Private vehicles with car passes can pass through Camp Aguinaldo starting Monday

(Eagle News) — Starting Monday, December 12, private vehicle owners who applied for car passes would be permitted to pass through Camp Aguinaldo. This was confirmed by Brig. General Allan Martin of the Headquarters Support Command of the Camp Aguinaldo. Martin said that on Thursday and Friday, the AFP will start to distribute the car passes. Once they claim their tickets, Martin said that motorists with completed requirements by Thursday or Friday may also start […]

Manila Mayor Estrada orders mass resignation of 690 traffic enforcers

(Eagle News)– Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada on Monday (Novemebr 28) ordered the mass resignation of 690 traffic enforcers over allegations of extortion and other illegal activities. Estrada made the announcement at the launching of Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB). While admitting that his order would affect the livelihood of the 690 MTPB personnel and their families, Estrada said he has to make this decision for “the greatest good” of the majority. For the meantime, […]

MMDA to file charges against motorists who illegally park vehicles along public roads

QUEZON City, Philippines – The Metro Manila Development Authority will file charges against motorists who will illegally park their vehicles in secondary roads. According to the MMDA, this said step is reasonable as there are still many violators after clearing operations. The MMDA will also file charges against barangay officials who will allow such illegal parking of vehicles.  

NLEX toll hike may reach 21%

QUEZON City, Philippines – The proposed toll hike of the North Luzon Expressway may reach 21% if their new petition is approved by the toll regulatory board. According to Rodrigo Franco, President and CEO of the Manila North Tollways Corporation, the petition combined earlier petitions from 2013 and 2015, thus the proposed increase may reach 21%.

16,000 manggagawa regular na sa trabaho – DOLE

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — Tinatayang 16,000 manggagawa na ang na-regular sa trabaho sa ilalim ng administrasyon ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte. Ito ang inihayag ni Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III bilang bahagi ng pangako ng administrasyon na wakasan na ang  contractualization o end of contract na mas kilala bilang “ENDO.” Ayon kay Bello, ang regularisasyon ng 16,000 workers ay kumakatawan sa 10 hanggang 15 porsyento ng kabuuang bilang ng mga irregular worker. Isa rin aniya […]

PNP-NCR orders relief of 9 Manila cops for violent dispersal of US embassy rallyists

  (Eagle News) — The Philippine National Police-National Capital Region has directed the immediate administrative relief of Senior Supt. Marcelino Pedrozo, and eight other policemen for their roles in the violent dispersal of rallyists in front of the United States embassy on Wednesday, October 19. NCRPO director Chief Supt. Oscar Albayalde also said that one of those relieved was the driver of the police van that rammed and ran over protesters, causing injuries to dozens […]

Philippine police van runs over protesters

  MANILA, Philippines | AFP | — A Philippine police van on Wednesday rammed and ran over baton-wielding protesters outside the US embassy in Manila. Police used tear gas and truncheons to try to disperse hundreds of people who had gathered in support of President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent comments that he wanted to loosen his nation’s alliance with the United States. A total of 23 protesters were arrested, said Chief Inspector Arsenio Riparip, one of […]

First draft of committee report on EJKs finished — Gordon

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — Senator Richard “Dick” Gordon on Monday, October 17 said that the senate committee on justice and human rights has already finished the first draft of a committee report on the inquiry into extra-judicial killings. Gordon did not reveal the contents of the committee report but said that the senate panel will recommend the filing of charges against witness and self-confessed Davao Death Squad (DDS) hitman Edgar Matobato.  He said, said […]