Scam in the judiciary undergoes investigation

The Supreme Court summons an employee tagged as “Ma’am Arlene” which is allegedly influential in the judiciary.  The high court, particularly the ad hoc committee headed by Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, has issued the summons to Arlene Angeles Lerma in her last known address.  But the Bureau of Immigration said that a certain Arlene Angeles Lerma has already left the country for Singapore in October last year.

Extortion suspect, arrested

A suspected extortionist was arrested and faces multiple charges.  The suspect is identified as Mark Ryan Sumulong who posed as a secretary at the Office of the President for Special Concerns.    He reportedly asked for large sums of money from his victims in exchange for juicy positions in government.   But the suspect, upon further investigation, is not at all connected with the Office of the President, nor is he an employee of Malacanang.

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Gov’t to launch FAITH version 2.0 to ensure transparency of donations for Yolanda victims

MANILA, March 21 (PNA) — The government will launch the Foreign Aid Transparency Hub (FAiTH) Version 2.0 next month to ensure greater transparency and accountability in the handling of donations being extended by foreign donors to devastated communities in the Visayas region. The FAiTH Task Force unveiled Version 2.0 of the website in a briefing for the diplomatic corps at the Department of Foreign Affairs Thursday, Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said in a statement. The […]

4.5 magnitude quake jolts Agusan del Sur

MANILA, March 21 (PNA) — A 4.5-magnitude earthquake jolted the province of Agusan del Sur on Friday afternoon, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). In its bulletin, the agency said the tremor occurred at 3:31 p.m. with its epicenter traced 11 kilometers southwest of Talacogon in Agusan del Sur. Phivolcs said the temblor, which was tectonic in origin, had a shallow depth of 70 kilometers. It was felt at intensity 4 […]

National Historic Commission Inaugurates Museum Dedicated to Our National Hero

On March 21, The National Historic Commission will inaugurate the Rizal Museum which is located in Fort Santiago, in Intramuros, Manila, the place where our National Hero, Jose P. Rizal, spent his last living moments. Amidst the landscaped ruins of the old fort, the new museum features interactive displays and original Rizaliana memorabilia and artifacts. One of the highlights of the museum is the Gallery of “Mi Ultimo Adios”, a walkway of translations of Rizal’s […]

8 more provinces in Mindanao placed storm signal no.1 due to TD ‘Caloy’

MANILA, March 21 (PNA) — Eight more provinces in Mindanao are now under public storm warning signal no. 1 as tropical depression “Caloy” has slightly accelerated as it moves closer to Surigao del Sur and Davao Oriental area, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Friday. Earlier, PAGASA raised public storm warning no. 1 in four other provinces in Mindanao. In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Gener Quitlong said as of […]