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Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr.
MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman has found sufficient evidence to indict Davao del Norte Representative Antonio Floirendo for the graft complaint filed by his erstwhile buddy, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, over a deal between banana grower Tagum Development Corp. and the Bureau of Corrections.
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales approved on September 18 the 11-page resolution of Graft Investigation and Prosecution Officer II Voltaire Africa recommending that Floirendo be criminally charged before the Sandiganbayan for violating the Anti-Graft and Corrupt...
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Activists converge on España Boulevard in Manila before marching to Mendiola and then to Luneta for anti-dictatorship rallies. (photo by Obet de Castro)
MANILA, Philippines — The Communist Party of the Philippines hailed the protest on Thursday, September 21, saying it showed “the determination of the Filipino people to oppose (President Rodrigo) Duterte’s plan to replicate his idol,” the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
In Manila, the Movement Against Tyranny, which organized the rally at the Luneta, confirmed that the demonstration will no...
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President Rodrigo Duterte presides over a meeting of the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council. (Presidential photo)
MANILA, Philippines — Only the date of the reset barangay elections has to be agreed on by the House of Representatives and the Senate after the latter chamber approved on third and final reading postponing the village polls originally scheduled next month.
Like the House version, the measure the Senate approved late Wednesday, September 20, is minus the provision allowing President Rodrigo Duterte to appoint officers-in-charge, meaning...
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The House of Representatives members assembled at the plenary session hall. Photograph: Philstar
MANILA, Philippines — (UPDATE – 8:13 a.m.) Days after reducing to P1,000 each the budget of three agencies, the House of Representatives on Wednesday announced that it had restored the allocations for the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), and the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP).
In a press release, House Appropriations Committee Chair and Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles said his panel “has...