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Zubiri removed as Senate chief for pursuing PDEA leaks probe

By Beting Laygo Dolor, Editor MANILA  — Take it from the horse’s mouth. Migz Zubiri was unseated as Senate president because he allowed the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) leaks probe —  seeking to determine if now President Ferdinand Marcos…

PAGASA declares onset of rainy season; high heat index to continue

QUEZON CITY – Following days of continued rain, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) declared  the start of rainy season. “The occurrence of scattered rainshowers, frequent thunderstorms, the passage of Typhoon Aghon, and the southwest monsoon (habagat) over…

Election fever is on as Comelec releases 2025 mid-term polls calendar

MANILA – The election fever is on. As political parties reorganize and form alliances, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) released the scheduled activities for the 2025 mid-term national and local elections. Those to be elected on May 12 are 12 senators,…

Marcos denies hand in Zubiri ouster as Senate president

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.  denied he was behind the move to replace Senator Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri as Senate President. This as Zubiri alluded to outside forces as behind his ouster as leader of the Senate, saying he…

VP asks SC to dismiss confidential funds cases

MANILA – Vice President Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio has formally asked the Supreme Court to dismiss three petitions questioning the propriety of P125 million in confidential funds in the Office of the Vice President (OVP) under the 2022 budget. In a 16-page…

TPLEx extension, 124 PPP projects worth P3 trillion lined up

BAGUIO CITY – The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center currently has 125 projects worth P3 trillion in the pipeline. Of the 125 PPP projects, the P23.40 billion Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) extension project is in the most advanced stage. The 59.4-kilometer four-lane…

Sudden change in Senate leadership to stifle probe on Marcos’ alleged drug use

By Beting Laygo Dolor, Editor MANILA  —  The sudden and unexpected change in the Senate’s leadership this week has been seen as the current regime taking steps to stifle acts inimical to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Ousted senate president Migz…

Cebu City Mayor Rama, other execs suspended; CA junks plea for TRO; other mayors air support

CEBU CITY – The Court of Appeals in Manila has dismissed the petition filed by suspended Mayor Michael Rama and seven other Cebu City Hall officials questioning the suspension order issued against them by the Office of the Ombudsman. In a…

Divorce nears approval in PHL; House okays bill on final reading

By Claire Morales True and Jennifer T. Santos QUEZON CITY — Is divorce finally coming to the Philippines? There is a ray of hope for the advocates of divorce, especially the battered wives and husbands, as the House of Representatives…

PHL debt declines by 1.67% to P14.93 trillion in March

MANILA – The national government’s total outstanding debt decreased by 1.67 percent to P14.93 trillion as of end-March this year due to the net redemption of domestic government securities. In a statement, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) said of…