Sereno slams SC justices’ testimonies in impeach hearing

  MANILA — The camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday slammed the testimonies of the magistrates of the Supreme Court (SC) who appeared before the House justice committee’s hearing on the impeachment proceeding filed against her. During the impeachment proceedings, Associate Justices Francis Jardeleza, Noel Tijam, and retired Associate Justice Arturo Brion on … Read More

P57.5-M shabu hidden in toys seized in Pasay

MANILA — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (NAIA-IADITG) have intercepted PHP57.5 million worth of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu hidden in a package of toys in Pasay City. In a press conference Monday, PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino said the contraband was discovered … Read More

NBI to resume anti-drug operations

MANILA — Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II ordered the National Bureau of Investigation  (NBI) to join the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and other law enforcement agencies in anti-illegal drugs operations. In Department Order No. 778 issued Wednesday, Aguirre granted NBI the authority to conduct investigation and case build-up for violation of Republic Act No. 9165 … Read More

DILG, DOJ to enforce uniform manual on inmates’ time allowances

MANILA — The departments of Justice and Interior and Local Government on Friday launched the first uniform guideline that would decongest jails and prisons through standardizing the computation of “good conduct” and specify time allowances and service of persons deprived of liberty (PDL). Justice Undersecretary Reynante Orceo, chairman of the DOJ-DILG joint committee, said the Uniform … Read More

SC allows justices, personnel to testify in Sereno impeach hearing

MANILA — The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday allowed its employees as well some Associate Justices to appear before the House justice committee to testify in the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. SC spokesman Theodore Te, in a briefing, announced the directive was issued following Tuesday’s regular en banc session of the magistrates. … Read More

11 nabbed in Taguig drug bust

MANILA — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested 11 suspected drug personalities in a buy-bust operation at a hotel in Taguig City, which yielded different kinds of illegal drugs worth PHP340,000. PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino identified the suspects as Edmond Remegio, 33, jobless; Malik Coronel, 33, jobless; Manuel Valdes, 34, an insurance agent; … Read More