Bautista lauds House dismissal of impeach rap

  MANILA — Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista welcomed the decision of the House of Representatives to dismiss the impeachment complaint filed against him. “I welcome the decision of the House of Representatives Committee on Justice to dismiss the impeachment complaint filed against me,” he said in a statement posted on his Twitter … Read More

Cloudiness, ‘habagat’ rains likely until Thursday afternoon

MANILA — Lightning, moderate to occasional heavy rains, strong winds and flash flood are possible in Metro Manila, the Visayas, Mindanao, Bicol Region, Central Luzon, Calabarzon and Mimaropa. According to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in its 24-hour forecast released Wednesday afternoon, cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms are likely … Read More

Palace calls on Congress to shun special treatment

  MANILA — Malacañang on Tuesday called on lawmakers to emulate President Rodrigo Duterte and avoid seeking special treatment, following a suggestion from one of the leaders of the House of Representatives that traffic enforcers should give lawmakers “parliamentary immunity” from minor traffic violations when Congress is in session. “The President himself continues to observe a … Read More

Give lawmakers more leeway for minor traffic violations: Fariñas

MANILA — House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas on Monday asked the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to excuse congressmen from minor traffic violations especially when Congress is in session. During a hearing of the House transportation committee, Fariñas said lawmakers should be given more leeway for minor traffic violations to help them carry out their duties … Read More

Gov’t ready for looming transport strike

MANILA — The government is ready to provide assistance to passengers that will be affected by the strike that will be staged by various transport groups to protest the public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program of the Department of Transportation (DOTr). Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) member and spokesperson Aileen Lizada said the Joint … Read More

Fr. Chito Soganub rescued, not released: Duterte

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said Father Teresito “Chito” Soganub was rescued by the military and not released through backdoor negotiations. “You know si Father Soganub, hindi ito ni-release ha. He was liberated through a special operation. Talagang tinutok ito siya. Because separate-separate sila eh. Ibig sabihin ginapang ‘yan ng mga special forces o ‘yung mga Ranger,” Duterte said during a chance interview following … Read More