Repatriated OFWs from Kuwait to get livelihood aid from OWWA

MANILA — The 30 distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were repatriated back to the Philippines from Kuwait early this week are entitled to livelihood assistance to help them have their own source of income. According to Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Administrator Bernard Olalia, the qualified OFW can receive PHP20,000 worth of livelihood assistance … Read More

Wiretapped info on narco list can’t be used as evidence: solons

MANILA — Two senators on Wednesday said illegally wiretapped information, even if provided by foreign governments, is a “fruit of the poisonous tree” and therefore inadmissible in court. Senator Panfilo Lacson questioned Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo’s claim that the information involving personalities and political figures with drug links were sourced from wiretapped communications done by … Read More

PACC commends Andanar in gov’t anti-corruption drive

MANILA – The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) on Wednesday commended Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar for his contributions in the anti-corruption drive of President Rodrigo R. Duterte. In its commendation, the PACC lauded Andanar for “valuable contribution and unfailing assistance to the PACC in the pursuit of its mandate to weed out … Read More

DILG to file charges vs. ‘narco-politicians’: Palace

MANILA — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will file administrative and criminal charges against politicians found on the “narco-list”, Malacañang said Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this assurance following concerns that releasing a list of politicians allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade violates their right to due process. Panelo said … Read More

AFP expresses full support for E-CLIP

MANILA — The military’s support for the government’s Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) is still in full swing to ensure that surrendering communist rebels have a holistic package of benefits that they can avail of, such as livelihood assistance, medical assistance, education, housing, and legal assistance. “We hope that more members of this group … Read More

Palace confident Diokno will get CA nod

MANILA — Malacañang on Tuesday expressed confidence that newly-appointed Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno will hurdle the Commission on Appointments (CA). Despite the former Budget Secretary being dragged in controversy involving issues on the proposed 2019 budget, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that it will not impede the confirmation of his appointment. … Read More