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DOJ offers witness protection to hazing suspect Trangia

MANILA, Oct 10 (Mabuhay) — Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said Tuesday his office is ready to offer witness protection to Ralph Trangia, one of the suspects in the hazing death of University of Santo Tomas law freshman Horacio “Atio” Castillo III last...
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SWS: Net satisfactory rating for VP Robredo, Pimentel up

MANILA, Oct 13 (Mabuhay) — The net satisfaction rating for Vice President Leni Robredo is higher in the third quarter 2017 Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. The net satisfaction rating of Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III is also higher....
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Senate OKs 2018 budget for Office of the President in 2 minutes

MANILA, Oct 11 (Mabuhay) –The Senate on Wednesday approved the proposed P6.03-billion budget for the Office of the President (OP) for 2018 in just two minutes. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea was present during the Senate’s budget interpellations. Senate Minority...

UST law dean calls charges over Atio Castillo hazing death ‘baseless’

MANILA, Oct 10 (Mabuhay) — University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law dean Nilo Divina on Tuesday shrugged off his inclusion in the criminal complaint pending before the Department of Justice in connection with the hazing death of Horacio Castillo III. “I am sure it is...

Duterte fires 2 officials for sitting on infra project

MANILA, Oct 14 (Mabuhay) –President Rodrigo Duterte has fired another set of government officials for not working on an infrastructure project, which was supposed to ease traffic in Metro Manila, for a year. “May dalawa dito na isang taon na halos ‘yung papel. At ‘yun...

Duterte threatens revolutionary gov’t if ‘destab’ continues

MANILA, Oct 14 (Mabuhay) –President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to declare a revolutionary government in case destabilization moves by his critics, particularly the Left, continue and start slipping into chaos. “‘Pag ang destablization ninyo patagilid na at...
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Duterte leads Philippine Army’s 58th change of command rites

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, October 5, reminded the members of the Philippine Army to remain loyal to the Constitution and to the people as he led the Philippine Army’s 58th change of command ceremony at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. “Maintain your loyalty to...
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Cayetano tells Al Jazeera: More than 3,000 killed in police ops all drug dealers

MANILA, Oct 7 (Mabuhay) –Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano defended President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs in an in-depth interview on Al Jazeera on Friday. Cayetano answered UpFront host Mehdi Hasan’s questions regarding the country’s...
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Duterte: I just fired 2 Malacañang employees

MANILA, Oct 6 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte has fired two employees of Malacañang. But he did not elaborate on this in his speech at the Agrilink, Food Link, Aqualink 2017 at the World Trade Center on Thursday. “I promised you corruption. I will stop it. I...

DFA eyes adoption of new rules to aid distressed OFWs

MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) expects to start implementing “liberal” guidelines for the provision of assistance to nationals (ATN) to all overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in distress by next year. Raul Dado, DFA Executive Director for Migrant Workers Affairs,...