Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Lawyers group files motion urging SC to stop implementation of anti-terror law

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The National Union of People's Lawyers (NUPL) submitted a motion asking the Supreme Court (SC) justices to immediately stop the implementation of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. The pleading asks for the issuance of a...

Congress ready to abide Duterte’s call for ChaCha — Velasco

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Much like the previous leaders of the House of Representatives under the Duterte administration, Speaker Lord Allan Velasco said that he favors the proposed Charter change but admits that amending the Constitution will not...

Nograles renews Duterte’s call for law needed to ensure food security

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Cabinet Secretary and Head of Zero Hunger Task Force Karlo Nograles renewed the government's call for the passage of the National Land Use Act (NLUA), saying it is needed to ensure the country’s food...

PCIJ’s requests to obtain Duterte’s SALN repeatedly rebuffed by Ombudsman, Office of the President

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Following the issuance of the memorandum circular by the Office of the Ombudsman that limits access to the statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN) of public officials, the 30-year tradition of Philippine...

Senate panel OKs joint resolution giving excess rice tariffs as cash aid to farmers

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Senate's agriculture committee chaired by Senator Cynthia Villar approved on Friday a joint resolution that will allow the government to disburse its excess taxes collected on rice imports as cash assistance to rice farmers. Senate Joint...

Duterte Youth’s first move in Congress: Investigate NPA recruitment in schools

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Two days after Ducielle Cardema took her oath of office on Monday (October 13) to represent the controversial party-list Duterte Youth in Congress, she called for a probe into the alleged recruitment of the...

Senate OKs bill granting Duterte anti-red tape powers during nat’l emergencies

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The Senate has passed a bill authorizing President Rodrigo Duterte to expedite the processing and issuance of national and local permits, licenses, and certifications in times of national emergency. Crafted in response to Duterte's frustrations...

Duterte urges Congress to enact a legislation to address corruption in PH

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In a public address aired over state television Monday night, President Rodrigo Duterte asked the House of Representatives to pass legislation that will address corruption in the Philippines. "I want Congress to know that I'm...

Senator De Lima files anew bill seeking to define, criminalize EJKs

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Opposition Senator Leila de Lima, for the third time, filed a bill seeking to define and criminalize extrajudicial killings (EJKs) with tough penalties against government officials found guilty of abetting the crimes. Senate Bill No....

Ombudsman defends restricted public access to SALN

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Ombudsman Samuel Martires defended the directive that imposes restricted access to government officials' statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN), saying that the document has been used as a tool to "weaponize" against...

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Probe vs DOH still goes on — Ombudsman

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Five Department of Health (DOH) officials are now subject to a six-month preventive suspension for the alleged delay in the release of healthcare workers'...

Petition seeks removal of Duterte Youth Party-List from Congress

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Youth leaders and election lawyers are challenging a series of "unprecedented rule-bending" acts by the Commission on Election (COMELEC) that they describe as a...

Duterte orders DOJ chief to investigate alleged corruption ‘in the entire gov’t’

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President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the inter-agency task force led by Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra to probe alleged corruption "in the...