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“So setting aside all the legal infirmities there, even if it was allowed, corruption was present. Sabihin ko lang sa inyo. And everybody will go – will have to go. Alam nila ‘yan,” says President Rodrigo Duterte.

Duterte to sack Bucor execs in GCTA mess

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte said he will fire all the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) officials and personnel involved in the early release of...
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the Philippines has no plans of setting aside the arbitral victory for the planned joint oil and gas exploration with China in the West Philippine Sea. PCOO

Palace: PH will not set aside arbitral win

MANILA – Malacañang said it has no plans of setting aside the arbitral victory for the planned joint oil and gas exploration with China...
Plunder convict Janet Lim Napoles was listed under the controversial good conduct time allowance law, based on the documents obtained during a Senate hearing. ABS-CBN NEWS

Plunder convict Napoles listed under GCTA law

MANILA – Plunder convict Janet Lim Napoles was listed under the controversial good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law, based on the documents obtained during...
“While an anti-discrimination measure is welcome, the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression Equality Bill remains the best policy tool to protect members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community from discrimination, harassment, and even violence,” says Sen. Risa Hontiveros. GMA NETWORK

‘SOGIE bill best tool against LGBT discrimination’

MANILA – Sen. Risa Hontiveros said her Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) bill is still the best tool in combating discrimination...
The House of Representatives approves a measure amending Foreign Investments Act of 1991 which allows more foreign nationals to practice their profession in the country. ABS-CBN NEWS

House OKs bill allowing foreigners to practice profession in PH

MANILA – The House of Representatives approved a measure amending Foreign Investments Act of 1991 which allows more foreign nationals to practice their profession...
Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos hits the camp of Vice President Leni Robredo for claiming early victory in the electoral protest he filed after the 2016 vice presidential race. ABS-CBN NEWS

SC completes initial recount for Marcos- Robredo poll protest

MANILA – The Supreme Court (SC) has finished its initial recount on the poll protest filed by former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos...

‘Convicts using hospital passes to continue Bilibid drug trade’

MANILA – Illegal drug trade remains rampant inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City with the national penitentiary’s hospital ward...
“The President was referring to an anti-discrimination bill, the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression Equality Bill,” Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo tells the media on Wednesday.

Duterte won’t certify SOGIE bill as urgent, says Panelo

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte will not certify as urgent the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill, Malacañang said.
President Rodrigo Duterte says he has no plans of giving sacked Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon new government position as the latter faces “enough controversies.” ABS-CBN NEWS

No new gov’t post for Faeldon – Duterte

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte said he has no plans of giving sacked Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Nicanor Faeldon new government position but...
The Office of Ombudsman slaps six months suspension without pay on 27 Bureau of Corrections executives in relation to the release of heinous crimes convicts under the good conduct time allowance law. ABS-CBN NEWS

Ombudsman suspends 27 BuCor execs over GCTA mess

MANILA – The Office of Ombudsman slapped six months suspension without pay on 27 Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) executives in relation to the release...

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