Acosta tags allegations as ‘malicious, baseless, fabricated’

Credit to Author: Alexander Magno| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 09:49:52 +0000

FEBRUARY 21, 2018 PAO chief Dr. Persida Rueda Acosta testifies during the Senate probe into Dengvaxia controversy. INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON

MANILA, Philippines — Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) chief Persida Rueda-Acosta has denied allegations of corruption, saying that the claims were “unfounded, malicious, baseless, fabricated, and concocted to malign” her and her office. Acosta said this in the consolidated counter-affidavit she made with PAO forensics head Dr. Erwin Erfe following the complaint filed by Wilfredo Garrido […]

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Panelo to Cardema: We have nothing to do with your tiff with Guanzon

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 07:51:16 +0000

Palace hands off in Guanzon-Cardema row

“We have nothing to do with what you’re doing,” presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said, referring to former National Youth Commission (NYC) chief Ronald Cardema and Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon. 

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Drilon renews call for COA special audit on Philhealth

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 06:41:58 +0000

Drilon to DBM: Don't hold ‘hostage’ state workers’ salary increase

MANILA, Philippines — Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday renewed his call for the Commission on Audit (COA) to conduct a special audit on the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) as he underscored the importance of removing corruption from the office.  Drilon said that Philhealth’s net operating loss reached P26 billion over the last […]

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‘Walang monopoly ng husay’: Robredo remembers Jesse on his death anniversary

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 06:20:17 +0000

‘Walang monopoly ng husay’: Robredo remembers Jesse on his death anniversary

MANILA, Philippines — “Parati niya sa aming sinasabi na una, walang monopoly ng husay, na dapat iyong lahat nabibigyan ng pagkakataon.” This is how Vice President Leni Robredo remembered her late husband, Jesse Robredo, and his leadership on Sunday, seven years after the untimely plane crash that took the life of the then interior secretary.  […]

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3 Filipino senior citizens on their way home from US now ‘missing’ in China

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 05:51:17 +0000

From left to right: Erlinda Varela Guce, Pacita Varela De Guzman, and Josefina Varela Baysic had been missing for a week after their flight from the United States landed in China for their connecting flight to Manila last August 10. Their families still have no information on their whereabouts. Photo from: John Florencio Gace.

MANILA, Philippines — Three senior citizens who were on their way home to the Philippines from the United States are reportedly missing after making a stopover in China.  John Florencio Guce, son of one of the missing senior citizens, said that 77-year old Pacita Varela De Guzman, 72-year old Erlinda Varela Guce, and 71-year old […]

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Hontiveros debunks ‘I love my LGBT friends but…’ statements

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 03:12:10 +0000

Hontiveros’ Sona wish list: End to EJKs, De Lima’s freedom

MANILA, Philippines — “I love my LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) friends but…” One may have heard this statement whether be it from a friend, overheard from a conversation at a cafe, or randomly read in a Facebook post.  But for Senator Risa Hontiveros, loving a friend who is a part of the LGBT community […]

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Angat Dam water level rises, nears minimum operating level

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 02:23:51 +0000

Water level in Angat, Ipo dams dip despite rainshowers in Luzon

MANILA, Philippines — After falling below critical level in July, Angat Dam slowly regained its water level as it nears its minimum operating level. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s (Pagasa) dam bulletin showed that water level at Angat Dam further rose to 177.54 meters as of 6:00 a.m., Sunday. This is 0.37 […]

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LPA, southwest monsoon to bring isolated rain showers in parts of PH

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 01:30:05 +0000

rain Palace defers gov't work, classes in Metro Manila amid monsoon

MANILA, Philippines —  The southwest monsoon or habagat is expected to bring isolated rain showers in the northern and central part of Luzon, Pagasa said Sunday. Batanes, Babuyan Group of Islands, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Zambales, and Bataan will experience cloudy skies and isolated thunderstorms and rain showers. Other areas in Luzon will experience […]

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Cardema cries extortion; all for publicity, says poll exec

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 22:10:37 +0000

Cardema cries extortion; all for publicity, says poll exec

MANILA, Philippines — He and his party mates are “the victims” here, Duterte Youth party list nominee Ronald Cardema said on Saturday as he claimed that Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon, through an emissary, had asked favors from him in exchange for the party’s accreditation in January. Cardema was apparently responding to Guanzon’s recent claims that […]

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COA questions CAAP over P500M spent for 10 execs’ life insurance

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 22:00:55 +0000

CAAP steps up security in airports as Holy Week nears

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Audit (COA) has called out the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) for purchasing life insurance plans worth a total of P500 million for 10 of its officials, despite lack of board approval and proper selection criteria. In its annual audit report, the COA said the insurance plans, […]

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