Roque to file malversation raps vs PhilHealth execs for ‘ghost dialysis’ scam

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:59:29 +0000

Roque to file malversation raps vs PhilHealth execs for 'ghost dialysis' scam

MANILA, Philippines — Lawyer Harry Roque on Saturday bared he is planning to file malversation charges against Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) former President and CEO Roy Ferrer and some of its board members in connection with the reported “ghost dialysis” scam. “Malversation po yan at titignan natin kung aabot ng P50 million para maging […]

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Cardema names Guanzon in extort try 

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:50:09 +0000

Cardema names Guanzon in extort try

MANILA, Philippines — Former National Youth Commission (NYC) chief Ronald Cardema on Saturday said Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon hired an “emissary” to extort money and ask favors in exchange of the Duterte Youth accreditation. Cardema alleged that the emissary asked money and some favors to convince Guanzon to approve the party-list’s accreditation […]

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Makati cops nab 4 Chinese nationals for alleged extortion racket

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 03:57:15 +0000

‘AWOL soldier,’ 1 other nabbed for shabu in QC

MANILA, Philippines — Four Chinese nationals were arrested in Makati City for alleged robbery and extortion, the Makati City Police said Saturday. The suspects, identified as  Zhang Xu, 30; Liyu Han, 20; Xhou Jurfeng, 24; and Leng Shung, 20, were arrested Friday afternoon at a condominium on Kalayaan Ave., Barangay Pinagkaisahan. According to the Makati […]

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PUP’s random drug tests of students gain mixed reactions

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 10:14:07 +0000

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MANILA, Philippines – The decision of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) to submit some of its students to random and mandatory drug testing has earned praises from government offices, but drew flak from activist organizations. In a statement on Friday, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) gave a thumbs up on PUP’s move, […]

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Ombudsman to look into corruption claims vs PAO’s Acosta, Erfe

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:35:42 +0000

Ombudsman to look into corruption claims vs PAO's Acosta, Erfe

MANILA, Philippines – Ombudsman Samuel Martires assured that his office will investigate the latest accusations being hurled against Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) chief Persida Acosta and PAO forensics head Dr. Erwin Erfe. “The corruption allegations against the high-ranking PAO officials will be judiciously scrutinized and the cases shall be resolved solely on the basis of […]

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Duterte reactivates El Niño Task Force 

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 08:30:39 +0000

Duterte: No martial law in Negros Oriental

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has reactivated the government’s El Niño Task Force to mitigate the effects of the dry spell in the Philippines. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, by authority of the President, signed Memorandum Order No. 38  on August 13, “reactivating and reconstituting” the task force formed in 2001 under former President Gloria […]

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Sotto on ‘straight’ sharing toilets with LGBT: Get a reality check first

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:29:41 +0000

MANILA,  Philippines — Those proposing that members of the LGBTQIA+ community be allowed to share toilets with straight people must have a reality check first. Senate President  Vicente “Tito” Sotto III gave this unsolicited advice on Friday  as the arrest of transgender woman Gretchen Diez sparked debate whether they should be allowed to use women’s toilets. LGBTQIA+ refers to […]

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Recto wants MMDA to prioritize hiring of more personnel

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 05:37:34 +0000

Recto wants MMDA to prioritize hiring of more personnel

MANILA, Philippines—Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said Friday that hiring more Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic management personnel should be made a priority to help arrest the worsening road traffic in Metro Manila. Due to the continuous surge in the number of vehicles, major roads and critical intersections in the capital region now […]

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LOOK: MMDA, DILG, QC gov’t clear roads of obstructions

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 04:00:49 +0000

LOOK: MMDA, DILG, QC gov’t clear roads of obstructions

MANILA, Philippines — The national and local government joined forces on Friday morning to clear roads of various obstructions in Quezon City (QC). Personnel of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), QC government, and the Philippine National Police (PNP) went hand in hand in clearing roads along […]

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De Lima describes viral video admitting her drug ties as fake, spliced

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 03:10:10 +0000

De Lima warns: Viral video admitting her drug ties is fake, spliced

MANILA, Philippines—Opposition Senator Leila de Lima has warned the public against a “spliced video” of her allegedly admitting her involvement in the illegal drug trade. The video, which was a spliced version of De Lima’s privilege speech at the Senate about extrajudicial killings on Aug. 2, 2016, was first posted by Pinoy Republic Facebook Page […]

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