By TJ Burgonio
Malacañang aired the hope on Sunday that former President Joseph Estrada, Vice President Jejomar Binay and Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile would not encourage suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia to dig in more, and instead convince her to respect the rule of law.
By Gil C. Cabacungan Jr.
It’s “open season” against non-Liberal Party (LP) governors in vote-rich provinces.
By Michael Lim Ubac
For usurping the authority of her vice governor to hire contractual employees and consultants, Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia was suspended for six months by the Office of the President.
By Karen Boncocan
The House committee on appropriations on Tuesday swiftly approved the proposed budget for 2013 of the Office of the President.
By Kate Evangelista
Work in several government offices in Metro Manila and nearby provinces were suspended on Wednesday due to the continuous rains which triggered massive flooding.
By Christian V. Esguerra
, Norman Bordadora
President Benigno Aquino III has appointed a Malacañang undersecretary to take the place of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima in the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) as the body chooses a new Chief Justice.
By Marlon Ramos
Amid the debate over mining, three firms have petitioned the Court of Appeals to reverse its resolution, which upheld President Benigno Aquino III’s authority to cancel the “midnight deal” they entered into with the Arroyo administration that allowed them to conduct large-scale mineral exploration in Palawan.
By Kristine L. Alave
The government has backtracked on its plan to issue an executive order detailing new mining regulations in consideration of the “diverse” and “very strong views” on the country’s extractive industry, several highly placed sources said on Friday.
By Leila B. Salaverria
More than P1.2 billion from the President’s Social Fund (PSF) was transferred to various nongovernment organizations and government agencies in 2010 and irregularly recorded as donations, thus making it difficult to establish accountability for the money, according to the Commission on Audit (COA).
By Jaymee T. Gamil
Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim has turned to the Office of the President for help on a city ordinance granting local tax exemptions to a giant telecommunications firm.
By Penelope P. Endozo
MANILA, Philippines—A group that claims to serve under the Office of the President is now searching for its own leader after 50 of its members who identified themselves as part of Presidential Regional Assistance Monitoring Services (Prams) were arrested in a police raid along Road 1, Barangay (village) Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City, at 10 a.m. [...]
By Leila B. Salaverria
It will be a “black” Monday in various courts all over the country as their employees step up their protests against the administration’s plan to reduce the 2012 budget of the judiciary.