By Nikko Dizon and Cynthia D. Balana
President Aquino on Thursday exhorted the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), of which he is Commander in Chief, to “remain on the side of the people” as the 2016 elections draws near, warning of political personalities who would want to use them for their own ends.
By Nancy C. Carvajal
Several firearms found in the “kubol” (quarters) of Peter Co, one of the high-profile inmates in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), were registered separately in the names of a congressman, a barangay (village) councilman, a former candidate for representative and a government employee, records of the Firearms and Explosives Office of the Philippine National Police showed.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
Several politicians have allegedly defied Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson’s repeated warning against meddling in the bidding for millions of pesos worth of road and other public infrastructure projects and ignored President Aquino’s “daang matuwid (straight path)” crusade.
By DJ Yap
Provincial governors and municipal officers may soon enjoy more time away from their localities.
A lawmaker has filed a bill that would add more muscle to the Office of the Ombudsman to swiftly seize the assets of public officials and employees that were obtained through dishonest means.