INQToday: Hontiveros shows papers linking Guo and ‘Lin Wen Yi’; Legarda fears ‘creeping invasion’ | Inquirer News

INQToday: Hontiveros shows papers linking Guo and ‘Lin Wen Yi’; Legarda fears ‘creeping invasion’

/ 06:20 PM May 30, 2024

Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:

Hontiveros shows papers linking Guo and ‘Lin Wen Yi’

Documents made public on Thursday show the possible link between Bamban Mayor Alice Guo and “Lin Wen Yi,” who is being surmised as the local official’s biological mother.


Senator Risa Hontiveros made the papers known in a bid to illustrate Guo’s alleged ties to Lin Wen Yi, a Chinese national whom residents of Valenzuela could vouch to be the mayor’s mother as she was referred to as such when Guo’s family lived in the city, according to Senator Sherwin Gatchalian.


Legarda fears ‘creeping invasion’ in Guo’s case

For Sen. Loren Legarda, the issues surrounding Bamban Mayor Alice Guo are not only a “very serious national concern” but could also be “a creeping invasion.”

Guo has been at the center of a Senate panel probe after her name was dragged into a Philippine offshore gaming operator (Pogo) raided by authorities early this year.

DOJ eyes completion of environmental case vs China ‘in a few weeks’

The Department of Justice (DOJ) said completion of the case against China for environmental damage in the West Philippine Sea may be “in a few weeks.”

DOJ spokesperson Assistant Secretary Mico Clavano said their coordination with the Office of the Solicitor General is ongoing as they make the environmental complaint against China solid.

PNP considers filing 2 more charges vs suspect in Makati road rage

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is eyeing to file two more cases against the suspect in the road rage in Makati City that resulted in the fatal shooting and death of a stay-in driver.

In a press conference on Thursday, PNP spokesperson Col. Jean Fajardo said they are now preparing the pertinent documents and planning to file the cases against Gerrard Raymund Yu within the day.


Comelec chief wants law to control candidates’ social media pages

Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair George Garcia is encouraging a law that would regulate the social media accounts of poll candidates during the campaign period.

Garcia pointed out that social media—the contents candidates or their administrators publish and the cost that candidates pay to maintain or operate the pages—is the only sector Comelec has no regulatory powers over during campaign season.

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HPG nabs Tolentino’s 2 MMDA escorts over illegal use of police badge

The Highway Patrol Group (HPG) arrested two MMDA personnel in Parañaque City for their unauthorized use of the police badge.

Highway Patrol Group (HPG) Director Col. Neil Francia said the two escorts were assigned to the MMDA’s traffic aide unit and allowed to provide security to Senator Francis Tolentino.

TAGS: Alice Guo, Bamban, Comelec, DoJ, Francis Tolentino, George Erwin Garcia, Loren Legarda, MMDA, PNP‎, Risa Hontiveros, Road rage, road rage incident, Senate, Senate hearing

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