Dela Rosa tells Robredo: ‘This is war… hindi ka pwedeng pa-cute dito’

This is war, giyera ito; you have to fight, hindi ka pwedeng pacute-cute dito (you can’t play cute here).” Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa gave this piece of advice to Vice President Leni Robredo, who recently accepted an additional task from President Rodrigo Duterte as co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee…

Justice Carpio’s sterling record

Richard Heydarian’s article about the zero-backlog left by “the best chief justice we never had” in recent years (“Antonio Carpio: Our one-man Justice League,” 10/29/19) should put to shame most of the sitting justices of the Supreme Court who always find excuses for their lackluster performance. More so those who…

DILG berates helmet-less Cainta mayor

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday scolded Cainta, Rizal Mayor Johnielle Keith “Kit” Nieto for riding a motorcycle without a helmet, saying he was not setting a good example for his constituents. But DILG spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that Nieto’s case should not be compared…

Cavite lawmaker bats for drug test for all elected officials

A lawmaker wants all elected public officials to undergo a random drug test. Cavite 4th District Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr. on Wednesday said he plans to file a resolution on the random drug test all members of the House of Representatives. He said he would likewise request the Department of…

Senate approves on second reading bill to remember road crash victims

The Senate approved on second reading Wednesday a proposed measure seeking to declare a day of remembrance for road crash victims and their loved ones. Under Senate Bill No. 1122, every third Sunday of November shall serve as “National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, Survivors, and their Families.”…

DOF studying carbon tax as IMF urges Asean shift to ‘green’ economy

The Department of Finance (DOF) is looking into imposing a carbon tax or levy on the carbon content of fossil fuels as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) urged Asean economies to shift from “brown” to “green” to decelerate climate change. Undersecretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua told the Inquirer on Wednesday…

LOOK: Joyce Ching, BF charm in countryside prenup shoot

Actress Joyce Ching and her non-showbiz boyfriend Kevin Alimon looked charming in their prenup shoot months after their February engagement. The couple chose to go for a laid-back theme for their pictorial as they posed in what appears to be a countryside setting with fields of tall grass. Ching shared…

LP backs Robredo’s acceptance of ICAD co-chair post

The Liberal Party (LP) supports Vice President Leni Robredo’s decision to accept the offer to head the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD), despite its earlier pronouncements against the offer. In a statement on Wednesday, former Deputy House Speaker Erin Tañada, LP vice president for external affairs, said party members…

Alice Dixson on how she changed her ‘prima donna’ ways after losing work

Alice Dixson has been in the showbiz industry since she was in her teens, and she realizes now that she would not have lasted so long if she had kept up her “prima donna” attitude. The 50-year-old actress, who stars in psycho-thriller “Nuuk” with Aga Muhlach, opened up about her…

Albayalde on raps: No due process, mere hearsay

Former Philippine National Police chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde said he was denied due process in the revived criminal inquiry into his involvement with the so-called ninja cops operations in a 2013 police drug raid in Pampanga. Albayalde appeared on Tuesday before the Department of Justice (DOJ) panel of prosecutors chaired…