Category: Current Events

“Passing the buck” and the lowering of the age of criminal liability

When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multipied. - Tacitus On January 21, 2018, the Justice Committee panel of the House of Representatives (HOR) approved the substitute bill that would amend Republic Act 10630 which previously amended the  Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 (RA No. 9344). Under the substitute … Continue reading “Passing the buck” and the lowering of the age of criminal liability

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Daraga placed under Comelec control

The Municipality of Daraga, Albay is now placed under the full control of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) by virtue of the Commission's en banc Resolution Number 10479. This was declared by Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez who, Tuesday, January 15, 2019. The declaration to make Daraga in full control of the Comelec stemmed from the murder … Continue reading Daraga placed under Comelec control

Ombudsman suspends Catanduanes Governor

The Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon issued a preventive suspension against Catanduanes Governor, Joseph Cua, for abuse of authority, conduct prejudicial to the best interest of service, dishonesty and grave misconduct. The suspension order has been served last Friday, January 11, 2019, by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Office No. 5. The … Continue reading Ombudsman suspends Catanduanes Governor

Why is Andaya pounding on Budget Secretary Diokno?

The voice against the pork barrel fund of the Congress was lonely and barely audible. That voice was Senator Panfilo Lacson’s. But when the media amplified the voice, among those who cried were House Speaker Gloria Arroyo and Majority Leader Nonoy Andaya. But instead of settling the issue, Andaya kept pounding on Budget Secretary Ben … Continue reading Why is Andaya pounding on Budget Secretary Diokno?

Winners and losers in the Batocabe slay case

Ako Bicol Partlylist Representative Rodel Batocabe was attending a gift-giving activity in Barangay Burgos in Daraga, Albay on December 22, 2018 when he was shot dead along with his police escort, SPO2 Orlando Diaz. The incident also led to the wounding of seven bystanders. Six days later, the Philippine National Police (PNP) released facial composite … Continue reading Winners and losers in the Batocabe slay case