Anti-graft council created amid probe on state corruption

The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) on Friday formed a new inter-agency task force to bring its campaign against graft and corruption to the lowest level of the government, as the administration faces questions over allegedly anomalous deals.   More than 40 agencies under the Executive branch signed a memorandum of agreement to form the National Anti-Corruption Coordinating Council, […]

Senators call for probe on anti-communist task force’s performance, budget use

By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter FIVE senators have jointly filed a resolution calling for an inquiry on the performance of the government’s anti-communist task force to determine whether it has been doing its job and using its budget efficiently. The resolution filed Monday cites the various occasions that Gen. Antonio G. Parlade, Jr., spokesperson […]

Over 500 villages submit plans for anti-communist development fund

MORE than 500 of 822 villages identified as beneficiaries of the Barangay Development Program (BDP), intended for supposed areas that were previously affected by the communist rebellion, have submitted plans on how to spend their allocations set at P20 million each, according to National Security Adviser Hermogenes C. Esperon, Jr. In a statement on Sunday, […]

Boracay rehab delayed by resettlement snags

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said the timeline for rehabilitating Boracay Island, originally due to be completed in May, has been delayed by resettlement problems. “We haven’t started the resettlement activities of the informal settlers living in the forest timberland. There are lots of civilians who live there, and because of the […]

Younger kids allowed in malls

Minors as young as 10 years may go out to visit malls in areas under a general lockdown starting Feb. 1 to boost consumer spending, according to the government’s task force against the coronavirus. “Any person below 10 years old, those who are over 65 years of age, those with immunodeficiency, comorbidity, or other health […]