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Aguirre orders NBI to probe Comelec head’s ‘undeclared wealth’

MANILA, Aug. 7— Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Monday order the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to probe Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista’s alleged failure to declare PHP1 billion of his wealth. Aguirre directed NBI Director Dante Gierran to conduct a probe and case build-up based on the allegations of Bautista’s wife Patricia …

Aguirre orders NBI to probe slay of ex-media man, brother

MANILA, Aug. 4 — Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Friday ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate the killing of Michael D. Marasigan, a former media man who was killed by two gunmen riding in tandem in San Juan City Thursday night. Aguirre issued Department Order No. 515 directing NBI Director Dante …

VACC, Vanguard seek SC records to boost impeach rap vs CJ Sereno

MANILA, Aug. 4 — The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) and the Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution Inc. (VPCI) on Friday asked the Supreme Court for some records that will boost the impeachment complaint filed against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. In a two-page letter signed by VACC founding Chair Dante Jimenez of VACC …

Calida seeks courts on arrest of NDF leaders

MANILA, Aug. 4 — Solicitor General Jose C. Calida on Friday said they already filed before the different courts a Manifestation for the Issuance of Recommitment Orders for the National Democratic Front (NDF) consultants who were granted bail to participate in peace talks with the government. “Due to the eventual termination of the peace negotiations …

Lookout order issued vs Councilor Parojinog

MANILA, Aug. 4 — The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued an immigration lookout bulletin order (ILBO) against Ozamiz City Councilor Ricardo ‘Arthur’ Parojinog who managed to evade arrest following the raid that led to the death of 14 people including Ozamiz Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog last July 30. In a memorandum released on Friday, Justice Secretary …

DOJ orders filing of criminal raps vs Parojinog siblings

MANILA, Aug. 3 — The Department of Justice (DOJ) ordered the filing or criminal charges against Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog-Echavez and her brother, Reynaldo Jr., in connection to the anti-drug operation which killed suspected narco-politician Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog and 14 others last July 30. In a 14-page resolution dated Aug. 2, the …

Aguirre orders probe, raps vs NBP guard caught with shabu

MANILA, Aug. 3 — Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Thursday ordered the investigation and filing of charges against a jail guard at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City who was caught with methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu. In a report from Southern Police District (SPD) Director Chief Supt. Tomas Apolinario, Prison Guard 1 Ernesto …

BIR files tax evasion raps vs 4 firms in Manila

MANILA, Aug. 3 — As part of President Rodrigo Duterte administration’s campaign to go after tax evaders, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday filed separate tax evasion complaints before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against four delinquent taxpayers for alleged failure to pay taxes amounting to PHP58.3 million. In a statement, the BIR …

VACC, Vanguard file impeachment rap vs. CJ Sereno, no solon endorser

MANILA, Aug. 2 — The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) and the Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution on Tuesday filed an impeachment complaint against Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno before the Office of the Secretary General at the House of Representatives. VACC President Dante Jimenez led the filing of the impeachment …

PDEA to form seaport interdiction unit

MANILA, Aug. 1 — To intensify its campaign against illegal drugs, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) will set up a Seaport Interdiction Unit (SIU) in all of its regional offices nationwide. “To effectively and efficiently curb trafficking of illegal drugs through the ports, it is deemed necessary to establish a dedicated unit to guard …