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SC urged: Stop Senate probe on Calida’s firm

Solicitor General Jose Calida and his family have asked the Supreme Court to issue a temporary restraining order that would prevent the conduct of a legislative inquiry on their alleged conflict of interest stemming from the security service contracts between several government agencies and their family-owned Vigilant Investigative and Security Agency......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 16th, 2018

SC to act on Calida attempt to stop Senate probe

MANILA, Philippines – The battle between opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Solicitor General Jose Calida continues as the Supreme Court (SC) moves forward with the latter's complaint to block the Senate investigation into his family firm's government contracts. "Considering the allegations, issues, and arguments adduced in the petition, as ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Senate to probe influx of illegal Chinese workers

  Sen. Joel Villanueva on Friday assailed the growing number of illegal Chinese workers who "shamelessly robbed" Filipinos of jobs and also operated clandestine online gambling as he urged authorities to stem the tide of illegal foreign workers, especially from China.   In a statement a day after police arrested 87 Chinese and 16 Filipinos suspected of running unauthorized online gambling platforms, the senator pushed authorities to run after illegals and to strictly enforce immigration and labor laws.   "We strongly believe there is a dire need to strengthen legislation and enforcement to stop illegal online gambling and proliferation of illegal Chinese...Keep on reading: Senate to probe influx of illegal Chinese workers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Trillanes, Calida asked to comment on Senate probe of SolGen& apos;s family firm - INQUIRER.net

Trillanes, Calida asked to comment on Senate probe of SolGen's family firm - INQUIRER.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Senate presses Calida probe

DESPITE Solicitor General Jose Calida’s petition filed at the Supreme Court, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Koko Pimentel yesterday said that the investigation of Calida over the P261 million government contract with his security firm will start as scheduled. Pimentel said that until the SC releases a temporary restraining order….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Calida hit for SC petition to stop Senate probe on P150-M govt security contracts

SOLICITOR General Jose Calida does not have immunity from legislative inquiry, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said on Friday. The senator was reacting to a petition Calida and his family filed before the Supreme Court to stop the Senate from investigating the contracts that their family-owned security agency sealed with the government. “Let me remind Mr. Calida that [...] The post Calida hit for SC petition to stop Senate probe on P150-M govt security contracts appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Solgen asks SC to stop Senate probe into security agency

Solicitor General Jose Calida and his family have asked the Supreme Court for a halt order on a Senate inquiry into the alleged conflict of interest in his ownership of a security agency that has government contracts......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Opposition senators seek probe into Calida firm s gov t contracts

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition senators filed a resolution seeking a Senate investigation, to be led by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, into the multimillion-peso contracts of Solicitor General Jose Calida's security firm with government agencies. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and fellow senators Francis Pangilinan, Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, Risa Hontiveros, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

Villanueva: New provision in GAA to strip BI of power to issue SWPs

      MANILA, Philippines -- Once President Rodrigo Duterte signs the 2019 budget, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) will stop issuing special working permits (SWPs) to foreigners, Senator Joel Villanueva said Thursday. Villanueva said legislators included a provision in the General Appropriations Act (GAA) wherein the BI is ordered to cease the issuance of SWPs to foreigners seeking to land a job in the country. The SWPs are given to foreign nationals who wish to work in the country for three to six months. READ: Senate to probe influx of illegal Chinese workers "Mismong yung GAA na pipirmahan ng ating Pangulo, tayo mismo ay naglagay ng provision doo...Keep on reading: Villanueva: New provision in GAA to strip BI of power to issue SWPs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News18 hr. 53 min. ago

De Lima asks tribunal to release results of Tolentino s poll protest against her

Sen. Leila de Lima urged the Senate Electoral Tribunal to release the results of former political adviser Francis Tolentino’s poll protest assailing her win to stop the latter's "misinformation" of the public. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

Stop plan to hike car registration fees – Recto

Recto said the government can­not use the abolition of the Road Board, which collects the road user’s tax, to raise car registra­tion fees. Stop plan to hike car registration fees – Recto Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Thursday urged the government to stop its plan to increase car registration fees based on inflation… link: Stop plan to hike car registration fees – Recto.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2019

Gabriela: Probe passport mess, stop implementation of Nat’l ID system

MANILA, Philippines --- Gabriela Reps. Arlene Brosas and Emmi de Jesus on Tuesday filed a resolution seeking an inquiry into the Department of Foreign Affairs' (DFA) passport mess, as they also urged the government to scrap the National ID system. The lawmakers filed House Resolution No. 2409 directing the House committee on information and communications technology to look into possible violation of the Data Privacy Act of 2012 following Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr.'s revelation that a previously outsourced passport maker "took off" with all passport applicants' data after its contract was terminated. READ:Passportmaker 'took all data' when contract terminated, revea...Keep on reading: Gabriela: Probe passport mess, stop implementation of Nat’l ID system.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Senate urged: Probe P20-B CCTV deal

Sen. Leila de Lima is calling for a Senate inquiry into the government’s P20-billion loan agreement to fund the installation of an initial 12,000 closed-circuit television (CCTV) security cameras in public areas in Metro Manila and Davao City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 29th, 2018

Gordon: Culture of impunity in the Philippines must stop

MANILA, Philippines -- The culture of impunity in the country must be stopped,Senator Richard Gordon said Monday, as he urged thePhilippine National Police (PNP) to "act swiftly"in resolving the series of killings in the country. "There is a culture of violence and impunity that must be stopped immediately by ensuring that the police and the people are reminded that we are a country that follows the rule of law,"Gordon, chair of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights, said in a statement. "Such appears to have been forgotten as shown by violent events that occurred in the past ten days," he added. The senator said the killings in the country, which happened over a span...Keep on reading: Gordon: Culture of impunity in the Philippines must stop.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018

Senate to probe P20 billion Chinese CCTV deal

The Senate is set to conduct an inquiry into the national security and fiscal implications of the P20-billion deal between the Department of the Interior and Local Governments (DILG) and a state-owned Chinese firm to put up a sophisticated surveillance system in Metro Manila and Davao City next year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

After shabu smuggling, Barbers asks Senate to pass death penalty bill

  MANILA, Philippines – House committee on dangerous drugs chairperson Robert Ace Barbers urged senators to pass the bill reviving the death penalty as he continues to lead the probe into the multibillion-peso shabu smuggled into the country this year. Barbers made the appeal to the Senate on Wednesday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Senate to probe influx of illegal Chinese workers

By Dexter Cabalza, DJ Yap, Jovic Yee/inquirerdotnet – Sen. Joel Villanueva on Friday assailed the growing number of illegal Chinese workers who “shamelessly robbed” Filipinos of jobs and also operated clandestine online gambling as he urged authorities to stem the tide of illegal foreign workers, especially from China. In a Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

SC gives due course to Calida s petition vs Senate inquiry into security agency

The Supreme Court has given due course to Solicitor General Jose Calida’s petition asking for a halt order against a legislative probe into his improper ownership of a security agency, led by Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Minority senators seek probe on massacre of Sagay farmers

MINORITY SENATORS sought an “immediate” Senate investigation into the Oct. 20 massacre of nine sugarcane farmers in Sagay City, Negros Occidental and urged the government to look into the implementation of the agrarian reform program......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

De Lima wants probe into Michael Yang s reported government appointment

Detained Sen. Leila De Lima urged the Senate to look into appointment of foreigners to government offices, in particular the rumored designation of Chinese national Michael Yang......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Senate probe of Cebu slays urged - INQUIRER.net

Senate probe of Cebu slays urged - INQUIRER.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018