SC affirms two-jail term vs pusher

The Supreme Court (SC) recently announced that it has affirmed the two-jail term imposed by a lower court on a Davao City resident who was arrested for selling shabu to a police officer in a buy-bust operation in 2015. The High Court noted that the regional trial court and the Court of Appeals (CA) correctly […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneAug 22nd, 2021

China credit agency affirms & lsquo;AAA& rsquo; long-term issuer rating on PH

China Lianhe Credit Rating Co. Ltd. affirmed the “AAA” long-term issuer rating of the Philippines, bestowing the highest level of confidence in the country’s ability to service financial obligations despite the toll caused by the pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 4th, 2021

Persons without masks face jail term

The local government of Impasugong, Bukidnon has passed an ordinance imposing stiff fine or prison term to persons caught not wearing masks outside their residences. The Impasugong municipal council approved Ordinance 137 in 2020 which imposes a fine of P2,500 or one-week prison term for the offense. The LGU is expected to intensify the enforcement […] The post Persons without masks face jail term appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 30th, 2021

Tourists forging test results face 6-month jail term

Local tourists who tamper documents, including swab test results, may be imprisoned for up to six months, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat warned yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 15th, 2021

Duterte affirms confidence in Duque, Villar

Two Cabinet members have earned praises anew from President Duterte for their integrity and competence. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (ARMAN BAYLON / PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) In a meeting on the government’s typhoon response Monday, the President has voiced his confidence in Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, saying he cannot find a reason to suspend him.The President also described Public Highways Secretary Mark Villar as “an honest man,” adding that he needs his expertise in the Cabinet.Both Duque and Villar were present in the meeting with the President, other Cabinet members and government officials at the Malago clubhouse in Malacañang Park to discuss disaster response and relief efforts Monday.The President first commended Duque after the latter delivered his report on the Department of Health’s efforts to address the needs of the communities hit by typhoon Rolly.“Thank you, Secretary Duque. It was a good report. Ang nahalata ko dito sa panahon mo is the surveillance and the vigilance in keeping track of possible outbreaks, I like that, and you have been doing it,” Duterte said.“That’s why I cannot find any plausible or even a meager argument for your — for your suspension. Wala akong nakitang ano — ang trabaho mo maganda (I cannot see… your work is good). The surveillance that you are doing and the vigilance sa public health is amply protected,” he said.Some lawmakers earlier called for the removal and prosecution of Duque over the alleged irregularities in the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). The President, however, has rejected calls for Duque’s dismissal, saying he has not stolen public funds.In the same meeting, the President said he has no question about the integrity of Villar.“Not only that he is honest, he has money. Siya ang — may pera siya (He has money) and I do not question his integrity or loyalty,” Duterte said about the DPWH secretary.“If not, bakit nandito pa nga siya sa Cabinet? Meaning to say that kailangan ko siya (If not, why is he still in the Cabinet? Meaning to say, I need him). I need his expertise, his talent,” he said.The President earlier directed the Department of Justice to conduct allegations of corruption in the entire government and prosecute those involved. Frustrated with the rampant corruption in the bureaucracy, Duterte told the DOJ to expand its corruption probe on PhilHealth to cover the Department of Public Works and Highways and other state agencies.Duterte, in his remarks Monday, lamented that corruption in government has persisted regardless of the sitting administration. He noted that long before his Cabinet members were appointed, corruption has already been prevalent in some agencies.He warned anew that those implicated in corruption in PhilHealth and other government offices would be held liable. He noted that several PhilHealth officials have already been placed on preventive suspension by the Office of the Ombudsman pending a probe.“They are being investigated and if there’s enough evidence, they will be prosecuted in court. And eventually they will land in jail. And that could be a problem not only for the family and everybody,” he said......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 3rd, 2020

KL recruiters of Filipina get 12-year jail term

The Department of Foreign Affairs says the Malaysian employers of a Filipina who had been victimized by human trafficking have been convicted in court......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020

P5k fine, jail term await tourism protocol violators in Cebu province

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A fine not exceeding P5,000 or one-year imprisonment, or both, await persons who would be found violating the protocols set for the tourism operations in Cebu province. This is after the Provincial Board on Monday, September 28, 2020, approved in third reading an ordinance adopting the tourism operation protocols in the […] The post P5k fine, jail term await tourism protocol violators in Cebu province appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

Solon pushes 3-year jail term for pranksters of delivery riders

“Pranking” delivery riders for the sake of vlogging could put one in jail, not just for a few days but for three years, once House Bill  7559 or the Magna Carta of E-Commerce Delivery Personnel is enacted into law. The bill, authored by House Deputy Majority Leader and Bagong Henerasyon Rep. Bernadette Herrera, primarily seeks […] The post Solon pushes 3-year jail term for pranksters of delivery riders appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 7th, 2020

Pemberton release on hold

A US marine convicted of killing a transgender woman will stay in detention in the Philippines while a court reviews its earlier ruling to free him halfway into his 10-year jail term, officials said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2020

Singer Claire dela Fuente sentenced to 7-year jail term for tax evasion

SINGER Claire dela Fuente was sentenced to seven years imprisonment after the Court of Appeals found her guilty of seven counts of tax evasion. The court said the singer did not file for seven years the income tax returns of her bus firm Philippine Corinthian Liner Corporation (PCLC). The case stemmed from the non-filing of […] The post Singer Claire dela Fuente sentenced to 7-year jail term for tax evasion appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 18th, 2020

Wanted: Pandemic prevention experts

It is a long-term initiative to support studies into the origins of any and all future emerging pathogens......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Pusher nabbed in Pasig

A 57-year-old man was nabbed by authorities in a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City on Friday evening. The suspect—identified as Alberto Raguindin, alias Ambet—was arrested during the buy-bust operation conducted by joint operatives of the district drug enforcement unit, district intelligence division, district special operations unit, and district mobile force battalion of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

44 ‘positive’ CCPO detainees await transfer to Cebu City Jail

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 44 detainees ‘positive’ for COVID-19 await transfer to the Cebu City jail pending their medical certificates. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), said that of the 44 detainees, 22 were confirmed positive for COVID-19 after they had their swab […] The post 44 ‘positive’ CCPO detainees await transfer to Cebu City Jail appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

45 inmates with cough and colds at Cebu City Jail segregated, monitored

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some 45 inmates or persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) or inmates with cough and colds have been segregated from their respective prison cells and monitored. Jail Superintendent Jose Abueva of the Cebu City Jail Male Dormitory, who confirmed this action, said that these PDLs were monitored by jail nurses and were […] The post 45 inmates with cough and colds at Cebu City Jail segregated, monitored appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Manila Water unit inks P465 million loan facility

A domestic unit of Manila Water Co. Inc. has signed a P465 million term loan facility with Bank of the Philippine Islands in a bid to fund its capital expenditure projects......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Delivery rider dinakma sa ‘bato’

Nabisto ang pagiging drug pusher umano ng isang delivery river matapos niyang madakip kasama ang dalawang kasamahan sa isinagawang buy-bust operation ng pulisya sa Malabon City, kahapon ng madaling-araw. The post Delivery rider dinakma sa ‘bato’ first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

The man called Sugar

In boxing circles, coach Ting Ariosa is called Sugar. Not because he resembles Ray Leonard or Ray Robinson in any way. It’s more a term of endearment for a man who once coached the Philippine boxing team at the 1984 Olympics and has been involved in the fight game since his college days......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2021

‘Breakthrough infections’

Not until the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic struck us since March last year did I learn that there is such a term of “breakthrough” to describe infections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

Cult members storm Davao jail, free 7 inmates

Twenty-five alleged members of a cult raided the Davao Oriental Provincial Rehabilitation and Reformatory Center in Mati City and freed seven inmates believed to be members of the group on Saturday afternoon......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

Investor preference seen shifting to T-bills

Investors may flood the auction for short-dated securities this week and avoid the sale of long-term bonds as they look for safe haven assets in anticipation of an extended lockdown due to the rapid spread of the Delta variant......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

Bring back workers ASAP — ILO

The Philippines should work doubletime in bringing back jobs to avoid long-term scars from the pandemic, especially as the country recorded the largest working-hour losses in Southeast Asia......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2021