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CA upholds suspension of DOJ lawyer for expensive lifestyle, failure to file SALNs

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the decision of the Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) suspending a lawyer of the Department of Justice (DOJ) for sustaining an expensive lifestyle and failure to file his Statements of […]
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Fresh grads on job hunt need not pay fees for govt docs, says solon in bill filed

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Fresh graduates applying for a job may no longer need to shell out money to get the requisite pre-employment documents from government if the bill filed by Nueva Ecija Rep. Estrellita Suansing becomes a law. Under House […]
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House body OKs bill promoting non-violent discipline of kids

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The House Committee on the Welfare of Children has reported out for floor deliberation a bill promoting positive and non-violent discipline of kids. House Committee on the Welfare of Children chairperson Zamboanga del Sur Representative Aurora Cerilles […]
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Bistek could face raps for slapping drug suspect

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista could face charges for slapping a drug suspect who was caught red-handed with P15 worth of shabu during a buy-bust operation last Friday. Bautista has apologized to the public for the incident, […]
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Bill to penalize stores that will not give exact change to customers

MANILA, July 29 (Mabuhay) — A lawmaker has filed a bill, imposing a penalty against erring business establishments that fail to give the exact amount of change to customers. Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian (1st District, Valenzuela City) filed House Bill 4433 […]
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Congress approves ‘Lemon Law’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippines’ Lemon Law has hurdled past both houses of Congress. It only needs President Aquino’s signature before it becomes a law. The Lemon Law seeks to protect buyers against defective, substandard vehicles. Sponsored by Senate...
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SC suspends judge for alleged involvement in court records arson case

MANILA, May 14 (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court (SC) has suspended a judge in Tagaytay City who was charged for his alleged involvement in the arson incident to destroy case records that could expose his wrongdoings. In an en banc […]
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Reps. Bello, Bag-ao, Belmonte, Gutierrez file ambitious bill seeking to end hunger

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Can hunger be completely eradicated in the Philippines? Four lawmakers think so, especially if more land is allocated to producing more food. On Monday, Representatives Ibarra Gutierrez, Arlene “Kaka” Bag-ao, Jose Christopher Belmonte and Walden Bello filed...
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Aquino signs bill to protect students in choosing review centers

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III has signed into law a bill aimed at ensuring the protection of students against possible abuses by Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) in relation to the right of students to choose their review […]
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Arrest order vs Arroyo, 9 others out

MANILA, Oct 4 (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan has issued an arrest order against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and 9 others due to plunder charges involving the alleged misuse of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) funds. Included in the […]