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Miriam wants tougher law vs ‘laglag-bala’ perpetrators

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago on Friday urged his colleagues to raise penalties against perpetrators of the alleged “laglag bala” extortion racket or any person who would plant bullets or firearms as evidence. Defensor said she will file […]
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House panel okays bill requiring registration of pre-paid SIM cards

MANILA, Dec 13 (Mabuhay) – The House Committee on Information and Communications Technology has approved for plenary debate a proposed measure that would require the registration of pre-paid Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards to help law enforcement agencies in their […]
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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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