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Bill wants wiretapping powers for Ombudsman

MANILA, Oct 6 (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker wants to give the Office of the Ombudsman wiretapping powers in a bid to boost its powers to investigate acts of graft and corruption. Pangasinan Representative Marlyn Primicias Agabas filed House Bill 5044, […]
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Akbayan wants inciting to sedition struck off penal code

MANILA (Mabuhay) – To strengthen the right to freedom of expression, lawmakers of Akabayan party-list have proposed the deletion of Article 142 of the Revised Penal Code, which penalizes inciting to sedition. “This is an outdated penal provision which was […]
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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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David Bangayan charged for rigging NFA importation

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Criminal charges were formally filed with the Department of Justice against rice trader Davidson Bangayan for allegedly rigging the National Food Authority’s rice importation program. Bangayan, who’s allegedly the same person as notorious rice smuggler David...
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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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Manila solon files perjury complaint vs Napoles

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Manila 5th District Representative Amado Bagatsing on Tuesday filed a perjury complaint against alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles before the Makati Prosecutor’s Office. In his complaint-affidavit, Bagatsing said Napoles violated...
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DOF’s One-Stop Shop tax specialist dismissed from service

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed a tax specialist of the One-Stop Shop Inter-agency Tax Credit and Duty Drawback Center of the Department of Finance (DOF). Jessie Javier Carlos, Tax Specialist I, was sued by the […]
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BOC files P 34-M smuggling raps vs. 6 rice traders, customs broker

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Bureau of Customs filed on Thursday before the Department of Justice a P34-million smuggling case against six officials of a rice cooperative and its customs broker. Charged were San Carlos Multi-Purpose Cooperative (SACAMUCO) chairperson Marivic Canillo,...
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Nancy wants stronger laws vs abusive embassy execs

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Nancy Binay wanted more teeth to existing laws that would strengthen the powers of the government in dealing with unscrupulous public officials who prey on distressed migrant workers. Article 2 of the Revised Penal Code states […]
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Ban on motorcycle transport of children along highways sought

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A Central Luzon lawmaker is seeking a ban on the transport of children below 10 years old on a motorcycle along highways unless the minors are wearing a standard protective helmet as provided for under Republic Act […]
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