The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) required all applicants for the position of chief justice in 2012 to submit “all” previous Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALNs) up to December 31, 2011, the camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said on Tuesday.
A senator on Thursday said the Senate can only act on impeachment proceedings against Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista once the House of Representatives (House) transmits the articles of impeachment to the upper chamber.
Deputy Speaker and Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is pushing for a change in the charter of the Anti-Money Laundering Council to remove the central bank governor from overseeing the operations of the dirty money watchdog.
Veteran political pundit Nine Cacho-Olivarez believes that the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) chaired by Amando Tetangco Jr. is defying President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to provide bank records of Sen. Leila de Lima and her alleged cohorts in drug trafficking because it doesn’t want to be forced to disclose bank accounts of “yellow” politikos involved in crime and corruption scandals.
When they face the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs’ hearing on the killing of Mayor Rolando Espinosa on Monday, drug distributor Kerwin Espinosa and Ronnie Dayan should think twice before giving false statements.
President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to have a confrontation with Armand Tetangco Jr. and other officials of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to forced them to reveal the billions in dirt money that they have refused to act on.
Sen. Leila de Lima shrugged off fresh charges made by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre that she, as then Justice Secretary, allegedly stopped the prosecution of politikos embroiled in the pork barrel scam of Janet Lim Napoles because they were allies or friendly to the Aquino administrations.
The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is having a hard time building a case against retired Chief Supt. and now Daanbantayan, Cebu Mayor Vicente Loot more than a month after President Rodrigo Duterte painted him as one of five police generals who coddled drug lords.
President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his incoming Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II to spare no one in going after the culprits in Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and other scandals in the Aquino administration , including President Benigno Aquino III himself.
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