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Bureau of Immigration deports 46 Chinese wanted for cyber crimes

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has deported 46 Chinese fugitives, who were arrested last month in Makati City for involvement in cyber fraud. In a statement Monday, BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said the foreigners were deported last Dec. 1 aboard a China Southern...

Sereno slams SC justices’ testimonies

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday slammed the testimonies of the magistrates of the Supreme Court (SC) who appeared before the House justice committee's hearing on the impeachment proceeding filed against her. During the impeachment proceedings, Associate...

DepEd to monitor students administered with Dengvaxia

Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones on Sunday called for a "strong monitoring" of students administered with anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. Briones issued DepEd memorandum no. 199, series 2017, ordering the surveillance of students from both...

Senate bill allows hotel workers 100% access to service charge

The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a measure that would allow restaurant and hotel employees 100 percent access to service charges collected from customers. Once Senate Bill No. 1299 is enacted into law, restaurant and hotel workers, whether...

9 Aquino cabinet men charged over MRT-3 maintenance deal

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Several cabinet members during former president Benigno S. Aquino III’s administration face plunder charges filed by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Tuesday before the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the alleged anomalous contract for the maintenance of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3).

Named as respondents in the plunder complaints were former Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya and former Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary Manuel Roxas II.

Roxas served as DOTC secretary prior to his appointment as DILG secretary.

Also charged were former Department of Budget and Management (DBM) secretary Florencio Abad, former Department of Finance (DOF) secretary Cesar Purisima, former Department of Energy (DOE) secretary Jericho Petilla, former Department of Science and Technology (DOST) secretary Mario Montejo, former Department of National Defense (DND) secretary Voltaire Gazmin, former Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) secretary Rogelio Singson, and former National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) secretary Arsenio Balicasan.

DOTr also named former DOTC undersecretaries Edwin Lopez, Rene Limcaoco and Catherine Gonzales as respondents.

A certain Marlo dela Cruz, Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) members, and officials of the former MRT-3 maintenance contractor, the Busan Universal Rail Inc. (BURI) were also included in the complaint.

This was the third complaint lodged against Abaya before the Ombudsman in connection with the BURI maintenance contract for MRT-3.

The DOTC terminated BURI’s contract last November 6.

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