Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre on Wednesday directed the National Bureau of Investigation to probe possible violations by online news site Rappler of the 1987 Charter and other laws in connection with a finding by the SEC that Rappler had allowed a foreign entity to exert "negative control" over it.
After the Securities and Exchange Commission revoked the registration of news organization Rappler, its reporters can still continue their work by becoming bloggers, according to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.
Alleged abuses and human rights violations that were committed while Mindanao was under Martial Law during intense fighting between the Maute terrorist group and government forces cannot be a basis to invalidate the extension of Martial Law, Solicitor General Jose Calida asserted Wednesday.
Justice Samuel Martires is urging the spouses of deceased justices and judges whose applications for survivorship pension have been pending with the Supreme Court for two years to file administrative cases against "any person in the Supreme Court who slept on his job, who was negligent."
Nearly four months after President Rodrigo Duterte declared that he would create an anti-corruption commission under his office, whose task would include investigating the "biased and corrupt" Office of the Ombudsman, the chief executive finally appointed the officials of the body last Friday.