Posts Tagged senate probe

Duterte won’t withdraw memo barring gov’t officials from Pharmally hearings

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 7, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night (October 6) defended his memorandum order barring government officials from attending the Senate investigation on the government’s management of pandemic funds. During his...

Duterte on Senate probe into Pharmally: ‘More than martial law’

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday called the Senate order to detain Pharmally Pharmaceuticals Corporation director Linconn Ong as “more than martial law”. In his weekly talk to the nation...

DOJ to issue immigration lookout bulletin order against Michael Yang

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 14, 2021

  MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice will issue an immigration lookout bulletin order (ILBO) against former presidential adviser Michael Yang on Tuesday, Secretary Menardo Guevarra announced. This is in...

Michael Yang ‘no-show’ in Senate probe due to high blood pressure

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 13, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Former presidential economic adviser Michael Yang was a ‘no-show’ during the continuation of the Senate probe on ‘overpriced’ medical supplies procured by the Department of Health (DOH)....

Senate eyeing to start probe on alleged PhilHealth corruption next week

Robie de Guzman   •   July 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate is looking to start next week its investigation into the alleged anomalies within the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...

Drilon seeks Senate probe on reduced sentence of convicted rapist ex-Mayor Sanchez

Robie de Guzman   •   August 22, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Thursday said he will file a resolution calling on the Senate to probe the reduction of sentence of former Calauan, Laguna...

Bong Go open to probing corruption issues at PCSO, Philhealth

Robie de Guzman   •   July 30, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said he is open to conducting an inquiry into the alleged corruption issues in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and Philippine...

Ex-BI officials no authority to entrap Jack Lam

admin   •   February 1, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Former immigration associate commissioner Al Arogsino became emotional when Sen. Chiz Escudero confronted him during the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing over the alleged bribery scandal. Argosino...

De Lima urges Senate to probe BI officials involved in bribery

admin   •   January 10, 2017

Senator Leila de Lima is urging the Blue Ribbon Committee to investigate into the alleged P50-million bribery by Chinese businessman Jack Lam to several Bureau of Immigration officials. This was...

Sen. de Lima’s statement after Sen. Pimentel rejected Senate protection for Matobato

admin   •   September 16, 2016

MANILA, Philippines— Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Thursday denied the request of the Senate committee on justice and human rights to put Duterte whistle blower Edgar Matobato under witness protection....

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