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Read: Transcript on House Speaker Alvarez’s interview with DZRH

On alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa House Speaker Alvarez: Maganda yan para malaman ng sambayanan kung ano talaga ang katotohanan, kung sino yung nagtaksil sa bayan, sino ‘yung involved sa droga na talaga namang hinahanap na matindi ng ating bayan ngayon. If Espinosa will implicate incumbent congressmen House Speaker Alvarez: Mahirap magsalita ngayon dahil wala pa naman. Ngayon, kung lumabas nga na merong congressmen na involved na incumbent, pag-uusapan yan sa committee on rules. On De Lima...

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De Lima ‘prepared’ for Kerwin Espinosa

Even before alleged Visayan drug lord Kerwin Espinosa could make a categorical declaration or sworn statement on his alleged cohorts in his illegal drugs trade, embattled Sen. Leila de Lima yesterday said she’s already anticipating that she will be pinned down by him. “I wouldn’t be surprised na may ongoing deal na with Espinosa para lang ituro na naman ako kasi otherwise, manganganib na naman ang buhay nya,” she said. Espinosa, son of slain Albuera Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr., is expected...

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Human rights activists: Marcos’ burial not ‘between two families’

Human rights activists denounced President Duterte’s comments that the issue of Marcos’s burial was a mere ‘fight between two families.’ “The Aquinos were not the only victims of Martial Law, nor are they the ones leading the condemnation of a hero’s burial for the late dictator,” said Sanlakas Secretary-General Atty. Aaron Pedrosa. “The President cannot simply reduce the issue to a clash of political clans, especially if he is aware of the injustices and crimes committed by the...

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‘Morality’ not the issue, romance can’t prove drug links – De Lima

“No one can judge me on my morality.” Sen. Leila de Lima said this yesterday in retaliation to calls for her resignation and disbarment proceedings following her admission of her previous romantic liaison with her former driver-bodyguard Ronnie Dayan, who, according to her accusers, also acted as her supposed bagman. “Wala pong pwedeng pumilit sa akin doon (on resignation). Sila ang dapat ang nag re-resign sa ginagawa nila. Wala silang qualms doing all these things na ginagamit nila yung...

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Driver-bodyguard ni De Lima, pinaghahahanap na ng NBI

May nakuhang lead ang National Bureau of Investigation na posibleng magresulta sa pagkakaaresto kay Ronnie Dayan, ang driver-body guard na naging boyfriend ni Sen. Leila de Lima. Sa pagdinig ng House committee on justice kahapon, sinabi ni NBI Deputy Director Francis Lavin na hindi niya maisasapubliko ang mga detalye na isinasagawa ng ahensya kaugnay sa paghahanap kay Dayan. Mayroon umanong mga grupo na binuo upang hanapin si Dayan. May hiwalay namang operasyon ang Philippine National Police...