Crime, Human Rights, Manila, News, Video

Senate suspends inquiry on extra judicial killings, Davao Death Squad

4 Oct , 2016  

The hearing was originally scheduled for three consecutive days from Monday up until Wednesday (Oct. 3 to 5), the Senate panel had an abrupt change of temperament that resulted in the temporary suspension of inquiry. This happened after a heated exchange among senators, with one staging a walkout and a fuss over a missing witness […]

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Crime, Human Rights, Manila, News, Video

Watch full coverage of the Senate inquiry into alleged extra judicial killings, Davao Death Squad

3 Oct , 2016  

MANILA, Oct. 3 — Watch the full coverage of the Senate inquiry into the alleged extra judicial killings The Senate inquiry into the purported extra-judicial killings, which will be attended by alleged members of the so-called vigilante group Davao Death Squad (DDS), resumes Monday. The inquiry was initially scheduled to resume last week, but the […]

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Manila, News, Passages

Former Senator Miriam Santiago succumbs to lung cancer, 71

29 Sep , 2016  

Feisty Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has passed away this Thursday morning. She was 71. After nearly three years of battling lung cancer, the former senator was reported to have passed away. Senator Grace Poe confirmed this in a Senate hearing on the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill wherein she paused for a minute to pray for […]

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Environment, Luzon, News, Video

PH Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on mining and illegal excavation in Zambales

15 Sep , 2016  

This is the full video coverage of the Philippine Senate BLue Ribbon Committee hearing. Agenda of the committee hearing covers P.S. Res. No. 92 on the reported destructive mining operations and illegal excavation in the province of Zambales. ATPV 1,499

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Manila, News, NOAH

Sen. Lacson sees flaw in PNP recruitment program

23 Aug , 2016  

Speaking to PNP Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa during the second day of the Senate inquiry into the extra-judicial killings, Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson asked why most of the PNP personnel suspected to be involved in illegal drugs trade were younger, new police officers. Lacson has speculated there must be “something wrong” with the […]

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Crime, Human Rights, Manila, News, Video

Suspected drug pushers slain in Pasay with torture marks – CHR

23 Aug , 2016  

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) revealed in a senate inquiry into extrajudicial killings on Monday said the suspected drug pushers allegedly killed by cops in Pasay City were tortured, Speaking to Senator Leila De Lima, Chair of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights, CHR-NCR Director Gilbert Boiser bared that there was indeed human […]

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Crime, Human Rights, Manila, News, Video

Two witnesses testify on Senate probe into extrajudicial killings

23 Aug , 2016  

Two family members of slain suspected drug pushers appeared at the Senate Monday during the inquiry intextrajudicial killings under the Duterte administration’s war on illicit drugs. The witnesses, who were wearing hoodies recounted how Philippine National Police (PNP) officers abused the suspects even though they were only accused of being involved in illegal drug trade. […]

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Governance, Manila, Nation, News

Pimentel elected Senate President, Alvarez assumed the post of House Speaker

25 Jul , 2016  

Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez handily wins the Speakership of the House of Representatives with 251 lawmakers voting for him during the start of the 17th Congress at the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Quezon City on Monday. It was Liberal Party (LP) stalwart and outgoing Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. who nominated Alvarez for the […]

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Election, Manila, News

Strange bedfellows, the new PH Senate majority members

24 Jul , 2016  

Yes, strange bedfellows. Members of the new Philippine Senate majority, 16 out of 19 here, pose for posterity. Nineteen senators who vowed to support Senator Koko Pimentel inude incumbent Senators. Nancy Binay, JV Ejercito, Loren Legarda, Bam Aquino, Sonny Angara, Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, Franklin Drilon, Cynthia Villar, Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan II and Grace Poe. […]

Manila, News, Video

Senate marathon passes 27 bills after four-month break

24 May , 2016  

MANILA — As the 16th congress nears its adjournment, on Monday, resumed from a four-month break to pass on third and final reading 27 measures, including 21 from the House of Representatives which aims to either grant or extend franchises to the telecommunications, radio and television operators in the country. Voting 14-0, the senators approved […]

Governance, Manila, Mindanao, News, Video

The latest on the Kidapawan farmers violent dispersal, and more

21 Apr , 2016  

Try keep watching the live stream video of the Philippine Senate hearing by the Committee on Justice and Human Rights last April 20 on the bloody dispersal of farmers’ rally in (North) Cotabato and Kidpapawan. Even at the first few minutes of the stream, one will get irked by how various officers of government agencies […]

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Governance, Manila, News, Video

Another Senate hearing on the $81 million money laundering

19 Apr , 2016  

Watch another edition of the hearing by the Blue Ribbon Committee of the Senate of the Philippines on the $81-million money laundering scam that was processed through the financial banking system of the country. Keep watch as there could be some surprise coming out in the open. ATPV 916

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Crime, Manila, News

Live video on Senate hearing of the $81-M money laundering scheme

12 Apr , 2016  

Another live stream edition here of the Senate hearing on the $81-M money laundering scheme. What more stories will unfold, rehashed, retold, concocted by the main players and investigators of the much talked about $81 million money laundering scheme that placed the Philippine financial institutions, banks most definitely, into serious scrutiny as a venue for […]

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Crime, Manila, News, Video

Livestream: Senate Blue Ribbon Committee Hearing on money laundering

5 Apr , 2016  

Watch here another edition of the continuing live stream coverage on the Philippine Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the alleged $81 million money laundering scam which was coursed through the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation Jupiter-Makati branch, PhilRem Service Corporation and other financial institutions. Livestream: Senate Blue Ribbon committee hearing on the money laundering ATPV […]

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Crime, Manila, News

Livestream: Senate hearing on the alleged $81-M money laundering

29 Mar , 2016  

Watch the live stream coverage on the Philippine Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the alleged $81 million money laundering scam which was coursed through the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation Jupiter-Makati branch, PhilRem Service Corporation and other financial institutions. On an earlier hearing, the remittance company that converted most of the stolen US $81 million […]

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Crime, Manila, News

Money laundering: Deguito, Torres gets RCBC ax for falsification of documents

23 Mar , 2016  

The two officers of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation in its Makati city Jupiter branch, where the US $81 million stolen from Bangladesh Bank was processed, have been axed from their jobs. In a statement Tuesday, lawyer Maria Cecilia Fernandez-Estavillo, head of RCBC’s legal and regulatory affairs group, said RCBC Jupiter branch manager Maia Deguito […]

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Crime, Manila, News

Philrem Service Corp faces sanctions for violation of third party reliance rule of Bangko Sentral

18 Mar , 2016  

The Philrem Service Corpoation, which is being involved in the alleged money laundering of about US $81 million stolen from Bangladesh Bank (BB), faces possible charges for violation of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas rule on third party reliance. During the Senate hearing on Thursday, Philrem owner Salud Bautista was asked by Senators if her company […]

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Crime, Manila, News, Video

Senate hearing on the alleged US $100-million money laundering in PH, second part

17 Mar , 2016  

This is the scheduled, second part of the Senate of the Philippines’ Blue Ribbon Committee hearing, prying into the alleged recent US $100 million laundering operations in the country. Obviously, laundering or not, it has a negative effect already on the remittance activities of OFWs who have nothing to do with the alleged crime but […]

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Crime, Manila, News

Money laundering in the Philippines detrimental to OFWs sending remittance

17 Mar , 2016  

During the Senate hearing on the alleged money laundering case involving a Philippine universal bank Tuesday, OFW advocate Susan Ople disclosed that banks in more than 10 countries and territories have ended correspondent banking operations with Philippine-based banks and remittance companies. These foreign banks, include among others, are those in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Australia, […]

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Crime, Manila, News

If casinos were under AMLA law, money laundering could have not happened?

16 Mar , 2016  

If casinos were under AMLA law, money laundering could have not happened- Guingona. The US81-million money laundering controversy could not have happened if the casino were covered by the Anti-Money Launder Law (AMLA), Senate blue ribbon chairman Sen. Teofisto ‘TG’ Guingona III said on Tuesday. ”(And) what is clear, this would probably not had happened […]

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Manila, News, Passages

At 95, former Senate President Jovito R. Salonga, passes away

11 Mar , 2016  

Former Senate President Jovito Salonga passed away on Thursday. He was 95. According to the reports, Salonga died at 3 p.m. after three years of battling Alzheimer’s disease. He was elected to the Senate three times, topping the race in 1965, 1971, and 1987. He served as Senate President from 1987 to 1992. In 1992, […]

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Bangsamoro, Crime, Manila, News, Video

Video: Reopening of Senate hearing on the Mamasapano massacre

27 Jan , 2016  

This is the live streaming of the re-opening of Senate Hearing by the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs (January 27, 2016) on the Mamasapano massacre of 44 members of the elite Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police. Related story here ATPV 1,843

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News, NOAH

SAF commandos to get posthuomous medals one year after Mamasapano

24 Jan , 2016  

One year after the infamous massacre of the elements of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force in the killing fields of Mamasapano in Maguindanao by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, Malacanang has found some sense in granting the fallen heroes a token medal. The Palace move come at the […]

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Bangsamoro, Crime, Manila

Senate upheld Maguindanao Mamasapano massacre reinvestigation at plenary

19 Jan , 2016  

The memory of the Maguindanao Mamasapano incident which resulted in the massacre of 44 members of the Special Action Force (SAF) unit of the Philippine National Police is not forgotten, it seems. On Monday the Philippine senate upheld previous ruling to reopen the Mamasapano incident investigation based on “new matters” that Senate minority leader Juan […]

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