Utos ng SC na patalsikin si Reyes ‘di susundin ng HRET

MANILA, Philippines – Hindi susundin ng House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal ang kautusan ng Korte Suprema na patalsikin na bilang kinatawan ng Marinduque sa Kamara si Congw. Regina Reyes. Ayon kay Gabriel Rep. Luz Ilagan, miyembro ng HRET, 4-3 ang naging resulta ng botohan. Ibig sabihin, pinagtitibay ng HRET ang kanilang kapangyarihan na sila lang ang may hurisdiksyon na humawak ng mga kasong may kaugnayan sa electoral case ng mga miyembro ng mababang kapulungan ng kongreso. Dahil rito, ang susunod na proseso aniya ay ang pagtalakay sa merito ng kaso,…

NDRRMC: 1 Killed as Heavy Rain Triggers Rockslide, Landslide in Marinduque

Lola Susana F. Peralta, a candidate in the 2012 Gandang Lola Buangan Town Fiesta A 75-year-old woman was killed in a rockslide caused by heavy rain in Marinduque province Tuesday afternoon, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Wednesday. In its report, the NDRRMC identified the fatality as Susana Frias Peralta, a resident of Barangay Buangan in Torrijos town in Marinduque. The NDRRMC said the rockslide occurred at about 3 p.m. in Barangay Buangan. Also, it said a minor landslide in the same area rendered some roads there…

Councilor to MGB, no such thing as responsible mining

A CITY councilor on Monday stood pat against mining saying there is no such thing as “responsible miners.” Davao City Councilor Danilo C. Dayanghirang, proponent of the mining ban ordinance in the city and former head of the committee environment said this in relation to the statement of the Mines and Geo-Sciences Bureau in Davao Region (MGB 11) on Friday that the city can choose companies who practice responsible mining to operate in order to avoid the adverse effects of mining. It was reported that during the Kapehan sa Abreeza…

High court nixes Marinduque solon’s bid to disqualify three justices from HRET

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court denied on Tuesday the urgent petition by Marinduque Rep. Regina Ongsiako Reyes seeking to disqualligy three justices from sitting as members of the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET), saying the conggresswoman had “sought the wrong remedy.” Ongsiako-Reyes is in a continuing electoral battle for Marinduque’s House seat with Lord Velasco, son of Justice Presbitero Velasco, one of the three magistrated whose disqualification from HRET was being sought. In her urgent petition dated August 18, 2014 Ongsiako-Reyes sought to disqualify and transfer Justices Velasco…