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TOLENTINO TO IMPROVE SENATE BLUE RIBBON RULES

The Senate Committee on Accountability of Public Officers and Investigations, otherwise known as the blue ribbon committee, will be improved with new rules. Senator Francis Tolentino, the presumptive committee chair in the 19th Congress, said that among the new rules are separation of detention and commitment orders; process of preliminary determination; referral to prosecute; and […]

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MEDICAL SECTOR SUPPORTS SENATE PROBE – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon welcomed another manifesto of support from leaders of the medical and health sectors to the Senate’s investigation into the alleged anomalous government procurement deals for the country’s COVID-19 response. Gordon, who chairs the Blue Ribbon Committee, said that more and more people are now speaking out and standing up against the corruption […]

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OMBUDSMAN’S ACTION VS BUCOR OFFICIALS SENDS A STRONG SIGNAL – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon, chairman of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights, commended the Office of the Ombudsman for acting promptly in dismissing and indicting three officials of the Bureau of Correction (BuCor) who were accused of extorting P50,000 from a Bilibid inmate in exchange for early release based on the Good Conduct Time Allowance […]

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FILE MORE SERIOUS CHARGES VS ALBAYALDE – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon welcomed the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) announcement that it would file charges for violation of the anti-graft law against former Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Oscar Albayalde over the ‘ninja cops’ case. However, Gordon pointed out that more serious charges should also be filed against Albayalde aside from violations of Republic Act […]

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WHISTLEBLOWERS ARE WELCOME TO TESTIFY IN THE SENATE – GO

Senator Bong Go is encouraging whistleblowers to come forward and testify in the Senate. “We encourage all whistleblowers. Magsalita kayo. Kung gusto niyong tulungan ang Pilipinas na magbago, sabihin ninyo ang totoo, 100 percent, walang dagdag, walang kulang,” Go said in an ambush interview during his visit to fire victims in Bago Bantay in Quezon […]

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GORDON TO NBI: RETRIEVE DELETED MESSAGES, CALL LOGS FROM SUBPOENAED PHONES

Senator Dick Gordon ordered the National Bureau of Investigations to check the cellular phones which have been subpoenaed from two Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) personnel as part of a joint Senate committee hearing on the alleged sale of Good Conduct Time Allowances (GCTA) credits to inmates. Gordon directed the NBI to retrieve the messages deleted […]

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WE ARE ALREADY IN THE PROCESS OF INVESTIGATING THE DOT AD CONTROVERSY – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon said the Committee on Accountability of Public Officers and Investigations or the Blue Ribbon has already started the ball rolling on the conduct of an investigation into the Department of Tourism (DOT) advertisement placement controversy. Gordon, committee chairman, disclosed that as early as May 2018, the Blue Ribbon already sent a letter […]