Archive for the ‘Local government’ Category

If PNoy believes Puno’s Israel trip story, pity the Filipino people

I wish President Aquino would stop talking about “tuwid na daan” anymore. It’s adding insult to injury with the way he protected Rico Puno, his shooting buddy whom he appointed undersecretary in the Department of Interior and Local Government. He accepted Puno’s resignation last Sept. 11. The House of Representatives spared the public another farce […]

September 16, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Local government, Malaya, Philippine National Police  29 Comments

Puno resigned Aug.31, 2012

Despite denials from Malacanang that DILG Undersecretary Rico E. Puno resigned when Mar Roxas was appointed to replace the late Jesse Robredo, Puno indeed submitted his resignation Aug. 31. Here’s his letter of resignation:

September 11, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Local government, Philippine National Police  92 Comments

President Aquino accepts Puno’s resignation

From Official Gazette: Statement of Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda on the resignation of Undersecretary Rico E. Puno: Last Friday, former DILG Undersecretary Rico E. Puno submitted his letter of resignation to the President, through Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. The President has accepted Mr. Puno’s resignation effective immediately. Statement of Undersecretary Puno on his resignation, […]

September 11, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Local government, Peace and Order, Philippine National Police  8 Comments

PNoy’s buddies: ‘they are different from you and me’

Update: Puno resigns. After days of deafening silence on the issue of his favorite undersecretary,Rico Puno,in-charge of police matters at the Department of Interior and Local Government,attempting to get hold of the documents in the possession of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, President Aquino finally spoke and revealed that it was upon his […]

September 9, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Local government, Malaya, Philippine National Police  229 Comments

Robredo probing Puno on arms deal before crash

Update: PNoy saves Rico Puno again. By Anthony Taberna, ABS-CBN News Prior to his fatal plane crash last August 18, Jesse Robredo was investigating the procurement of high-powered rifles which involved Interior and Local Government Secretary Rico Puno. ABS-CBN News was able to secure a copy of the Department of Interior and Local Government’s […]

September 7, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Governance, Local government  91 Comments

DILG is make or break for Roxas’ presidential dream

Now that he has taken the helm at the Department of Interior and Local Government, it’s a make or break for Mar Roxas in his bid for the presidency in 2016. The position will allow him to be high profile, conduct headline- grabbing operations that will change his image from a lackluster, elitist politician to […]

September 2, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Local government, Peace and Order  53 Comments

Mar Roxas is new DILG chief President Aquino on Friday appointed Transportation Secretary Mar Roxas as the new chief of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). Roxas, 55, an economist and president of the Liberal Party (LP), will take over the position vacated by the late DILG chief Jesse Robredo who died in a plane crash last […]

August 31, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Governance, Local government, Peace and Order  406 Comments

Robredo: matino, mahusay, mapagkatiwalaan

Ang halaga ng buhay ay hindi nasusukat sa haba kungdi kung paano mo ginamit ang bawat minuto o oras na biyaya ng Panginoon. Masasabi natin na walang nasayang na oras sa sobra 54 taong ibinigay ng Panginoon sa nasawing secretary ng Department of Interior and Local Government na si Jesse Robredo. We join all those […]

August 21, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Abante, Governance, Local government  42 Comments

Robredo, pilots missing after plane crashes off Masbate A Cessna aircraft carrying Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo crashed in the sea off Masbate City Saturday afternoon, according to a Masbate official. Masbate Vice Governor Vince Revil said the plane carrying Robredo and several others crashed 150 meters away from the Masbate airport. “Nag-emergency call that they are going to have an emergency landing […]

August 18, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Local government  16 Comments

Former Abra municipal officer takes on the powerful Luna family

One brave soul has mustered the courage to bring the powerful Luna family to court. Bernadine S. Joson, concurrent secretary to the Sangguniang Bayan of Lagayan, Abra and until recently municipal planning and development coordinator, filed before the Ombudsman charges of plunder, graft and corruption, technical malversation, unethical conduct, and violation of the government procurement […]

September 17, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption, Local government  43 Comments