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Solon calls for impeach ceasefire

With the two top leaders of Congress likely to be beneficiaries of moves to unseat the President and the Vice President, an administration lawmaker called for an “impeachment ceasefire” between the camps of President Duterte and Vice President Leni G. Robredo.

House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez yesterday disclosed that more solons holding key posts who voted against the death penalty will be removed when the House of Representatives resumes sessions in May.

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PRESIDENT Duterte was speaking at the launching of the Hardin ng Lunas, a vegetable gardening project to help the families of the Presidential Security Group in Malacañang Park last Monday, when he announced he was reviving two food-production programs of former President Ferdinand Marcos – Masagana 99 and Biyayang Dagat.

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Basty’s bash

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AS parties go year in and year out, Sebastian Chua’s birthdays always hide one or a few surprises. As host, he’s also a springer of surprises. In 2016 he invited Joseph Estrada and the brothers Manny and Ronnie Zamora, when the air was politically charged and tense due to the San Juan elections (Ronnie’s vice mayor-son, Francis, versus Erap’s candidate, reelectionist Mayor Guia Gomez). In 2015, when the name of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte began popping up as a probable presidential candidate’s and he was on a “listening tour” all over the islands, Digong showed up at Basty’s bash, the man of the hour and celebrity of the day.

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As a brilliant lawyer, former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile thinks he can put former President Benigno S. Aquino III behind bars for treason arising from the slaughter of 44 members of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on January 25, 2015.

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The signing of Republic Act No. 10844, or the law creating the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), last May 23 was one of the last official acts of President Benigno S. Aquino III as he is set to end his term on June 30, 2016. R.A. No. 10844 is definitely one of the significant accomplishments both of the Aquino Administration and the 16th Congress.

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