Ika-4 na impeachment complaint laban kay Pangulong Benigno Aquino III, inihain ng Act Teachers Party-list sa kamara

admin   •   August 12, 2014   •   3248

Inihain ng Act Teachers Party-list ang ika-apat na impeachment complaint laban kay Pangulong Benigno Aquino III sa House of Representatives (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines —Isang CD na naglalaman umano ng  pag-uusap ng ilang pinuno ng ahensya ang naging batayan ni Act Teachers Party-list Rep. Antonio Tinio upang ihain ang ika-4 na impeachment complaint laban kay Pangulong Benigno Aquino III.

Ang complaint ay tungkol sa Priority Development Assistance Fund o PDAF na idineklarang unconstitutional ng Korte Suprema.

Ayon kay Tinio, mayroon parin umanong “pork barrel” na nakapaloob sa 2014 national budget na umaabot sa P20 billion.

Nakapaloob sa cd na hawak ng grupo ang umano’y pag-amin nina Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairperson Patricia Licuanan at Department of Health (DOH) Usec. Janette Garin na mayroon pondong inilaan sa kanilang ahensya upang pondohan ang lahat ng rekomendayon ng mga kongesista.

“Isa pang mabigat ang ebidensya naming sa pagpupulong sa DOH Usec, naganap yan noong Mayo dito rin sa congress. Kaharap niya mga kongresista at siya rin, malinaw na sinabi niya na ang perang nasa DOH ay pera niyo mga kongresista at kayo magtatakda kung saan ito gagamitin at dinetalye niya kung paano ang mekanismo para kung mag-request ang congressman, mag-rerelease naman ng pera ang DOH,” ani Rep.Tinio.

Samantala, kinuwestiyon naman ng Party-list Coalition ang sinasabing ebidensyang hawak ng Act Teachers Party-list.

Ayon kay Ako Bikol Party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe, labag sa batas ang umanoy ginawang pagre-record ng grupo sa isang executive meeting sa kamara.

Ang una at ikalawang impeachment complaint ay inendorso ng Bayan Muna at Kabataan Party-list na nakatuon  sa Disbursment Acceleration Program (DAP) na ideneklara ring unconstitutional ng Supreme Court.

Habang ang ikatlo naman ay inendorso ng Gabriela at Act Teachers Party-list na kumukuwestiyon naman sa anilay labag sa batas na pagkakalagda sa Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement o EDCA.

Sa susunod na linggo agad na magpapatawag ng pagdinig ang Justice Committee oras na i-refer na sa kanilang komite ang mga impeachment complaint upang i-consolidate ang iba’t ibang bersyon nito.

Hindi naman nababahala ang pangulo sa pagsisimula ng impeachment proceedings laban sa kanya.

Sinabi ni Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda na panatag si Pang. Aquino dahil wala siyang ginawang masama upang maalis na sa pwesto.

“That’s not priority for us. Number 1, the allegations that the alleged president wrong doing is certainly we do not agree with so but it is something were concern no were not.” (Grace Casin, UNTV News)

Supreme Court moves Bar exams to February

Robie de Guzman   •   January 14, 2022

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday announced that the Bar examinations have been rescheduled to February 4 (Friday) and February 6 (Sunday).

The SC said this is in consideration for those who may not be able to push through with the exams due to the current COVID-19 situation.

The Bar exams were originally scheduled for January 23 to 25, 2022.

In a Bar bulletin, the SC said a total of 8,546 Bar examinees have reported that some of them have tested positive for COVID-19, living with COVID patients, or under quarantine due to direct contact.

The high court also said that 16 of the 31 teams that will be deployed will be “critically understaffed” if the current schedule were maintained.

“Considering these numbers, as well as the projections of the Court’s expert consultants on the progress of this current COVID-19 surge, the Supreme Court En Banc has unanimously decided that the Bar examinations be rescheduled to February 4, 2022, Friday; and February 6, 2022, Sunday,” the SC said.

Bar exams chairperson, SC Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, has urged Bar examinees to strictly undergo quarantine by January 20.

Bar takers who have concerns that are not within the competence of the SC’s help desks are advised to contact the SC via BarChairLeonen@gmail.com.

“Be patient. Take a few days off to regain your composure and then continue with your preparations. Soon, those who have the determination, tenacity, and resilience to overcome these challenges will become great lawyers who will serve our people well,” he said.

Leonen also expressed gratitude to local government units as well as schools that will host the command center and serve as local testing centers.

Limited in-person classes in most colleges, universities to open by February – CHED

Robie de Guzman   •   January 13, 2022

MANILA, Philippines – At least 200 universities and colleges in areas under COVID-19 Alert Level 3 will open limited in-person learning by February, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) said Thursday.

CHED chairperson Prospero De Vera said most of the higher education institutions (HEI) have opted to open limited face-to-face classes next month instead of January amid rising COVID-19 cases.

“Natapos ko nang i-meet ang lagpas 200 na mga pamantasan nitong nakaraang linggo at ang marami sa kanila na nasa Alert Level 3 ay nag-decide na February sila magbubukas kung sakali ng limited face-to-face,” De Vera said.

“Iyong mga iba naman ay magbubukas ng online tapos magshi-shift sa limited face-to-face kapag okay na ang kalagayan ng kanilang lugar,” he added.

CHED earlier announced it will push through with Phase 2 of the limited in-person classes in HEIs in areas under COVID-19 Alert Level 3 on January 31 after it was allowed by the Department of Health. Universities and colleges under Alert Level 2 can begin anytime.

De Vera, however, said that the initial date they set was just a “reference point.”

“Ibig sabihin, depende iyan doon sa kalagayan on the ground ng mga pamantasan, ang kanilang konsultasyon sa local governments, ang kondisyon ng kanilang facilities, konsultasyon sa mga faculty at students at mag-adjust sila depende doon sa kalagayan,” he said.

Meanwhile, HEIs in areas hit by Typhoon Odette have yet to resume limited classes as repair works in their facilities are ongoing.

De Vera also said that the power supply in some areas has not been restored.

 

CHED chair De Vera says he contracted COVID-19

Robie de Guzman   •   January 13, 2022

MANILA, Philippines – Commission on Higher Education (CHED) chairperson Prospero De Vera on Thursday said he has tested positive for COVID-19.

During the Laging Handa public briefing, De Vera disclosed that he and his family are currently under quarantine.

“Ako ay naka-quarantine sa bahay, ang aking buong pamilya ay infected,” he said.

In a  social media post last week, De Vera urged his close contacts to go on self-quarantine and monitor themselves for any symptoms.

The CHED commissioner said he is on his way to recovery.

“Pero dahil sa mga tumutulong sa aking mga doktor kasama ang pag-telemed, ako ay unti-unting gumagaling kaya medyo pagpasensiyahan ninyo na at medyo paos pa ang aking boses,” he said.

 

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