Day: April 29, 2009

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat Government critics from various political persuasions have condemned the arrest this afternoon of National Broadband Network (NBN) star witness Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada. Lozada was arrested in connection with the July 4, 2008 perjury case filed against him by former Presidential Chief of Staff Mike Defensor. He had testified under oath,…

BY RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat The Philippine government’s second periodic report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) was ‘bombarded’ with questions, human rights network Philippine UPR Watch said. The 27-member Philippine government delegation, headed by Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, presented its report, April 28, to the 42nd session of the UNCAT in Geneva,…

BY ANNA KRISTINA P. VIRTUSIO Bulatlat The resolution opposing the appointment of retired Gen. Jovito Palparan S. Jr. to any government post is back to square one. The House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability has referred House Resolution No. 999 back to the House Committee on Rules in the preliminary determination of referrals…