Birthday boy critically injured
A 42-year-old man was critically injured after he was stabbed by his cousin in Caloocan City.
The victim identified as Roderick Torres is currently being observed at the Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital while his cousin, Joselito Ramos, is on-the-run after the crime.
According to the investigation, the two figured in a brawl when an elderly. After being pacified, the suspect caught a hand on a machete and hit the victim in the face.
Authorities now conducted a manhunt operation against the suspect. (Luisito Antonio Santos)
Palace, senators pointing fingers
The Palace of Malacañang and senators are pointing fingers at each other on who’s to blame on the priority development assistance fund (PDAF) waste.
Malacañang blames legislators on how the P10 billion pork barrel went to fake non-government organizations (NGOs) that are linked to alleged pork barrel scam head Janet Lim-Napoles.
Deputy Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte made the statement after the Senate minority bloc accused the implementing agency of the government.
In the joint statement of the minority bloc, the senators are not to blame on the pork waste because government agencies are supposed to monitor the funds and the funds are not to be siphon out by NGOs.
Under the PDAF system, Valte said that legislators should identify the project and allocate funds for its beneficiaries or NGOs that will conduit the funds.
The presidential spokesperson added that the Palace expects legislators to be more responsible in handling their PDAF. (Judie Anne Abejero)