Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says Juan Ponce Enrile and her brother Bongbong Marcos, both former senators, are similar
The detained Ilocos Norte officials are released almost simultaneously with the announcement of the High Court's directive
Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas grills one of the officials over her ownership of a property, but eventually moves that she be released along with the others
Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos admits she made the allegation against the Liberal Party and its chairman emeritus, former president Benigno Aquino III, out of 'mere suspicion'
Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos maintains the transactions were aboveboard and benefitted local tobacco farmers
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(UPDATED) Former Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile will serve as the Ilocos Norte governor's lawyer at the congressional inquiry into her alleged tobacco fund misuse
Asked if she will be attending the tobacco funds probe the next day, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says, 'I have no idea. Pine-pray over ko pa'
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Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr have urged the House to observe separation of powers between the judiciary and legislature
Representative Reynaldo Umali says the Ilocos Norte governor engages in 'forum shopping' by urging the SC to take over the case of detained provincial executives
'Kayo na lang po ang humusga,' says the Ilocos Norte governor of photos of Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas with her when she distributed the vehicles in 2012
(UPDATED) 'Pulitikang lokal ang pinagmulan nito. Bakit hindi ibalik sa Ilocos Norte ang laban na 'yan?' says Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos as she slams the House probe led by Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas
This comes after House Sergeant-at-Arms Roland Detabali filed a motion for the 3 justices of the CA Special 4th Division to inhibit from the case
Welcome to a world beyond your control, Governor Marcos
Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos would face arrest if she does not attend the July 25 House hearing
Missing documents, improper bidding processes, and officials mum on the issue surround the alleged misuse by Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos of millions worth of tobacco funds
If she fails to attend the July 25 hearing, then the Ilocos Norte governor will be arrested by the House, where her accuser Rodolfo Fariñas is majority leader
Ilocos Norte Provincial Board members approve the resolution against House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, who says he will sue the local officials
This comes after Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos said she would not attend the House probe into the alleged misuse of provincial tobacco funds
The provincial officials' lawyer Estelito Mendoza urges the Court of Appeals to grant their petition for a writ of habeas corpus
The IBP advises the House committee to file a petition for certiorari before the High Court if it doesn't agree with the CA
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez advises Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and CA Presiding Justice Andres Reyes to ‘discipline’ their justices
The committee on good government asks appellate court justices to explain their order for the provisional release of the Ilocos Norte officials detained by the House
The good government committee tells the officials, 'If you’re not willing to answer any questions, wala po kaming magagawa kundi ibalik kayo sa detention cell'
The Ilocos Norte governor would be cited in contempt if she skips the House hearing set for July 25, says Representative Johnny Pimentel
Asked whether he was referring to Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says, 'Your guess is as good as mine, maybe even better'
Former senator Bongbong Marcos says he feels sorry for the situation of the officials, claiming they are 'beginning to suffer symptoms' while in detention
The House of Representatives rejects a Court of Appeals ruling ordering an explanation for detaining 6 Ilocos Norte officials who were deemed uncooperative in a committee hearing
The CA orders the officials' release on June 9, but Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says they have questioned the court's jurisdiction over Congress' contempt powers
Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, who had initiate the probe, doubts the Court of Appeals will find their detention illegal because they gave 'dismissive' answers to the committee
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial also reveals her department's plan to bring to the Philippines a technology that will detect ambient nicotine present indoors
Some of you may be going through the same struggle. You know it's not good for you, but you're stuck in a cycle of feeling deprived and craving and relapsing. It's all right – I've been there too many times to count
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial is one of the 6 from the Western Pacific Region who received the 2017 World No Tobacco Day 2017 Award
Local governments are 'encouraged' to pass their own local ordinances that will implement Executive Order 26 and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Through the national hotline, smokers can get advice on how to start quitting, and information about facilities that can provide services for quitting
Candon City in Ilocos Sur goes against the Philippines' local and international commitments to shift farmers away from tobacco to alternative crops and livelihood
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(UPDATED) The House committee on good government and public accountability also detains 6 Ilocos Norte officials for giving 'dismissive' answers during the hearing
Tobacco farmers in Sta Cruz, Ilocos Sur, say their local government uses its share in excise taxes on cigarettes in funding non-tobacco farming projects
Ulysses Dorotheo of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance notes, however, that Executive Order 26 is 'not as strong as the Davao ordinance'
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says they will include e-cigarettes 'when we have more information and recommendation' from the World Health Organization
Representative Rodolfo Fariñas leads a House probe of Ferdinand Marcos' daughter. Their families were longtime allies until they split in 2015.
Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos fails to attend the House investigation on May 16 because she is on medical leave due to shingles
Use of tobacco funds by local government units has long been marred by issues of corruption
The House committee on good government and public accountability is also expected to issue a subpoena against Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos
The experience of the Agta-tabangnon tribe shows indigenous peoples are still left out, even as the sin tax law generates a significant windfall for government