Menardo Guevarra

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Menardo Guevarra said : “The DoJ is reviewing the MoA between the Philippine Red Cross and PhilHealth and will render an opinion within the week,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The DOJ opinion was requested by PhilHealth before it makes a decision to pay its indebtedness to the Philippine Red Cross,” “It’s all about the validity of the MOA. More of civil liability” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Salary grades at the BI have not been upgraded for decades, and this is probably one reason why rackets and other acts of corruption have remained prevalent in that agency,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Bribery and corruption, such as the ‘pastillas scam’, by their very nature, are often done clandestinely and without any paper trail, so estimates as to their magnitude remain in the realm of mere possibilities,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "Low pay is not a valid reason to break the law, and those who smear the dignity of their public office will continue to be vigorously investigated and prosecuted," External link

pna Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The matter may be taken up at the next meeting of the IATF on Thursday. But in all likelihood, the lifting or shortening of curfews will be left to the discretion of the respective LGU (local government units), except Metro Manila where LGU officials normally act in unison,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 19, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We sympathize with the accused for her personal loss, but her case is now before the court and the judicial process has to move on,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, October 16, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Oh yes. I was informed that our prosecutor assigned to the case did not oppose Nasino’s request for furlough. In fact, the prosecutor agreed to a three-day furlough for humanitarian reasons. We sympathize with the accused for her personal loss, but her case is now before the court and the judicial process has to move on,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 16, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In view of the filing by the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) of cases before the Ombudsman against certain BI personnel in connection with the so-called ‘pastillas’ scheme, these personnel have been relieved of their duties at the airports and were recalled to their mother units,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 16, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We sympathize with the accused for her personal loss, but her case is now before the court and the judicial process has to move on,” External link

pna Friday, October 16, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "In view of the filing by the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) of cases before the OMB (Office of the Ombudsman) against certain BI personnel in connection with the so-called ‘pastillas’ scheme, these personnel have been relieved of their duties at the airports and were recalled to their mother units," External link

pna Friday, October 16, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "At the same time, I have reconstituted the board of discipline to commence administrative proceedings against them and other BI personnel suspected of corruption, misconduct, and other acts inimical to the service," External link

pna Friday, October 16, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “But note this: We survived the historic termination of the Philippine-US military bases agreement; there’s no reason why we shall not survive the termination of a mere Visiting Forces Agreement,” External link

elevenmyanmar Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If the law falls (in the petitions before the Supreme Court), the IRR automatically falls (as there will be) no leg to stand on,” External link

pna Wednesday, October 14, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The ATC has approved today (Wednesday) the IRR of the ATL crafted by the technical working group led by the DOJ. We will disseminate copies to the congress and law enforcement agencies as required under the law and will publish the IRR online and in a newspaper of general circulation in the next few days," External link

pna Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “BuCor gave me a partial report yesterday, but I told them to investigate more thoroughly,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : "Stricter enforcement of health protocols, rather than ratcheting lockdowns up and down, should henceforth be the norm," External link

pna Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The situation was still tense as of yesterday. There were intelligence reports that one group was amassing to strike back at the rival group. But the prison authorities, with the assistance of the police, have so far contained the violence,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 12, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The situation was still tense as of yesterday (Sunday). There were intelligence reports that one group was amassing to strike back at the rival group,” External link

pna Monday, October 12, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “prison authorities, with the assistance of the police, have so far contained the violence” External link

pna Monday, October 12, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Thus, law enforcement agents must file the criminal complaints immediately so that the destruction of the seized drugs could proceed as early as possible," External link

pna Monday, October 12, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There are no sovereignty issues whatsoever as the [memorandum of understanding] merely expresses a mutual desire to agree on specific cooperation arrangements within 12 months,” External link

elevenmyanmar Friday, October 9, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It’s just [a memorandum of understanding], it’s noncommittal, nonobligatory and nonbinding from a legal standpoint. It’s a mere expression of mutual desires,” External link

elevenmyanmar Friday, October 9, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Gerald Bantag ) : “I have asked DG Bantag to investigate and submit a report to me asap,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, October 9, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I’m ready to take drastic actions regarding NBP in view of these violent incidents but I will reserve them till I see (Director General Gerald) Bantag’s report before the end of the day," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 9, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Gerald Bantag ) : "I have asked Bantag of BuCor to investigate and submit a report to me ASAP," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 9, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "It will be done by Oct. 14, after which it will be published," External link

pna Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In accordance with the President’s directive, the Department of Justice (DoJ) will issue a memo circular to all prosecutors investigating drug cases to give top priority to the resolution of the same, to file the informations ASAP, and to move for a court order to conduct an ocular inspection of and destroy the seized drugs, precursors, within the time specified in RA (Republic Act) 9165,” External link

bworldcom Wednesday, October 7, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "In accordance with the President's directive, the Department of Justice (DOJ) will issue a memo circular to all prosecutors investigating drug cases to give top priority to the resolution of the same, to file the informations ASAP, and to move for a court order to conduct an ocular inspection of and destroy the seized drugs, precursors, within the time specified in RA (Republic Act) 9165," External link

pna Wednesday, October 7, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Thus, law enforcement agents must file the criminal complaints immediately so that the destruction of the seized drugs could proceed as early as possible," External link

pna Wednesday, October 7, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In accordance with the president's directive, the DOJ will issue a memo circular to all prosecutors investigating drug cases to give top priority to the resolution of the same, to file the informations asap, and to move for a court order to conduct ocular inspection of and destroy the seized drugs, precursors, etc within the time specified in RA 9165,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "If evidence should turn up against anyone, regardless of position, I believe that the President, who has prosecutorial blood running in his veins, will not impede the legal process from taking its due course. The DOJ will simply continue what it has been directed by the President to do; that is to bring any and all lawbreakers at PhilHealth before the bars of justice," External link

pna Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Nothing prevents the Senate or the House from initiating their own complaints against erring PhilHealth officials. Both the executive and legislative branches, representing the interest of the people, are duty-bound to rid any government agency or entity of corruption and wrongdoing," External link

thestandard-ph Monday, October 5, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “We will be glad to discuss the evidence with Senators Sotto and Lacson. As I’ve repeatedly said, the work of the task force covered only a few areas of fraud and corruption due to limitations of time, but member agencies have agreed to continue working together to investigate and prosecute other irregularities,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, October 5, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Nothing prevents the Senate or the House from initiating their own complaints against erring PhilHealth officials. Both the executive and legislative branches, representing the interest of the people, are duty-bound to rid any government agency or entity of corruption and wrongdoing," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, October 5, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “We will be glad to discuss the evidence with Senators Sotto and Lacson. As I’ve repeatedly said, the work of the task force covered only a few areas of fraud and corruption due to limitations of time, but member agencies have agreed to continue working together to investigate and prosecute other irregularities,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, October 5, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “All these are under study. We will act soon,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 5, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "We have just begun. So, who knows if, in the future, other big fish might be caught... some other important person," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, October 5, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We will be glad to discuss these pieces of evidence with Sens. Sotto and Lacson. As I've repeatedly said, the work of the task force covered only a few areas of fraud and corruption due to limitations of time, but the member agencies have agreed to continue working together to investigate and prosecute other irregularities," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, October 5, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “Nothing prevents the Senate or the (House of Representatives) from initiating their own complaints against erring PhilHealth officials. Both the executive and legislative branches, representing the interest of the people, are duty-bound to rid any government agency or entity of corruption and wrongdoing,” External link

pna Monday, October 5, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “On the part of the DOJ, its work of leading and coordinating the efforts of the member agencies of task force PhilHealth has just begun. As we continue to probe more deeply into the fraud centers in the state health insurer and build up cases, more names may be included and more complaints will be filed in the coming days,” External link

pna Monday, October 5, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “More complaints will be filed in the next few days and weeks against erring PhilHealth personnel and their cohorts,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, October 4, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “No, I’ll handle that myself. For now, I’ll reassign his duties and responsibilities to other DoJ officials,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “No, I’ll handle that myself. For now, I’ll reassign his duties and responsibilities to other DoJ officials,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “No, I’ll handle that myself. For now, I’ll reassign his duties and responsibilities to other DoJ officials,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, October 3, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "More complaints will be filed in the next few days and weeks against erring PhilHealth personnel and their cohorts," External link

pna Friday, October 2, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "In our report to the President (Rodrigo Duterte), we recommended that the GCG (Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG), which is under the Office of the President), be directed to study the possible reorganization and the creation of an interim management committee in the meantime," External link

pna Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I will certainly look into this. I’ll wait for the BuCor explanation,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 29, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In the case of PhilHealth, it was possible that the proper attention due to PhilHealth might not have been given precisely because the Secretary of Health has been spread too thinly,” “But that’s not really an excuse,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, September 25, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’ll consider this action after the inquest resolution,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The apprehension of a ranking official of the NBI is a stern warning to all that corrupt and other criminal activities will not be tolerated,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I fully understand where the Honorable Ombudsman is coming from. Indeed, a lifestyle check as a stand-alone measure will not conclusively indicate whether a person is engaged in some wrongdoing to enrich himself,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I fully understand where the honorable Ombudsman is coming from. Indeed, a lifestyle check as a stand-alone measure will not conclusively indicate whether a person is engaged in some wrongdoing to enrich himself," External link

pna Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “But it may be premature to make conclusions at this time. We have to analyze and integrate the pieces of evidence so far gathered,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In the case of PhilHealth, it was possible that the proper attention due to PhilHealth might not have been given precisely because the secretary of Health has been spread too thinly,” “But that’s not really an excuse,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I am relieved to see the end of Pemberton episode. Though attended with intense conflict, it has provided insights and lessons to ponder on regarding the future of the Visiting Forces Agreement, the administration of criminal justice and the exercise of the President’s constitutional powers,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I am relieved to see the end of the Pemberton episode. Though attended with intense conflict, it has provided insights and lessons to ponder on regarding the future of the Visiting Forces Agreement, the administration of criminal justice and the exercise of the President’s constitutional powers,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I’m letting him warm up in his new post before I talk to him,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Though attended with intense conflict, it has provided valuable insights and lessons to ponder regarding the future of the Visiting Forces Agreement, the administration of criminal justice, and the exercise of the president’s constitutional powers,” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Of course there are proposals na i -abolish lang iyan or palitan na lang iyan ng some new institution or what ano. Pero ako ang tingin ko, baka naman mayroon pang pupuwedeng gawin. That’s why we recommended to the President to direct the GCG para gumawa ng sarili nilang evaluation for a possible reorganization ng PhilHealth (Of course there are proposals to abolish it or change it into some new institution. But for me, I think we can still do something. That's why we recommended to the President to direct the GCG to evaluate for possible reorganization)," External link

pna Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’ll ask the composite teams to finish their investigations on the IT and Legal sectors in 30 days. Then we’ll prepare the complaints if there’s enough evidentiary basis,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told ( about Dante Gierran ) : "We'll ask the composite teams to finish their investigations on the IT and legal sectors in 30 days. Then, we'll prepare the complaints if there's enough evidentiary basis. We'll start once (PhilHealth) President and Chief Executive Officer Dante Gierran has assumed office within the week," External link

pna Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Our report is about our initial findings only. Further investigation will be conducted and more people may be charged,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Our report is about our initial findings only. Further investigation will be conducted and more people may be charged,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "Our report is about our initial findings only. Further investigations will be conducted and more people may be charged," External link

pna Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "They were something like 'guest participants' in the fact-finding aspect, but they had no hand in the evaluation and recommendations made by the DOJ (Department of Justice)," External link

pna Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra indicated : “It will also contain specific instances where fraudulent or corrupt acts have been perpetrated because of this enabling environment,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 14, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I can’t say our investigation is over, we’ve only just begun. We wound up our initial investigation only because we are required to submit a report to the President in 30 days,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 14, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra indicated : “It will also contain specific instances where fraudulent or corrupt acts have been perpetrated because of this enabling environment,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 14, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I can’t say our investigation is over, we’ve only just begun. We wound up our initial investigation only because we are required to submit a report to the President in 30 days,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 14, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra indicated : “It will also contain specific instances where fraudulent or corrupt acts have been perpetrated because of this enabling environment,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 14, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I can’t say our investigation is over, we’ve only just begun. We wound up our initial investigation only because we are required to submit a report to the President in 30 days,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 14, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I am relieved to see the end of the Pemberton episode. Though attended with intense conflict, it has provided insights and lessons to ponder on regarding the future of the Visiting Forces Agreement, the administration of criminal justice and the exercise of the President’s constitutional powers,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, September 14, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I am relieved to see the end of the Pemberton episode. Though attended with intense conflict, it has provided insights and lessons to ponder on regarding the future of the Visiting Forces Agreement, the administration of criminal justice and the exercise of the President’s constitutional powers,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, September 14, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I am relieved to see the end of the Pemberton episode. Though attended with intense conflict, it has provided insights and lessons to ponder on regarding the future of the Visiting Forces Agreement, the administration of criminal justice and the exercise of the President’s constitutional powers,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, September 13, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I am relieved to see the end of the Pemberton episode. Though attended with intense conflict, it has provided insights and lessons to ponder on regarding the future of the Visiting Forces Agreement, the administration of criminal justice and the exercise of the President’s constitutional powers,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, September 13, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I am relieved to see the end of Pemberton episode. Though attended with intense conflict, it has provided insights and lessons to ponder on regarding the future of the Visiting Forces Agreement, the administration of criminal justice and the exercise of the President’s constitutional powers,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, September 13, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I am relieved to see the end of Pemberton episode. Though attended with intense conflict, it has provided insights and lessons to ponder on regarding the future of the Visiting Forces Agreement, the administration of criminal justice and the exercise of the President’s constitutional powers,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, September 13, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I cannot speculate on the President’s motives. He has explained his reason for granting pardon to Mr. Pemberton. For me that’s the end of the story. Let’s move on,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, September 11, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "The task force composite teams will continue investigating even after our report to the President has been submitted, so these incidents of claiming reimbursements for service already paid in full by PhilHealth members will be included in the continuing investigations," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "By September 14, we (the task force) should be able to submit to you (President Duterte) our report and findings including administrative and/or criminal cases against persons in PhilHealth who shall be found to be responsible for anomalies or irregularities," External link

pna Wednesday, September 9, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I do not see any reason why the people should object to his exercise of a personal judgement. He exercised an act of grace. Nagpatawad siya. I think everyone of us should be able to appreciate ang isang tao na marunong magpatawad sa kaniyang kapwa," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:03:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “For those not affected by these issues, the processing ought to have continued and I presume na simple lang ang kaso and wala namang connection sa mga complication that have pointed out, patuloy ang pagga-grant ng GCTA,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:31:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "He (Duterte) didn’t explain who prompted him It appeared to me that it was upon his own volition," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:31:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "By September 14, we (the task force) should be able to submit to you (President Duterte) our report and findings including administrative and/or criminal cases against persons in PhilHealth who will.. be found to be responsible for anomalies or irregularities," External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Building up (a case) will probably require more time," External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Nothing prevents the President from directly exercising his constitutional power to grant executive clemency at any time, because it is a personal act of grace,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The President simply felt that it was not Pemberton’s fault that there was no way of recording his behavior in a military detention center all alone by himself. So, since there were no reports of misbehavior, the presumption of good conduct was on his side. I stated that granting executive clemency was the President’s constitutional prerogative,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Fifteen minutes into our meeting, the US Ambassador arrived for his farewell call on the President. He seemed rather surprised when the President mentioned Pemberton’s pardon, and he thanked the President for it,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I was consulted by the President before he made the decision. I just told him that pardon is an act of grace and that it is his exclusive prerogative under the constitution,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "with the grant of pardon to Pemberton, the DOJ's motion for reconsideration has become moot and academic" External link

pna Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I was consulted by the President before he made the decision. I just told him that pardon is an act of grace and that is his exclusive prerogative under the Constitution," "Nothing prevents the President from directly exercising his constitutional power to grant executive clemency at any time, because it is a personal act of grace" External link

pna Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "By September 14, we (the task force) should be able to submit to you (President Duterte) our report and findings including administrative and/or criminal cases against persons in Philhealth who will.. shall be found to be responsible for anomalies or irregularities," External link

pna Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Building up (a case) will probably require more time," External link

pna Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "As to another Parojinog sibling (Melodina) dying in jail, I will ask the NBI to include it in their preliminary inquiry," External link

pna Monday, September 7, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "But the actual filing (of cases may be) after the submission of the report, because of this need to make sure that any complaint that we are going to file will be backed up by competent evidence," External link

thestandard-ph Monday, September 7, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "By September 14, that's on Monday, we should be able to submit to you the report and our recommendations, including the possible filing of administrative and/or criminal cases against persons in PhilHealth," External link

thestandard-ph Monday, September 7, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We will wait for the report of the JAO team and determine if the [department] has any jurisdiction over the matters raised therein,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I have already discussed this matter with [NBI] OIC Chief Distor. We agreed to let our field operatives do some initial fact-checking,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, September 6, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The NBI will find out if Parojinog had already been sick before he was transferred, and what his condition was upon his actual arrival in Ozamis,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, September 6, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “Our trial prosecutors are still drafting their motion for reconsideration,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I expect that jurisdictional issues, apart from the divergence in GCTA computation, will be included in the motion for reconsideration,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’d rather not discuss our arguments in public. These are sub judice matters,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Our trial prosecutors are still drafting their MR, but I expect that jurisdictional issues, apart from the divergence in GCTA computation, will be included in the MR,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “But the deeper and more thorough investigative work and structural reforms affecting the central and regional offices will continue for a long time thereafter. We hope that the new leaders who will be installed at PhilHealth will carry on this internal cleansing and restoration on their own,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, September 5, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I’m letting him warm up in his new post before I talk to him,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Former NBI Director Gierran’s legal and accounting background, his well-known investigative skills, administrative abilities, and fiscal prudence make him fit for the PhilHealth top position, and equip him well to pursue the cleansing process and reformation at PhilHealth to their logical conclusion,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Dante Gierran ) : "Former NBI director Gierran's legal and accounting background, his well-known investigative skills, administrative abilities, and fiscal prudence make him fit for the PhilHealth top position, and equip him well to pursue the cleansing process and reformation at PhilHealth to their logical conclusion," External link

pna Tuesday, September 1, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “But it may be premature to make conclusions at this time. We have to analyze and integrate the pieces of evidence so far gathered,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, August 29, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “At the end of this investigation, we hope to be able to build up enough cases against persons responsible for the PhilHealth mess, whether or not they continue to be in PhilHealth’s employ,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 28, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “At the end of this investigation, we hope to be able to build up enough cases against persons responsible for the PhilHealth mess, whether or not they continue to be in PhilHealth’s employ,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I’d rather lay this matter to rest. Our immediate and urgent concern at the moment is to find a worthy replacement for him,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "If true, (his resignation) would probably make the investigation being conducted by task force PhilHealth a little easier," External link

pna Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Commission ) : "Instead, the task force has recommended to the President that the Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG), which is under the Office of the President, be directed to study the possible reorganization of PhilHealth and the creation of an interim management committee," External link

pna Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The details, such as who will comprise such interim management committee, their terms of reference, etc. will be determined by the GCG itself," External link

pna Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “And lastly also, Mr. President, on financial management. This is again, one area where we believe that many irregularities in the past were being committed,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The NBI can identify the nationality of the alleged suicide bombers and their co-conspirators after a thorough investigation," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : “The President took note last night of Morales’ on-and-off health situation, and stated that it would be best for the latter and for PhilHealth to give up his post during these critical times for the agency,” External link

pna Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "We thought of an interim management committee for PhilHealth in view of the apparent systemic problems that will be difficult to resolve if the people who have an interest to keep the present structure and systems will remain in their present positions," External link

pna Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "So, we are recommending to the President that the GCG be directed to consider this measure, among others, as part of overall efforts to strengthen PhilHealth. The details, such as who will comprise such interim management committee, their terms of reference, etc. will be determined by the GCG itself," External link

pna Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : “The president took note last night of Morales’ on-and-off health situation, and stated that it would be best for the latter and for PhilHealth to give up his post during these critical times for the agency,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 25, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “We have to find a very good replacement for him asap,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 25, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : "The president took note last night of Morales’ on-and-off health situation, and stated that it would be best for the latter and for PhilHealth to give up his post during these critical times for the agency," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 25, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We have to find a very good replacement for him asap,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 25, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told ( about Carlito Galvez ) : "I received a phone call today (Aug. 22) from Sec. Carlito Galvez, chief implementor of the IATF national task force, regarding the alarming increase in the number of suicides during these pandemic times," External link

pna Sunday, August 23, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Carlito Galvez ) : "I share Sec. Galvez’s concern and respectfully request our spiritual leaders to bring this much-needed message of hope to our suffering countrymen in order to stave off more incidents of self-destruction," External link

pna Sunday, August 23, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Carlito Galvez ) : “I received a phone call today from Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementor of the IATF national task force, regarding the alarming increase in the number of suicides during the pandemic,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, August 22, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Carlito Galvez ) : “The help of churches and spiritual leaders (is needed) in providing counsel and guidance to their members and followers who are undergoing depression due to loss of employment or livelihood, anxiety of being afflicted with or are dying from the dreaded disease, loneliness arising from isolation and lack of hope for a return to their normal lives,” “I share Secretary Galvez’s concern and respectfully request our spiritual leaders to bring this much needed message of hope to our suffering countrymen in order to stave of more incidents of self-destruction,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, August 22, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The NBI field operatives immediately inspected the subject PhilHealth Regional office. It appears that many of the records have been saved but the computer hardware and equipment were exposed to rain water leaks,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, August 22, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The help of churches and spiritual leaders is needed in providing counsel and guidance to their members and followers who are undergoing depression due to loss of employment or livelihood, the anxiety of being afflicted with or dying from the dreaded disease, loneliness arising from isolation, and lack of hope for a return to their normal lives,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, August 22, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I fully share your sentiments. We just have to continue living our lives with the COVID virus as an unwanted part of it. We just have to deal with it and continue to protect ourselves” External link

tribuneonline Friday, August 21, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “You are correct when you pointed out that there has been no progressive movement in respect of opening our churches. We got to 50 percent in MGCQ areas and 10 percent in GCQ areas,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, August 21, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “And if the product itself has not been approved for local use by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), the violation takes on a more serious character,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 21, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We may consider her case for special investigation under AO (Administrative Order) 35 after some fact-checking," External link

pna Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I am glad that the regional vice presidents of PhilHealth have voluntarily heeded my call for them to take a leave of absence while the investigations are going on, in order to preclude any suspicion that their presence may lead to a suppression of evidence and thus hamper the conduct of these investigations," External link

pna Monday, August 17, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra noted : “I am glad that the regional vice presidents of PhilHealth have voluntarily heeded my call for them to take leaves of absence while the investigations are going on, in order to preclude any suspicion that their presence may lead to a suppression of evidence and thus hamper the conduct of these investigations,” “I hope that the officials at the PhilHealth main office who had been tagged in the ongoing congressional inquiries in aid of legislation, as well as those identified by the PACC, would likewise take a temporary leave,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, August 16, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra explained : “it is imperative that there is a pro-active involvement of the prosecutor during the criminal investigation of cases involving media violence and other egregious human rights violations” External link

pna Sunday, August 16, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "At the same time, Task Force PhilHealth, as a composite group, will initiate fresh investigations on alleged anomalies that are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or audit," External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, August 15, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We’ll collaborate with the legislative committees conducting probes in aid of legislation to speed up our work and avoid unnecessary duplication, so that we may take legal action immediately," External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, August 15, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "At the same time, Task Force PhilHealth, as a composite group, will initiate fresh investigations on alleged anomalies that are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or audit," External link

pna Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We’ll collaborate with the legislative committees conducting probes in aid of legislation to speed up our work and avoid unnecessary duplication, so that we may take legal action immediately," External link

pna Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "That's her prerogative. But note that she is facing three drug-related cases, all of which are non-bailable," External link

pna Friday, August 14, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "His death certificate does not indicate any external cause as to the manner of death," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, August 13, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I understand that the PNP has released the body to the Echanis family upon verifying that the deceased was indeed Randall Echanis. In that case the NBI need not do another verification, and the DOJ/AO 35 special investigation team may proceed to do its work,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I understand that the PNP has released the body to the Echanis family upon verifying that the deceased was indeed Randall Echanis. In that case the NBI need not do another verification, and the DOJ/AO 35 special investigation team may proceed to do its work,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : "He was subsequently cremated. He was the same person summoned by the NBI in connection with the Wirecard fraud investigation," External link

pna Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I understand that the PNP (Philippine National Police) has released the body to the Echanis family upon verifying that the deceased was indeed Randall Echanis. In that case, the NBI need not do another case verification, and the special investigation team may proceed to do its work," External link

pna Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Hybrid meeting. Face-to-face for those who can go to the DoJ, the rest via Zoom,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 12, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra stated : “We have scheduled a conference with the other members of the task force on Friday afternoon. We are presently inviting resource persons to give us a briefing on alleged irregularities at PhilHealth, so that we may clearly identify and prioritize the work to be done,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 12, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We are awaiting the Senate's formal request. We shall immediately evaluate upon receipt," External link

pna Wednesday, August 12, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We are presently inviting certain resource persons to give us a briefing on alleged irregularities at PhilHealth so that we may clearly identify and prioritize the work to be done," External link

pna Wednesday, August 12, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Upon the assumption that the subject was indeed peasant leader Echanis, I have directed the Administrative Order (AO) 35 Task Force on EJK (extrajudicial killing) to form a special investigating team to look into the incident,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Ordinarily it's the family of the deceased who should determine the funeral arrangements, but here there seems to be a question as to the identity of the deceased," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’ll determine this as more facts come to the fore. We do not wish to make any prejudgment as to the possible perpetrators at this time,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Upon the assumption that the subject was indeed peasant leader Echanis, I have directed the AO (Administrative Order) 35 task force on EJK (extrajudicial killings) to form a special investigating team to look into the incident," External link

pna Tuesday, August 11, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : "It is necessary to confirm the identity of the victim before the task force on EJK starts its investigation of the incident. AO 35 covers the summary killings of persons on account of their advocacies, such as labor and peasant leaders, but not common crimes involving ordinary persons," External link

pna Tuesday, August 11, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I hope they would voluntarily take a leave while their agency is under intense investigation,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If they are not hiding anything, they can take a leave of absence to enable the investigators or auditors to freely complete their inquiry or examination,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I hope they would voluntarily take a leave while their agency is under intense investigation,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, August 10, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If they are not hiding anything, they can take a leave of absence to enable the investigators or auditors to freely complete their inquiry or examination,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, August 10, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I hope sila na ang magkusang mag-leave while their agency is under intense investigation," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 10, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "If they are not hiding anything, they can take a leave of absence to enable the investigators/auditors to freely complete their inquiry or examination," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 10, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "Considering that the President directly assigned me to create the task force, I will personally oversee its operation to ensure a coordinated government action, with support from my undersecretaries and assistant secretaries and a team of DOJ lawyers acting as secretariat," External link

pna Monday, August 10, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Given the limited period to submit a report with recommendations for legal action, we shall give preferential attention to the investigation of alleged irregularities that could reasonably be completed within the given time frame,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, August 9, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Any person who has information on overpricing may report the same to the Department of Trade and Industry, and the DOJ [Department of Justice] will prosecute violators,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, August 9, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It is my hope that the government could provide it [face shield] free under the proposed stimulus bill or at least at a subsidized cost,” “In the meantime, the Department of Health may set the minimum standards for face shields and let the people do it themselves, or the DTI may set a suggested retail price for those sold by manufacturers” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, August 9, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Nothing ultra vires. They will just perform these core functions in concert and in collaboration with the executive department, and with a particular target agency in sight,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, August 8, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I personally talked to their respective heads, respectfully sought their assistance, and graciously invited them to join us in the task force. All of them accepted our invitation without any reservation or condition and promised their full support,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, August 8, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “I have just received the President’s memo. I will form a high-level task force immediately,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, August 7, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We shall base our actions on such facts as may be established and such conclusions as may be reasonably inferred therefrom,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, August 7, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I have received the President's memo. I will form a high-level task force immediately," External link

pna Friday, August 7, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Christopher Reinhard ) : "The NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) has subpoenaed the city health officer and the civil registrar of Paranaque City to submit the death certificate, burial permit, and other relevant records of one Christopher Bauer who allegedly died last month," External link

pna Friday, August 7, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “Bauer is part of an ongoing NBI/AMLC investigation, and these agencies have an interest to know if he is still alive,” External link

bworldcom Friday, August 7, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “Bauer is part of an ongoing NBI/AMLC investigation, and these agencies have an interest to know if he is still alive,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I have no personal knowledge about the presence of any dangerous materials at the NBI compound. Just the same, I'll instruct them to take all necessary precautions in their armory," External link

pna Wednesday, August 5, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The filing of complaints, affidavits, and other papers may be done online," External link

pna Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I believe that we can finish the IRR within the 90-day period provided under the anti-terrorism law," External link

pna Monday, August 3, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As of last Friday, the NBI had gathered and examined CCTV footages showing that the victim had been tailed all the way from Laguna, and that the plate number attached to the suspects’ vehicle was a fake plate number,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, July 27, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As of last Friday, the NBI had gathered and examined CCTV footages showing that the victim had been tailed all the way from Laguna, and that the plate number attached to the suspects’ vehicle was a fake plate number,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, July 27, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "As of last Friday, the NBI had gathered and examined CCTV (closed-circuit television camera) footages showing that the victim had been tailed all the way from Laguna. The NBI also obtained copies of various reports and photographs from the PNP (Philippine National Police)," External link

pna Monday, July 27, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “All these petitions, no matter how many they are, will boil down to a common set of constitutional issues,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, July 24, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "All these petitions, no matter how many they are, will boil down to a common set of constitutional issues. The Supreme Court will resolve these issues on the merits of the arguments advanced by the parties concerned, and not on the basis of their number or personal or professional stature," External link

pna Friday, July 24, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We will consult with the legal team of the OP [Office of the President], as well as with the secretariat of the ATC [Anti-Terrorism Council], as we go along,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Sebastian is only one in an array of witnesses against Senator de Lima. His loss does not affect in any significant manner the overall strategy of the prosecution in the pending criminal cases," External link

pna Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I wouldn’t really say that there is inconsistent application of rule of law. It just so happened that a greater number of those arrested came from the lower-income groups simply because they are the ones who were caught on the streets and for that reason since they have been found, or at the time of their arrest, found violating certain quarantine rules and regulations," External link

pna Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We know the celebrated case of one senator who the beginning was thought being given preferential or special treatment by law enforcement agencies as well as by the DOJ (Department of Justice) and we all know that is not true," External link

pna Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It’s really a matter of perception because the number of those in the lower income levels that were being caught is greater, but it does not mean at all that there is an unfair application of the law,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “You know when the BuCor people presented to us their protocols we noted that these are somehow inadequate. So this will be the subject of further discussion, how to improve their protocols in case of death among prisoners,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “So many stories have been swirling around that seems to dispute that the cause of death of these convicted drug offenders was COVID-19. In fact there are theories that they did not die and so forth and so on and that the bodies have already been replaced by someone else andthey were let go. Because of these various theories and also for the benefit of the BuCor to dispel any doubt that there was an anomaly over these deaths allegedly due COVID-19, the we thought it proper and prudent to request the NBI to make its own inquiry into the matter,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I wouldn’t really say that there is an inconsistent application of the rule of law," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 22, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "It’s really a matter of perception. Greater number 'yung mga tao sa masasabi natin na nasa lower income levels, 'yung mga matatawag nating mahihirap na nahuhuli sa mga violations, but it doesn’t mean at all that there is an unfair application of the law," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 22, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Jaybee Sebastian is only one in an array of witnesses against Senator De Lima. His loss does not affect in any significant manner the overall strategy of the prosecution in the pending criminal cases,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Jaybee Sebastian is only one in an array of witnesses against Senator De Lima. His loss does not affect in any significant manner the overall strategy of the prosecution in the pending criminal cases,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "For now, we have instructed the Bucor to ensure the presence of a DOH (Department of Health) representative during the conduct of swab tests within their facilities and to exert greater efforts to immediately notify the members of deceased inmates' families prior to cremation," External link

pna Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Sebastian is only one in an array of witnesses against Senator De Lima. His loss does not affect in any significant manner the overall strategy of the prosecution in the pending criminal cases," External link

pna Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Your nomination has again once opened a path for me to pursue this dream, and this may well be my last chance to go for it. It is unfortunate, however, that this opportunity has come at a time when my services as Secretary of the Department of Justice are most needed” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, July 20, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The effectivity clause of the Anti-Terrorism Act states that the act shall take effect 15 days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in at least two newspapers of general circulation," "Considering that the law was published on July 3, it will take effect on July 18, which is the 15th day. This is in accordance with the ruling of the Supreme Court in 'People vs Nicolas' (G.R. no. 135877), among others," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 17, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “Should the IATF agree there is a need for a house-to-house search for COVID-19-infected persons, it should be the barangay health workers, and not police officers, who should do that. Health workers are in a better position to determine if transfer to a government quarantine facility is appropriate,” External link

arabnews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “Should the IATF agree there is a need for a house-to-house search for COVID-19-infected persons, it should be the barangay health workers, and not police officers, who should do that. Health workers are in a better position to determine if transfer to a government quarantine facility is appropriate,” External link

arabnews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I am not aware of any 'house-to-house' search for Covid-19-afflicted persons. We have not discussed this matter in the IATF, nor have I been consulted about it. But there is ample legal basis for transferring Covid-19-infected persons to government quarantine facilities if they are incapable of voluntarily isolating themselves," External link

pna Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I am not aware of any 'house-to-house' search for COVID-afflicted persons. We have not discussed this matter in the IATF, nor have I been consulted about it," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Should the IATF agree there is need for house-to-house search of COVID-infected persons, it should be the barangay health workers, and not police officers, who should do that. Health workers are in a better position to determine if transfer to a govt quarantine facility is appropriate," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Unless the NBI intends to submit a supplemental report, I expect that a criminal complaint will be filed very son with [us],” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, July 14, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It is expected that during these pandemic times, where direct personal interactions are reduced, more crimes will be committed in cyberspace. it is therefore imperative that law enforcement agencies beef up their cybercrime units, upgrade their technologies, and enhance their investigative capabilities,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We are shocked by the audacity of this attack. It highlights once again the grave peril that our prosecutors face each day in the discharge of their duties,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, July 7, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The Supreme Court is the final arbiter of all constitutional issues raised against the anti-terrorism law," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, July 6, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : "The court's ruling will also guide the DOJ (Department of Justice) and the ATC (Anti-Terrorism Council) in the preparation of the implementing rules and regulations of the law," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, July 6, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We are an island country, and there are backdoors through which undocumented foreigners may slip through,” External link

ibtimes Monday, July 6, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The government is facing a huge and unprecedented crisis occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is especially during these troubled times that law and order must be preserved and maintained,” External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, July 5, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The investigation has now turned to the persons who made the false entries in the database, their motives, and their cohorts,” “The immigration officers who encoded these fictitious entries have been relieved and are now facing administrative sanctions” External link

BangkokPost Sunday, July 5, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “The investigation has now turned to persons who made the false entries in the database, their motives and their cohorts,” External link

arabnews Saturday, July 4, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The investigation has now turned to the persons who made the false entries in the database, their motives, and their cohorts," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, July 4, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Tolentino said he was hired by his principal early this year to provide consultancy services," "He said he's receiving death threats" External link

news-yahoo Saturday, July 4, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The investigation has now turned to the persons who made the false entries in the database, their motives, and their cohorts," External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, July 4, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Tolentino said he was hired by his principal early this year to provide consultancy services," "He said he's receiving death threats" External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, July 4, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The investigation has now turned to the persons who made the false entries in the database, their motives, and their cohorts," External link

ibtimes Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Tolentino said he was hired by his principal early this year to provide consultancy services," "He said he's receiving death threats" External link

ibtimes Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "The investigation has now turned to persons who made the false entries in the database, their motives and their cohorts," External link

wsau Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra disclosed : "The BI (Bureau of Immigration) has established that Jan Marsalek, former COO of Wirecard AG, did not arrive in the Philippines on June 23 based on CCTV footages, airline manifests, and other records. He also did not depart on June 24, as there was no such flight to China as indicated in the database of the Bureau of Immigration," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “He's the first to be invited to shed light on the matter,” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, June 29, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "He's the first to be invited to shed light on the matter," External link

JakartaPost Monday, June 29, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "He's the first to be invited to shed light on the matter," External link

4-traders Friday, June 26, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra explained : "Entries in the central database of the BI indicate that Mr. Marsalek flew in on June 23 and left in the morning of June 24 for China from Cebu International Airport. But CCTV footage does not show him arriving here, and there is no record of any flight to China scheduled in the morning of June 24 from Cebu," "The BI is now investigating its Management Information System division personnel. The results of the investigation... may lead to various scenarios, including the possibility of employing diversionary tactics to mislead Marsalek's pursuers. Let's just wait for the report," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, June 26, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Entries in the central database of the BI indicate that Mr. Marsalek flew in on June 23 and left in the morning of June 24 for China from Cebu International Airport," External link

pna Friday, June 26, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The BI is now investigating its MIS (Management Information System) division personnel," External link

pna Friday, June 26, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There are some indications that he may have returned recently and may still be here,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There are some indications that he may have returned recently and may still be here,” External link

asianage Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "There are some indications that he may have returned recently and may still be here," External link

JakartaPost Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There are some indications that he may have returned recently and may still be here,” External link

reuters-uk Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We are studying these matters very carefully. We have to deal with the repatriation of thousands of OFWs and we do not want them to be crowded out by foreign nationals who will likewise have to be tested and quarantined upon arrival,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We also have to see how many foreign nationals are really involved. If they comprise a manageable number, the IATF may consider [allowing] them to re-enter,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "There are some indications that he may have returned recently and may still be here," External link

4-traders Wednesday, June 24, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "No arrest warrant has been issued against anyone. We've just commenced the fact-finding stage," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, June 24, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "There are some indications that he may have returned recently and may still be here," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "There are some indications that he may have returned recently and may still be here," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There are some indications that he may have returned recently and may still be here,” External link

themalaymailonline Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "However, there are some indications that he may have returned recently and may still be here," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We also have to see how many foreign nationals are really involved -- If they comprise a manageable number," External link

pna Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Note that many of them are already here. It's already those who were abroad and caught by the lockdown who wish to re-enter the country. It came across to me as an expression of the need for these foreign consultants and other technical workers due to their expertise," External link

pna Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As to Marsalek, we found something curious in the immigration database, but let’s leave it at that for now,” External link

bloomberg Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "There are some indications that he may have returned recently and may still be here," External link

4-traders Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "We'll be ready to help should the (Vice President) wish to pursue the matter," External link

pna Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "It’s not required that the complainant personally goes to the prosecutor’s office/DOJ. Her lawyer may do it for her, provided the complaint has been duly sworn to by the complainant. It is preferable, though, that the complainant personally appears before the prosecutor," External link

pna Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Through Usec. Adrian Sugay, I have already given instructions to the provincial prosecutor's office nearest the place of residence of the fishermen concerned to gather the necessary information," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 22, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I have ordered a lockdown on the DOJ main building, the new NPS building, and the annex building near the court of appeals due to possible exposure to COVID-positive employees reporting therein,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We finished our brainstorming session yesterday, examining and inter-relating with one another each and every section of the enrolled anti-terrorism bill,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "As scheduled, we finished our brainstorming session yesterday (Monday), examining and inter-relating with one another each and every section of the enrolled anti-terrorism bill. We are drafting our comments today (Tuesday) and will send our internal communication to the Office of the President tomorrow (Wednesday). “I am confident that (President Rodrigo Duterte) will wait for and consider not only the comments of the DOJ (Department of Justice) but also those of other government agencies whose comments were requested by the Office of the Executive Secretary," External link

pna Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We'll review the proposed anti-terrorism bill as independently and objectively as possible, with only the security of the nation and the civil and political rights of the people in mind," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "She has questioned many orders of the court, even her own indictment which reached all the way to the Supreme Court, which the petition was dismissed by the Supreme Court, but she has not applied for bail," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 16, 2020 6:53:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “No, we did not suspend work at DoJ as in shutting down the department. Many employees will have themselves tested, and we just told them to work from home if they have already been tested or if they have no need to be physically present, at no time was work at the DoJ ever discontinued,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Tests are still ongoing. I have instructed all those who have tested positive to stop reporting for work and undergo swab tests immediately. The rest may work from home. The premises will be disinfected again,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We've disinfected the premises over the weekend, and we'll do it all over again. We will also decide if we need to suspend all work on site in the meantime,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:14:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We've disinfected the premises over the weekend, and we'll do it all over again. We will also decide if we need to suspend all work on site in the meantime,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Perhaps this is the more significant thing to know: should the anti-terror bill be enacted into law, the DOJ (Department of Justice) will endeavor to define more clearly, in the IRR that the ATC (Anti-Terrorism Council) and the DOJ will be tasked to promulgate, the parameters within which the law will be implemented and enforced, in order to erase any latitude for misapplication or abuse," External link

pna Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:45:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The Palace statement that the anti-terror bill will be reviewed is not a mere perfunctory statement. From my experience as former senior deputy executive secretary, I know that all enrolled bills are carefully scrutinized with the help of the relevant executive agencies before they are submitted to the President for appropriate action," External link

pna Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:45:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "If confirmed positive, they'd be brought to a hospital for proper treatment," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We've disinfected the premises over the weekend and we'll do it all over again. We'll also decide if we need to suspend all work on site in the meantime," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As in the past, we shall focus on issues of constitutionality. Our deadline will be set by the OP but i believe that 15 days will be good enough. The President has 30 days to act on the bill,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 9, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “This gives me cause for worry,” “We don’t need false information at a time when we’re dealing with a serious public health crisis” External link

BangkokPost Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “DOH will submit new data analytics on June 10, which will be the basis for possible reclassification of community quarantine regimes by June 15,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The DOH (Department of Health) will submit new data analytics on June 10, which will be the basis for possible reclassification of community quarantine regimes by June 15," External link

pna Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The prevailing sentiment was to keep the present guideline on mass gatherings, including religious worship to a maximum of 10 persons in GCQ areas), in view of a large number of Covid-19 cases in GCQ areas, especially in the NCR (National Capital Region)," External link

pna Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As to the modified GCQ areas, religious gatherings have been allowed to the extent of 50 percent of the church or worship venue capacity starting 1 June,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If the reduction in Covid cases will be significant by then, I believe the Inter Agency Task Force will be amenable to the participation of more people in religious gatherings,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Religious gatherings will be allowed up to 50 percent of the capacity of the church or venue in MGCQ areas by 1 June,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The IATF will make a final resolution on the same day," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "However, some local government officials have expressed concern that increasing the number of participants in religious gatherings may spark an upsurge in COVID-19 infections and derail their advancement to a more relaxed MGCQ regime. Hence, the need for a dialogue between the religious sector and the LGU group on Monday morning," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “It seems that clandestine medical clinics catering mostly to foreign nationals have sprouted and have been operating without proper authority,” External link

arabnews Friday, May 29, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "This is proof that if law enforcement agencies, the prosecution service, and the judiciary put their heart and resources into it, modern technology could be harnessed to expedite our criminal proceedings," External link

pna Thursday, May 28, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "If LGU officials continue to defy this directive, they may be held administratively and criminally liable for violations of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Republic Act 11469)," External link

pna Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "If the BI finds that the subject nationals have pending immigration or criminal cases, they may be stopped from leaving immediately," External link

pna Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If found, they will be brought to legitimate hospitals or quarantine facilities for proper treatment, without prejudice to charging those responsible for this illegal operation,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I have instructed the BI to coordinate with the Philippine National Police/local government unit in tracking down these Chinese and other nationals who sought treatment from this unauthorized medical facility in Pampanga and who could still be dangerously roaming around,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "If found, they will be brought to legitimate hospitals or quarantine facilities for proper treatment, without prejudice to charging those responsible for this illegal operation," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I will direct our prosecutors to give priority attention to the preliminary investigation of these criminal complaints. Twenty-three barangay officials are now facing criminal charges for cash aid related anomalies under the social amelioration program,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 18, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The DotJ inquest prosecutor will determine not only the existence of probable cause but also the validity of the warrantless arrest,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 15, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : "One cannot feloniously injure another and get away with it by merely saying sorry," External link

pna Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Orders of the NTC are not appealable to the Office of the President but as a general proposition, as Chief Executive, has control over all agencies in the executive department. The manner in which he will exercise this control takes many forms. But in the present case, the President has categorically stated that he will not interfere with the NTC's orders," External link

pna Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "A CDO (cease and desist order) is immediately executory but still appealable to the courts," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The NTC issued a cease-and-desist order instead. It must have a very good reason for doing so. Let's wait for its explanation," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The NTC will have to enforce it if ABS-CBN will not voluntarily comply" External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "A CDO (cease and desist order) is immediately executory but still appealable to the courts," External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The NTC issued a cease-and-desist order instead. It must have a very good reason for doing so. Let's wait for its explanation," External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The NTC will have to enforce it if ABS-CBN will not voluntarily comply" External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Non-govt volunteer operations to provide relief goods to people in need are encouraged, provided prior authorization has been secured from the local govt concerned,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In the context of martial law, 'invasion' refers to invasion of a country by foreign armed forces. This is analogous to the other ground for declaring martial law, i.e., rebellion, which is an armed uprising against the government by its own citizens,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Yes, a CDO is immediately executory but still appealable to the courts, either the regional trial court or the Court of Appeals (CA). However, a judicial review is more appropriate than an appeal,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “the NTC will have to enforce it if ABS-CBN will not voluntarily comply” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "the DOJ stands by its position that there is sufficient equitable basis" External link

pna Monday, May 4, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "In the present case, the subject company had already been granted a franchise and a license to operate, albeit subject to further deliberations for its renewal," External link

pna Monday, May 4, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "While existing laws provide that a person who wishes to operate a radio/TV station must first obtain a legislative franchise and thereafter a license to operate from the NTC, there is NO LAW that governs the rights and obligations of a person or entity who has ALREADY BEEN GRANTED a legislative franchise and has fully operated for many years, has applied for the renewal of its franchise long before the expiration thereof, but for reasons not attributable to said person or entity, the legislature has not yet acted on the renewal of said franchise," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 4, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "a franchise and a license to operate, albeit subject to further deliberations for its renewal," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 4, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The DOJ (Department of Justice) stands by its position that there is sufficient equitable basis to allow broadcast entities to continue operating while the bills for the renewal of their franchise remain pending with Congress," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 4, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There is sufficient equitable basis to allow broadcast entities to continue operating while the bills for the renewal of their respective franchise remain pending with Congress. However, a more stable legal environment could be created if Congress, by a concurrent resolution, would authorize the NTC to issue a provisional authority to these broadcasting companiesuntil Congress’ final disposition of their franchise renewal bills,” External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, May 3, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "She has questioned many orders of the court, even her own indictment which reached all the way to the Supreme Court, which the petition was dismissed by the Supreme Court, but she has not applied for bail," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "The NBI probe has begun...The directive was given last weekend," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, April 27, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Not sure about the numbers, but I’ve received reports of new cases. So, the CIW has been instructed to immediately isolate these cases in its own quarantine facilities and bring to the hospital any PDL (person deprived of liberty) who manifests serious symptoms,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Gerald Bantag ) : “I understand that Usec. Marco is doing the rounds today to personally inspect the preventive measures so far taken. I have emphasized to him and DG Bantag the need to give priority attention to the BuCor facilities in view of the threat of rapid COVID-19 transmission within,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We have to restart somewhere sometime, taking all necessary measures to prevent a resurgence, and imploring the aid of Divine Providence to get us through,” External link

phnompenhpost Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I will ask NBI to investigate this phone clip on social media that seeks to agitate and alarm the public with a falsehood,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, April 20, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We have to restart somewhere sometime, taking all necessary measures to prevent a resurgence, and imploring the aid of Divine Providence to get us through,” External link

elevenmyanmar Monday, April 20, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In any event, the IATF will be ready to use other platforms if there are any indications of hacking or infiltration,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The DOJ has already directed the NBI to investigate the incident,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We'll give them (NBI) 10 days or until April 24, more or less," External link

pna Thursday, April 16, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra explained : “The term 'low-risk offenders' may have reference to the gravity (or lack of gravity) of the offenses committed or charged, or it could refer to the general conduct shown by the person detained,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 15, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The DOJ has already directed the NBI to investigate the incident,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Let me tell you that even before the COVID-19 broke out, the DOJ had already directed the Bureau of Corrections and the Board of Pardons and Parole to speed up the release of, and/or grant of executive clemency to old and sickly PDLs [persons deprived of liberty],” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, April 12, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told ( about Koko Pimentel ) : "I understand that today (Tuesday), the Prosecutor General will designate the state prosecutor who will handle Sen. Pimentel's case. So I supposed that this state prosecutor, whoever he or she may be, will start the process immediately," External link

pna Tuesday, April 7, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’ve been waiting for the filing of this complaint. Now that it has been filed, the Justice department will immediately schedule the preliminary investigation on such date as may be appropriate,” “We assure everyone that the Justice department will apply the law fairly and uniformlyregardless of the status of the respondent” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, April 6, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’ve been waiting for the filing of this complaint. Now that it has been filed, the Justice department will immediately schedule the preliminary investigation on such date as may be appropriate,” “We assure everyone that the Justice department will apply the law fairly and uniformlyregardless of the status of the respondent” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, April 6, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Considering that Congress is not in session and that it generally takes a substantial amount of time to enact a law of national application, it is more expedient during this period of public health emergency that Sangguniang Bayan (municipal councils) enact their own ordinances prohibiting specific acts of discrimination against health workers and imposing penalties for violations," External link

pna Monday, April 6, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "As a nation, we should put up a united front against a common enemy," External link

pna Friday, April 3, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "At this time in our history the government urgently needs all the help it can get: from the private sector, from the LGUs, from foreign governments, from the political opposition, from the church, from the citizenry," External link

pna Friday, April 3, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Our prosecutors, pending investigation, will allow the release of seized and impounded medical supplies to the frontline agencies (such as the Department of Health) for proper disposition without prejudice to the outcome of the investigation,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, March 30, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It’s just the same procedure done online among internet-capable PNP units, courts, and prosecution offices,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, March 30, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "considering the gravity of the present situation," External link

pna Thursday, March 19, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “This will come into play only kapag talagang mayroong (only if there are) serious resistance or disobedience to our law enforcers. So I plead with everyone to just simply give your cooperation, this is something that is temporary, this is for the good of all of us, the police officers supported by the armed forces are not the enemy, they are not there to harass us but to protect us,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “These people may be charged for non-cooperation under the relevant provisions of the law on mandatory reporting of notifiable diseases and the quarantine law,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Considering the gravity of the situation, our police and law enforcement agents may effect arrest under various laws,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Considering the gravity of the present situation" External link

pna Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "considering the gravity of the present situation" External link

pna Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:42:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "This will come into play if there is serious resistance. I plead with everyone to just simply give your cooperation," External link

pna Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:42:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Considering the gravity of the present situation, our police and other law enforcement agents may effect arrests against violators,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 16, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In any event, the DOJ welcomes the filing of the petition as it presents a very interesting question of law,” External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, March 7, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In any event, the DOJ [Department of Justice] welcomes the filing of the petition as it presents a very interesting question of law,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 6, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “No one ever said that a resolution can replace a full-fledged franchise law,” “Here we are talking about a vacuum that arises when a franchise expires and the Congress has yet to act on the franchise renewal bill” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 6, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “This is covered by the investigation currently being conducted by the NBI,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 4, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “This seems to be a big syndicate that could have originated not from[the] airport. This is why it’s a bit difficult to break this syndicate,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “This seems to be a big syndicate that could have originated not from[the] airport. This is why it’s a bit difficult to break this syndicate,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Congress may still be able to timely act on the renewal of the franchise, thus making our opinion unnecessary," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "This appears to be an equitable practice that has been previously adopted by Congress in favor of broadcast companies whose bills for renewal of franchise have already been filed, but have not yet been enacted into law by Congress," "The practice has benefited several companies which were similarly situated," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra noted : "the same treatment be extended to all entities seeking the renewal of their franchises with are about to expire" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "equity comes in to fill the gap," "It is our hope that Congress will apply principles of equity in dealing with a situation where no fault or negligence may be attributed to entities seeking the renewal of their respective franchise," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If it’s Congress itself, the sovereign power in the matter of franchise grants, which authorizes the NTC to issue a provisional permit in the interim between the expiration of the original franchise and congressional action on its renewal, who is there to question that authorization?” External link

elevenmyanmar Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "It doesn’t really matter if it’s only the house franchise committee who has given that authority to the NTC. from a legal standpoint, that’s substantially better than the mere customary practice or established precedents. but it will be even better if the Senate comes up with a similar resolution," External link

pna Thursday, February 27, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As long as both houses come out with the proper resolution, whether jointly or separately, that will be sufficient affirmation for the NTC to issue a provisional authority,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “When there is a gap in the law,” “Equity comes in to fill that gap” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I am not interested to know who are (on) her list. I trust that the US State Department will exercise its own independent evaluation and exercise prudence and circumspection,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It is therefore respectfully submitted that the Congress, by concurrent resolution, may authorize the NTC to issue a provisional authority subject to such terms and conditions as the NTC may deem fit to ABS-CBN and other entities who are similarly situated, authorizing them to continue operating subject to the Congress’ eventual disposition of their renewal applications,” External link

pna Wednesday, February 26, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT



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Wilkins Villanueva added ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “Through Secretary Guevarra’s intercession, the handling prosecutors of the pending drug cases will have the concurrence to assist PDEA to file appropriate motions in various courts. While some motions were filed, PDEA still needs the concurrence to the motion to conduct ocular inspections, taking of representative samples and eventual issuance of court order for the destruction of illegal drugs in drug cases that are pending in courts,” External link

pna Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “The materials that we provided and shared with Secretary Guevarra and the composite task force were put into good use at the very least,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : "I would like to think that Sec. Guevarra’s known probity and strong adherence to the rule of law will prevail over partisanship and other political or personal considerations," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 8, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “They chose to go on leave and heeded the call of Department of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra for those whose names are mentioned in the investigation to go on leave,” “We consider this as the right and proper thing to do,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, August 16, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Rufus Rodriguez said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra should review and, if possible, reverse the findings of his Baguio prosecutors,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, June 26, 2020 10:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “The Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), to be led by Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, will help conduct the meeting in Malacañang,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 25, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “I heard from the mouth of (DOJ Secretary Menardo) Guevarra himself that they are expediting already the processing of individuals who may qualify for probation and parole to decongest our detention facilities,” External link

pna Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : "Inassure po ako ni Secretary Menard Guevarra na iimbestigahan daw po ang kasong ito at kung kinakailangan ay sasampahan sila ng kaso sa hukuman nang mapatawaran sila ng parusa," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, April 27, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

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Menardo Guevarra said : “The DoJ is reviewing the MoA between the Philippine Red Cross and PhilHealth and will render an opinion within the week,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The DOJ opinion was requested by PhilHealth before it makes a decision to pay its indebtedness to the Philippine Red Cross,” “It’s all about the validity of the MOA. More of civil liability” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Salary grades at the BI have not been upgraded for decades, and this is probably one reason why rackets and other acts of corruption have remained prevalent in that agency,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Bribery and corruption, such as the ‘pastillas scam’, by their very nature, are often done clandestinely and without any paper trail, so estimates as to their magnitude remain in the realm of mere possibilities,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "Low pay is not a valid reason to break the law, and those who smear the dignity of their public office will continue to be vigorously investigated and prosecuted," External link

pna Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The matter may be taken up at the next meeting of the IATF on Thursday. But in all likelihood, the lifting or shortening of curfews will be left to the discretion of the respective LGU (local government units), except Metro Manila where LGU officials normally act in unison,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 19, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We sympathize with the accused for her personal loss, but her case is now before the court and the judicial process has to move on,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, October 16, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Oh yes. I was informed that our prosecutor assigned to the case did not oppose Nasino’s request for furlough. In fact, the prosecutor agreed to a three-day furlough for humanitarian reasons. We sympathize with the accused for her personal loss, but her case is now before the court and the judicial process has to move on,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 16, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In view of the filing by the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) of cases before the Ombudsman against certain BI personnel in connection with the so-called ‘pastillas’ scheme, these personnel have been relieved of their duties at the airports and were recalled to their mother units,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 16, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We sympathize with the accused for her personal loss, but her case is now before the court and the judicial process has to move on,” External link

pna Friday, October 16, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "In view of the filing by the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) of cases before the OMB (Office of the Ombudsman) against certain BI personnel in connection with the so-called ‘pastillas’ scheme, these personnel have been relieved of their duties at the airports and were recalled to their mother units," External link

pna Friday, October 16, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "At the same time, I have reconstituted the board of discipline to commence administrative proceedings against them and other BI personnel suspected of corruption, misconduct, and other acts inimical to the service," External link

pna Friday, October 16, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “But note this: We survived the historic termination of the Philippine-US military bases agreement; there’s no reason why we shall not survive the termination of a mere Visiting Forces Agreement,” External link

elevenmyanmar Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If the law falls (in the petitions before the Supreme Court), the IRR automatically falls (as there will be) no leg to stand on,” External link

pna Wednesday, October 14, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The ATC has approved today (Wednesday) the IRR of the ATL crafted by the technical working group led by the DOJ. We will disseminate copies to the congress and law enforcement agencies as required under the law and will publish the IRR online and in a newspaper of general circulation in the next few days," External link

pna Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “BuCor gave me a partial report yesterday, but I told them to investigate more thoroughly,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : "Stricter enforcement of health protocols, rather than ratcheting lockdowns up and down, should henceforth be the norm," External link

pna Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The situation was still tense as of yesterday. There were intelligence reports that one group was amassing to strike back at the rival group. But the prison authorities, with the assistance of the police, have so far contained the violence,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 12, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The situation was still tense as of yesterday (Sunday). There were intelligence reports that one group was amassing to strike back at the rival group,” External link

pna Monday, October 12, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “prison authorities, with the assistance of the police, have so far contained the violence” External link

pna Monday, October 12, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Thus, law enforcement agents must file the criminal complaints immediately so that the destruction of the seized drugs could proceed as early as possible," External link

pna Monday, October 12, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There are no sovereignty issues whatsoever as the [memorandum of understanding] merely expresses a mutual desire to agree on specific cooperation arrangements within 12 months,” External link

elevenmyanmar Friday, October 9, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It’s just [a memorandum of understanding], it’s noncommittal, nonobligatory and nonbinding from a legal standpoint. It’s a mere expression of mutual desires,” External link

elevenmyanmar Friday, October 9, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Gerald Bantag ) : “I have asked DG Bantag to investigate and submit a report to me asap,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, October 9, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I’m ready to take drastic actions regarding NBP in view of these violent incidents but I will reserve them till I see (Director General Gerald) Bantag’s report before the end of the day," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 9, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Gerald Bantag ) : "I have asked Bantag of BuCor to investigate and submit a report to me ASAP," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 9, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "It will be done by Oct. 14, after which it will be published," External link

pna Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In accordance with the President’s directive, the Department of Justice (DoJ) will issue a memo circular to all prosecutors investigating drug cases to give top priority to the resolution of the same, to file the informations ASAP, and to move for a court order to conduct an ocular inspection of and destroy the seized drugs, precursors, within the time specified in RA (Republic Act) 9165,” External link

bworldcom Wednesday, October 7, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "In accordance with the President's directive, the Department of Justice (DOJ) will issue a memo circular to all prosecutors investigating drug cases to give top priority to the resolution of the same, to file the informations ASAP, and to move for a court order to conduct an ocular inspection of and destroy the seized drugs, precursors, within the time specified in RA (Republic Act) 9165," External link

pna Wednesday, October 7, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Thus, law enforcement agents must file the criminal complaints immediately so that the destruction of the seized drugs could proceed as early as possible," External link

pna Wednesday, October 7, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In accordance with the president's directive, the DOJ will issue a memo circular to all prosecutors investigating drug cases to give top priority to the resolution of the same, to file the informations asap, and to move for a court order to conduct ocular inspection of and destroy the seized drugs, precursors, etc within the time specified in RA 9165,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "If evidence should turn up against anyone, regardless of position, I believe that the President, who has prosecutorial blood running in his veins, will not impede the legal process from taking its due course. The DOJ will simply continue what it has been directed by the President to do; that is to bring any and all lawbreakers at PhilHealth before the bars of justice," External link

pna Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Nothing prevents the Senate or the House from initiating their own complaints against erring PhilHealth officials. Both the executive and legislative branches, representing the interest of the people, are duty-bound to rid any government agency or entity of corruption and wrongdoing," External link

thestandard-ph Monday, October 5, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “We will be glad to discuss the evidence with Senators Sotto and Lacson. As I’ve repeatedly said, the work of the task force covered only a few areas of fraud and corruption due to limitations of time, but member agencies have agreed to continue working together to investigate and prosecute other irregularities,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, October 5, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Nothing prevents the Senate or the House from initiating their own complaints against erring PhilHealth officials. Both the executive and legislative branches, representing the interest of the people, are duty-bound to rid any government agency or entity of corruption and wrongdoing," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, October 5, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “We will be glad to discuss the evidence with Senators Sotto and Lacson. As I’ve repeatedly said, the work of the task force covered only a few areas of fraud and corruption due to limitations of time, but member agencies have agreed to continue working together to investigate and prosecute other irregularities,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, October 5, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “All these are under study. We will act soon,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 5, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "We have just begun. So, who knows if, in the future, other big fish might be caught... some other important person," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, October 5, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We will be glad to discuss these pieces of evidence with Sens. Sotto and Lacson. As I've repeatedly said, the work of the task force covered only a few areas of fraud and corruption due to limitations of time, but the member agencies have agreed to continue working together to investigate and prosecute other irregularities," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, October 5, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “Nothing prevents the Senate or the (House of Representatives) from initiating their own complaints against erring PhilHealth officials. Both the executive and legislative branches, representing the interest of the people, are duty-bound to rid any government agency or entity of corruption and wrongdoing,” External link

pna Monday, October 5, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “On the part of the DOJ, its work of leading and coordinating the efforts of the member agencies of task force PhilHealth has just begun. As we continue to probe more deeply into the fraud centers in the state health insurer and build up cases, more names may be included and more complaints will be filed in the coming days,” External link

pna Monday, October 5, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “More complaints will be filed in the next few days and weeks against erring PhilHealth personnel and their cohorts,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, October 4, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “No, I’ll handle that myself. For now, I’ll reassign his duties and responsibilities to other DoJ officials,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “No, I’ll handle that myself. For now, I’ll reassign his duties and responsibilities to other DoJ officials,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “No, I’ll handle that myself. For now, I’ll reassign his duties and responsibilities to other DoJ officials,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, October 3, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "More complaints will be filed in the next few days and weeks against erring PhilHealth personnel and their cohorts," External link

pna Friday, October 2, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "In our report to the President (Rodrigo Duterte), we recommended that the GCG (Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG), which is under the Office of the President), be directed to study the possible reorganization and the creation of an interim management committee in the meantime," External link

pna Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I will certainly look into this. I’ll wait for the BuCor explanation,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 29, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In the case of PhilHealth, it was possible that the proper attention due to PhilHealth might not have been given precisely because the Secretary of Health has been spread too thinly,” “But that’s not really an excuse,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, September 25, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’ll consider this action after the inquest resolution,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The apprehension of a ranking official of the NBI is a stern warning to all that corrupt and other criminal activities will not be tolerated,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I fully understand where the Honorable Ombudsman is coming from. Indeed, a lifestyle check as a stand-alone measure will not conclusively indicate whether a person is engaged in some wrongdoing to enrich himself,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I fully understand where the honorable Ombudsman is coming from. Indeed, a lifestyle check as a stand-alone measure will not conclusively indicate whether a person is engaged in some wrongdoing to enrich himself," External link

pna Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “But it may be premature to make conclusions at this time. We have to analyze and integrate the pieces of evidence so far gathered,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In the case of PhilHealth, it was possible that the proper attention due to PhilHealth might not have been given precisely because the secretary of Health has been spread too thinly,” “But that’s not really an excuse,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I am relieved to see the end of Pemberton episode. Though attended with intense conflict, it has provided insights and lessons to ponder on regarding the future of the Visiting Forces Agreement, the administration of criminal justice and the exercise of the President’s constitutional powers,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I am relieved to see the end of the Pemberton episode. Though attended with intense conflict, it has provided insights and lessons to ponder on regarding the future of the Visiting Forces Agreement, the administration of criminal justice and the exercise of the President’s constitutional powers,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I’m letting him warm up in his new post before I talk to him,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Though attended with intense conflict, it has provided valuable insights and lessons to ponder regarding the future of the Visiting Forces Agreement, the administration of criminal justice, and the exercise of the president’s constitutional powers,” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Of course there are proposals na i -abolish lang iyan or palitan na lang iyan ng some new institution or what ano. Pero ako ang tingin ko, baka naman mayroon pang pupuwedeng gawin. That’s why we recommended to the President to direct the GCG para gumawa ng sarili nilang evaluation for a possible reorganization ng PhilHealth (Of course there are proposals to abolish it or change it into some new institution. But for me, I think we can still do something. That's why we recommended to the President to direct the GCG to evaluate for possible reorganization)," External link

pna Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’ll ask the composite teams to finish their investigations on the IT and Legal sectors in 30 days. Then we’ll prepare the complaints if there’s enough evidentiary basis,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told ( about Dante Gierran ) : "We'll ask the composite teams to finish their investigations on the IT and legal sectors in 30 days. Then, we'll prepare the complaints if there's enough evidentiary basis. We'll start once (PhilHealth) President and Chief Executive Officer Dante Gierran has assumed office within the week," External link

pna Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Our report is about our initial findings only. Further investigation will be conducted and more people may be charged,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Our report is about our initial findings only. Further investigation will be conducted and more people may be charged,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "Our report is about our initial findings only. Further investigations will be conducted and more people may be charged," External link

pna Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "They were something like 'guest participants' in the fact-finding aspect, but they had no hand in the evaluation and recommendations made by the DOJ (Department of Justice)," External link

pna Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra indicated : “It will also contain specific instances where fraudulent or corrupt acts have been perpetrated because of this enabling environment,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 14, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I can’t say our investigation is over, we’ve only just begun. We wound up our initial investigation only because we are required to submit a report to the President in 30 days,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 14, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra indicated : “It will also contain specific instances where fraudulent or corrupt acts have been perpetrated because of this enabling environment,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 14, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I can’t say our investigation is over, we’ve only just begun. We wound up our initial investigation only because we are required to submit a report to the President in 30 days,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 14, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra indicated : “It will also contain specific instances where fraudulent or corrupt acts have been perpetrated because of this enabling environment,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 14, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I can’t say our investigation is over, we’ve only just begun. We wound up our initial investigation only because we are required to submit a report to the President in 30 days,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 14, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I am relieved to see the end of the Pemberton episode. Though attended with intense conflict, it has provided insights and lessons to ponder on regarding the future of the Visiting Forces Agreement, the administration of criminal justice and the exercise of the President’s constitutional powers,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, September 14, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I am relieved to see the end of the Pemberton episode. Though attended with intense conflict, it has provided insights and lessons to ponder on regarding the future of the Visiting Forces Agreement, the administration of criminal justice and the exercise of the President’s constitutional powers,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, September 14, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I am relieved to see the end of the Pemberton episode. Though attended with intense conflict, it has provided insights and lessons to ponder on regarding the future of the Visiting Forces Agreement, the administration of criminal justice and the exercise of the President’s constitutional powers,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, September 13, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I am relieved to see the end of the Pemberton episode. Though attended with intense conflict, it has provided insights and lessons to ponder on regarding the future of the Visiting Forces Agreement, the administration of criminal justice and the exercise of the President’s constitutional powers,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, September 13, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I am relieved to see the end of Pemberton episode. Though attended with intense conflict, it has provided insights and lessons to ponder on regarding the future of the Visiting Forces Agreement, the administration of criminal justice and the exercise of the President’s constitutional powers,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, September 13, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I am relieved to see the end of Pemberton episode. Though attended with intense conflict, it has provided insights and lessons to ponder on regarding the future of the Visiting Forces Agreement, the administration of criminal justice and the exercise of the President’s constitutional powers,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, September 13, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I cannot speculate on the President’s motives. He has explained his reason for granting pardon to Mr. Pemberton. For me that’s the end of the story. Let’s move on,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, September 11, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "The task force composite teams will continue investigating even after our report to the President has been submitted, so these incidents of claiming reimbursements for service already paid in full by PhilHealth members will be included in the continuing investigations," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "By September 14, we (the task force) should be able to submit to you (President Duterte) our report and findings including administrative and/or criminal cases against persons in PhilHealth who shall be found to be responsible for anomalies or irregularities," External link

pna Wednesday, September 9, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I do not see any reason why the people should object to his exercise of a personal judgement. He exercised an act of grace. Nagpatawad siya. I think everyone of us should be able to appreciate ang isang tao na marunong magpatawad sa kaniyang kapwa," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:03:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “For those not affected by these issues, the processing ought to have continued and I presume na simple lang ang kaso and wala namang connection sa mga complication that have pointed out, patuloy ang pagga-grant ng GCTA,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:31:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "He (Duterte) didn’t explain who prompted him It appeared to me that it was upon his own volition," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:31:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "By September 14, we (the task force) should be able to submit to you (President Duterte) our report and findings including administrative and/or criminal cases against persons in PhilHealth who will.. be found to be responsible for anomalies or irregularities," External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Building up (a case) will probably require more time," External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Nothing prevents the President from directly exercising his constitutional power to grant executive clemency at any time, because it is a personal act of grace,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The President simply felt that it was not Pemberton’s fault that there was no way of recording his behavior in a military detention center all alone by himself. So, since there were no reports of misbehavior, the presumption of good conduct was on his side. I stated that granting executive clemency was the President’s constitutional prerogative,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Fifteen minutes into our meeting, the US Ambassador arrived for his farewell call on the President. He seemed rather surprised when the President mentioned Pemberton’s pardon, and he thanked the President for it,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I was consulted by the President before he made the decision. I just told him that pardon is an act of grace and that it is his exclusive prerogative under the constitution,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "with the grant of pardon to Pemberton, the DOJ's motion for reconsideration has become moot and academic" External link

pna Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I was consulted by the President before he made the decision. I just told him that pardon is an act of grace and that is his exclusive prerogative under the Constitution," "Nothing prevents the President from directly exercising his constitutional power to grant executive clemency at any time, because it is a personal act of grace" External link

pna Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "By September 14, we (the task force) should be able to submit to you (President Duterte) our report and findings including administrative and/or criminal cases against persons in Philhealth who will.. shall be found to be responsible for anomalies or irregularities," External link

pna Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Building up (a case) will probably require more time," External link

pna Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "As to another Parojinog sibling (Melodina) dying in jail, I will ask the NBI to include it in their preliminary inquiry," External link

pna Monday, September 7, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "But the actual filing (of cases may be) after the submission of the report, because of this need to make sure that any complaint that we are going to file will be backed up by competent evidence," External link

thestandard-ph Monday, September 7, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "By September 14, that's on Monday, we should be able to submit to you the report and our recommendations, including the possible filing of administrative and/or criminal cases against persons in PhilHealth," External link

thestandard-ph Monday, September 7, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We will wait for the report of the JAO team and determine if the [department] has any jurisdiction over the matters raised therein,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I have already discussed this matter with [NBI] OIC Chief Distor. We agreed to let our field operatives do some initial fact-checking,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, September 6, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The NBI will find out if Parojinog had already been sick before he was transferred, and what his condition was upon his actual arrival in Ozamis,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, September 6, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “Our trial prosecutors are still drafting their motion for reconsideration,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I expect that jurisdictional issues, apart from the divergence in GCTA computation, will be included in the motion for reconsideration,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’d rather not discuss our arguments in public. These are sub judice matters,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Our trial prosecutors are still drafting their MR, but I expect that jurisdictional issues, apart from the divergence in GCTA computation, will be included in the MR,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “But the deeper and more thorough investigative work and structural reforms affecting the central and regional offices will continue for a long time thereafter. We hope that the new leaders who will be installed at PhilHealth will carry on this internal cleansing and restoration on their own,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, September 5, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I’m letting him warm up in his new post before I talk to him,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Former NBI Director Gierran’s legal and accounting background, his well-known investigative skills, administrative abilities, and fiscal prudence make him fit for the PhilHealth top position, and equip him well to pursue the cleansing process and reformation at PhilHealth to their logical conclusion,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Dante Gierran ) : "Former NBI director Gierran's legal and accounting background, his well-known investigative skills, administrative abilities, and fiscal prudence make him fit for the PhilHealth top position, and equip him well to pursue the cleansing process and reformation at PhilHealth to their logical conclusion," External link

pna Tuesday, September 1, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “But it may be premature to make conclusions at this time. We have to analyze and integrate the pieces of evidence so far gathered,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, August 29, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “At the end of this investigation, we hope to be able to build up enough cases against persons responsible for the PhilHealth mess, whether or not they continue to be in PhilHealth’s employ,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 28, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “At the end of this investigation, we hope to be able to build up enough cases against persons responsible for the PhilHealth mess, whether or not they continue to be in PhilHealth’s employ,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I’d rather lay this matter to rest. Our immediate and urgent concern at the moment is to find a worthy replacement for him,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "If true, (his resignation) would probably make the investigation being conducted by task force PhilHealth a little easier," External link

pna Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Commission ) : "Instead, the task force has recommended to the President that the Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG), which is under the Office of the President, be directed to study the possible reorganization of PhilHealth and the creation of an interim management committee," External link

pna Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The details, such as who will comprise such interim management committee, their terms of reference, etc. will be determined by the GCG itself," External link

pna Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “And lastly also, Mr. President, on financial management. This is again, one area where we believe that many irregularities in the past were being committed,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The NBI can identify the nationality of the alleged suicide bombers and their co-conspirators after a thorough investigation," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : “The President took note last night of Morales’ on-and-off health situation, and stated that it would be best for the latter and for PhilHealth to give up his post during these critical times for the agency,” External link

pna Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "We thought of an interim management committee for PhilHealth in view of the apparent systemic problems that will be difficult to resolve if the people who have an interest to keep the present structure and systems will remain in their present positions," External link

pna Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "So, we are recommending to the President that the GCG be directed to consider this measure, among others, as part of overall efforts to strengthen PhilHealth. The details, such as who will comprise such interim management committee, their terms of reference, etc. will be determined by the GCG itself," External link

pna Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : “The president took note last night of Morales’ on-and-off health situation, and stated that it would be best for the latter and for PhilHealth to give up his post during these critical times for the agency,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 25, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “We have to find a very good replacement for him asap,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 25, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : "The president took note last night of Morales’ on-and-off health situation, and stated that it would be best for the latter and for PhilHealth to give up his post during these critical times for the agency," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 25, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We have to find a very good replacement for him asap,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 25, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told ( about Carlito Galvez ) : "I received a phone call today (Aug. 22) from Sec. Carlito Galvez, chief implementor of the IATF national task force, regarding the alarming increase in the number of suicides during these pandemic times," External link

pna Sunday, August 23, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Carlito Galvez ) : "I share Sec. Galvez’s concern and respectfully request our spiritual leaders to bring this much-needed message of hope to our suffering countrymen in order to stave off more incidents of self-destruction," External link

pna Sunday, August 23, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Carlito Galvez ) : “I received a phone call today from Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementor of the IATF national task force, regarding the alarming increase in the number of suicides during the pandemic,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, August 22, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Carlito Galvez ) : “The help of churches and spiritual leaders (is needed) in providing counsel and guidance to their members and followers who are undergoing depression due to loss of employment or livelihood, anxiety of being afflicted with or are dying from the dreaded disease, loneliness arising from isolation and lack of hope for a return to their normal lives,” “I share Secretary Galvez’s concern and respectfully request our spiritual leaders to bring this much needed message of hope to our suffering countrymen in order to stave of more incidents of self-destruction,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, August 22, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The NBI field operatives immediately inspected the subject PhilHealth Regional office. It appears that many of the records have been saved but the computer hardware and equipment were exposed to rain water leaks,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, August 22, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The help of churches and spiritual leaders is needed in providing counsel and guidance to their members and followers who are undergoing depression due to loss of employment or livelihood, the anxiety of being afflicted with or dying from the dreaded disease, loneliness arising from isolation, and lack of hope for a return to their normal lives,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, August 22, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I fully share your sentiments. We just have to continue living our lives with the COVID virus as an unwanted part of it. We just have to deal with it and continue to protect ourselves” External link

tribuneonline Friday, August 21, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “You are correct when you pointed out that there has been no progressive movement in respect of opening our churches. We got to 50 percent in MGCQ areas and 10 percent in GCQ areas,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, August 21, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “And if the product itself has not been approved for local use by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), the violation takes on a more serious character,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 21, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We may consider her case for special investigation under AO (Administrative Order) 35 after some fact-checking," External link

pna Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I am glad that the regional vice presidents of PhilHealth have voluntarily heeded my call for them to take a leave of absence while the investigations are going on, in order to preclude any suspicion that their presence may lead to a suppression of evidence and thus hamper the conduct of these investigations," External link

pna Monday, August 17, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra noted : “I am glad that the regional vice presidents of PhilHealth have voluntarily heeded my call for them to take leaves of absence while the investigations are going on, in order to preclude any suspicion that their presence may lead to a suppression of evidence and thus hamper the conduct of these investigations,” “I hope that the officials at the PhilHealth main office who had been tagged in the ongoing congressional inquiries in aid of legislation, as well as those identified by the PACC, would likewise take a temporary leave,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, August 16, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra explained : “it is imperative that there is a pro-active involvement of the prosecutor during the criminal investigation of cases involving media violence and other egregious human rights violations” External link

pna Sunday, August 16, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "At the same time, Task Force PhilHealth, as a composite group, will initiate fresh investigations on alleged anomalies that are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or audit," External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, August 15, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We’ll collaborate with the legislative committees conducting probes in aid of legislation to speed up our work and avoid unnecessary duplication, so that we may take legal action immediately," External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, August 15, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "At the same time, Task Force PhilHealth, as a composite group, will initiate fresh investigations on alleged anomalies that are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or audit," External link

pna Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We’ll collaborate with the legislative committees conducting probes in aid of legislation to speed up our work and avoid unnecessary duplication, so that we may take legal action immediately," External link

pna Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "That's her prerogative. But note that she is facing three drug-related cases, all of which are non-bailable," External link

pna Friday, August 14, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "His death certificate does not indicate any external cause as to the manner of death," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, August 13, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I understand that the PNP has released the body to the Echanis family upon verifying that the deceased was indeed Randall Echanis. In that case the NBI need not do another verification, and the DOJ/AO 35 special investigation team may proceed to do its work,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I understand that the PNP has released the body to the Echanis family upon verifying that the deceased was indeed Randall Echanis. In that case the NBI need not do another verification, and the DOJ/AO 35 special investigation team may proceed to do its work,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : "He was subsequently cremated. He was the same person summoned by the NBI in connection with the Wirecard fraud investigation," External link

pna Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I understand that the PNP (Philippine National Police) has released the body to the Echanis family upon verifying that the deceased was indeed Randall Echanis. In that case, the NBI need not do another case verification, and the special investigation team may proceed to do its work," External link

pna Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Hybrid meeting. Face-to-face for those who can go to the DoJ, the rest via Zoom,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 12, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra stated : “We have scheduled a conference with the other members of the task force on Friday afternoon. We are presently inviting resource persons to give us a briefing on alleged irregularities at PhilHealth, so that we may clearly identify and prioritize the work to be done,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 12, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We are awaiting the Senate's formal request. We shall immediately evaluate upon receipt," External link

pna Wednesday, August 12, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We are presently inviting certain resource persons to give us a briefing on alleged irregularities at PhilHealth so that we may clearly identify and prioritize the work to be done," External link

pna Wednesday, August 12, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Upon the assumption that the subject was indeed peasant leader Echanis, I have directed the Administrative Order (AO) 35 Task Force on EJK (extrajudicial killing) to form a special investigating team to look into the incident,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Ordinarily it's the family of the deceased who should determine the funeral arrangements, but here there seems to be a question as to the identity of the deceased," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’ll determine this as more facts come to the fore. We do not wish to make any prejudgment as to the possible perpetrators at this time,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Upon the assumption that the subject was indeed peasant leader Echanis, I have directed the AO (Administrative Order) 35 task force on EJK (extrajudicial killings) to form a special investigating team to look into the incident," External link

pna Tuesday, August 11, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : "It is necessary to confirm the identity of the victim before the task force on EJK starts its investigation of the incident. AO 35 covers the summary killings of persons on account of their advocacies, such as labor and peasant leaders, but not common crimes involving ordinary persons," External link

pna Tuesday, August 11, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I hope they would voluntarily take a leave while their agency is under intense investigation,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If they are not hiding anything, they can take a leave of absence to enable the investigators or auditors to freely complete their inquiry or examination,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I hope they would voluntarily take a leave while their agency is under intense investigation,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, August 10, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If they are not hiding anything, they can take a leave of absence to enable the investigators or auditors to freely complete their inquiry or examination,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, August 10, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I hope sila na ang magkusang mag-leave while their agency is under intense investigation," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 10, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "If they are not hiding anything, they can take a leave of absence to enable the investigators/auditors to freely complete their inquiry or examination," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 10, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "Considering that the President directly assigned me to create the task force, I will personally oversee its operation to ensure a coordinated government action, with support from my undersecretaries and assistant secretaries and a team of DOJ lawyers acting as secretariat," External link

pna Monday, August 10, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Given the limited period to submit a report with recommendations for legal action, we shall give preferential attention to the investigation of alleged irregularities that could reasonably be completed within the given time frame,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, August 9, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Any person who has information on overpricing may report the same to the Department of Trade and Industry, and the DOJ [Department of Justice] will prosecute violators,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, August 9, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It is my hope that the government could provide it [face shield] free under the proposed stimulus bill or at least at a subsidized cost,” “In the meantime, the Department of Health may set the minimum standards for face shields and let the people do it themselves, or the DTI may set a suggested retail price for those sold by manufacturers” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, August 9, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Nothing ultra vires. They will just perform these core functions in concert and in collaboration with the executive department, and with a particular target agency in sight,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, August 8, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I personally talked to their respective heads, respectfully sought their assistance, and graciously invited them to join us in the task force. All of them accepted our invitation without any reservation or condition and promised their full support,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, August 8, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “I have just received the President’s memo. I will form a high-level task force immediately,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, August 7, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We shall base our actions on such facts as may be established and such conclusions as may be reasonably inferred therefrom,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, August 7, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I have received the President's memo. I will form a high-level task force immediately," External link

pna Friday, August 7, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Christopher Reinhard ) : "The NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) has subpoenaed the city health officer and the civil registrar of Paranaque City to submit the death certificate, burial permit, and other relevant records of one Christopher Bauer who allegedly died last month," External link

pna Friday, August 7, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “Bauer is part of an ongoing NBI/AMLC investigation, and these agencies have an interest to know if he is still alive,” External link

bworldcom Friday, August 7, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “Bauer is part of an ongoing NBI/AMLC investigation, and these agencies have an interest to know if he is still alive,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I have no personal knowledge about the presence of any dangerous materials at the NBI compound. Just the same, I'll instruct them to take all necessary precautions in their armory," External link

pna Wednesday, August 5, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The filing of complaints, affidavits, and other papers may be done online," External link

pna Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I believe that we can finish the IRR within the 90-day period provided under the anti-terrorism law," External link

pna Monday, August 3, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As of last Friday, the NBI had gathered and examined CCTV footages showing that the victim had been tailed all the way from Laguna, and that the plate number attached to the suspects’ vehicle was a fake plate number,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, July 27, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As of last Friday, the NBI had gathered and examined CCTV footages showing that the victim had been tailed all the way from Laguna, and that the plate number attached to the suspects’ vehicle was a fake plate number,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, July 27, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "As of last Friday, the NBI had gathered and examined CCTV (closed-circuit television camera) footages showing that the victim had been tailed all the way from Laguna. The NBI also obtained copies of various reports and photographs from the PNP (Philippine National Police)," External link

pna Monday, July 27, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “All these petitions, no matter how many they are, will boil down to a common set of constitutional issues,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, July 24, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "All these petitions, no matter how many they are, will boil down to a common set of constitutional issues. The Supreme Court will resolve these issues on the merits of the arguments advanced by the parties concerned, and not on the basis of their number or personal or professional stature," External link

pna Friday, July 24, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We will consult with the legal team of the OP [Office of the President], as well as with the secretariat of the ATC [Anti-Terrorism Council], as we go along,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Sebastian is only one in an array of witnesses against Senator de Lima. His loss does not affect in any significant manner the overall strategy of the prosecution in the pending criminal cases," External link

pna Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I wouldn’t really say that there is inconsistent application of rule of law. It just so happened that a greater number of those arrested came from the lower-income groups simply because they are the ones who were caught on the streets and for that reason since they have been found, or at the time of their arrest, found violating certain quarantine rules and regulations," External link

pna Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We know the celebrated case of one senator who the beginning was thought being given preferential or special treatment by law enforcement agencies as well as by the DOJ (Department of Justice) and we all know that is not true," External link

pna Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It’s really a matter of perception because the number of those in the lower income levels that were being caught is greater, but it does not mean at all that there is an unfair application of the law,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “You know when the BuCor people presented to us their protocols we noted that these are somehow inadequate. So this will be the subject of further discussion, how to improve their protocols in case of death among prisoners,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “So many stories have been swirling around that seems to dispute that the cause of death of these convicted drug offenders was COVID-19. In fact there are theories that they did not die and so forth and so on and that the bodies have already been replaced by someone else andthey were let go. Because of these various theories and also for the benefit of the BuCor to dispel any doubt that there was an anomaly over these deaths allegedly due COVID-19, the we thought it proper and prudent to request the NBI to make its own inquiry into the matter,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I wouldn’t really say that there is an inconsistent application of the rule of law," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 22, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "It’s really a matter of perception. Greater number 'yung mga tao sa masasabi natin na nasa lower income levels, 'yung mga matatawag nating mahihirap na nahuhuli sa mga violations, but it doesn’t mean at all that there is an unfair application of the law," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 22, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Jaybee Sebastian is only one in an array of witnesses against Senator De Lima. His loss does not affect in any significant manner the overall strategy of the prosecution in the pending criminal cases,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Jaybee Sebastian is only one in an array of witnesses against Senator De Lima. His loss does not affect in any significant manner the overall strategy of the prosecution in the pending criminal cases,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "For now, we have instructed the Bucor to ensure the presence of a DOH (Department of Health) representative during the conduct of swab tests within their facilities and to exert greater efforts to immediately notify the members of deceased inmates' families prior to cremation," External link

pna Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Sebastian is only one in an array of witnesses against Senator De Lima. His loss does not affect in any significant manner the overall strategy of the prosecution in the pending criminal cases," External link

pna Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Your nomination has again once opened a path for me to pursue this dream, and this may well be my last chance to go for it. It is unfortunate, however, that this opportunity has come at a time when my services as Secretary of the Department of Justice are most needed” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, July 20, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The effectivity clause of the Anti-Terrorism Act states that the act shall take effect 15 days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in at least two newspapers of general circulation," "Considering that the law was published on July 3, it will take effect on July 18, which is the 15th day. This is in accordance with the ruling of the Supreme Court in 'People vs Nicolas' (G.R. no. 135877), among others," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 17, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “Should the IATF agree there is a need for a house-to-house search for COVID-19-infected persons, it should be the barangay health workers, and not police officers, who should do that. Health workers are in a better position to determine if transfer to a government quarantine facility is appropriate,” External link

arabnews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “Should the IATF agree there is a need for a house-to-house search for COVID-19-infected persons, it should be the barangay health workers, and not police officers, who should do that. Health workers are in a better position to determine if transfer to a government quarantine facility is appropriate,” External link

arabnews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I am not aware of any 'house-to-house' search for Covid-19-afflicted persons. We have not discussed this matter in the IATF, nor have I been consulted about it. But there is ample legal basis for transferring Covid-19-infected persons to government quarantine facilities if they are incapable of voluntarily isolating themselves," External link

pna Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I am not aware of any 'house-to-house' search for COVID-afflicted persons. We have not discussed this matter in the IATF, nor have I been consulted about it," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Should the IATF agree there is need for house-to-house search of COVID-infected persons, it should be the barangay health workers, and not police officers, who should do that. Health workers are in a better position to determine if transfer to a govt quarantine facility is appropriate," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Unless the NBI intends to submit a supplemental report, I expect that a criminal complaint will be filed very son with [us],” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, July 14, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It is expected that during these pandemic times, where direct personal interactions are reduced, more crimes will be committed in cyberspace. it is therefore imperative that law enforcement agencies beef up their cybercrime units, upgrade their technologies, and enhance their investigative capabilities,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We are shocked by the audacity of this attack. It highlights once again the grave peril that our prosecutors face each day in the discharge of their duties,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, July 7, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The Supreme Court is the final arbiter of all constitutional issues raised against the anti-terrorism law," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, July 6, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : "The court's ruling will also guide the DOJ (Department of Justice) and the ATC (Anti-Terrorism Council) in the preparation of the implementing rules and regulations of the law," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, July 6, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We are an island country, and there are backdoors through which undocumented foreigners may slip through,” External link

ibtimes Monday, July 6, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The government is facing a huge and unprecedented crisis occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is especially during these troubled times that law and order must be preserved and maintained,” External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, July 5, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The investigation has now turned to the persons who made the false entries in the database, their motives, and their cohorts,” “The immigration officers who encoded these fictitious entries have been relieved and are now facing administrative sanctions” External link

BangkokPost Sunday, July 5, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “The investigation has now turned to persons who made the false entries in the database, their motives and their cohorts,” External link

arabnews Saturday, July 4, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The investigation has now turned to the persons who made the false entries in the database, their motives, and their cohorts," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, July 4, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Tolentino said he was hired by his principal early this year to provide consultancy services," "He said he's receiving death threats" External link

news-yahoo Saturday, July 4, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The investigation has now turned to the persons who made the false entries in the database, their motives, and their cohorts," External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, July 4, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Tolentino said he was hired by his principal early this year to provide consultancy services," "He said he's receiving death threats" External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, July 4, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The investigation has now turned to the persons who made the false entries in the database, their motives, and their cohorts," External link

ibtimes Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Tolentino said he was hired by his principal early this year to provide consultancy services," "He said he's receiving death threats" External link

ibtimes Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "The investigation has now turned to persons who made the false entries in the database, their motives and their cohorts," External link

wsau Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra disclosed : "The BI (Bureau of Immigration) has established that Jan Marsalek, former COO of Wirecard AG, did not arrive in the Philippines on June 23 based on CCTV footages, airline manifests, and other records. He also did not depart on June 24, as there was no such flight to China as indicated in the database of the Bureau of Immigration," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “He's the first to be invited to shed light on the matter,” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, June 29, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "He's the first to be invited to shed light on the matter," External link

JakartaPost Monday, June 29, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "He's the first to be invited to shed light on the matter," External link

4-traders Friday, June 26, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra explained : "Entries in the central database of the BI indicate that Mr. Marsalek flew in on June 23 and left in the morning of June 24 for China from Cebu International Airport. But CCTV footage does not show him arriving here, and there is no record of any flight to China scheduled in the morning of June 24 from Cebu," "The BI is now investigating its Management Information System division personnel. The results of the investigation... may lead to various scenarios, including the possibility of employing diversionary tactics to mislead Marsalek's pursuers. Let's just wait for the report," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, June 26, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Entries in the central database of the BI indicate that Mr. Marsalek flew in on June 23 and left in the morning of June 24 for China from Cebu International Airport," External link

pna Friday, June 26, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The BI is now investigating its MIS (Management Information System) division personnel," External link

pna Friday, June 26, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There are some indications that he may have returned recently and may still be here,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There are some indications that he may have returned recently and may still be here,” External link

asianage Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "There are some indications that he may have returned recently and may still be here," External link

JakartaPost Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There are some indications that he may have returned recently and may still be here,” External link

reuters-uk Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We are studying these matters very carefully. We have to deal with the repatriation of thousands of OFWs and we do not want them to be crowded out by foreign nationals who will likewise have to be tested and quarantined upon arrival,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We also have to see how many foreign nationals are really involved. If they comprise a manageable number, the IATF may consider [allowing] them to re-enter,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "There are some indications that he may have returned recently and may still be here," External link

4-traders Wednesday, June 24, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "No arrest warrant has been issued against anyone. We've just commenced the fact-finding stage," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, June 24, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "There are some indications that he may have returned recently and may still be here," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "There are some indications that he may have returned recently and may still be here," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There are some indications that he may have returned recently and may still be here,” External link

themalaymailonline Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "However, there are some indications that he may have returned recently and may still be here," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We also have to see how many foreign nationals are really involved -- If they comprise a manageable number," External link

pna Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Note that many of them are already here. It's already those who were abroad and caught by the lockdown who wish to re-enter the country. It came across to me as an expression of the need for these foreign consultants and other technical workers due to their expertise," External link

pna Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As to Marsalek, we found something curious in the immigration database, but let’s leave it at that for now,” External link

bloomberg Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "There are some indications that he may have returned recently and may still be here," External link

4-traders Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "We'll be ready to help should the (Vice President) wish to pursue the matter," External link

pna Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "It’s not required that the complainant personally goes to the prosecutor’s office/DOJ. Her lawyer may do it for her, provided the complaint has been duly sworn to by the complainant. It is preferable, though, that the complainant personally appears before the prosecutor," External link

pna Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Through Usec. Adrian Sugay, I have already given instructions to the provincial prosecutor's office nearest the place of residence of the fishermen concerned to gather the necessary information," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 22, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I have ordered a lockdown on the DOJ main building, the new NPS building, and the annex building near the court of appeals due to possible exposure to COVID-positive employees reporting therein,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We finished our brainstorming session yesterday, examining and inter-relating with one another each and every section of the enrolled anti-terrorism bill,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "As scheduled, we finished our brainstorming session yesterday (Monday), examining and inter-relating with one another each and every section of the enrolled anti-terrorism bill. We are drafting our comments today (Tuesday) and will send our internal communication to the Office of the President tomorrow (Wednesday). “I am confident that (President Rodrigo Duterte) will wait for and consider not only the comments of the DOJ (Department of Justice) but also those of other government agencies whose comments were requested by the Office of the Executive Secretary," External link

pna Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We'll review the proposed anti-terrorism bill as independently and objectively as possible, with only the security of the nation and the civil and political rights of the people in mind," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "She has questioned many orders of the court, even her own indictment which reached all the way to the Supreme Court, which the petition was dismissed by the Supreme Court, but she has not applied for bail," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 16, 2020 6:53:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “No, we did not suspend work at DoJ as in shutting down the department. Many employees will have themselves tested, and we just told them to work from home if they have already been tested or if they have no need to be physically present, at no time was work at the DoJ ever discontinued,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Tests are still ongoing. I have instructed all those who have tested positive to stop reporting for work and undergo swab tests immediately. The rest may work from home. The premises will be disinfected again,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We've disinfected the premises over the weekend, and we'll do it all over again. We will also decide if we need to suspend all work on site in the meantime,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:14:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We've disinfected the premises over the weekend, and we'll do it all over again. We will also decide if we need to suspend all work on site in the meantime,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Perhaps this is the more significant thing to know: should the anti-terror bill be enacted into law, the DOJ (Department of Justice) will endeavor to define more clearly, in the IRR that the ATC (Anti-Terrorism Council) and the DOJ will be tasked to promulgate, the parameters within which the law will be implemented and enforced, in order to erase any latitude for misapplication or abuse," External link

pna Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:45:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The Palace statement that the anti-terror bill will be reviewed is not a mere perfunctory statement. From my experience as former senior deputy executive secretary, I know that all enrolled bills are carefully scrutinized with the help of the relevant executive agencies before they are submitted to the President for appropriate action," External link

pna Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:45:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "If confirmed positive, they'd be brought to a hospital for proper treatment," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We've disinfected the premises over the weekend and we'll do it all over again. We'll also decide if we need to suspend all work on site in the meantime," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As in the past, we shall focus on issues of constitutionality. Our deadline will be set by the OP but i believe that 15 days will be good enough. The President has 30 days to act on the bill,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 9, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “This gives me cause for worry,” “We don’t need false information at a time when we’re dealing with a serious public health crisis” External link

BangkokPost Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “DOH will submit new data analytics on June 10, which will be the basis for possible reclassification of community quarantine regimes by June 15,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The DOH (Department of Health) will submit new data analytics on June 10, which will be the basis for possible reclassification of community quarantine regimes by June 15," External link

pna Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The prevailing sentiment was to keep the present guideline on mass gatherings, including religious worship to a maximum of 10 persons in GCQ areas), in view of a large number of Covid-19 cases in GCQ areas, especially in the NCR (National Capital Region)," External link

pna Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As to the modified GCQ areas, religious gatherings have been allowed to the extent of 50 percent of the church or worship venue capacity starting 1 June,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If the reduction in Covid cases will be significant by then, I believe the Inter Agency Task Force will be amenable to the participation of more people in religious gatherings,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Religious gatherings will be allowed up to 50 percent of the capacity of the church or venue in MGCQ areas by 1 June,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The IATF will make a final resolution on the same day," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "However, some local government officials have expressed concern that increasing the number of participants in religious gatherings may spark an upsurge in COVID-19 infections and derail their advancement to a more relaxed MGCQ regime. Hence, the need for a dialogue between the religious sector and the LGU group on Monday morning," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “It seems that clandestine medical clinics catering mostly to foreign nationals have sprouted and have been operating without proper authority,” External link

arabnews Friday, May 29, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "This is proof that if law enforcement agencies, the prosecution service, and the judiciary put their heart and resources into it, modern technology could be harnessed to expedite our criminal proceedings," External link

pna Thursday, May 28, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "If LGU officials continue to defy this directive, they may be held administratively and criminally liable for violations of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Republic Act 11469)," External link

pna Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "If the BI finds that the subject nationals have pending immigration or criminal cases, they may be stopped from leaving immediately," External link

pna Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If found, they will be brought to legitimate hospitals or quarantine facilities for proper treatment, without prejudice to charging those responsible for this illegal operation,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I have instructed the BI to coordinate with the Philippine National Police/local government unit in tracking down these Chinese and other nationals who sought treatment from this unauthorized medical facility in Pampanga and who could still be dangerously roaming around,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "If found, they will be brought to legitimate hospitals or quarantine facilities for proper treatment, without prejudice to charging those responsible for this illegal operation," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I will direct our prosecutors to give priority attention to the preliminary investigation of these criminal complaints. Twenty-three barangay officials are now facing criminal charges for cash aid related anomalies under the social amelioration program,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 18, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The DotJ inquest prosecutor will determine not only the existence of probable cause but also the validity of the warrantless arrest,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 15, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : "One cannot feloniously injure another and get away with it by merely saying sorry," External link

pna Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Orders of the NTC are not appealable to the Office of the President but as a general proposition, as Chief Executive, has control over all agencies in the executive department. The manner in which he will exercise this control takes many forms. But in the present case, the President has categorically stated that he will not interfere with the NTC's orders," External link

pna Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "A CDO (cease and desist order) is immediately executory but still appealable to the courts," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The NTC issued a cease-and-desist order instead. It must have a very good reason for doing so. Let's wait for its explanation," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The NTC will have to enforce it if ABS-CBN will not voluntarily comply" External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "A CDO (cease and desist order) is immediately executory but still appealable to the courts," External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The NTC issued a cease-and-desist order instead. It must have a very good reason for doing so. Let's wait for its explanation," External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The NTC will have to enforce it if ABS-CBN will not voluntarily comply" External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Non-govt volunteer operations to provide relief goods to people in need are encouraged, provided prior authorization has been secured from the local govt concerned,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In the context of martial law, 'invasion' refers to invasion of a country by foreign armed forces. This is analogous to the other ground for declaring martial law, i.e., rebellion, which is an armed uprising against the government by its own citizens,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Yes, a CDO is immediately executory but still appealable to the courts, either the regional trial court or the Court of Appeals (CA). However, a judicial review is more appropriate than an appeal,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “the NTC will have to enforce it if ABS-CBN will not voluntarily comply” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "the DOJ stands by its position that there is sufficient equitable basis" External link

pna Monday, May 4, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "In the present case, the subject company had already been granted a franchise and a license to operate, albeit subject to further deliberations for its renewal," External link

pna Monday, May 4, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "While existing laws provide that a person who wishes to operate a radio/TV station must first obtain a legislative franchise and thereafter a license to operate from the NTC, there is NO LAW that governs the rights and obligations of a person or entity who has ALREADY BEEN GRANTED a legislative franchise and has fully operated for many years, has applied for the renewal of its franchise long before the expiration thereof, but for reasons not attributable to said person or entity, the legislature has not yet acted on the renewal of said franchise," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 4, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "a franchise and a license to operate, albeit subject to further deliberations for its renewal," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 4, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The DOJ (Department of Justice) stands by its position that there is sufficient equitable basis to allow broadcast entities to continue operating while the bills for the renewal of their franchise remain pending with Congress," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 4, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There is sufficient equitable basis to allow broadcast entities to continue operating while the bills for the renewal of their respective franchise remain pending with Congress. However, a more stable legal environment could be created if Congress, by a concurrent resolution, would authorize the NTC to issue a provisional authority to these broadcasting companiesuntil Congress’ final disposition of their franchise renewal bills,” External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, May 3, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "She has questioned many orders of the court, even her own indictment which reached all the way to the Supreme Court, which the petition was dismissed by the Supreme Court, but she has not applied for bail," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "The NBI probe has begun...The directive was given last weekend," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, April 27, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Not sure about the numbers, but I’ve received reports of new cases. So, the CIW has been instructed to immediately isolate these cases in its own quarantine facilities and bring to the hospital any PDL (person deprived of liberty) who manifests serious symptoms,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Gerald Bantag ) : “I understand that Usec. Marco is doing the rounds today to personally inspect the preventive measures so far taken. I have emphasized to him and DG Bantag the need to give priority attention to the BuCor facilities in view of the threat of rapid COVID-19 transmission within,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We have to restart somewhere sometime, taking all necessary measures to prevent a resurgence, and imploring the aid of Divine Providence to get us through,” External link

phnompenhpost Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I will ask NBI to investigate this phone clip on social media that seeks to agitate and alarm the public with a falsehood,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, April 20, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We have to restart somewhere sometime, taking all necessary measures to prevent a resurgence, and imploring the aid of Divine Providence to get us through,” External link

elevenmyanmar Monday, April 20, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In any event, the IATF will be ready to use other platforms if there are any indications of hacking or infiltration,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The DOJ has already directed the NBI to investigate the incident,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We'll give them (NBI) 10 days or until April 24, more or less," External link

pna Thursday, April 16, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra explained : “The term 'low-risk offenders' may have reference to the gravity (or lack of gravity) of the offenses committed or charged, or it could refer to the general conduct shown by the person detained,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 15, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The DOJ has already directed the NBI to investigate the incident,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Let me tell you that even before the COVID-19 broke out, the DOJ had already directed the Bureau of Corrections and the Board of Pardons and Parole to speed up the release of, and/or grant of executive clemency to old and sickly PDLs [persons deprived of liberty],” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, April 12, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told ( about Koko Pimentel ) : "I understand that today (Tuesday), the Prosecutor General will designate the state prosecutor who will handle Sen. Pimentel's case. So I supposed that this state prosecutor, whoever he or she may be, will start the process immediately," External link

pna Tuesday, April 7, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’ve been waiting for the filing of this complaint. Now that it has been filed, the Justice department will immediately schedule the preliminary investigation on such date as may be appropriate,” “We assure everyone that the Justice department will apply the law fairly and uniformlyregardless of the status of the respondent” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, April 6, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’ve been waiting for the filing of this complaint. Now that it has been filed, the Justice department will immediately schedule the preliminary investigation on such date as may be appropriate,” “We assure everyone that the Justice department will apply the law fairly and uniformlyregardless of the status of the respondent” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, April 6, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Considering that Congress is not in session and that it generally takes a substantial amount of time to enact a law of national application, it is more expedient during this period of public health emergency that Sangguniang Bayan (municipal councils) enact their own ordinances prohibiting specific acts of discrimination against health workers and imposing penalties for violations," External link

pna Monday, April 6, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "As a nation, we should put up a united front against a common enemy," External link

pna Friday, April 3, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "At this time in our history the government urgently needs all the help it can get: from the private sector, from the LGUs, from foreign governments, from the political opposition, from the church, from the citizenry," External link

pna Friday, April 3, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Our prosecutors, pending investigation, will allow the release of seized and impounded medical supplies to the frontline agencies (such as the Department of Health) for proper disposition without prejudice to the outcome of the investigation,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, March 30, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It’s just the same procedure done online among internet-capable PNP units, courts, and prosecution offices,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, March 30, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "considering the gravity of the present situation," External link

pna Thursday, March 19, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “This will come into play only kapag talagang mayroong (only if there are) serious resistance or disobedience to our law enforcers. So I plead with everyone to just simply give your cooperation, this is something that is temporary, this is for the good of all of us, the police officers supported by the armed forces are not the enemy, they are not there to harass us but to protect us,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “These people may be charged for non-cooperation under the relevant provisions of the law on mandatory reporting of notifiable diseases and the quarantine law,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Considering the gravity of the situation, our police and law enforcement agents may effect arrest under various laws,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Considering the gravity of the present situation" External link

pna Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "considering the gravity of the present situation" External link

pna Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:42:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "This will come into play if there is serious resistance. I plead with everyone to just simply give your cooperation," External link

pna Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:42:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Considering the gravity of the present situation, our police and other law enforcement agents may effect arrests against violators,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 16, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In any event, the DOJ welcomes the filing of the petition as it presents a very interesting question of law,” External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, March 7, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In any event, the DOJ [Department of Justice] welcomes the filing of the petition as it presents a very interesting question of law,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 6, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “No one ever said that a resolution can replace a full-fledged franchise law,” “Here we are talking about a vacuum that arises when a franchise expires and the Congress has yet to act on the franchise renewal bill” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 6, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “This is covered by the investigation currently being conducted by the NBI,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 4, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “This seems to be a big syndicate that could have originated not from[the] airport. This is why it’s a bit difficult to break this syndicate,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “This seems to be a big syndicate that could have originated not from[the] airport. This is why it’s a bit difficult to break this syndicate,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Congress may still be able to timely act on the renewal of the franchise, thus making our opinion unnecessary," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "This appears to be an equitable practice that has been previously adopted by Congress in favor of broadcast companies whose bills for renewal of franchise have already been filed, but have not yet been enacted into law by Congress," "The practice has benefited several companies which were similarly situated," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra noted : "the same treatment be extended to all entities seeking the renewal of their franchises with are about to expire" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "equity comes in to fill the gap," "It is our hope that Congress will apply principles of equity in dealing with a situation where no fault or negligence may be attributed to entities seeking the renewal of their respective franchise," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If it’s Congress itself, the sovereign power in the matter of franchise grants, which authorizes the NTC to issue a provisional permit in the interim between the expiration of the original franchise and congressional action on its renewal, who is there to question that authorization?” External link

elevenmyanmar Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "It doesn’t really matter if it’s only the house franchise committee who has given that authority to the NTC. from a legal standpoint, that’s substantially better than the mere customary practice or established precedents. but it will be even better if the Senate comes up with a similar resolution," External link

pna Thursday, February 27, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As long as both houses come out with the proper resolution, whether jointly or separately, that will be sufficient affirmation for the NTC to issue a provisional authority,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “When there is a gap in the law,” “Equity comes in to fill that gap” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I am not interested to know who are (on) her list. I trust that the US State Department will exercise its own independent evaluation and exercise prudence and circumspection,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It is therefore respectfully submitted that the Congress, by concurrent resolution, may authorize the NTC to issue a provisional authority subject to such terms and conditions as the NTC may deem fit to ABS-CBN and other entities who are similarly situated, authorizing them to continue operating subject to the Congress’ eventual disposition of their renewal applications,” External link

pna Wednesday, February 26, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT



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deputy91.67%EN08/04/201704/08/2017
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Wilkins Villanueva added ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “Through Secretary Guevarra’s intercession, the handling prosecutors of the pending drug cases will have the concurrence to assist PDEA to file appropriate motions in various courts. While some motions were filed, PDEA still needs the concurrence to the motion to conduct ocular inspections, taking of representative samples and eventual issuance of court order for the destruction of illegal drugs in drug cases that are pending in courts,” External link

pna Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “The materials that we provided and shared with Secretary Guevarra and the composite task force were put into good use at the very least,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : "I would like to think that Sec. Guevarra’s known probity and strong adherence to the rule of law will prevail over partisanship and other political or personal considerations," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 8, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “They chose to go on leave and heeded the call of Department of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra for those whose names are mentioned in the investigation to go on leave,” “We consider this as the right and proper thing to do,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, August 16, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Rufus Rodriguez said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra should review and, if possible, reverse the findings of his Baguio prosecutors,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, June 26, 2020 10:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “The Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), to be led by Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, will help conduct the meeting in Malacañang,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 25, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “I heard from the mouth of (DOJ Secretary Menardo) Guevarra himself that they are expediting already the processing of individuals who may qualify for probation and parole to decongest our detention facilities,” External link

pna Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : "Inassure po ako ni Secretary Menard Guevarra na iimbestigahan daw po ang kasong ito at kung kinakailangan ay sasampahan sila ng kaso sa hukuman nang mapatawaran sila ng parusa," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, April 27, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT