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Recto, Poe to call for probe of pork scam

Senators Ralph Recto and Grace Poe. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senators Ralph Recto and Grace Poe on Monday announced plans to file resolutions calling for an inquiry into the alleged misuse of lawmakers’ pork barrel funds.

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘If we’re at fault, then let us suffer the consequences’

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Politically motivated or not, the pork barrel controversy should result in the prosecution of those who are liable, Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile said on Thursday.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Flood control focus of DPWH after roads

Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will undergo a “substantial shift” to flood management once it is finished with road repairs and other related concerns, Secretary Rogelio Singson told senators on Monday.

Posted: August 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

President urged to take over BOC

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A neophyte senator urged President Aquino to temporarily take over the reins of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) until its stables are cleansed if he does not have the heart to fire its head, Ruffy Biazon.

Posted: August 1st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Sotto shows proof: letters from mayors


Belying claims that no requests were made for the pork barrel fund his office had released, Sen. Tito Sotto on Monday released copies of letters purportedly showing that the mayors of Teresa and Tanay towns in Rizal asked his office for “financial assistance” to combat dengue in their areas in 2011 and 2012.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Revilla accuses Palace of ‘demolition job’


Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. on Monday accused Malacañang of linking him to the alleged irregular use of more than P1 billion of his pork barrel over the past 10 years, saying it was part of efforts to discredit “nonallied” potential candidates for President in 2016.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Why an attempt to abolish SK in 13th Congress was unsuccessful


An attempt to abolish the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) in the 13th Congress was nipped in the bud after the then neophyte senator who planned to file a bill to do away with the local youth legislative council backed off.

Posted: July 9th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Sotto warns Senate majority against absences

Senator  Vicente “Tito” Sotto  III.  FILE PHOTO

A senator poised to join the minority in the 16th Congress warned colleagues in the new majority to watch out for frequent absences and tardiness during their sessions if they want their pet bills passed.

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Macho men’ back battered husbands bill


Call them “machonurin.” Two members of the Senate’s so-called “macho bloc” have expressed willingness to support a bill that would protect battered husbands.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

NP backs Drilon, joins new Senate majority

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Senator Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The man touted to be the next Senate President on Thursday announced that outgoing Sen. Manny Villar had assured him of the continued support of the Nacionalista Party (NP).

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Drilon is Aquino’s choice, but they’re not admitting it

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Sen. Franklin Drilon. FILE PHOTO

The Senate presidency was on everyone’s mind in Malacañang on Wednesday when Sen. Franklin Drilon met with President Aquino. But the Palace played coy about Drilon being the presumptive Senate President.

Posted: May 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

In the Senate, the rich get richer


Talk about the rich getting richer. Nobody did it better than outgoing Sen. Manuel “Manny” Villar whose wealth increased by some P600 million last year, largely because of the country’s soaring stock market.

Posted: May 22nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Drilon vs Cayetano in Senate

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago sees in her crystal ball the fight for the Senate presidency of the 16th Congress turning into a toss-up between Sen. Franklin Drilon of the Liberal Party and Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano of the Nacionalista Party.

Posted: May 20th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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