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Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes

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Gigi Reyes and Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Jose Antonio Evangelista is taking the fall for his boss, Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, and the senator’s former chief of staff, Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, who could go to jail for plunder in the P10-billion pork barrel case set to be filed by the Office of the Ombudsman in the Sandiganbayan.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palace prepared to charge its allies

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Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang announced Wednesday it was prepared to prosecute allies of President Benigno Aquino III amid speculation that Liberal Party stalwarts had been implicated in the diversion of pork barrel funds to dubious foundations.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness

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Janet Napoles. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Never trust a con artist. Levito Baligod, counsel of whistle-blowers in the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam, is worried that taking in businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles as state witness will do more harm than good in the government’s plunder case against Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide

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Where does the buck stop? Comes now Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, who blames Jose Antonio V. Evangelista, her former deputy in the office of then Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, for the alleged P10-billion pork barrel quagmire.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino to stay at home during Lenten holidays

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III will escape this Holy Week to his customary “resorts”—his family’s home on Times Street and his bachelor’s pad by the Pasig River or Bahay Pangarap.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Move to decentralize bar exams gains ground

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Photo by Tetch Torres-Tupas/INQUIRER.net

An online petition initiated by a Cebu law school dean to decentralize the country’s bar examinations, currently held only in Manila, is gaining support in Congress.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Marikina solon to face probers on Delfin Lee

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Marikina Rep. Romero Quimbo: Ready to face probers. FILE PHOTO

Marikina Rep. Romero Quimbo on Wednesday said he will face senators investigating the P6.6-billion Globe Asiatique Holdings (GA) housing scam allegedly perpetrated by jailed real estate developer Delfin Lee.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House seeks to probe MRT GM’s ‘envoy’ Wilson de Vera

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Metro Rail Transit general manager Al Vitangcol III. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Members of the House of Representatives want to summon Wilson de Vera, the alleged “envoy” of Metro Rail Transit (MRT) general manager Al Vitangcol III, to an investigation of allegations that the transport official tried to extort $30 million from Czech train car builder Inekon Group 21 months ago.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Marcos Jr. trying to launder family name for presidential bid, say lawmakers

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Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Militant lawmakers are warning against an attempt by the heirs of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos to clean the family name and boost the political stock of his senator-son who is plotting a return to Malacañang.   Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello and Bayan  Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate cited a misleading report in a  [...]

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Ombudsman should not be selective’

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“The Ombudsman should not be selective. Many administration senators and congressmen are equally guilty. They too must be investigated and charged.”

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino allies vow quick passage of Bangsamoro law; militants call for close scrutiny

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Iloilo Rep. Jerry Treñas www.congress.gov.ph

Administration allies will rush approval of the charter creating a new political region in Mindanao to meet President Aquino’s self-imposed deadline to establish the Bangsamoro Transition Authority by next year.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Abaya told: Fix MRT-LRT lines first before fixing Roxas’ 2016 bid

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Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya and Local Government Secretary Manuel A. Roxas II. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya should spend more time fixing Metro Manila’s jam-packed and broken down trains instead of setting up the 2016 presidential bid of Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel A. Roxas II.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2 Nabcor officials bare pressure from DA exec

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Assistant Agriculture Secretary Ophelia Agawin  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A Department of Agriculture executive who was promoted by the Aquino administration despite her earlier involvement in a fertilizer scam badgered the National Agribusiness Corp. to release P323 million in the agency’s funds to dubious foundations chosen by Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Ramon Revilla Jr. and Jinggoy Estrada.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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  2. Name names, Lacson told
  3. Santiago: Enrile, Lacson, Reyes plotting massive psywar operation
  4. Slain officer’s ‘diagram’ rocks PNP
  5. Kris Aquino’s ex- close in security named new Air Force chief
  6. Ex-COA chief nabbed for plunder
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
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  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  5. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  6. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  7. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  10. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
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  2. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano

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