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House finally musters budget quorum

Philippine Congress. AP FILE PHOTO

The House majority fended off another attempt by Navotas Rep. and United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) secretary general Tobias Tiangco to delay passage of the 2015 national budget by successfully prodding most of the 290-member lower house to attend Monday’s session.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘No hero’s burial for Marcos’

Former Philippine first lady and now congresswoman, Imelda Marcos, kisses the glass case of her late husband president Ferdinand Marcos during a visit to the mausoleum on her 85th birthday in Batac town, Ilocos norte, north of Manila on July 2, 2014. President Aquino has not changed his mind about disallowing the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos among heroes at Libingan ng mga Bayani, Malacañang said on Sunday, the 42nd anniversary of Marcos’ declaration of martial law.  AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

President Benigno Aquino III has not changed his mind about not allowing the remains of the late President Ferdinand Marcos be laid to rest among heroes at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetery).

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

LP cracks seen in Belmonte-Gonzales opposition to term limit lifting, special powers

Majority leader Neptali Gonzales II and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales are making no secret of their opposition to President Aquino’s inclination for another term and written request for emergency powers to avert a power crisis in 2015. Are these signs that the ruling political party is on the verge of splitting up less than two years before the 2016 elections?

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Manila port fees raised in aid of decongestion


Malacañang is confident that the roughly 2,000 percent hike imposed on storage fees will help clear Manila ports which are teeming with overstaying cargo containers.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Luy: Jinggoy Estrada endorsed Napoles’ fake NGO

Jinggoy Estrada

Whistle-blower Benhur Luy on Tuesday revealed that detained Sen. Jinggoy Estrada had signed a letter endorsing a fake nongovernment organization (NGO) owned by suspected pork barrel mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles to implement a project funded by his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »