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Binay hardly clapped during Aquino’s Sona

Vice President Jejomar Binay.  FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay had his arms folded across his chest when President Aquino, in his State of the Nation Address (Sona), exhorted his audience to start thinking about 2016.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers slam DAR over delayed salary of gov’t employees

ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio. PHOTO from congress.gov.ph

Militant lawmakers blasted the Aquino administration, on Sunday, for having billions of pesos for “hacienderos,” but no money for the salaries of 9,000 Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) employees.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Napoles lawyer: Luy amassed wealth through Maya Santos

Benhur Luy

The lawyer of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles is asking the Sandiganbayan to subpoena the bank records of principal whistle-blower Benhur Luy, his parents and siblings.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

COA questions Supreme Court savings

Office of the Commission on Audit    Photo from http://www.coa.gov.ph/

Supreme Court magistrates appropriated for themselves P3.2 billion in “savings,” or one-fifth of the high tribunal’s annual allocation for 2012, even though it still had some obligations to settle during the period.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Anti-graft court urged to detain accused in pork barrel scam in nearest jails

Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Two militant lawyers urged the Sandiganbayan, on Sunday, to follow its own regulations and order the detention of all accused in the plunder cases against Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla in a jail nearest to the antigraft court.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »