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Customs police officer’s suspension reversed

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The Office of the Ombudsman has reversed a six-month suspension on Customs Police Major Ramon M. Policarpio after investigation showed that the sexual harassment charge filed by a masseuse against him was fabricated.

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Court gives Arroyo 7 hours to attend Ignacio’s wake

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Former President and Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. FILE PHOTO

The Pasay Regional Trial Court has given former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo a seven-hour furlough on Thursday to allow her to attend the wake of her brother-in-law, Negros Occidental Representative Ignacio “Iggy” Arroyo Jr., who passed away in London last month.

Posted: February 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘57 private lawyers volunteer for prosecution in Corona impeachment’

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Despite alleged pressure from allies of impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona to stay out of the Senate trial, 59 private lawyers have signed up to provide law research and pointers to the House prosecution team in its bid to remove the most powerful man in the judiciary.

Posted: January 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

I’m sticking with minority bloc, says Lagman

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Albay Representative Edcel Lagman. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Minority Leader and Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman on Monday dismissed speculation that he was joining the majority coalition what with the ongoing intramurals in the minority bloc in the House of Representatives.

Posted: January 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Arroyo bent on flying to Singapore to keep medical appointment

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A spokesperson of Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is bent on catching a plane to Singapore today in order to keep her 12 p.m. appointment with medical specialists in Singapore on Thursday.

Posted: November 16th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Arroyo reluctant to leave, says brother-in-law

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Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo  FILE PHOTO

It is inevitable that former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo would seek medical treatment abroad but she is reluctant to leave the country, said her brother-in-law, Negros Occidental Representative Ignacio “Iggy” Arroyo. The former President, now a Pampanga representative, has lost considerable weight since being released from the hospital a month ago after undergoing a series of [...]

Posted: October 11th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

House to give Supreme Court back its funds

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Ilocos Norte Representative Rodolfo Fariñas. http://www.congress.gov.ph/

Members of the House of Representatives on Monday decided they did not want a confrontation with the justices of the Supreme Court but they would not mind one with Budget Secretary Florencio Abad Jr. The lawmakers decided to return control to the high court of over P2 billion in the 2012 national budget that was [...]

Posted: October 4th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t scrimping for 2013 polls –Rep. Lagman

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The Aquino administration is deferring public spending this year in order to load up the unused funds for deployment closer to the 2013 elections, according to Minority Leader Edcel Lagman. Lagman noted that Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, who is a top official of the ruling Liberal Party, said capital spending was being reined in this [...]

Posted: September 29th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Pag-Ibig, Globe Asiatique urged to settle

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A lawmaker wants the Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF), popularly known as Pag-Ibig Fund,  and troubled housing developer Globe Asiatique (GA) to settle their legal dispute out of court in order to spare legitimate buyers in the latter’s Pampanga housing project from further grief. Pampanga Representative Carmelo Lazatin said the legal battle between Pag-Ibig and [...]

Posted: September 28th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Anti-RH bill lawmakers plan to stretch debate until 2013 –Rep. Bello

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Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello. Photo from  congress.gov.ph

Opponents of the reproductive health (RH) bill are planning to delay the plenary vote on the controversial measure until before the 2013 elections to put more pressure on its proponents, a party-list member of the House of Representatives claimed Tuesday. “They (anti-RH group) don’t want an early vote but would like to stretch things till [...]

Posted: September 28th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Yap: Low repayment rate does not make Acef a scam or a failure

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Former Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap appealed for sobriety in assessing the agricultural programs under the previous administration, instead of twisting the issue for political vendetta. “A low repayment rate does not make the Acef (Agriculture Competitiveness Enhancement Fund) Program anomalous or a failure. There may well be other reasons to rethink or restudy the Acef [...]

Posted: September 22nd, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Supermarket owner tied to ‘lost’ cargo containers

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Two warehouse operators have identified Lucio Co of the supermarket chain Puregold Price Club Inc. as the owner of imported goods believed to be part of the cargoes of some 1,900 containers reported missing from the Port of Manila and the Manila International Container Port early this year, according to an intelligence officer of the [...]

Posted: September 15th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

4 more Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo allies join majority

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Four allies of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo have jumped over to the majority coalition, leaving the minority bloc with only 26 members, or less than 10 percent of the 285-strong House of Representatives. Three of the lawmakers, who bolted Arroyo’s Lakas-Kampi-Christian Muslim Democrats, were Assistant Minority Leader and Pampanga Rep. Aurelio Gonzales Jr., and Pangasinan [...]

Posted: August 30th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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