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Palace, Abad blast UP campus mob

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Budget Secretary Florencio "Butch" Abad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad saw two sides of the “Iskolar ng Bayan” Wednesday night: Minutes after he engaged a campus audience in fiscal discourse, another group pelted him with balled-up paper and tried to grab him by the collar.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Probe sought on P2 rice price hike per kilo, NFA importation


The Makabayan bloc has called for a probe on the Aquino administration’s “hocus-pocus” in the inexplicable rise in the price of rice despite substantial rice imports in recent months.

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

Customs police officer’s suspension reversed


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’


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 »