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Ruby Tuason to tell all in Napoles scam

COMING HOME AND COMING CLEAN  Ruby Tuason swears to the veracity of her affidavit on what she knows about the Priority Development Assistance Fund and Malampaya Fund scams before an administering officer somewhere in California. Beside her is lawyer Dennis Manalo.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The lawyer of Ruby Tuason, one of those charged with plunder over the pork barrel scam, confirmed to the Inquirer that she would return to the Philippines Friday to testify against the perpetrators of the scam.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Mandela in Manila was in love

nelson mandela-cory aquino 2

It was during his historic visit to Manila 16 years ago that the world first confirmed talk going around that Nelson Mandela was in love.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Drilon stands pat on decision against Napoles subpoena

Senate President Franklin Drilon. PRIB FILE PHOTO

Senate President Franklin Drilon on Thursday stood pat on his decision not to summon pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles to the Senate blue ribbon investigation until Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales allows it.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon confirms P50M pork barrel

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UNFOLDING STORY  Sen. Jinggoy Estrada seems to be seeking counsel of his father, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, at the Naia Terminal 2, the day after he delivered his privilege speech entitled “The Untold PDAF Story that the People Should Know.” The elder Estrada and wife, Loi, left for Tokyo on Thursday.  RODEL ROTONI

Neither a bribe nor a reward. Senate President Franklin Drilon on Thursday said the P50 million worth of pork barrel projects made available to senators after the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona last year was part of the senators’ Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), which was withheld during the entire Corona impeachment trial.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cab ride with ex-Napoles driver spooks PDI team


Someone who knows a lot about alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles is roaming free in the city. But he’s not wanted at all.

Posted: September 8th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Who the hey is Luis Abalos? He got P20-M pork

COA Chair Grace Pulido-Tan.   FILE PHOTO

Will wonders never cease?

Posted: August 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Houses of corruption

COA Chair Grace Pulido-Tan.   FILE PHOTO

“Inquirer validates our findings. It’s providential.” Commission on Audit (COA) Chair Grace Pulido-Tan said this on Friday as she confirmed that 10 nongovernment organizations with links to Napoles illegally got hold of P2.157 billion of the legislators’ pork barrel funds between 2007 and 2009.

Posted: August 17th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Enrile gave 18 senators P1.6M each for Christmas

Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile. FILE PHOTO

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile played Santa Claus last Christmas, making a list and checking it twice as he gave gifts to Senate members and personnel apparently on the basis of who were “naughty” or “nice.”

Posted: January 9th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Aquino vows full completion of CARP

AQUINO IN LONDON  President Aquino is welcomed by British officials, led by Baroness Rawlings (third from right), baroness in waiting to Queen Elizabeth II,  at London’s Heathrow Airport on Monday for his official working visit to the United Kingdom. MALACAÑANG PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said he was committed to the full implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).

Posted: June 8th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino wants Lacson, Pangilinan in his Cabinet after their terms end

Senators Panfilo Lacson and Francis Pangilinan. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Expect Senators Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan and Panfilo “Ping” Lacson to become members of the Aquino Cabinet when their terms expire next year.

Posted: June 8th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Corona asked: Explain $10M bank accounts


Aside from his peso accounts and real estate properties, impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona allegedly has at least $10 million in bank accounts that the Ombudsman is now asking him to explain.

Posted: April 29th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Corona assets worth P200M’

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UNIT 31B THE COLUMNS, Ayala Avenue cor. Buendia 48 sq m, P6,000,000. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Land titles show a spate of acquisitions of prime real estate by Chief Justice Renato Corona and his family as late as 2010. Documents of the Land Registration Authority (LRA) obtained by the Inquirer from unimpeachable sources showed that 19 properties were registered under the name of Corona, his wife Cristina, their daughters Charina and Carla, and the latter’s husband Constantino Castillo.

Posted: January 14th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

US-based lawyer, not Carpio, owns penthouse

Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio on Thursday sought to put to rest reports that he owns a multimillion-peso penthouse condominium in a glitzy Makati City address.

Posted: January 13th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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