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2 witnesses tell court what Drilon has long confirmed

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THROWBACK  In this undated photo, Senate President Franklin Drilon (third from left) and his wife, Mila (second from right), pose with Jimmy and Janet Napoles (right) in one of the Napoles parties before the P10-billion pork barrel scam broke out.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Two witnesses told the antigraft court on Thursday what has long been confirmed by Senate President Franklin Drilon.

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino tells why he’s open to 2nd term

President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III opened another vein of endless speculation when he again hinted at entertaining thoughts of running for a second term, telling leaders of the ruling Liberal Party (LP) and their allies in Malacañang on Friday that he was “slightly open” to the idea of extending his term of office beyond 2016.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Aquino not endorsing Roxas now


It’s not Mar Roxas—yet. While leaders of the ruling Liberal Party expect the interior secretary to be the anointed standard-bearer in the 2016 elections, President Aquino said in an interview with the Inquirer on Tuesday that he would leave the decision to a broad coalition that would support the continuation of his reform agenda.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Peace in South at hand

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HISTORIC MOMENT  President Aquino turns over the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law to Senate President Franklin Drilon and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Wednesday, moving 17 years of peace negotiations between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to the legislative process. With them in photo are Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Deles and MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal.  GRIG MONTEGRANDE

“Allah,” “reserved” and “general supervision of the President” over the Bangsamoro region were among the contentious details that bogged down work on the final draft of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, a “clean copy” of which was presented to President Aquino on Tuesday night.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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 »