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Nancy Binay objects to inviting dad to Senate hearing

ALL IN THE FAMILY  Vice President Jejomar Binay raises the hand of his daughter, Nancy, after her belated proclamation by the Commission on Elections, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), at the Philippine International Convention Center Saturday, May 18, 2013. Nancy Binay, who placed fifth, was a no-show in Thursday’s proclamation of the other winners in the top six. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

Sen. Nancy Binay objected Friday to moves to invite her father, Vice President Jejomar Binay, to a Senate investigation into the alleged overpricing of two Makati City buildings, and said the proper way to hold him to account was to file an impeachment complaint against him.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fertilizer fund scam witness open to tell all, share all with Ombudsman


The whistle-blower in the fertilizer fund scam is willing to share with the Office of the Ombudsman what he knows and the documents he has in connection with the controversy in order to help build up its case.

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

Guingona bill seeks tighter vetting of NGOs


Sen. Teofisto “TG” Guingona III wants nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and people’s organizations (POs) working with the government to be accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and to be subjected to a government audit.

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

‘Shocking new evidence’ vs Joc-joc Bolante et al.

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Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says they have newly found “evidence [against former Agriculture Secretary Luis “Cito” Lorenzo (right inset) and his former undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc-joc” Bolante) that will not only make our case stronger but will also shock the world.”  INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Not so fast. Former Agriculture Secretary Luis “Cito” Lorenzo, his former Undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc-joc” Bolante and their coaccused in the P723-million fertilizer fund scam cannot celebrate yet because the Sandiganbayan has not dismissed the case, contrary to reports on Wednesday.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DAR chief: We’re doing our best


Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio Delos Reyes on Wednesday said he stands by his record in the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and explained the many challenges attendant to taking away private lands to give these to farmers.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »