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Senators’ suspension not penalty, says Drilon

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Since the preventive suspension of senators facing plunder or graft charges is not considered a penalty, the Senate has to comply with the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court’s directive to implement the 90-day suspension of its members once the ruling becomes final, two senators said on Wednesday.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pimentel to look into Judiciary Development Fund

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Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net file photo

The head of the Senate’s justice committee plans to study the Supreme Court’s Judiciary Development Fund to check how much discretion it affords officials and how it was used in the past.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Trillanes backs emergency powers for Aquino in dealing with energy crisis

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Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said on Sunday said Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla should urge President Benigno Aquino III to back the measure that would give the chief executive emergency powers to address the looming energy supply crisis and put in place lasting solutions.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino’s yellow ribbon idea: Unity knows no color

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President Aquino’s suggestion that people wear a yellow ribbon to show their support amid his plunging ratings and a squabble with the Supreme Court is divisive and will not benefit the country, senators said on Thursday.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Osmeña to Aquino: Bashing SC on DAP ruling won’t help

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President Benigno Aquino III’s move to publicly confront and challenge the Supreme Court over its ruling declaring the controversial disbursement acceleration program as unconstitutional might not sit well with the public, Sen. Serge Osmeña III said on Wednesday.

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

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