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Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson

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Former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The number of senators that dealt with Janet Lim Napoles to defraud Filipinos of billions of pesos in pork barrel funds would be enough to constitute a quorum, the number of members needed to conduct business in the Senate or at least 13, former Sen. Panfilo Lacson said on Wednesday.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago asks Senate blue ribbon committee to summon Gigi Reyes

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Monday called on the Senate blue ribbon committee to reconvene and summon Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes to testify on the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam.

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

Senator Pimentel backs German think tank’s stand vs dynasties

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Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Saturday welcomed a German think tank’s analysis that there won’t be any true progress in the Philippines unless the country’s political dynasties are dismantled.

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

More gov’t spending seen

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Aquino administration is expected to hasten and pour more funds into infrastructure development and poverty alleviation towards the end of its term, a Malacañang spokesperson indicated over the weekend.

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

Gigi Reyes back to face charges

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Jessica “Gigi” Reyes   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

In a surprise move, Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes returned home on Black Saturday to face the music. The 51-year-old former chief of staff of Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile arrived before dawn on Saturday on a Philippine Airlines flight from San Francisco without the knowledge of her former boss, according to her brother, Patrick Gonzales.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito

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Sen. JV Ejercito will decide according to his conscience—not according to family or party loyalty—when he would have to choose whether to sign the Senate blue ribbon committee report that found his half-brother, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, one of those liable for plunder in the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Stiffer penalty for graft bill filed

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Senator Teofisto Guingona III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Senate blue ribbon committee has recommended the passage of a bill increasing the penalty for violations of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act to imprisonment of not less than 12 years to not more than 20 years.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC should have upheld entire RH law, says Santiago

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court should have upheld the eight provisions of the Reproductive Health Law that it struck down as unconstitutional, pro-RH law Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago said Wednesday.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

There’s no evidence against me–Jinggoy Estrada

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Sen. Jinggoy Estrada: No evidence. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

There is no evidence that he received millions of pesos in kickbacks from Janet Lim-Napoles, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada said in a 26-page motion for reconsideration he submitted to the Ombudsman.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Lee firm got special Pag-Ibig treatment’

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Delfin Lee. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Delfin Lee’s real estate development company, Globe Asiatique Realty Holdings, enjoyed preferential treatment from the Home Development Mutual Fund, or Pag-Ibig, when it was given more than P5 billion worth of funding commitments before it was blacklisted in 2010 for alleged irregularities.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Besieged MRT boss grilled on delays, lectured on ‘news’

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OVERLOADED FOR A DECADE  Built to move 320,000 passengers daily, the MRT started exceeding its capacity in 2004, five years after its launch, according to general manager Al Vitangcol (inset).

Al Vitangcol, the controversial general manager of Metro Rail Transit, has a beef with the media. In a Senate hearing Monday, Vitangcol said it always puzzled him to see the press having a field day reporting the long queues at MRT stations and then turning silent whenever the long lines disappear.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Czech Ambassador Rychtar: I’m not afraid of Vitangcol

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Czech Ambassador to the Philippines Josef Rychtar INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Czech Ambassador to the Philippines Josef Rychtar on Monday said he was ready to face Metro Rail Transit (MRT) general manager Al Vitangcol III in any forum—whether in Congress or in court.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Senate joins probe of alleged extort try on Czech firm

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Sen. Francis Escudero (inset) said the Senate committee on finance, of which he is the chair, would take up with officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications the alleged extortion try on the Czech train maker Inekon in relation to how it slowed down the delivery of more coaches for the Metro Rail Transit. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The Senate will start looking into the alleged $30-million extortion attempt on a Czech train maker when the scandal is raised in Monday’s inquiry into delayed government projects, including the purchase of 48 new coaches for the badly congested Metro Rail Transit.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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