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Drilon on receiving P1B from DAP: A blatant lie

Senate President Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA

Senate President Franklin Drilon on Monday scoffed at reports he received P1 billion from the administration’s controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Government to sue MRTC for breach of contract

40 MINUTES TO GET MRT RIDE  Commuters have to wait for 40 minutes before they can ride a train of Metro Rail Transit 3, the operations manager tells the Senate subcommittee on transportation chaired by Sen. Grace Poe (left photo). Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya (right photo) attended the hearing.  PHOTOS BY JOSEPH VIDAL/PRIB

The government is suing Metro Rail Transit Corp. (MRTC) for breach of obligation and is asking Congress for a P53-billion budget to take over MRT 3 to improve its service, transport officials said on Monday.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Binay to get formal Senate invite

Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay will have his day in the Senate. An entire Senate investigation session will be reserved for Binay to respond to charges over the allegedly overpriced Makati parking building that began construction when he was the mayor, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III said on Saturday.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Grace Poe rides the train, gets taste of commuters’ ordeal

Photo from Office of Sen. Grace Poe

In her first Metro Rail Transit (MRT) ride, Sen. Grace Poe on Friday morning got a taste of the ordeal that thousands of commuters go through every day.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Poe allays Palace fears on FOI

Senator Grace Poe.  FILE PHOTO/PRIB

If it ain’t hiding anything, Malacañang has nothing to fear about the freedom of information (FOI) bill, Sen. Grace Poe said on Friday.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »