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12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson

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Janet Napoles (left) sensed “real threats” to her life.  Former Senator Panfilo Lacson said the Napoles family visited him on March 24. INQUIRER file photos

More than a hundred government officials from the present and previous administrations have been implicated by so-called pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim-Napoles in a draft affidavit one-fourth ream-thick that her family provided rehabilitation czar and former Sen. Panfilo Lacson last month.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Napoles surgery in Makati hospital successful

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Janet Napoles. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged brains behind the pork barrel scam, may likely stay for at least one more week at Ospital ng Makati after a successful two-hour surgery performed on her on Wednesday.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes

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Gigi Reyes and Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Jose Antonio Evangelista is taking the fall for his boss, Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, and the senator’s former chief of staff, Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, who could go to jail for plunder in the P10-billion pork barrel case set to be filed by the Office of the Ombudsman in the Sandiganbayan.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers

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Benhur Luy talks to Ruby Tuason. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The lawyers of whistle-blower Benhur Luy and prospective state witness Ruby Tuason on Wednesday said their clients and other whistle-blowers were “disturbed” by the possibility of Janet Lim-Napoles turning state’s witness.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palace prepared to charge its allies

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Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang announced Wednesday it was prepared to prosecute allies of President Benigno Aquino III amid speculation that Liberal Party stalwarts had been implicated in the diversion of pork barrel funds to dubious foundations.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me

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Delfin Lee. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It’s the government’s Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF), or Pag-Ibig Fund, that is responsible for defrauding legitimate home buyers who got caught up in the P6.6-billion Globe Asiatique scam, GA owner Delfin Lee insists.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Wild West’ Masbate’s pristine marine gems

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SHADE OF MANGROVE ‘PARASOL’.   Boys enjoy the shade of a mangrove species in the coastal waters of Puro-Sinalikway in Barangay Nursery in Masbate City. Mangroves serve as storm protection to coastal communities and as nurseries to many marine species. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

There’s a way to tame the rowdy rodeo experience that Masbate is known for: Just add crystalline water, hectares of coral reefs and an islet paradise.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness

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Janet Napoles. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Never trust a con artist. Levito Baligod, counsel of whistle-blowers in the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam, is worried that taking in businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles as state witness will do more harm than good in the government’s plunder case against Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

MERS-CoV scare: Search for 174 passengers intensified

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Passengers walk past a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area at the arrival section of Manila’s International Airport in Paranaque. AP FILE PHOTO

Health authorities have opened a Facebook account, bought newspaper ad space for the names of 174 out of the 415 passengers of a flight from the Middle East who had yet to submit themselves as of Monday to nose-and-throat swab test for a deadly virus and enlisted the help of the police in tracing them.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima

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Janet Lim-Napoles FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Tuesday said the government has now a strong case against Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla regarding the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

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

Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide

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Where does the buck stop? Comes now Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, who blames Jose Antonio V. Evangelista, her former deputy in the office of then Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, for the alleged P10-billion pork barrel quagmire.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t assures public on MERS-CoV: Don’t panic

Department of Health Secretary Enrique Ona, shows how the thermal scanner of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal 3 works by detecting high temperature from a passenger on Wednesday. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE/PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER

Do not panic and be taken in by rumors about the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus, or MERS-CoV.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Monday hot, but hotter days still ahead–Pagasa

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COOL KIDS. Children enjoy a dip in an inflated pool on Road 10 in Navotas City. The hottest day of the month was recorded in Metro Manila on Monday at 35.6 degrees Celsius around 3 p.m. ARNOLD ALMACEN

If you felt it was too hot on Monday, it really was. The weather bureau recorded the highest temperatures for the month in Luzon on Monday, saying hotter days may be ahead.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
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  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
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  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
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