By DJ Yap
, Leila B. Salaverria
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.
By Christian V. Esguerra and Leila B. Salaverria
A day after asking senators to account for funds they had received from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), Malacañang rejected calls on Tuesday that it release its own list of 116 projects funded by the facility, which the Supreme Court last week declared unconstitutional.
Malacañang said it was aware of the possibility that criminal cases could be filed against President Benigno Aquino III and members of his Cabinet when their terms expire in 2016.
By TJ Burgonio
It may be premature for President Benigno Aquino III to trumpet the indictment and arrest of three senators as an accomplishment worth mentioning in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) next month, Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said on Thursday.
By Leila B. Salaverria
Members of the House of Representatives who will be detained because of criminal cases over kickbacks from pork barrel funds would be allowed to continue doing their job as legislators while undergoing trial, according to Speaker Feliciano Belmonte.