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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 »

Palace refuses to give info on 116 projects funded by DAP, eyes SC appeal

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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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.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Too early to gloat over senators’ raps in Sona–Senator Marcos

Senator Ferdinand “Bong-Bong” Marcos. AFP FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers indicted for ‘pork’ scam can remain in office—Belmonte

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: June 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »