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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 »

Senate to probe Bulacan field trip that ended in students’ deaths

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Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III said on Sunday he would initiate a Senate inquiry into the tragic Bulacan State University (Bulsu) field trip, where seven tourism students drowned after they were swept away by strong river currents.

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

What’s green building? Senate to quiz parking contractor


The Senate’s hearing on the alleged overprice of the Makati City parking building is far from over, and the next phase of the inquiry will delve into auditing processes and the features of the building, according to Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pork raps can still be amended—Pimentel

Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III

Ombudsman prosecutors have the prerogative to amend their complaint against Senators Bong Revilla, Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III said on Friday.

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

Weigh evidence, not Luy’s files, says Palace exec

The National Bureau of Investigation- Cyber Crime Division submit the digital files of whistle-blower Benhur Luy that allegedly contain pork barrel transactions to Senator Teofisto Guingona III in his office at the Senate Building, Pasay City on Wednesday. Seated at right, NBI director Virgilio Mendez. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA/INQUIRER

Malacañang echoed Saturday Senator Aquilino Pimentel III’s statement that the government should compile documents to build a solid case on the pork barrel scam instead of being preoccupied with Benhur Luy’s electronic files.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »