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Senate joins probe of alleged extort try on Czech firm

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Sen. Francis Escudero (inset) said the Senate committee on finance, of which he is the chair, would take up with officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications the alleged extortion try on the Czech train maker Inekon in relation to how it slowed down the delivery of more coaches for the Metro Rail Transit. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The Senate will start looking into the alleged $30-million extortion attempt on a Czech train maker when the scandal is raised in Monday’s inquiry into delayed government projects, including the purchase of 48 new coaches for the badly congested Metro Rail Transit.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace wants probe of $30M extort try on Czech firm in MRT deal expedited

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Malacañang wants to expedite the criminal investigation of allegations that Metro Rail Transit (MRT) general manager Al Vitangcol attempted to extort $30 million from a Czech company seeking to supply new train coaches.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

On anniversary, Cory Aquino likened to Pope Francis

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President Aquino prays at the grave of his parents during the concelebrated Mass to commemorate the fourth death anniversary of his mother and democracy icon, former President Corazon C. Aquino, at Manila Memorial Park in Sucat, Parañaque City. MALACAÑANG PHOTO

Like Pope Francis. Father Manoling Francisco, the Jesuit composer, drew parallels between the lives of the late democracy icon Corazon C. Aquino and Pope Francis of the Catholic Church in his homily at the Manila Memorial Park Thursday afternoon.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Friends in good times and bad celebrate Cory Aquino

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REMEMBER WHEN Like the way it was in the feverish days leading to Edsa (I) People Power Revolution, yellow confetti rains anew on the Cory Aquino Memorial Shrine in Manila as the country commemorated the well-loved former President’s 80th birth anniversary on Friday. (See story below.) RICHARD REYES

Some came in wheelchairs, a few with canes. Many took halting steps with arthritic knees. But they came, anyway, to pay their respects to the late President Cory Aquino, who would have turned 80 years old on Friday.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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