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.
By Christian V. Esguerra
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.
By Michael Lim Ubac
, Niña P. Calleja
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.
By Erika Sauler
, Fe Zamora
, Jaymee T. Gamil
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.