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LP mixed on letting Aquino widen search for standard bearer beyond party

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The ruling Liberal Party is divided on President Benigno Aquino III’s decision to expand the search for a standard-bearer in the 2016 presidential election to cover allies who are not members of the party, including Vice President Jejomar Binay.

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

LP calls raps vs Drilon Binay’s ‘squid tactics’

Senate President Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Liberal Party (LP) members defended Senate President Franklin Drilon and other Cabinet officials accused of being behind the purportedly overpriced Iloilo Convention Center (ICC), saying Vice President Jejomar Binay’s camp is behind the allegations.

Posted: November 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DBM submits ‘errata’ to 2015 national budget


The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has submitted 100 pages of corrections to the proposed P2.6-trillion 2015 national budget that was approved on second reading by the House of Representatives last week.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino ally: Binay’s loss is Roxas’ gain

Vice President Jejomar Binay and Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

An administration lawmaker on Tuesday was elated that it was Interior Secretary Mar Roxas who gained in the latest Pulse Asia survey on the public’s presidential preference for 2016.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

During Aquino impeach raps hearing, Aquino ally called ‘balimbing’


Tension rose in the House of Representatives when Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares took a swipe against a Liberal Party stalwart for being a “balimbing” (turncoat) when he shifted to being an Aquino ally from being a supporter of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »