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Quezon City’s top students to get cash gifts

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The Quezon City government has set aside over P3 million in cash incentives for the Top 3 students in its public schools and to subsidize the expenses of 147 public primary and secondary schools for their graduation ceremonies.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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CEBU City’s senior citizens will have to wait a little longer for their P3,000 cash gift from the city government.

Posted: July 7th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

In The Know: Rumors linking Enrile to Gigi Reyes started in 1998

CALLING IT QUITS Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile’s chief of staff, lawyer Gigi Reyes (inset), tenders her resignation after the controversy romantically linking her to the Senate President. But Enrile says he will urge her to stay. RICHARD REYES

Early in 1998, rumors flew that Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile was having a romantic relationship with his chief of staff, Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, about 30 years his junior.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Enrile: I don’t look old but…

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CALLING IT QUITS Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile’s chief of staff, lawyer Gigi Reyes (inset), tenders her resignation after the controversy romantically linking her to the Senate President. But Enrile says he will urge her to stay. RICHARD REYES

My God! I’m too old for that.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Lacson rues: We’re all losers

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Former senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

There were no winners; just losers. Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson came up with this assessment amid the controversy over the conversion of millions of pesos in excess Senate funds into cash “gifts” and “bonuses” just before Christmas for two groups of senators—those favored by Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and those who were not.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Why Gigi Reyes is dubbed ‘24th senator’

Jessica “Gigi” Reyes   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Dubbed by the gossips in the Senate as the “24th senator,” Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Gonzales-Reyes signs checks in the millions on behalf of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and issues memos to Senate functionaries involving the funds of the chamber.

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

COA says MOOE not a discretionary fund

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The Commission on Audit (COA) on Wednesday said that the maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) allocation was not a discretionary fund and could not be used for purposes not specified under the General Appropriations Act (GAA).

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Senate war in gutter, turns personal, ugly

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THE HONORABLES Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile (right) and Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano engage in a heated debate during a stormy session at the Senate Wednesday. RAFFY LERMA

The squabble over the purported “Christmas bonus” turned ugly Wednesday—the third of the Senate’s remaining nine days of sessions—after Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano brought up in a privilege speech Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s personal grudge against him and the unusual clout Enrile’s chief of staff wields in the chamber.

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Santiago plans to probe Enrile ‘gifts’

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IMPEACHMENT BOOK Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, who is under fire for realigning the chamber’s savings into Christmas “bonuses,” shows off the book “The Honor of the Senate: 44 Days of an Impeachment Trial.” Senators  tried  former Chief Justice Renato Corona. RAFFY LERMA

Despite hypertension and bone marrow problems, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Tuesday indicated her intention to conduct an inquiry into Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s release of funds for “maintenance and other operating expenditures” (MOOE) just before Christmas.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Enrile, Santiago call ceasefire

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. FILE PHOTO

As their bitter and very public feud entered the 10th day, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago made separate decisions to lie low and rest.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Santiago asks COA to rule on government savings

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Apparently anticipating an adverse opinion from the Commission on Audit (COA), Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago is getting ready to ask the Supreme Court to rule whether heads of offices can use savings “at their absolute discretion.”

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Attack dog’ Lacson snarls at Santiago: ‘Crusading crook…’

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The word war has worsened.

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Senators’ gifts a time-honored tradition–Angara

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Senator Edgardo Angara. INQUIRER file photo

It was the “uneven” distribution of the cash that is at the heart of the brouhaha over Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s grant of “Christmas gifts”—later explained as additional funds for office expenses—from the Senate’s savings, according to Sen. Edgardo Angara.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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