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Revilla seeks SC TRO on plunder charge

Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. has asked the Supreme Court to stop the Ombudsman from further acting on the plunder case against him as he questioned its resolution last week approving his indictment in connection with the alleged misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), also known as pork barrel funds.

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

Regular jail for senators? Courts will decide—Palace


As with all issues involving the courts, Malacañang on Friday said it would depend on the Sandiganbayan if senators accused of misusing their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) would be detained in regular jails.

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

Watered-down antidynasty bill proposed

Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice: Watered down. PHOTO BY RICHARD REYES

The antipolitical dynasty bill goes hand in hand with the ongoing battle against corruption, according to one of its authors who is looking forward to its approval in the House of Representatives when he introduces a “tamer” version during future deliberations.

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

Congress sends Obama bill to aid Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks to Tatarstan regional leader Rustam Minnikhanov, back to camera, during a meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Minnikhanov, who visited Crimea to attend a congress of Crimean Tatars, discussed their demands with Putin. AP

Congress sent President Barack Obama a bill on Tuesday to provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-poor Ukraine and punish Russia for its bold annexation of part of the former Soviet republic.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Drilon urges speedy trial of ‘pork’ scam suspects

Senate President Franklin Drilon: Decentralize. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate President Franklin Drilon is urging the Sandiganbayan to conduct a speedy trial on the “pork barrel” scam so that the innocent would be set free and the guilty would be punished and jailed.

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

Senate body recommends plunder raps vs Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada, Revilla

Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

After holding nine hearings, the Senate blue ribbon committee has recommended the filing of plunder, bribery and graft cases against Senators Juan Ponce-Enrile, Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr in connection with the P10-billion “pork barrel” scam.

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

Bayan Muna proposes ‘Yolanda’ marker in Tacloban

Bayan Muna Representatives Neri Colmenares (left ) and Carlos Zarate. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

As thousands of lives were claimed by Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), arguably the strongest typhoon ever recorded, two lawmakers proposed the construction of a “memorial marker” in Tacloban City.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Palace sees Congress support for Bangsamoro charter

The signing of the historic Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB)

Malacañang is confident of getting bipartisan support in Congress for the timely approval of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) that would create a new Bangsamoro region, officials said Friday.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

COA finds P204M in misdeclared Commission on Appointments bonuses

The Commission on Audit. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Members and staff of Congress’ powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) enjoyed a bounty of allowances in 2012, including P204 million in extra benefits erroneously classified as maintenance and operating expenses in official records, according to a Commission on Audit (COA) report.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senators welcome Bangsamoro peace accord but…

Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senators from both the administration and the opposition coalitions welcomed Thursday the signing of a final peace agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Legislators want one-time COA report on pork

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. (left) and Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr.: Congress is being flogged every day. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO and FILE PHOTO

House leaders have appealed to Commission on Audit (COA) Chair Grace Pulido-Tan to come out with a one-time, all-inclusive report on all of their members’ lump sum releases—both Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) fund endorsed by representatives—from 2010 to 2012.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Impeach raps readied vs SC justices

Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali: Targeting three, possibly four, justices FILE PHOTO

Members of the House prosecution team involved in the impeachment of then Chief Justice Renato Corona two years ago have begun preparations for another impeachment proceeding, this time to remove three to four magistrates of the Supreme Court.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Jinggoy Estrada banking on Ombudsman to be fair in ‘pork’ case

Sen. Jinggoy Estrada.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada has said he trusts Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales to be fair to him and to the two other senators charged with plunder in connection with the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. Gigi Reyes back to face charges
  2. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  3. In the know: Gigi Reyes
  4. SC suspends proctor in 2011 bar exams
  5. Senator Pimentel backs German think tank’s stand vs dynasties
  6. Bar proctor suspended for photographing test papers
  7. Collector Danny Garcia says Inquirer worth more than news
  8. Meteor shower to light up PH skies
  9. What Went Before: Enrile denies Gigi Reyes was ‘other woman’
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  8. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  9. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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