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BuCor jails congested by as much as 249 percent–report

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New Bilibid Prison (4)

The prisons under the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) are congested by as much as 249 percent, the agency said in a report to the House of Representatives.

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

Belmonte: No need to amend Charter’s political provisions

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Speaker of the House Sonny Belmonte opens the regular session of the 16th Congress on Monday prior to President Benigno S. Aquino III State of the Nation Address at the House of Representative in Quezon City.
INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

President Aquino’s statement that he is not inclined to seek a second term has practically killed the prospects of any constitutional amendment to lift the ban on presidential reelection, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said Friday.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

What is the reason in proposing an Aquino term extension?

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erice

What was in the mind of Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice when he proposed an Aquino reelection? The Liberal Party stalwart said Friday that he first floated the idea of amending the Constitution in order to gauge the public’s reaction about giving President Aquino another shot for second term.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

MRT-3 train stoppages worsening since 2009

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This MRT train crashed and got derailed at the end of the station on Taft Avenue in Pasay City.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The service interruptions in the Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3) have been worsening since 2009, a report presented before the House of Representatives said.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

House panel hit for being ‘liberal’ in tackling Aquino impeach raps

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Ilocos Norte Representative Rodolfo Fariñas. PHOTO from www.congress.gov.ph

An ally of President Benigno Aquino III denounced the “liberality” with which the House of Representatives justice committee dealt with the three impeachment complaints against Aquino.

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

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