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Politician pleads guilty to cocaine charge, takes leave

This Sept. 3, 2013, file photo, shows Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel, R-Fla., on Capitol Hill in Washington. Radel has been charged with misdemeanor cocaine possession in Washington. District of Columbia court records show charges against Radel were filed Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington says the cocaine possession charge, a misdemeanor, carries a statutory maximum of 6 months in prison and a fine of $1,000. Radel was arrested on Oct. 29, according to court records. AP

A Florida congressman said Wednesday he was taking a leave of absence from Congress and donating his salary to charity after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession and receiving a sentence of a year’s probation.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Bohol mourns as Rep. Aumentado dies

Then Bohol Gov.Erico Aumentado tries his hands and feet, at raffia loomweaving during the Guiness bid launching in 2009. Lawmakers on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, bid farewell and paid tribute to Aumentado in rites at the Batasang Pambansa and eulogies delivered by colleagues.  FOTO/RAYMUND BUSLON/FILE PHOTO

All flags in Bohol were flown at half-staff on Wednesday in honor of former governor and second district Rep. Erico Aumentado, who died on Christmas evening after a battle with pneumonia.

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rep. Iggy Arroyo remains arrive in Manila Wednesday night

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After several postponements, the remains of the late Negros Occidental Representative Ignacio “Iggy” Arroyo finally arrived in Manila from London Wednesday night.

Posted: February 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Politics eyed in slay try on party-list solon

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The police are looking into “political conflict” as the primary motive for the attempt on the life of a party-list congressman on Sunday afternoon in Marikina City.

Posted: December 14th, 2011 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Lawmaker shot 3 times

A member of Congress was shot and wounded by at least two men Sunday in a subdivision in Marikina City, police said.

Posted: December 12th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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