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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


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


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 »

Representative Syjuco hits non-release of P70M dev’t fund


Like his former boss, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Iloilo Representative Augusto “Boboy” Syjuco is crying persecution.

Posted: December 11th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Guard lets Lanao legislator off the hook


A UP-Ayala Technohub security guard on Wednesday backed out of a human rights complaint he was supposed to file against Lanao del Sur Representative Mohammed Hussein Pangandaman whom he had accused of assaulting him. Ricardo Bonayog surprised investigators of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and reporters when he failed to show up at the [...]

Posted: September 8th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Security guard allegedly hit by congressman won’t file complaint


The security guard who was allegedly hit on the head by a legislator has decided not to push through with filing a complaint but still requested for a public apology.

Posted: September 7th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Police team to probe guard’s accusation vs Representative Pangandaman


Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director Chief Superintendent George Regis has formed a special investigation team to look into a security guard’s allegation that he was beaten up by Lanao del Sur Representative Mohammed Hussein Pangandaman. The team will be headed by Supt. Jesus Balingasa. The alleged victim, meanwhile, failed to show up for work [...]

Posted: September 6th, 2011 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Punching congressman ‘tarnishes’ Philippine House

A Porsche-driving Philippine lawmaker who punched a security guard during a parking lot altercation has brought Congress into disrepute, a senior legislator said Tuesday.

Posted: September 6th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Porn mogul offers job to disgraced US lawmaker

LOS ANGELES– Porn mogul Larry Flynt offered disgraced US lawmaker Anthony Weiner a job Thursday, after the New York congressman resigned over a tawdry “sexting” scandal. Hustler founder Flynt said he would pay Weiner, who posted pictures of his intimate anatomy to a number of women on Twitter, 20 percent more than what he earned [...]

Posted: June 17th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US ‘sexting’ lawmaker quits to cry of ‘pervert!’


NEW YORK–”Pervert!” a man cried, as US Congressman Antony Weiner announced amid loud jeering Thursday that he was resigning because he got caught sending lewd electronic pictures of his bulging crotch. Weiner endured insults and finger wagging — but was also cheered by a handful of loyalists — as he told the world he was [...]

Posted: June 17th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Sexting’ lawmaker Weiner to quit

NEW YORK—US Congressman Anthony Weiner is set to resign Thursday after being embroiled for weeks in a sex scandal linked to his lewd online exchanges with women, a Democratic Party source told AFP. Weiner scheduled a New York press conference later Thursday at which he will announce his decision to quit, US media said. The [...]

Posted: June 16th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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