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Mejorada insists plunder case vs Drilon over ICC deal has basis

Manuel Mejorada (right), former provincial administrator of Iloilo, and Senate President Franklin Drilon (left). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former Iloilo provincial administrator Manuel Mejorada insisted on Tuesday the plunder complaint he filed against Senate President Franklin Drilon and two Cabinet members for the alleged overprice of the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) was not a “dud,” saying the Ombudsman had found basis to conduct a preliminary investigation.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Calabarzon prepares for tourism surge, challenges of Asean 2015

BORAWAN Island in Padre Burgos town, Quezon province DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The tourism industry in the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon provinces) region has enjoined the active participation of all stakeholders to strengthen its position for the expected surge of local and foreign tourists in 2015.

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

2nd hearing on Iloilo ‘overpricing’ urged

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Refusing to admit that his testimony in the Senate on Thursday was a dud, Manuel Mejorada, the complainant in the plunder case against Senate President Franklin Drilon, on Sunday said the blue ribbon committee should call a second hearing to hear further testimony and receive evidence.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Noted: Senate probe of Iloilo center ‘friendly’

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Former provincial administrator Manuel Mejorada. NOY MORCOSO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

More senators turned up on Thursday at the Senate inquiry into the controversial Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) and sounded more genial to the guests.

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino: Ona probed as his case posed ‘immediate danger’ to governance

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It is the “immediate danger” that a Cabinet official would bring in his decision that would prompt President Aquino to order an investigation on him.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »