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Angara, 2 media men may be invited to Senate ‘pork’ scam probe

Former Senator Edgardo Angara. FILE PHOTO

Former Senator Edgardo Angara and two media men who have been dragged into the “pork barrel” controversy may be invited to face a Senate probe to answer the issues being raised against them, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero told reporters on Wednesday.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Angara denies giving P20M pork to fake NGO

Former Senator Edgardo Angara. FILE PHOTO

Former Sen. Edgardo Angara on Tuesday denied allocating through state-run National Agribusiness Corp. (Nabcor) P20 million of his pork barrel funds to an allegedly fake nongovernment organization (NGO).

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sen. Angara assures father would face pork barrel issue

Senator Juan Edgardo "Sonny" Angara FILE PHOTO

Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara expressed “concern” over reports linking his father, former Senator Edgardo Angara, into the “pork barrel” scam but said he was confident his father could answer all the allegations being hurled at him.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senator Pimentel defends libel law

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, chair of the senate committee on justice, has come out against the decriminalization of libel, arguing that this was the only remedy of individuals who felt maligned by others.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pork-barreling Angara slams media frenzy on scam


Former Sen. Edgardo Angara, one of the biggest pork users under the Arroyo administration, said that most lawmakers had been unfairly “prejudged” in the media-induced “frenzy” on the pork barrel scam.

Posted: September 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Way Kurat’ is right; DBM wrong on P3B pork barrel


The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Tuesday said it made a “clerical error” in listing then Compostela Valley Rep. Manuel “Way Kurat” Zamora as having received a whopping P3 billion in pork barrel funds in 2007.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Angara bares preferred Senate body to head

Senator-elect Juan Edgardo Angara. FILE PHOTO

Senator-elect Juan Edgardo Angara said he prefers to head any of four committees in the Senate—education, health, agriculture or environment—when he formally assumes his post in July.

Posted: June 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No goodbyes for 3 senators; 2 others cite long records


They started their 12-year sojourn in the Senate on the heels of the second Edsa People Power Revolution in 2001 that ousted President Joseph Estrada, who was subsequently convicted for plunder.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Sonny Angara: Corona conviction a public service telling me to do more

Senator Juan Edgardo "Sonny" Angara FILE PHOTO

As the first anniversary of Chief Justice Renato Corona’s removal from office draws near, Aurora Rep. Edgardo “Sonny” Angara maintains that ousting the former top magistrate was a “public service” and played down the criticism that it was not the prosecutors but the defense that secured Corona’s conviction.

Posted: May 5th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

No moral authority


Sen. Edgardo Angara has called on today’s youth to build a strong middle class in a speech at the commencement exercises of the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman, Quezon City.

Posted: April 30th, 2013 in On Target | Read More »

Build middle class, Senator Angara tells UP grads


Like the ilustrados of the 1800s, the middle class is emerging as a potent force in the Philippines’ social transformation.

Posted: April 29th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Angara makes push for Iloilo schools

Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara, a senatorial candidate of Team PNoy, is pushing for the enactment of a law that would convert two state colleges into state universities in Iloilo province.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

What’s in a name? Everything for pols


One candidate now goes by the name “Edgardo Angara,” another by “Grace Poe,” and still another, “JV Estrada.” In an election where voters clearly put premium on political pedigree, candidates from the two main senatorial tickets are tweaking their names for better recall and, eventually, to improve their chances in the May 13 elections.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  6. DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  7. Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  8. Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents
  9. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  10. DOJ orders arrest of Cedric Lee
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  4. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  7. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  8. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  9. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  5. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  6. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  7. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  8. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  9. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  10. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct


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