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Solon: Politicians more answerable than mediamen on pork scam

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Senator Francis Escudero. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Public officials involved in the “pork barrel” scam should be more accountable than certain members of the media who are now being dragged into the issue, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero said on Wednesday.

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

Escudero in no rush to announce his 2016 plans

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Sen. Francis Escudero INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

His announcement about his wedding may come first before his plans for 2016, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero said in jest on Wednesday.

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

Roxas finds unlikely ally as Escudero rejects resignation call

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Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II has found an unlikely ally in Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero, who rejected a colleague’s resignation call for Roxas.

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

No rule vs computer games in Senate—Escudero

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Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Using unparliamentary language inside the halls of Congress is prohibited but playing computer games while the session is ongoing , isn’t at least for now, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero said on Thursday.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Escudero, Poe not keen on postponing Senate session Monday

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Senator Francis Escudero. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Francis Escudero, chairman of the committee on finance, expressed fear that postponing the resumption of sessions on Monday may derail the passage of the proposed 2014 national budget.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers dared to reveal how ‘pork’ was spent

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Sen. Francis Escudero.  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Francis “Chiz; Escudero on Wednesday dared fellow legislators to reveal how they spent every single centavo of their priority development assistance fund (PDAF) or “pork barrel”.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Senators to abide by SC order to stop release of PDAF

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Senator Franklin Drilon and Senator Francis Escudero III  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The senators will abide by the Supreme Court’s order to stop the release of their Priority Development Assistance Funds (PDAF) this year, Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Tuesday.

Posted: September 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Another senator seeks scrapping of ‘pork barrel’

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Sen. Francis Escudero. INQUIRER.NET FILE PHOTO

Another senator on Thursday moved for the scrapping of the legislators’ Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or “pork barrel” amid public outcry against their alleged misuse.

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate bill penalizing influence peddlers filed

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Sen. Francis Escudero INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A bill penalizing any person who engages in influence peddling has been filed at the Senate. Senate Bill 118, authored by Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero, seeks to clip corruption “at its inception” even before any gift or present is given to a public official or employee in connection with any business transaction, application, request or contract with the government.

Posted: July 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

No more probe on taxes charged by water firms to consumers—Enrile

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Senator  Juan Ponce-Enrile. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile saw no need for Congress to investigate the income tax payments and other expenses being charged to consumers by two water concessionaires, saying that “interested” lawmakers should just file a case before the Supreme Court.

Posted: July 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Escudero: Mindanao peace urgent but things must be done right

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Sen. Francis Escudero. INQUIRER.NET FILE PHOTO

A new organic law meant to conform with the framework agreement on the Bangsamoro should be crafted quite carefully despite its urgency, an ally of President Benigno Aquino III told the Philippine Daily Inquirer on Saturday.

Posted: June 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cayetano at third; Escudero drops to fourth in Senate tally

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SEN. ALAN Peter Cayetano. EDWIN BACASMAS

Reelectionist Alan Peter Cayetano surged ahead of another reelectionist, Francis “Chiz” Escudero, in the senatorial race, according to the latest partial and unofficial tally of an election watchdog on Tuesday.

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

Escudero on latest SWS survey: No excuses; it only means more hard work

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Reelectionist Sen. Francis Escudero offered no excuses for his slide in the latest survey by Social Weather Stations that saw him landing in fifth place this month, down from first place in August last year.

Posted: April 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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