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Aquino best man when Escudero weds Heart Evangelista

ENGAGED  “Our getting married has nothing to do with my running or not running [for an elective post],” said Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero, here with fiancée Heart Evangelista. Escudero says you don’t have to be married to win. “Look at President Aquino.” ARNOLD ALMACEN

President Benigno Aquino III will stand as best man for Sen. Chiz Escudero when the senator weds movie star Heart Evangelista on Feb. 14 (tentative date).

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Senate calls for prosecution of officials behind Northrail project

Senator Chiz Escudero. ARNOLD ALMACEN/INQUIRER file photo

The government is paying P9 billion for the derailed Northrail project but nobody has been charged for the fiasco, and not a kilometer of a rail has been built.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Binay open to Roxas tie-up

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and Vice President Jejomar Binay in a photo taken in July this year by Senator Loren Legarda at Army HQ on Bonifacio Global Center during the visit of US President Barack Obama. Roxas, Binay and Legarda were archrivals for the vice presidency in the 2010 elections. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

There was a lot of postelection skirmishing after their bitter vice-presidential fight in 2010.

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Abad to face new grilling by senators on lump sums

Florencio ''Butch'' Abad 2

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad will have a lot on his plate when he faces the Senate to defend the proposed 2015 national budget.

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

House moves vs Sereno hit; Palace hands off

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Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Even as Malacañang distanced itself from some of its congressional allies’ threat to impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, court employees on Thursday slammed the House of Representatives’ ouster move. Sen. Francis Escudero said it could be part of the Aquino
administration’s retaliation against the high court.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »