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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 »

Senators favor bill to redefine savings


There may be no need to pass a joint resolution redefining savings to comply with the Supreme Court ruling that partly voided the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), senators said on Monday.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »