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Senator Alan Cayetano says DAP benefited almost all senators

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Almost all senators availed of P100 million worth of additional funds supposedly from the then little-known Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) for their respective projects in late 2011, Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano told the Inquirer on Friday.

Posted: October 19th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Lacson, Pangilinan like Aquino’s ‘bombastic’ style

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Senators Panfilo Lacson and Francis Pangilinan (left) both agreed that the public scolding Aquino gave the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) during the agency’s recent anniversary was meant to drive home the message that government entities were supposed to deliver on their targets or be held accountable for their failures. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Two senators who just completed their final terms and who are expected to join the Aquino administration like the President’s tough style of berating public officials and agencies that fall short of expectations, even during their special occasions.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No goodbyes for 3 senators; 2 others cite long records

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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 »

‘Courtesy a victim in Senate row’

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Broken tradition, broken vows. The controversy that resulted in the Senate’s loss of two of its top leaders appears to have also claimed a long-standing tradition of the majority and the minority smoking the peace pipe as a session of Congress bows out with its sine die adjournment.

Posted: June 8th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Draft law locks up serious offenders aged 12-15

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Children between 12 and 15 years old who commit serious crimes such as murder, robbery, abduction or rape, shall now be confined in a government facility once President Benigno Aquino III signs the amended Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act passed by Congress on Wednesday.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Admin allies condemn election violence, NPA attacks

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Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Administration allies on Wednesday took turns denouncing election violence, particularly the attack on Gingoog Mayor Ruth de Lara Guingona two weeks ago by communist New People’s Army guerrillas.

Posted: May 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pangilinan questions SC motive on JBC

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Sen. Francis Pangilinan: Mandatory confinement for children aged 12 to 15 years who commit heinous crimes and are repeat offenders. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Thursday questioned the Supreme Court decision that Congress could have only one representative to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), saying the court only wants to maintain its “firm hold” on the multisectoral council.

Posted: April 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cabinet posts await Lacson, Pangilinan

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Senators Panfilo “Ping” Lacson and Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, whose terms will end on June 30, will soon be part of the official family of President Aquino.

Posted: March 8th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Senators praise Aquino for rights compensation law

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

Senators praised President Benigno Aquino III for signing the Human Rights Victim Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013 on the 27th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pangilinan, Casiño: ‘How did Genuino kids get off?’

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Sen. Francis Pangilinan: Mandatory confinement for children aged 12 to 15 years who commit heinous crimes and are repeat offenders. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A senator and a representative have asked the Department of Justice to explain why the three children of former Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) chairman Efraim Genuino were dropped from the plunder, corruption and malversation charges the DOJ filed in the Office of the Ombudsman.

Posted: December 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pangilinan says Corona chums making things hard for Sereno

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Sen. Francis Pangilinan: Mandatory confinement for children aged 12 to 15 years who commit heinous crimes and are repeat offenders. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Francis Pangilinan on Monday said magistrates associated with impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona were blocking the reforms being implemented by Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno in the judiciary.

Posted: December 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Massacre case ruling ‘benchmark’ of PH justice, says Pangilinan

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Sen. Francis Pangilinan: Mandatory confinement for children aged 12 to 15 years who commit heinous crimes and are repeat offenders. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The resolution of the Maguindanao Massacre case will be a measure of how far the Philippines’ justice system has progressed, Senator Francis Pangilinan said.

Posted: November 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mayor turns over 5 cooperative members to Senate for rice smuggling probe

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Senate of the Philippines. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The mayor of a Pampanga town turned over to the Senate Wednesday morning five officers of rice cooperatives who were cited in contempt by a committee for allegedly refusing to testify in an investigation on rice smuggling in Subic.

Posted: November 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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