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Filipinos urged to bust ‘fellowship of crooks’

A protester expresses anger at the plunder of taxpayers’ money through the pork barrel system at a rally of students and teachers on Session Road in Baguio City. RICHARD BALONGLONG / INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The continuing public outrage over the P10-billion “pork barrel” scam should spur the people not only to bust the “fellowship of crooks” but also to work for political transformation, a private think tank said Friday.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate panels approve FOI bill

Sen. Grace Poe FILE PHOTO

The proposed Freedom of Information (FOI) bill that would give the public access to government records was approved by a joint panel in the Senate on Wednesday after holding only two hearings.

Posted: September 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Largest barangay in PH can’t live up to ‘new hope’ image; split pushed


Bigger is not necessarily better.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

San Juan City goes slow on ‘zebra lane’ law


Wanting to prevent a repeat of the confusion sowed by a new ordinance banning colorum buses in Manila, the author of a newly passed law sanctioning motorists who don’t step on the brakes when pedestrians use the zebra lanes in San Juan City has called for a grace period.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

‘Major move’ in the offing to reform BOC, says Biazon

Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A “major move” is in the offing that will affect the entire Bureau of Customs, its head said on Tuesday, a day after the agency was admonished by President Benigno Aquino III during his annual address to the nation.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Daang matuwid’ faces serious test

SECURITY CHECK  A K-9 dog and its trainer check the premises of the legislative complex in Quezon City a day before President Aquino’s address to the nation.  ARNOLD ALMACEN

As he makes his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday President Benigno Aquino III’s “daang matuwid (straight path)” policy to stop corruption is under scrutiny in the wake of allegations that transportation and communication officials tried to extort $30 million from a Czech train supplier and that bogus NGOs funneled P10 billion in pork barrel into ghost projects.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Davide: You will have an honest Capitol

With the end of the reign of a family dynasty, Gov. Hilario Davide III said his administration would bring “balanced growth” and “genuine change” through good governance in the next three years.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

New House members seek ‘open, accountable’ use of pork barrel

Edna Co, dean of the National College of Public Administration and Governance at  the University of the Philippines in Diliman. Photo from https://www.facebook.com/UP.NCPAG

Neophyte members of the House of Representatives are mostly “idealistic” and seeking an “open and accountable” use of their priority development and assistance fund (PDAF), a public administration expert said.

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

For rookie legislators, a detour to DAP for basic lessons in public service

ROBREDO discusses Naga City’s budget

As students start a new academic year, some newly elected public officials are also back in school to learn the basics of governance and prepare for their stints as public servants.

Posted: June 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Sta. Rosa mayor gets big win, sees push for bigger projects

STA. ROSA Mayor Arlene Arcillas celebrates her big win that gave her a fresh mandate in the fast-growing city. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Sta. Rosa Mayor Arlene Arcillas received overwhelming approval from the city’s voters after she won reelection by a landslide, which she said is a go signal for big ticket programs in her last term of office.

Posted: May 31st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Barefoot dad bares soul: Propoor


Despite having no machinery and money to support his reelection bid, the city’s—and perhaps, the country’s—only barefoot politician landed on the list of top eight winning city councilors after the midterm elections.

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

More trouble lies ahead for Garcia


The 24.7-hectare Balili property in Barangay Tinaan, Naga City, Cebu, has brought more woes to suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia as she faces a formal investigation by the Ombudsman for a P26.6-million project to fill the property, mostly under water, with earth.

Posted: May 11th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Aquino dreams of vacation with good food and at least a book

Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, right, arrives with Philippines President Benigno Aquino III for the 9th summit meeting of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area or BIMP-EAGA, in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, Thursday, April 25, 2013. AP

President Benigno Aquino III said here Wednesday night that he would like to bring his own cook during a three day vacation he’s been dreaming to have before his term ends in June 2016 even as he downplayed his “date’’ with actress Bianca Manalo.

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

  1. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


  • 4.6-magnitude quake hits Surigao del Norte
  • Camilla’s brother dies of NYC head injury
  • Nepal officials go to Everest to try to end crisis
  • Escudero ready to defend self should name appear in Napoles’ list
  • Obama calls for peaceful end to island dispute
  • Sports

  • Promoters Dela Hoya, Arum in talks for Pacquiao-Alvarez—report
  • Benzema guides Madrid to 1-0 win over Bayern
  • Suns’ Goran Dragic win NBA’s Most Improved Player award
  • Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97
  • Ronaldo shakes off injury fears to play Bayern
  • Lifestyle

  • This woman ate what?
  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  • The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  • Entertainment

  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • Business

  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Cost-recovery provisions for affected gencos urged
  • This time, BIR goes after florists
  • Technology

  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • PH-HK relations repaired, but families of victims still being courted
  • Filipinos in Middle East urged to get clearance before returning
  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
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