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Palace backs PNP chief: He has moral ascendancy

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda: In defense of Alan Purisima (inset)

Malacañang on Wednesday came to Director General Alan Purisima’s defense, describing his Senate testimony as “truthful” and saying he still had the “moral ascendancy” over the Philippine National Police despite allegations of corruption.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Big car discount a stronger case vs Purisima—Escudero

Sen. Francis Escudero  INQUIRER file photo

There may be more reason to hold Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima accountable for the big discount he got for the purchase of a sport utility vehicle in 2013 than for the donation from his friends for the construction of his official residence, according to Sen. Francis Escudero.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Incentives, instead of pay hike, set for gov’t workers in 2015—DBM chief Abad


There will be no pay increase for the 1.4 million government workers in 2015 after this year’s typhoons prevented the government from completing a survey on salary and benefits for them, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad has said.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers slam DAR over delayed salary of gov’t employees

ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio. PHOTO from congress.gov.ph

Militant lawmakers blasted the Aquino administration, on Sunday, for having billions of pesos for “hacienderos,” but no money for the salaries of 9,000 Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) employees.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bureau of Plant Industry chief relieved over garlic price hike fiasco


Bureau of Plant Industry chief Clarito Barron has been transferred to a different office in the Department of Agriculture after agri-business groups called for his resignation over the spike in garlic prices.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »