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Roxas mulls liabilities of CamNorte gov accused of threatening wife

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Interior Secretary Mar Roxas said he has been looking into the possible liabilities of Camarines Norte Gov. Edgardo Tallado, whose wife surfaced in the media last week five days after she was reported missing and accused the governor of plotting to kill her.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Santiago pushes for detailed SALN to include travels, gifts, donations

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High-ranking government officials must be made to accomplish a more detailed form for their statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth to include travels, gifts received and other financial transactions, including donations, Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago proposed on Monday.

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

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

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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 »