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Fact-checking causes delay in filing of cases vs more ‘pork’ suspects

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Justice Secretary Leila De Lima. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

The tedious process of fact checking by the National Bureau of Investigation causes delay in the filing of charges against the third batch of suspects in the P10-billion pork barrel scam, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said Wednesday.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Graft-tainted Congress opens second regular session

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Photo by Ryan Leagogo / INQUIRER.net

Gavels were banged as the second regular session of the 16th Congress opened Monday morning, six hours ahead of the fifth national address of President Benigno Aquino III.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House opens session ahead of Aquino’s Sona

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Photo by Hotaru Niitsu/INQUIRER.net

The House of Representatives opened its second regular session Monday, six hours before President Benigno Aquino III delivers his fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona).

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate opens session minus jailed members

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The Senate formally opens the second regular session of Congress on Monday with only 20 out of 24 members present.  Maila Ager/INQUIRER.net

Far from the usual threats of change in leadership, the Senate on Monday opened the second regular session of the 16th Congress still reeling from a massive corruption scandal which has shocked the country.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sona most crucial for Aquino, say solons

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A protester holds a mask of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III while shouting slogans during a rally near his residence Sunday, July 27, 2014 at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Aquino is expected to deliver his State-of-the-Nation address on Monday, the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) or the allocation of funds or savings by the government to finance various programs or projects which is under the discretion of the president and was declared in part as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. AP

Will it be all gloves off or all apologies for President Aquino in his penultimate State of the Nation Address (Sona)?

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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