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Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson

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Former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The number of senators that dealt with Janet Lim Napoles to defraud Filipinos of billions of pesos in pork barrel funds would be enough to constitute a quorum, the number of members needed to conduct business in the Senate or at least 13, former Sen. Panfilo Lacson said on Wednesday.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Solons seek ample protection for bank depositors

Marikina Rep. Romero Quimbo. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Four lawmakers wanted the House of Representatives to investigate the impact on depositors of the closure of over 300 banks in the country over the past 16 years.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC asked to extend anew TRO on Meralco rate hike

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to extend the restraining order it issued against the imposition of the P4.15 per kilowatt hour rate increase.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Roxas accused of using aid-giving to campaign for 2016

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Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II. INQUIRER.net file photo

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II was roundly criticized on Monday, for appearing to use the government’s rehabilitation of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan)-stricken areas to boost his candidacy in the 2016 presidential elections where he has been touted to be the ruling Liberal Party’s standard bearer.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmaker urges House to probe mining firms

IT HAS BECOME a free-for-all hunt for gold in the village of Tambis in Barobo town, Surigao del Sur province. The supposed small-scale mining operations have led to craters this big in areas that used to be farms. CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN/INQUIRER MINDANAO

A lawmaker urged the House of Representatives to conduct an investigation into the mining accidents in the country involving foreign and local firms.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Leyte lawmaker seeks ban on parking fees in malls, hotels

Leyte Representative Sergio Apostol INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Mall goers may save more shopping money if a bill that bans the payment of parking fees is passed.

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

House seeks to probe MRT GM’s ‘envoy’ Wilson de Vera

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Metro Rail Transit general manager Al Vitangcol III. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Members of the House of Representatives want to summon Wilson de Vera, the alleged “envoy” of Metro Rail Transit (MRT) general manager Al Vitangcol III, to an investigation of allegations that the transport official tried to extort $30 million from Czech train car builder Inekon Group 21 months ago.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

House panel OKs bill extending prescriptive period for graft raps

House of Representatives. FILE PHOTO

A House panel approved a bill that would extend the prescriptive period for filing of graft cases from 15 years to 30 years.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bill seeks setting up of special education centers in the provinces

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Diwa party list Rep. Emmeline Aglipay. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/www.congress.gov.ph

Children with special needs may have a different set of educational requirements, but this no excuse to deprive them of the chance to grow and learn.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Davao Oriental gov denies coursing PDAF allotment to Nabcor

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Davao Oriental Gov. Corazon Malanyaon. INQUIRER file photo

Davao Oriental Gov. Corazon Malanyaon denied Tuesday that she ever coursed her allotments from the Priority Development Assistance Fund to the controversial National Agribusiness Corp. (Nabcor) while she was a member of the House of Representatives.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Ex-House Secretary General Roberto Nazareno; 81

Roberto P. Nazareno, former secretary general of the House of Representatives, passed away on Tuesday. He was 81.

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

Drilon urges speedy trial of ‘pork’ scam suspects

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Senate President Franklin Drilon: Decentralize. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate President Franklin Drilon is urging the Sandiganbayan to conduct a speedy trial on the “pork barrel” scam so that the innocent would be set free and the guilty would be punished and jailed.

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

Lawmaker wants carpoolers rewarded

VERTICAL gardens offer a welcome touch of greenery in the Edsa-Cubao underpass. RAFFY LERMA

Motorists who carpool may be rewarded with free parking or gas discount if a bill at the House of Representatives becomes a law.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
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  6. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  7. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
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  10. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
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  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  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. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano

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