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Escudero calls for ethics probe on senators over pork barrel, DAP fund use

Francis “Chiz” Escudero: Abad’s job to disclose details. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Francis Escudero said on Sunday there shouldn’t be too much quibbling over whether senators’ allocations from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) were linked to the May 2012 conviction of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

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

Joker Arroyo lays bribery at Palace doorstep

Former Sen. Joker Arroyo: Where did it go?   INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Former Sen. Joker Arroyo on Sunday accused Malacañang of attempting to deceive the public by lumping him together with 19 senators who received additional pork barrel amounting to P1.107 billion a few months after the Senate voted to convict then Chief Justice Renato Corona last year.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Moot and academic: SC dismisses PSBank petition on Corona dollar accounts

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Saying it has become moot and academic, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by the Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) that sought to annul the order of the Senate sitting as impeachment court to produce the documents regarding the dollar accounts of former Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Posted: December 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Paraguay’s president ousted in impeachment trial

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IMPEACHED PRESIDENT. Paraguay's President Fernando Lugo in this file photo was recovering from treatment for what doctors described as three apparently low-grade lymphoma in the groin, chest and the third lumbar vertebra. An impeachment process ended with the ouster of Lugo on Friday, June 22, 2012. The Senate tried him on five charges of malfeasance in office, including an alleged role in a deadly confrontation between police and landless farmers that left 17 dead. Lugo will be replaced by Vice President Federico Franco. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz, File)

Paraguay’s Senate voted to remove President Fernando Lugo from office on Friday in an impeachment trial, and the former priest said he would leave even though he considered his ouster as a blow to democracy.

Posted: June 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Corona ouster a victory for Filipinos–NDF

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Chief Justice Renato Corona’s ouster has become a victory for the public, the spokesperson of the National Democratic Front in Mindanao said Friday.

Posted: June 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »