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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 »

Only in the Philippines: Gov’t building jails for VIPs

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A first-class jail for first-class felons?

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Senators scored for probing own crime

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SOFTBALL
TREATMENT
Finance Secretary
Cesar Purisima
(from left), Budget
Secretary Florencio
Abad and
Socioeconomic
Planning Secretary
Arsenio Balisacan
appear at the Senate
hearing on the
controversial
Disbursement
Acceleration
Program of
the Aquino
administration.

How can the culprits investigate their own crime?

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Jinggoy Estrada mocks Senate for being ‘rah-rah squad’ of Abad

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Detained  Senator  Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada. INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON

Detained Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada criticized the Senate on Friday for acting like a “rah-rah” squad for the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) during Thursday’s hearing on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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