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DOJ backs Senate bill on smuggling as economic sabotage

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima: Waiting for Senate report INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has thrown its support behind a Senate bill that would redefine smuggling as a form of economic sabotage and impose heavier penalties on offenders.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers relieved, but Cha-cha ‘still needed’

Senator Juan Edgardo "Sonny" Angara. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Some senators are relieved that President Benigno Aquino III will not be pushing for Charter change during the remainder of his term, although one of them insists that the Constitution needs some tweaking.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Angara wants Napoles to show proof on internal bleeding case

Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Juan Edgardo Angara wants Janet Lim Napoles, the alleged “pork barrel” scam mastermind, to show proof that she has been bleeding.

Posted: May 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Weigh pros and cons of bank secrecy law lifting, BIR urged

Senator Nancy Binay.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senators cautioned the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Monday over its proposal to lift the bank secrecy law, one saying it has a “chilling effect” on the banking industry.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Edsa ‘babies’ are now senators

They were only children when the Edsa People Power Revolution happened in 1986.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »