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Allies want Enrile, Revilla, Estrada in Camp Crame

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Several senators want their detained colleagues to remain in Camp Crame, the national police headquarters in Quezon City, instead of being transferred to a regular jail like alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Sotto, Honasan push for continued detention of 3 senators in Camp Crame

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Two opposition senators are pushing for the continued detention of the three jailed senators at the Camp Crame in Quezon City while their cases are being heard by the Sandiganbayan.

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

Sona 2014: Who will be the no-shows?

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Who will miss President Benigno Aquino III’s State of the Nation Address this year? Four senators, one is sick while three others are in jail, and an annoyed member of the House Representatives.

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

Senate opens session minus jailed members

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

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 »