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Aquino vows to intensify anti-corruption drive further

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President Benigno Aquino lll INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino vowed on Sunday to step up his campaign against corruption in government for the remainder of his term.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House bill seeks special body to manage, protect Manila Bay

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DESERVING SPECIAL CARE A boy cuts a playful figure with the Manila Bay as backdrop. Famous for its sunset view, the bay is now the subject of a congressional bill that calls for the creation of a special body that will protect and manage its development in the face of reclamation projects. JOAN BONDOC

Manila Bay, one of the world’s finest natural harbors, deserves a special body that would take charge of its development and balanced growth while ensuring its protection, according to Bataan Rep. Enrique Garcia.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Wednesday that she had ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to arrest Cedric Lee, his sister and three others who have yet to post bail on the grave coercion charge filed against them in connection with the mauling of TV host-comedian Vhong Navarro.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Move to decentralize bar exams gains ground

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Photo by Tetch Torres-Tupas/INQUIRER.net

An online petition initiated by a Cebu law school dean to decentralize the country’s bar examinations, currently held only in Manila, is gaining support in Congress.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Battle is not over yet,’ say bishops, pro-life groups in Visayas

A Catholic church in Bacolod has cut in half a tarpaulin that tells the faithful whom to vote for and whom to junk in the May senatorial elections (“Team Buhay, Team Patay”). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court ruling that declares the reproductive health law as constitutional has not deterred the spirit of the Visayas-based pro-life advocates who vowed to continue fighting the law, which they have described as “immoral.”

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Revilla seeks SC TRO on plunder charge

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Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. has asked the Supreme Court to stop the Ombudsman from further acting on the plunder case against him as he questioned its resolution last week approving his indictment in connection with the alleged misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), also known as pork barrel funds.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon backs regional bar exams

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Senate President Franklin Drilon: Decentralize. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate President Franklin Drilon will ask the Supreme Court to decentralize the bar exams, one of the most difficult licensure tests in the country.

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

De Lima: SC to decide if Revilla’s plea vs preliminary probe of pork is moot

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Has the petition of Senator Ramon Revilla Jr., now before the Supreme Court and up for oral arguments on April 22 been rendered moot and academic now that the Ombudsman has approved his indictment for plunder along with others?

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

Binay urges Aquino gov’t to be fair, charge other officials tagged in pork scam

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Vice President Jejomar Binay.  FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay challenged the Aquino administration, on Wednesday, to prove its fairness in dealing with the case stemming from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam and prosecute other tagged officials, saying such a move would preclude any political motive in its pursuit of prosecution.

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

Napoles asks court to allow her to choose her doctors

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Janet Napoles INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

She did not get to be confined in the hospital of her choice but alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles, the suspected mastermind of the multi-billion-peso pork barrel scam, is now requesting the court to allow her to pick her doctors.

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

De Lima says gov’t not yet resting case in Maguindanao massacre trial

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Maguindanao massacre carnage site in Barangay Salman, Ampatuan town in Maguindanao.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Thursday she would discuss with government prosecutors their bid to rest their case following opposition from private prosecutors led by lawyer Nena Santos.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ombudsman denies Corona’s bid to dismiss forfeiture case

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Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales.  INQUIRER file photo

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales denied on Wednesday an appeal by former Chief Justice Renato Corona to review its previous ruling finding probable cause to indict him and his wife Cristina in connection with their alleged P130-million ill-gotten wealth case.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Broadcaster Erwin Tulfo sues Inquirer for libel

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TV5 News anchor Erwin Tulfo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

TV5 News anchor Erwin Tulfo on Monday filed a libel case in the Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office against the Philippine Daily Inquirer, seeking P12 million in damages for reporting that he allegedly benefited from the diversion of congressional pork barrel funds, through a state agency, to dubious nongovernment organizations (NGOs).

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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