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Doctors urge solons to probe dengue drug trials on humans

Aedes aegypti mosquito, carrier of the dengue virus.

A group of doctors has called on lawmakers to investigate an experiment that allowed the testing of a supposed “breakthrough drug” against dengue on Filipinos that was allegedly riddled with “scientific and ethical flaws.”

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers don’t believe MRT line is safe


The private firm maintaining the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 remains in denial about the true state of the country’s biggest train system as it rejected an adverse report by Hong Kong’s MTR Corp. Ltd., that revealed the alarming state of its tracks and trains.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Malversation case part of plot to sideline Estrada clan, allies – JV Ejercito


“It’s too much of a coincidence,’’ so said Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito on Monday of the filing of a malversation complaint against him with the Ombudsman.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Legislators favor 4-month crisis powers for Aquino

reynaldo umali

The House energy committee is leaning toward granting President Aquino the special powers he has requested to deal with an impending power crisis next year, but to allow him to exercise such powers for no more than three to four months.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOJ eyes malversation raps vs next batch of lawmakers tagged in pork scam

DOJ building

In a major shift in legal strategy, the Department of Justice is planning to file charges of malversation, instead of plunder charges against the next batch of senators, representatives and fake nongovernment organizations to be charged in the pork barrel scam cases.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »