Latest Stories
Home » lawmakers You are browsing entries tagged with “lawmakers”

Join rallies vs China, Gazmin dared


Makabayan bloc lawmakers have dared Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin to join their group’s anti-China demonstrations after he chided activists for keeping mum on China’s claiming of islands inside Philippine territory.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

83 lawmakers tied to agri pork racket


Four senators and 79 representatives coursed a total of P1.7 billion of their pork barrel allocations during a three-year period through state-operated National Agri-business Corp. (Nabcor), with orders to funnel the funds to questionable nongovernment organizations (NGOs), official documents showed.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Pork’ still working for lawmakers

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad: There has always been political patronage. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad sees nothing wrong with lawmakers asking the executive agencies that received the realigned congressional pork barrel funds to help their constituents seeking medical assistance, scholarships and the like.

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

Lawmakers dared to tell all on DAP


Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon on Monday urged his peers to come clean and declare whether they received extra funds from President Aquino’s pork barrel, called the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), before, during and after the impeachment of then Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino has no plan to visit Arroyo at VMMC—Palace

By ,
President Benigno Aquino III. FILE PHOTO

President Aquino will not be joining the line of visitors to the hospital suite of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Not just yet.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC urged: Stop power rate hike

By ,

The battle to stop the record power rate increase that Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) s charging 5.3 million customers is now in the Supreme Court, after six party-list lawmakers on Thursday asked the high court to stop Meralco from implementing the staggered P4.15 per kilowatt-hour rate increase starting this month.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

No basis to impeach SC justices over pork, lawmaker’s disqualification – lawyer

Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The threat to impeach certain Supreme Court justices over two recent controversial actions they took would not likely prosper for lack of legal or constitutional basis, lawyer Romulo Macalintal said on Sunday.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

More plunder cases to be filed

Lawyer Levito Baligod INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Plunder or malversation cases will be filed against more lawmakers in connection with the misuse of public funds using nongovernment organizations controlled by businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles and other similar racketeers, according to lawyer Levito Baligod.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Wider inquiry of pork misuse up

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The country’s chief prosecutors will begin to discuss on Friday how they will undertake the Supreme Court directive last week for the executive department to undertake a wider investigation of the misuse of lawmakers’ pork barrel, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said on Tuesday.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino allies dismayed by SC ruling on pork abolition

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Administration allies were generally not surprised about the Supreme Court decision that declared the entire pork barrel system unconstitutional as they felt the magistrates merely bowed to the prevailing public opinion calling for the abolition of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Evardone asks Aquino to set up relief ops center for Eastern Samar

Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone has appealed to the Aquino administration to take the reins in disaster-stricken areas in his province as municipalities and barangays have virtually collapsed from the sheer lack of resources and as the victims’ self-preservation instincts take over.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Surigao Norte lawmaker denies pressuring power coop

Surigao del Norte Representative Francisco Matugas Photo from www.congress.gov.ph

A lawmaker who has been accused of interfering in a power cooperative deal here has been forced to issue a denial that he had tried pressuring a local power utility into buying overpriced generator sets.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

TRC director confirms lawmakers’ signatures genuine

Technology Resource Center Director General Dennis Cunanan. PHOTO FROM www.dost.gov.ph

Contrary to their claims, lawmakers confirmed their signatures on letters they had sent to the Technology Resource Center endorsing dubious nongovernment organization, the head of the state agency has told investigators.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

  1. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  2. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  3. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  7. Passengers denied chance to escape sinking South Korea ferry
  8. South Korea president shouted down by distraught parents
  9. Two Popes who would be saints
  10. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  9. Massive infra spending set
  10. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  5. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  6. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  7. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


  • Pakistan library named ‘bin Laden,’ as memory fades
  • US teacher fired over comment on black president
  • Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
  • Title of new Hillary Clinton book: ‘Hard Choices’
  • Filipinos, Dutch re-enact crucifixion of Christ
  • Sports

  • Nadal ousted by Ferrer in Monte Carlo quarters
  • Pacquiao shorts in Bradley fight sold for P1.7M in LA auction
  • Ryu pitches Dodgers past Giants
  • Alonso sets the pace in Chinese GP practice
  • Heat seek Three-peat but Spurs, Pacers top seeds
  • Lifestyle

  • Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • Entertainment

  • Myx TV premieres Asian American ‘docu-series’
  • A nutty finale for ‘Scandal,’ TV’s craziest show
  • EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose’
  • ‘X-men’ filmmaker slams ‘fabricated’ sex attack claims
  • Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial in DC
  • Business

  • US commerce secretary spells out economic facet of ‘pivot to Asia’
  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay
  • Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade
  • Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal
  • Barbie doll has a problem
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Las Vegas ‘Pinoy Pride’ fest hails Filipino heritage
  • Marking Jesus’ journey on Good Friday
  • Filipina accomplice arrested for fake bills in Malaysia
  • DoH denies Filipino nurse no longer positive for MERS virus
  • WHO warns vs spread of MERS-Cov, urges vigilance in taking precautions
  • Marketplace