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Alleged ‘jueteng’ lord launches political dynasty


Rodolfo “Bong” Pineda is usually elusive, especially when “jueteng,” an illegal numbers racket that is a known source of payola to authorities, is in the news. But basking in the glow of the political power of his wife and children is fine with Pineda, one of the country’s suspected jueteng lords.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Pampanga governor ratchets up quarry taxes target to P1B in 3 years


Re-elected Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda has raised the provincial government’s collection target from quarrying Mt. Pinatubo’s sand and gravel to P1 billion in the next three years.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Pre-shaded ballots used in Pampanga precinct , Namfrel tells Comelec


A member of the Board of Election Inspectors in Guagua, Pampanga allegedly distributed pre-shaded ballots, reports reaching the Commission on Election (Comelec) Command Center said Monday.

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

Political dynasties continue in northern, Central Luzon

PAMPANGA Gov. Lilia Pineda (right)  with her  son, Dennis Pineda, INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Dynasties are running rampant in central and northern Luzon.

Posted: May 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Not a walk in the park for Pineda, Panlilio for 3rd battle in Pampanga


Reelectionist Gov. Lilia Pineda and former Gov. Eddie Panlilio both admit that their third battle for the highest local elective post in Pampanga this year will not be a walk in the park.   “As a Catholic, I have high respect for members of the clergy. Among Ed (Panlilio) was a priest and I know [...]

Posted: March 19th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Fr. Ed Panlilio hits rise of ‘jueteng lords’ to ‘kings’, ‘queens’ from ‘kingmakers’

Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III leads the proclamation of Liberal Party candidates in Pampanga for the 2013 elections for governor Fr. Eddie T. Among Ed Panlilio (2nd from right) and his runningmate Atty. Ma. Amalia Tiglao-Cayanan held in Heroes Hall Compound, San Fernando, Pampanga. Also in photo are DOTC Sec. Joseph Emilio Abaya (L) and DILG Sec. Mar Roxas (R). LYN RILLON/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

From being “kingmakers,” jueteng lords are now the “kings” and “queens” in this home province of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Catholic priest Eddie Panlilio said on Friday.

Posted: March 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Disqualification cases filed vs Duterte, 5 other ‘political dynasts’

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. FILE PHOTO

Saying the Supreme Court had already defined the meaning of a political dynasty, a civil society group asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec), on Tuesday, to disqualify six prominent local candidates—including Davao City Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte—for being “clear and obvious” political dynasts.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

2,000 Clark revelers display support for ‘Pablo’ victims

clark freeport zone

At least 2,000 Christmas revelers formed a heart-shaped chain here on Thursday night, lit candles and prayed for hope and courage for survivors of Typhoon “Pablo” in northeastern Mindanao.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Roxas gathering more evidence to end ‘jueteng’ in Pampanga, says aide

Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II. FILE PHOTO

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II is not letting go of his campaign to stop the illegal numbers racket “jueteng” in Pampanga.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov allowed quarrying in Pampanga by firm with expired ECC

PORAC, Pampanga—Gov. Lilia Pineda had allowed a company to quarry rocks near the Malele River here four months after its environmental clearance certificate (ECC) expired in January last year, documents showed. Upon the recommendation of the Provincial Mining and Regulatory Board (PMRB), Pineda approved the quarry permit of Clarkstone Corp. on May 6, 2011, even [...]

Posted: June 27th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Politics takes a back seat in Pampanga


CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—In times of disasters, politics takes a back seat. President Benigno Aquino III nailed this message in his visit to flood-ravaged Pampanga, the bailiwick of his predecessor and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Wednesday morning. Mr. Aquino was welcomed by Governor Lilia Pineda, a close friend of Arroyo, as he was briefed [...]

Posted: October 6th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Pampanga governor weeps, asks for prayers for pal Arroyo


CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Philippines— Governor Lilia Pineda on Monday said former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s condition was “not good” and asked prayers from Kapampangans (Pampanga natives). Doctors of Arroyo, however, had declared her to be out of danger following a spinal surgery last week. On Monday they said they were addressing [...]

Posted: August 1st, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Projects claimed by Pineda were actually Panilio’s

The administration of Pampanga Gov. Lilia Pineda reported completing infrastructure projects worth P110 million in her first 11 months in office but documents obtained by the Inquirer showed that most of these projects were either funded, bid out, awarded or initiated on the final days of her predecessor’s term in office.

Posted: June 25th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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  5. Kris Aquino’s ex- close in security named new Air Force chief
  6. Ex-COA chief nabbed for plunder
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Obama: US will defend Japan vs China
  9. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  10. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  5. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  6. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
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  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  10. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
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  2. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
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  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
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  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
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