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Santiago: Senate may lose up to seven members due to ‘pork’ scam

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Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago said Wednesday the Senate committee on ethics should investigate not only the three senators who have been charged with plunder in connection with the P10-billion pork barrel scam but also the three or four others who had been linked to the scandal by the whistleblowers.

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

COA raps Rizal town’s use of Loren, Chiz pork

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The Commission on Audit. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The municipal government of Taytay, Rizal province, came under fire from the Commission on Audit (COA) for its questionable handling of some P10.48 million of pork barrel allocations from Senators Francis “Chiz” Escudero and Loren Legarda and party-list Rep. Julieta Cortuna.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Legarda calls for stricter implementation of child protection laws

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Senator Loren Legarda on Friday called for the strict implementation of anti-trafficking and child protection laws “to put a stop to the illegal human trade” in the country.

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

Senate to probe media killings

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Senators Aquilino Pimentel III, Grace Poe and Loren Legarda . INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III, chair of the Senate committee on justice and foreign affairs, said on Friday he would immediately call for a Senate investigation into the series of media killings.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH’s slow justice system has worsened impunity in media killings—senators

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Senators Grace Poe and Loren Legarda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The country’s justice system remains painfully slow and this has contributed to the persistence of impunity in the killing of media practitioners, administration lawmakers said on Thursday.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Disaster body lacks satellite phones, others in case of another ‘Yolanda’

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Sen. Loren Legarda.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) has exposed yet another chink in the government’s armor against disasters.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Legarda: I’ve given up my ‘pork’ for 2014

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Senator Loren Legarda. INQUIRER file photo

Senator Loren Legarda said she has long given up her “pork barrel” funds in 2014.

Posted: November 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Legarda, Marcos gave ‘funds’ to Napoles for projects, says witness

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Senator Loren Legarda and Bong Bong Marcos. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Senators Loren Legarda and Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos gave their “funds” to the alleged mastermind in the pork barrel scam through a common aide, a witness told the court Wednesday.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

General: Soldiers wear old boots in combat for sentimental reasons

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Soldiers wear worn-out boots in combat to be able to fight with ease, not because they don’t have anything better to wear. Soldiers who are superstitious find old footwear lucky.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

At budget hearing, Paje says Legarda had no pork in Philforest

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Sen. Loren Legarda.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje on Friday said Sen. Loren Legarda isn’t on the list of lawmakers that channeled millions of pesos in pork barrel fund entitlements to the Philippine Forest Corp. (Philforest) that is already being lined by the administration up for abolition.

Posted: September 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senators fume over COA report on pork

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Senators on Monday bristled at the Commission on Audit report on the alleged diversion of their pork barrel allotments to local government units through implementing agencies controlled by Janet Lim-Napoles.

Posted: September 10th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Six senators’ 2012 pork tied to Napoles

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Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Janet Lim-Napoles’ dummy groups secured millions of pesos worth of questionable livelihood projects under the Aquino administration from the pork barrel funds of at least six senators last year, according to a 2012 report of the Commission on Audit (COA) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

Posted: September 10th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Legarda calls for probe of rising rice prices

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MARKET goers crowd a section of a market in Cagayan de Oro City to buy rice amid reports of impending shortages and the continuing increase in prices of the staple. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Senate will look into the state of the country’s rice supply on the heels of what Sen. Loren Legarda called an “alarming rise” in the cost of the Filipinos’ staple food.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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