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22 lawmakers gave P100-M pork to ‘fake’ NGOs–COA

Tañada, Honasan, Lapid. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

More than P100 million from the pork barrel entitlements and Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) allocations of two senators (Gregorio Honasan II and Lito Lapid) and 20 House representatives (including ruling Liberal Party (LP) leaders like Lorenzo Tañada III and Rey Umali) were released by the Philippine Forest Corp. to dubious foundations in 2012, according to a newly released Commission on Audit (COA) report.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ex-solon pushes passage of FOI bill

Former Quezon Rep. Lorenzo Tañada III   INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

A former congressman is appealing to the House leadership to act on a freedom of information (FOI) bill filed directly by citizens in a petition for an indirect initiative, noting that a similar measure had been successfully heard in a Senate committee.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rub-out or shootout, Tañada wants to know

Deputy House Speaker Lorenzo "Erin" Tañada. PHOTO BY RYAN LEAGOGO

Was the recent shooting incident in Atimonan, Quezon, a rub-out or a shootout? This is what Deputy Speaker Lorenzo Tañada III wants to know, urging the authorities to ensure that the investigation on the case is “immediate and thorough.”

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Lawmaker presses House on political dynasties

Former Quezon Rep. Lorenzo Tañada III   INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Will a House of Representatives dominated by political dynasties ever craft an implementing law against them?

Posted: November 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tañada still confident Aquino backs information bill

Former Quezon Rep. Lorenzo Tañada III   INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Quezon Representative Lorenzo Tañada III, the principal proponent of the Freedom of Information Bill, on Tuesday said that he remained confident President Benigno Aquino III would like the measure passed during his term.

Posted: November 13th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Leonen asks Congress to issue resolution supporting peace deal

Government peace negotiator Marvic Leonen. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Marvic Leonen, the Philippine government’s chief negotiator in peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, on Tuesday urged the House of Representatives to issue a resolution in support of the recently signed framework agreement on the peace process in Mindanao.

Posted: October 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

For want of conference room, FOI bill is in ICU

Former Quezon Rep. Lorenzo Tañada III   INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The freedom of information (FOI) bill is in danger of expiring in the House of Representatives due to scheduling delays, with one of its main proponents likening the measure to a patient in the intensive care unit.

Posted: October 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Despite Tañada’s efforts for earlier time, Congress sets FOI hearing on Nov. 13

Deputy House Speaker Lorenzo "Erin" Tañada. PHOTO BY RYAN LEAGOGO

The next committee hearing on the much debated Freedom of Information Bill will be held on November 13 and that is its final schedule.

Posted: October 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

LP respects Pacquiao’s transfer to Binay’s camp


The Liberal Party (LP) respects Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao’s transfer to Vice-President Jejomar Binay-led Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), its spokesperson Deputy Speaker Lorenzo Tanada III said on Wednesday.

Posted: April 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Passage of FOI bill seen next year

Deputy House Speaker Lorenzo Tañada III expects the much-awaited freedom of information (FOI) bill to pass into law by next year.

Posted: October 28th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
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  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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