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No talk yet of LP-NP alliance for 2016 polls–Drilon

Senate President Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Contrary to reports, the Liberal Party (LP) and the Nacionalista Party have not officially discussed any possible alliance in 2016, Senate President Franklin Drilon said Tuesday.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sorsogon solon’s pork also used for burial


A congressman here has included burials in his pork barrel menu. According to the Department of Budget and Management’s (DBM) website, Representative Deogracias Ramos Jr., a member of the ruling Liberal Party (LP), used P6.1 million of public funds for social services in the nine-town second district of Sorsogon.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

LP exec: Pork barrel scam a ‘criminal partnership gone awry’

Western Samar Rep. Mel Senen Sarmiento: Donate cash. PHOTO FROM CONGRESS.GOV.PH.

A Liberal Party (LP) official on Thursday maintained that there was “no politics” in the alleged P10 billion “pork barrel scam”.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Villar keeps cautious stand on LP-NP coalition

Senator Manuel Villar: From senator to businessman. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

“Ang marriage nga hindi nagtatagal, coalition pa (A marriage does not last, what more a coalition)?”

Posted: June 25th, 2013 in Nation | Read More »

LP faces uphill climb in Northern, Central Luzon

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ADMINISTRATION COALITION SLATE President Aquino (sixth from left) proclaims the senatorial candidates of the administration coalition at a rally in Club Filipino, San Juan City. From left: Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, Sen. Francis Escudero, Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara, Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, Risa Hontiveros, Ramon Magsaysay Jr., Jamby Madrigal, Mary Grace Poe Llamanzares, Sen. Loren Legarda, Rep. Cynthia Villar and Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III. Seated at right are Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim, Sen. Francis Pangilinan and Budget Secretary Florencio Abad. LYN RILLON

The Liberal Party’s endeavor to become the ruling party for the 2016 presidential elections is going to be a much longer and harder journey, as far as Central and Northern Luzon are concerned.

Posted: May 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Police probe burning of LP headquarters in Maguindanao town

Unidentified men on Wednesday set afire the provincial headquarters of the ruling Liberal Party (LP) in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, but no casualty was reported, police said on Thursday.

Posted: May 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Fire hits LP headquarters in Sultan Kudarat, no one hurt—police

Sultan Kudarat

Unidentified men on Wednesday night set afire the provincial headquarters of President Benigno Aquino III’s Liberal Party in Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao but no casulaty was reported, the police said Thursday.

Posted: May 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Supporter of ex-priest running for Masbate gov hurt in shooting


A supporter of Father Leo Casas, a Catholic priest running for governor in Masbate under the Liberal Party, was shot by two men on Saturday morning in Barangay (village) Katipunan in Placer, Masbate, the top police official in the province said.

Posted: April 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

UNA seeks Comelec probe of gift check distribution

A PHOTOCOPY of a December 2012 gift certificate that UNA says is just among many distributed in time for the campaign. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) said it had asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to investigate the use of gift certificates by a group closely associated with the ruling Liberal Party (LP) to allegedly woo votes for LP candidates.

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Aquino’s frequent Iloilo visits explained

President Benigno Aquino lll.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III visited Iloilo twice in two months but it this wasn’t a sign that the province was the Liberal Party’s weakest area, according to Governor Arthur Defensor.

Posted: April 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

LP local bet tagged in pyramid scam asks court to stop arrest

Former Pagadian City Mayor Samuel S. Co.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Pagadian City Mayor Samuel Co has asked the court to hold the proceedings on the syndicated estafa case filed against him as well as the issuance of a warrant for his arrest and arraignment.

Posted: March 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Umbrella boys’ or covert security escorts


At first, they were mistaken for “umbrella boys” by those who attended the Liberal Party (LP) rally on Tuesday in Talisay City, 12 kilometers south of Cebu City.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Proclamation rally bills: LP P1.9M, UNA P842K


The Liberal Party (LP) spent almost P1.9 million for its proclamation rally on February 12 while the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) shelled out just half of what the ruling party paid for its Cebu rally.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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