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What Went Before: Senate bonuses

Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

On January 9, the Inquirer reported that Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile gave 22 senators nearly P30 million in “cash gifts” last Christmas. Eighteen of the senators received P1.6 million each, billed as “additional maintenance and other operating expenses” (MOOE). Four senators with whom Enrile did not see eye to eye on matters both professional and personal got only P250,000 each.

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Bulalo’ problem won’t temper Santiago’s guts

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cartoon, january 20, 2013

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago has what jokers may call bulalo (boiled beef or pork with vegetables) problem, but it’s not keeping her from blasting away at her enemies in a money quarrel in the Senate.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lacson wants senators charged for fund misuse

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Former senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Panfilo Lacson wants graft charges filed against senators found to have misused Senate funds including the millions of pesos in maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) for their respective offices and staff.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Senate fireworks: From bonanza to ridiculous

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cartoon, january 12, 2013

She has no plans of filing an ethics case against Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile on the issue of the P1.6 million distributed to 18 senators as additional office budget, lest the issue “sink to the level of the vulgar,” Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said.

Posted: January 12th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The message is ‘Don’t displease Enrile,’ says Alan Cayetano

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Senator Alan Peter Cayetano. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

A warning against displeasing Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. This was the message behind the exclusion of four senators from the list of those who got P1.6 million each in additional budget from the Senate savings, Senate minority leader Alan Peter Cayetano said.

Posted: January 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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