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Bill repealing law vs ‘premature marriage’ awaits Aquino approval

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A bill seeking to decriminalize “premature marriage,” or when a widow remarries less than a year after her husband’s death, is awaiting the signature of President Benigno Aquino III.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Nancy Binay plea for COA report under study


Sen. Nancy Binay failed Monday to secure an advance copy of the Commission on Audit’s initial findings indicating “red flags” on how executive agencies had spent their Malampaya Fund in spite of her claims that the COA had released results of a preliminary inquiry on alleged corruption in Makati City under her father’s watch.

Posted: December 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Nancy Binay, COA chair Tan bicker in Malampaya probe

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MANILA, Philippines—A tense moment ensued during Monday’s Senate hearing on the alleged P900-million Malampaya fund scam after Senator Nancy Binay demanded Commission on Audit (COA) Chairperson Maria Grace Pulido Tan to release the preliminary audit findings on other government agencies.   Binay asked Tan if the COA could reveal the audit highlights on other agencies […]

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2nd hearing on Iloilo ‘overpricing’ urged

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Refusing to admit that his testimony in the Senate on Thursday was a dud, Manuel Mejorada, the complainant in the plunder case against Senate President Franklin Drilon, on Sunday said the blue ribbon committee should call a second hearing to hear further testimony and receive evidence.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Drilon accuser’s raps based on Wikipedia, ‘whispers’

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The former Iloilo official who filed a plunder complaint against Senate President Franklin Drilon over the allegedly overpriced P700-million Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) on Thursday admitted he relied on Wikipedia and “whispers” of architects to back his claims.

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »