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Binay slams DOJ for ‘hiding Mercado’

Former Makati City Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado.  INQUIRER file photo.

Vice President Jejomar Binay has accused the Department of Justice (DOJ) of hiding former Makati City Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado, a state witness in the impending plunder case of the government against the vice president, after the DOJ refused to disclose Mercado’s whereabouts.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon: Overpricing issue delaying ICC completion, jeopardizing Iloilo’s Apec hosting

Sen. Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER file photo

Senate President Franklin Drilon on Friday blamed the “malicious” and “baseless” allegations against the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) on the delays of its construction that may imperil the province’s chance to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meetings in 2015.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Binay to sue those who called him thief

Vice President Jejomar Binay

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Vice President Jejomar Binay will not take name-calling against him lightly as he vows to file charges against those who branded him a “thief (magnanakaw).”   He, however, didn’t name names during a news conference on Tuesday night here that capped the first of a three-day sortie in Cebu City.   “Hindi ko […]

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Binay man accuses Trillanes of double standard

Navotas Rep. Tobias Tiangco: Why the double standard? FILE PHOTO

Navotas Rep. Tobias Tiangco on Monday chided Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV for applying a “double standard” in the Senate investigations involving Senate President Franklin Drilon and Vice President Jejomar Binay.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Osmeña, Binay push Drilon probe

Citing possible violations of the antigraft law in the construction of the P700-million Iloilo Convention Center (ICC), Sen. Sergio Osmeña III on Monday opposed proposals to stop the Senate inquiry into its alleged overprice.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »