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Palace: Ona still health chief

Health Secretary Enrique Ona. FILE PHOTO

Malacañang has extended indefinitely the leave of absence imposed by President Benigno Aquino III on Health Secretary Enrique Ona pending a review of his explanation on his controversial choice of an antipneumonia vaccine allegedly against the recommendation of global health authorities.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Dec. 8 nonworking holiday in Taguig


Malacañang has declared Dec. 8 a special nonworking holiday in Taguig City, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Taguig’s cityhood.

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

‘Luy’s files remain intact’

SPECIAL DELIVERY Photo shows the portable disk drive that Benhur Luy’s parents brought to the Inquirer last year. The Inquirer copied the contents of the hard disk, which contained the accounting files of Janet Lim-Napoles’ alleged pork deals. INQUIRER PHOTO

Despite conspiracy theories, the credibility of Benhur Luy’s pork barrel scam files remains intact, Levito Baligod, the former lawyer of the principal whistle-blower, said on Friday.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Unsigned drafts in Luy files have no probative value, says Palace exec

The National Bureau of Investigation- Cyber Crime Division submit the digital files of whistle-blower Benhur Luy that allegedly contain pork barrel transactions to Senator Teofisto Guingona III in his office at the Senate Building, Pasay City on Wednesday. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA/INQUIRER

Malacañang is not bothered by the inclusion of Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr.’ name in Benhur Luy’s files on the pork scam.

Posted: May 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senators Estrada, Honasan, 13 NGOs linked to DAR scam

Senators Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan II and Jinggoy Estrada. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has recommended to President Benigno Aquino III that legal action be taken against the “anomalous disbursement” of P220 million in 2011 that Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan II endorsed for the projects of 24 town mayors and 13 dubious nongovernment organizations (NGOs).

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »