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Bishops call for support for anti-pork barrel signature campaign

Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

An official of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines urged Filipinos Saturday to participate in a national signature campaign against the pork barrel system.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino willing to go to jail if necessary

Benigno Aquino III

President Benigno Aquino III said Wednesday that if necessary, he is willing to be put in jail for the decisions he made during his term.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bong Revilla back in Sandigan for bail hearing


Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. arrived at the Sandiganbayan on Thursday for the continuation of his bail hearing on plunder.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

COA: P25M spent on ‘ghost’ calamity in Isabela

The Commission on Audit said the controversial economic stimulus program of the Aquino administration fell short of its promise of accelerating spending. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Audit (COA) has uncovered alleged ghost deliveries of relief purchased with the P25-million pork barrel allotments of two party-list lawmakers and meant for victims of a calamity in Isabela province in 2013.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Local officials mull federal form of govt to speed up countryside development

Mayor Leoncio Evasco Jr. of Maribojoc, Bohol (Photo from www.maribojoc.gov.ph)

Some local government officials have started talking about pursuing a federal form of government, especially in the wake of the controversy over the Aquino administration’s Disbursement Acceleration Program and the scandal over the pork barrel scam, which they think have only highlighted the unequal distribution of funds among the regions.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »