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Santiago seeks Senate probe on ‘misuse’ of P2.7-B pork


Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago sought on Monday a Senate probe on the alleged misuse of P2.7 billion in pork barrel funds in the hands of local executives in 2013, as found by the Commission on Audit.

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

Poe backs wiretapping politicians, gov’t officials to catch corruption


Senator Grace Poe has filed a bill that would expand the powers of the Office of the Ombudsman, which she said were “not enough to efficiently combat corruption despite it being the primary anti-corruption agency of the government.”

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

Bayan Muna seeks probe on LRT, MRT fare hikes

mrt stalled

Bayan Muna is asking its colleagues in the House to spend several days during the Christmas break to conduct hearings on the fare increases of the Light Rail Transit 1 and 2 (LRT 1 and 2) and Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT3) set for early 2015.

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

Aquino announces increase in soldiers’ subsistence allowance

Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER.net file photo/Cathy Miranda

From a capability upgrade to getting fuller stomachs. Finally, Filipino soldiers can now enjoy better meals and nourishment as their daily P90 subsistence allowance has been increased to P150 through a joint resolution filed in Congress by their former colleagues-turned rebels-turned politicians.

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

Wounded, mentally ill man detained for Belmonte ambush freed

Iligan City representative Vicente Belmonte Jr. Photo from congress.gov.ph

Police authorities in Misamis Oriental arrested a man, who had a wound in the thigh, on suspicion of being involved in the Dec. 11 ambush on Iligan City Rep. Vicente Belmonte Jr., only to free him later.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »