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DOT chief confident he will be cleared in plunder case over Iloilo Convention Center

ARTIST’S rendering of the Iloilo Convention Center. FROM ILOILO BUSINESS PARK

Tourism Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez Jr. disputed, on Thursday, the allegations of graft and plunder filed against him in connection with the P488-million Iloilo Convention Center (ICC).

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

Cagas says he’s been framed for journalist slay, blames poll rivals

douglas cagas

Jailed former Davao del Sur governor Douglas Cagas, who has been accused as the mastermind of the 2010 murder of journalist Nestor Bedolido, said he has adjusted to prison life.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Binay to meet with bishops, explain his side on corruption raps

Jejomar Binay

While he has not decided whether to accept the invitation for him to appear before the Senate blue ribbon committee, Vice President Jejomar Binay readily agreed to the invitation of Catholic bishops to meet with them and air his side on the corruption allegations against him.

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

Senate Blue Ribbon body to officially invite Binay this week

Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee plans to send this week the invitation to Vice President Jejomar Binay to appear at a hearing on alleged Makati City anomalies during his long stint as its mayor, after its members settle on the date for his appearance, according to its chair, Sen. Teofisto Guingona III has said.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Land swap or Aquino OK eyed to keep children’s hospital in QC site

HERE TO STAY?  For the last 34 years, the government hospital has been occupying a 3.7-hectare property at the corner of Agham Road and Quezon Avenue in Quezon City.  INQUIRER PHOTO

Senators hope to help resolve by yearend concerns over whether the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) would remain in its Quezon City location, as they called on President Benigno Aquino III to issue a proclamation donating the 3.7-hectare property to the hospital that caters mostly to the indigent.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »