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Roxas accused of using aid-giving to campaign for 2016

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Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II. INQUIRER.net file photo

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II was roundly criticized on Monday, for appearing to use the government’s rehabilitation of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan)-stricken areas to boost his candidacy in the 2016 presidential elections where he has been touted to be the ruling Liberal Party’s standard bearer.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate joins probe of alleged extort try on Czech firm

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Sen. Francis Escudero (inset) said the Senate committee on finance, of which he is the chair, would take up with officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications the alleged extortion try on the Czech train maker Inekon in relation to how it slowed down the delivery of more coaches for the Metro Rail Transit. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The Senate will start looking into the alleged $30-million extortion attempt on a Czech train maker when the scandal is raised in Monday’s inquiry into delayed government projects, including the purchase of 48 new coaches for the badly congested Metro Rail Transit.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Santiago gloats over senators’ plunder charges at Olongapo graduation

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Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago could not help but gloat over the plunder cases filed against three of her colleagues, when she addressed 500 graduates of Gordon College here on Wednesday.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t peace negotiator seeks meeting with Santiago over peace pact with MILF

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Chief government negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer AFP FILE PHOTO

The head of the government panel that negotiated peace with the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is seeking to meet with Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, presumably because of the senator’s opinion that the peace deal she negotiated was unconstitutional.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Enrile, Estrada, Revilla told to quit Senate after pork scam indictments

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Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The three senators about to face plunder and graft charges for allegedly pocketing their pork barrel funds must step down from their posts, according to the Scrap Pork Network, which was behind a massive protest against the misuse of public funds in 2013.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon backs regional bar exams

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Senate President Franklin Drilon: Decentralize. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate President Franklin Drilon will ask the Supreme Court to decentralize the bar exams, one of the most difficult licensure tests in the country.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bill seeks setting up of special education centers in the provinces

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Diwa party list Rep. Emmeline Aglipay. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/www.congress.gov.ph

Children with special needs may have a different set of educational requirements, but this no excuse to deprive them of the chance to grow and learn.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

De Lima: SC to decide if Revilla’s plea vs preliminary probe of pork is moot

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Has the petition of Senator Ramon Revilla Jr., now before the Supreme Court and up for oral arguments on April 22 been rendered moot and academic now that the Ombudsman has approved his indictment for plunder along with others?

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Binay urges Aquino gov’t to be fair, charge other officials tagged in pork scam

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Vice President Jejomar Binay.  FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay challenged the Aquino administration, on Wednesday, to prove its fairness in dealing with the case stemming from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam and prosecute other tagged officials, saying such a move would preclude any political motive in its pursuit of prosecution.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmaker warns MILF on Aquino gov’t’s ‘shaky’ word

Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate warned the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, on Thursday, that the Aquino administration has been shaky in keeping its word.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cebuanos should be consulted on Mactan airport’s P17.5-B expansion—Poe

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Sen. Grace Poe FILE PHOTO

Sen. Grace Poe has called on national and local government officials involved in the P17.5-billion Mactan-Cebu International Airport expansion project to protect the country’s interests in the multi-billion-peso deal.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Vendors may sell by cigarettes but must carry graphic health warning

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Vendors could still hawk cigarettes by stick if they came with packaging bearing health warnings, Sen. Pia Cayetano said.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

QC councilor files resolution backing amending economic provisions in Constitution

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A Quezon City alderman has asked his peers at the local council to support a resolution from both houses of Congress that seeks to amend the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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