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Morato denies Mercado’s claims Binay intervened in hotel project

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Manuel Morato

All wrong. Manuel “Manoling” Morato, former chair of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), was referring to claims by former Makati City Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado that Vice President Jejomar Binay used a dummy to secure a condominium unit in exchange for building concessions.

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

Lawmakers seek probe of luxury car smuggling at Cagayan de Oro port

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CAR BOOM IN CAGAYAN A fleet of imported used luxury vehicles—including Porsches, BMWs, Mercedes-Benzes, Hummers—await wash and polishing work at a car lot in Casambalangan village in Santa Ana, Cagayan province.  MELVIN GASCON / INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Two lawmakers from Mindanao have called for a congressional probe into reports that the Cagayan de Oro port has become a smuggling hub for luxury cars.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Senate hikes tax exemption for bonuses up to P82,000

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Sen. Sonny Angara: Bill sponsor. INQUIRER file photo

The Senate has approved on second reading a bill that would allow more workers to enjoy their Christmas bonuses in full by raising the tax exemption cap for the 13th month pay and other benefits from P30,000 to P82,000.

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

Aquino urged to order NHA to donate part of QC land to PCMC’

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President Aquino prepares to answer questions from reporters during an ambush interview at the inauguration of the $95-million plant expansion of Coca Cola Femsa Philippines in Calamba City on Monday. After being asked by reporters about the criticisms hurled by Vice President Binay against his administration, Aquino said Binay was free to leave "if he thinks we are going in the wrong direction."  INQUIRER PHOTO/GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

Lawmakers are urging President Benigno Aquino III to order the National Housing Authority (NHA) to just donate a portion of its land in Quezon City to the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) instead of insisting that the hospital pay for the property.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Binay to sue those who called him thief

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Vice President Jejomar Binay

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Vice President Jejomar Binay will not take name-calling against him lightly as he vows to file charges against those who branded him a “thief (magnanakaw).”   He, however, didn’t name names during a news conference on Tuesday night here that capped the first of a three-day sortie in Cebu City.   “Hindi ko […]

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

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