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Jail won’t stop my 2016 run—Revilla

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READY FOR HIS CLOSE-UP Sen. Bong Revilla poses for his mug shot as part of the booking procedure in Camp Crame.  Revilla, who is facing charges of one count of plunder and 16 counts of graft in the P10-billion pork barrel scam, motored to the Sandiganbayan with a 10-vehicle convoy to surrender on Friday.  He arrived smiling and waving like already on the campaign trail followed by an entourage of fans, family, friends and bodyguards. PNP-PIO

“I will rise again,” Sen. Bong Revilla declared on Friday, as he turned himself in at the Sandiganbayan amid the shrieking of his fans and the jostling among photographers and court employees that led to broken glass and shoes getting lost in the mad dash to cover the first high-profile arrest in the P10-billion pork barrel scam. Just like in the movies.

Posted: June 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Roxas to Romualdez: Don’t twist the truth, we did everything to help

Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II and Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Reading from transcripts of their meetings in Tacloban City, Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II on Tuesday defended the national government from Mayor Alfred Romualdez’s accusations.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Keep off politics, don’t be kingmakers, priests told

Archbishop Socrates Villegas. FILE PHOTO

The incoming president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) reminded members of the clergy to refrain from directly involving themselves in partisan politics.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

The Filipino’s political immaturity


The recently concluded barangay elections were no different from the elections for national and local positions.

Posted: October 31st, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Antipolo mayor explains ‘epal’ medals


Antipolo City Mayor Casimiro “Jun” Ynares III has apparently become the latest whipping boy of the so-called anti-“epal” campaign against attention-craving politicians who put their names or faces on streamers or billboards.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »