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Osmeña backs moves to use Malampaya funds for ILP to avert power shortage

Senator Sergio Osmeña III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Sergio Osmeña III said on Tuesday he would support moves to authorize President Benigno Aquino III to use P1 billion in Malampaya gas royalty funds to support the interruptible load program (ILP), rather than giving him more powers to establish additional generating capacity.

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

Binay to cooperate in DOJ probe of corruption allegations

Vice President Jejomar Binay AFP FILE PHOTO

Since President Benigno Aquino III supports it, Vice President Jejomar Binay will cooperate in the investigation by the Department of Justice of the allegations of corruption against him when he was still mayor of Makati City, the Vice President’s spokesperson, Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla, has said.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Do something, Laude family urges President

Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude. INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Relatives of Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude on Thursday gave the government until Saturday to serve a copy of their murder complaint on a US serviceman whom they accused of killing the transgender Filipino in a motel here on Saturday or they would do it themselves.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

De Lima: Plan to probe Binay my call, not LP’s, Aquino’s or Roxas’

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Wednesday her plan to investigate alleged corruption involving Vice President Jejomar Binay has been on her own initiative and has not been part of any conspiracy to prevent him from winning the 2016 presidential election.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino-Binay break looms

CROSSING THE RUBICON?  Is this the end of the friendship and political alliance between President Aquino and Vice President Jejomar Binay? On the defensive the past weeks over allegations of massive corruption in Makati City where he served as mayor, the Vice President is on the offensive, taking to task the Aquino administration for its shortcomings and selective justice in his remarks at a public attorneys’ forum on Tuesday.  GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE/NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Vice President Jejomar Binay appears to be moving to cut his ties with President Aquino as he slams for the first time the latter’s controversial decisions, like allowing the Disbursement Acceleration Program that the Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »