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Dingdong Dantes, Bam Aquino ‘salubungan’ stars

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Don’t be surprised if you see movie actor Dingdong Dantes moving around dressed as a military general, possibly even chomping a tobacco.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

2 local execs found guilty in 16-yr-old pork scam

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In a signal counterpoint to the P10-billion pork barrel scam case slowly making its way through the justice department, the Senate and the Office of the Ombudsman, the Sandiganbayan antigraft court on Friday convicted two former regional officials of the Department of the Interior and Local Government for the corruption-tainted use of congressional pork barrel funds in the Caraga Region 16 years ago.

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

No video footage of Tuason in Senate basement parking

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This one is a miss. As senators quibbled over whether it was apt to call whistle-blower Ruby Tuason’s testimony a three-point shot, the Senate security men on Friday said they had no video footage of Tuason getting into the building through the basement parking.

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

GPH, MILF peace pact complies with the Constitution – Palace

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The touchy agreement deactivating the army of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front had been crafted to comply with the Constitution, Malacañang declared Sunday.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Revilla graft accusation vs Ballsy angers Aquino

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President Aquino bristled when Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. accused his sister and brother-in-law of corruption.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Drilon plays Scrooge: No senators’ bonuses

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Senate President Franklin Drilon played Scrooge to his colleagues, and rightly so, this Christmas. Drilon didn’t give a Christmas bonus to his 23 colleagues this season, avoiding a repeat of last December’s controversy involving bonuses that became the casus belli of the yearlong conflict between Senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Miriam Defensor-Santiago. (See “What Went Before.”)

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

What Went Before: Senate bonuses

Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

On January 9, the Inquirer reported that Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile gave 22 senators nearly P30 million in “cash gifts” last Christmas. Eighteen of the senators received P1.6 million each, billed as “additional maintenance and other operating expenses” (MOOE). Four senators with whom Enrile did not see eye to eye on matters both professional and personal got only P250,000 each.

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Senate to probe media killings

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Senators Aquilino Pimentel III, Grace Poe and Loren Legarda . INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III, chair of the Senate committee on justice and foreign affairs, said on Friday he would immediately call for a Senate investigation into the series of media killings.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ejercito: What happened to DAP probe?

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The Senate leadership has yet to act on a resolution calling for an inquiry into the Aquino administration’s controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), opposition Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito told the Inquirer over the weekend.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Miriam: Senate should subpoena Napoles

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiiago INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Monday said that she would vote to subpoena alleged “pork barrel scam” mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles if she were not on a sick leave.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate, House to respect Supreme Court ruling on pork

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Senate President Franklin Drilon. PRIB FILE PHOTO

The Senate and the House of Representatives announced Wednesday they would respect the Supreme Court’s action on the petition by the Social Justice Society seeking a permanent end to the appropriation of billions of pesos for the congressional pork barrel.

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago to senators in pork scam: Eat, _____ and die

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiiago INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

“Eat, blank and die,” Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said, deleting an expletive from her own remark, when asked what she had to say to her fellow senators who, the witnesses in the scam said, disbursed their pork allocations through Janet Lim-Napoles’ bogus nongovernment organizations.

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House moves to cut pork out of 2014 budget

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A move to abolish the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) in the proposed 2014 national budget is gaining bipartisan support in the House of Representatives, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte said on Wednesday.

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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