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Senate enforces Jinggoy Estrada suspension

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The Senate on Tuesday enforced the 90-day-preventive suspension on detained Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada on plunder charges in connection with the pork barrel scam.

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

Experts doubt Makati building is world-class

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The 11-story Makati City Hall Parking Building at the center of overpricing allegations is not world-class as it has gypsum boards for most of its internal walls and office floors covered with rolling vinyl, which is similar to linoleum, according to experts tapped by the Senate blue ribbon committee to evaluate the edifice.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Jinggoy Estrada wants gov’t lawyer out of his case


The lawyers of detained Sen. Jinggoy Estrada on Tuesday objected to the participation of Justice Undersecretary Jose Justiniano in their client’s bail hearing in the Sandiganbayan in connection with the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

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

Ex-Makati City exec slams Mercado’s testimony vs Binay as ‘self-serving’

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The former ally of Vice President Jejomar Binay who accused him of benefiting from the allegedly overpriced Makati City parking building has “no credibility” as a Senate witness because he admitted receiving kickbacks from the construction of the building, former city administrator Marjorie A. de Veyra said on Tuesday.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Nancy Binay: COA Commissioner Mendoza out to destroy my family

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Sen. Nancy Binay expressed hope the Commission on Audit’s investigation of the P2.3-billion Makati parking building at the center of overpricing allegations would be fair since it was “public knowledge” that one of the COA commissioners was “out to destroy my family.”

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »