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In Libya, politicians in fear of powerful militias

Armed members of the Libyan army stand guard during clashes involving groups of people accused to be loyal to the former regime on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in the Ouerchefana suburb, 30 km west of the capital Tripoli. At least 5 people died and around 20 were wounded during the clashes.  AFP PHOTO

In a humiliating video, Libya’s top politician—the head of parliament—is seen begging with a militia commander, trying to explain to him why he was caught with two women in his residence and insisting nothing scandalous was going on.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Solon: Politicians more answerable than mediamen on pork scam

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Senator Francis Escudero. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Public officials involved in the “pork barrel” scam should be more accountable than certain members of the media who are now being dragged into the issue, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero said on Wednesday.

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

Santiago urges youth: take shame drive vs corrupt politicians to social media

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiiago INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has urged the youth to take their “shame campaign” against corrupt politicians to social media.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Keep politicians out of Customs’

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gatchalian

No politicians, especially those with aspirations for higher office, should be appointed to head the Bureau of Customs (BOC), in order to protect the bureau from any intrigue that would hinder its task of going after smugglers, said Valenzuela Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Don’t just scrap pork, get rid of pigs, says bishop

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guyito1023

Want to save the country from corruption? Don’t just push for the removal of the pork barrel—go after the “pigs” as well.

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Cuenco says he spent less pork funds than del Mar

Former Cebu City south district congressman Antonio Cuenco clarified that he didn’t spend all his pork barrel funds from 2007 to 2010.

Posted: August 18th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Bill aims to stop ‘padrino’ setup

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

In a quixotic attempt to curb the “padrino system” that she admits is not exclusive to the customs bureau, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has filed a bill barring politicians from recommending individuals to any position in government offices across the country.

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

Elected officials told: Repay voters’ trust with hard work

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Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma   FILE PHOTO

Thanking the people who voted you into office is simply not enough.

Posted: June 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Allied senators, other pols take oath before Aquino

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President Aquino poses with Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo, widow of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, and children Patricia, Jillian Therese and Jessica Marie, after swearing in Liberal Party lawmakers and administration allies at the Rizal Hall of Malacañang.  LYN RILLON

Incoming administration-allied Senators Antonio Trillanes IV, Alan Peter Cayetano, Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV and Cynthia Villar took their oath of office Thursday before President Aquino in Malacañang. Their swearing in preceded the mass oath-taking of 78 new administration members of the House of Representatives.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

In the Know: Stem cells

Stem cells are the foundation of every organ, tissue and cell in the human body that do not yet have a specific physiological function but have the potential to develop into many different cell types.

Posted: June 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Morris the cat runs for mayor, and he’s ahead

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This mayoral hopeful in Mexico promises to eat, sleep most of the day and donate his leftover litter to fill potholes.

Posted: June 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Peace must reign in polls

Politicians out to win today’s election by force or by cash should stop in their tracks.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Pols offer their two cents worth on poverty issue

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A government report showing that the level of poverty in the country remained unchanged over the past six years despite robust economic growth drew various proposals from senatorial candidates and their supporters to address the problem.

Posted: April 25th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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