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‘Little people,’ not pols, go to jail for election offenses, Padaca finds

Comelec Commissioner Grace Padaca: A cause for concern. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

One can go to jail for violating election laws, based on several cases in Baguio City and Benguet province that had drawn the attention of Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Grace Padaca.

Posted: May 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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

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

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’


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 »