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Don’t let politicians use you, Aquino urges soldiers

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Benigno Aquino

President Aquino on Thursday exhorted the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), of which he is Commander in Chief, to “remain on the side of the people” as the 2016 elections draws near, warning of political personalities who would want to use them for their own ends.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Congressman, other politicians own guns seized in New Bilibid Prison

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TOOLS OF THE TRADE  NBI agents found money counting machines, a Bushmaster rifle, pistols, cash, checks and other items during the raid on the prisoners’ quarters.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Several firearms found in the “kubol” (quarters) of Peter Co, one of the high-profile inmates in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), were registered separately in the names of a congressman, a barangay (village) councilman, a former candidate for representative and a government employee, records of the Firearms and Explosives Office of the Philippine National Police showed.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Politicians still ‘meddling’ in DPWH biddings

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SINGSON

Several politicians have allegedly defied Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson’s repeated warning against meddling in the bidding for millions of pesos worth of road and other public infrastructure projects and ignored President Aquino’s “daang matuwid (straight path)” crusade.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Bill seeks more time for local execs’ out-of-town trips

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Philippine Congress. FILE PHOTO

Provincial governors and municipal officers may soon enjoy more time away from their localities.

Posted: November 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bill seeks faster return of politicians’ loot

Rep. Rufus Rodriguez. Photo from congress.gov.ph

A lawmaker has filed a bill that would add more muscle to the Office of the Ombudsman to swiftly seize the assets of public officials and employees that were obtained through dishonest means.

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

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