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

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 »

Gov’t officials on ice bucket challenge: Cold blooded vs cold shoulder

DE LIMA ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE/ AUGUST 20, 2014                                   Secretary Leila De Lima reacts after being doused in ice-cold water while participating in the ALS Ice Bucket challenge..      INQUIRER PHOTO/ Alexis Corpuz

So who accepted the viral ice bucket challenge and who got the cold feet?

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘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 »