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Revilla denies asking NBI exec to go easy on Napoles

Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. strongly denied on Wednesday allegations that he had called and asked a high-ranking National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) official to go easy on Janet Lim-Napoles.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Guingona says suspending ‘Tanda, Kuya, Pogi’ tough

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Sen. Teofisto “TG” Guingona III said the suspension of his Senate colleagues who are facing plunder and graft charges for allegedly pocketing hundreds of millions of pesos in kickbacks through the misuse of their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), or pork barrel, was not likely to happen soon.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Revilla seeks SC TRO on plunder charge

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Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. has asked the Supreme Court to stop the Ombudsman from further acting on the plunder case against him as he questioned its resolution last week approving his indictment in connection with the alleged misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), also known as pork barrel funds.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cebu group presses for resignations of Enrile, Revilla, Estrada

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Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A civil society group in Cebu is asking Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada to resign from office after the Office of the Ombudsman announced it had found probable cause to file plunder charges against them in connection with the P10 billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Regular jail for senators? Courts will decide—Palace

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AFP FILE PHOTO

As with all issues involving the courts, Malacañang on Friday said it would depend on the Sandiganbayan if senators accused of misusing their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) would be detained in regular jails.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Napoles may go under the knife Sunday

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Janet Lim-Napoles INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Detained businesswoman and alleged pork barrel mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles may undergo operation this Sunday, given that her blood sugar would normalize, the Ospital ng Makati said Friday.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago gloats over senators’ plunder charges at Olongapo graduation

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Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago could not help but gloat over the plunder cases filed against three of her colleagues, when she addressed 500 graduates of Gordon College here on Wednesday.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Enrile, Estrada, Revilla told to quit Senate after pork scam indictments

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Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The three senators about to face plunder and graft charges for allegedly pocketing their pork barrel funds must step down from their posts, according to the Scrap Pork Network, which was behind a massive protest against the misuse of public funds in 2013.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Filipinos don’t need arrogant solons, says Lacson

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Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The fate of three senators who are facing plunder and graft charges in connection with the “pork barrel” scam should remind everyone in government that a “new normal in public service has finally dawned on us,” former Senator and now rehabilitation czar Panfilo “Ping” Lacson said on Thursday.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

De Lima: SC to decide if Revilla’s plea vs preliminary probe of pork is moot

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Has the petition of Senator Ramon Revilla Jr., now before the Supreme Court and up for oral arguments on April 22 been rendered moot and academic now that the Ombudsman has approved his indictment for plunder along with others?

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

Binay urges Aquino gov’t to be fair, charge other officials tagged in pork scam

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Vice President Jejomar Binay.  FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay challenged the Aquino administration, on Wednesday, to prove its fairness in dealing with the case stemming from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam and prosecute other tagged officials, saying such a move would preclude any political motive in its pursuit of prosecution.

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

Napoles asks court to allow her to choose her doctors

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Janet Napoles INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

She did not get to be confined in the hospital of her choice but alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles, the suspected mastermind of the multi-billion-peso pork barrel scam, is now requesting the court to allow her to pick her doctors.

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

‘Remain vigilant,’ anti-pork barrel activist tells Filipino public

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PEACHY Rallonza-Bretaña

The Filipino public should stay vigilant now that plunder charges have been filed against three senators, suspected operators and agents in the P10-billion pork barrel scam, an activist who led in the Million People March against pork barrel said on Tuesday.

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

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