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Jinggoy Estrada wants gov’t lawyer out of his case

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The lawyers of detained Sen. Jinggoy Estrada on Tuesday objected to the participation of Justice Undersecretary Jose Justiniano in their client’s bail hearing in the Sandiganbayan in connection with the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Radio anchor sues Inquirer for libel over ‘pork’ stories

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Melo Del Prado. GMA NETWORK PHOTO

ANCHORMAN Melo del Prado of dzBB Radio yesterday sued the Philippine Daily Inquirer for libel for a series of articles that said he had received payoffs in the pork barrel scam that were allegedly disguised as advertising expenses.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Aquino dared to sign people’s initiative against ‘pork’

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Tents, booths set up for People's Initiative vs pork sign-up drive at Luneta. JULLIANNE DE JESUS/INQUIRER.net

Militant solons on Monday challenged President Benigno Aquino III to sign the people’s initiative against pork barrel, saying the president still enjoys the graft-ridden discretionary funds in the proposed 2015 national budget.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace asks: What pork?

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On the eve of a massive protest to be held at Rizal Park in Manila on Monday, Aug. 25, Malacañang on Sunday maintained that the graft-ridden pork barrel had been scrapped. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

What pork? Define pork. On the eve of a massive protest to be held at Rizal Park in Manila on Monday, Malacañang on Sunday maintained that the graft-ridden pork barrel had been scrapped.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Protesters seek 6M signatures to kill pork once and for all

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Looking properly porcine, young activists push for the abolition of the graft-swamped pork barrel during a protest rally along Taft Avenue in Manila.    RICHARD A. REYES/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The different groups behind the people’s initiative campaign to wipe out the pork barrel tradition in Congress are aiming to get as many as 10 million autographs or nearly double the minimum threshold needed to make this proposal cemented into law.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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