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Senator Marcos says no reason for ‘Tanda,’ ‘Kuya’ and ‘Pogi’ to resign

Senator Ferdinand “Bong-Bong” Marcos Jr. Photo by RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Friday said he did not see any reason why the three indicted senators in the pork barrel scam should resign, noting his colleagues have yet to be found guilty by the Sandiganbayan.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Pimentel questions legality of ‘hospital arrests’

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Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

As they await their fate, Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr. have kept netizens abuzz on whether they would seek detention in a hospital suite, or in a house at a military camp.

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

Napoles now in own docs’ hands

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Janet Lim-Napoles. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The personal physicians of Janet Lim-Napoles and the doctors of Ospital ng Makati (OsMak) have set the ground rules for the treatment of the uterine cyst of the suspected pork barrel scam mastermind at the city-run hospital.

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

AMLC to freeze assets of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla

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Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has started moves to freeze the assets and bank accounts of the lawmakers implicated in the pork barrel scam and recommended for prosecution for plunder by the Ombudsman, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Friday.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Estrada says he won’t ask for special treatment

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Sen. Jinggoy Estrada: No evidence. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Faced with the prospect of arrest in the pork barrel scam, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada balked at the idea of a special detention facility on Friday, saying he was ready to be thrown in a regular jail.

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 »

3 senators should be put in regular jails—Santiago

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Thursday said Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr. should be suspended and go straight to jail for the nonbailable crime of plunder. FILE PHOTOS

It is high time for Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr. to resign and authorities should put them in a regular jail instead of keeping them under house arrest or in air-conditioned palaces.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story

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The banter seemed hilarious at that time, over a dinner of steak and scallops on a teppanyaki table at a Japanese restaurant in the swank Makati Shangri-La after the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam broke into the nation’s consciousness in July last year and sparked widespread outrage.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

No evidence senators’ signatures were forged, says Ombudsman

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There is no evidence to show that the signatures of Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr. and their designated representatives in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) documents were forged, according to the Office of the Ombudsman.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Docs to keep Napoles in hospital for 26 days

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Janet Lim-Napoles is expected to be confined for no less than 26 days at the Ospital ng Makati where she is scheduled to undergo surgery soon.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | 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 »

Revilla confirms meeting with Lacson… but

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

Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. confirmed his reported meeting with a one-time fugitive former Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, but not on how to evade arrest.

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

Santiago: Senate may lose up to seven members due to ‘pork’ scam

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Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago said Wednesday the Senate committee on ethics should investigate not only the three senators who have been charged with plunder in connection with the P10-billion pork barrel scam but also the three or four others who had been linked to the scandal by the whistleblowers.

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

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