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DOT chief confident he will be cleared in plunder case over Iloilo Convention Center

ARTIST’S rendering of the Iloilo Convention Center. FROM ILOILO BUSINESS PARK

Tourism Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez Jr. disputed, on Thursday, the allegations of graft and plunder filed against him in connection with the P488-million Iloilo Convention Center (ICC).

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Revilla, chief of staff to be suspended from Senate starting Nov. 3


The Senate will implement the 90-day suspension of Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and his chief of staff Richard Cambe beginning November 3, in compliance with the directive of the Sandiganbayan in connection with their plunder cases, according to Senate President Franklin Drilon.

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

Public may access debates on Edca

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The Supreme Court has launched an online page to provide wide public access to the coming oral arguments on the Philippines-United States Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca), with discussions highly anticipated amid renewed calls to revisit the terms of military cooperation between the two countries.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

UNA: ‘Squeaky–clean’ Trillanes too bought ‘dizzyingly overpriced’ multicabs

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The United Nationalist Alliance on Monday questioned Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s supposed anomalous purchases of multicabs funded by his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel from 2011 to 2013.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

COA: P25M spent on ‘ghost’ calamity in Isabela

The Commission on Audit said the controversial economic stimulus program of the Aquino administration fell short of its promise of accelerating spending. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Audit (COA) has uncovered alleged ghost deliveries of relief purchased with the P25-million pork barrel allotments of two party-list lawmakers and meant for victims of a calamity in Isabela province in 2013.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »