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COA: P200M pork projects questionable


Roughly P200 million in pork barrel funds of a senator, seven party-list representatives and several allies of the Aquino administration that were coursed through the National Agriculture and Fisheries Council from 2012 to 2013 were awarded to dubious NGOs, the Commission on Audit said.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Aquino tells why he’s open to 2nd term

President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III opened another vein of endless speculation when he again hinted at entertaining thoughts of running for a second term, telling leaders of the ruling Liberal Party (LP) and their allies in Malacañang on Friday that he was “slightly open” to the idea of extending his term of office beyond 2016.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Enrile, Reyes meet in court

‘ARE YOU COLD?’ Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile and his ex-chief of staff, Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, talk during a lull in their arraignment on graft charges over the P10-billion pork barrel scam at the Sandiganbayan on Friday. Enrile asked Reyes if she was cold. Reyes was observed to wipe away tears while talking to Enrile with whom she reportedly had a romantic liaison. RAFFY LERMA

Lawyer Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes could not restrain her emotions as she sat next to her former boss, detained Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, during their arraignment in the Sandiganbayan on Friday.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Dancing health exec brings House (tensions) down


The atmosphere was taut; the debate was turning ugly; the lawmakers were at each other’s throats.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DOJ eyes malversation raps vs next batch of lawmakers tagged in pork scam

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In a major shift in legal strategy, the Department of Justice is planning to file charges of malversation, instead of plunder charges against the next batch of senators, representatives and fake nongovernment organizations to be charged in the pork barrel scam cases.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »