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Drilon sued for plunder

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OVERPRICED? An artist’s sketch shows a perspective of the P488-million Iloilo Convention Center now being built in Barangay Airport in Mandurriao District, Iloilo City. A former aide of Senate President Franklin Drilon has filed a plunder complaint against the senator, claiming that the project funded by pork barrel funds from Congress and Malacañang was overpriced.  PHOTO COURTESY OF ILOILO BUSINESS PARK

“Malicious and baseless,” says Senate President Franklin Drilon.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Luy: Jinggoy Estrada endorsed Napoles’ fake NGO

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Whistle-blower Benhur Luy on Tuesday revealed that detained Sen. Jinggoy Estrada had signed a letter endorsing a fake nongovernment organization (NGO) owned by suspected pork barrel mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles to implement a project funded by his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

Posted: September 17th, 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 »

Senate gets worst rating

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How the mighty fall. The net satisfaction ratings of the Senate and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) suffered huge drops in the wake of the public uproar over the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), according to results of a recent survey of big business leaders.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Party-list rep presents ‘smoking gun’ on pork

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A party-list lawmaker on Monday released audio recordings of Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) Chair Patricia Licuanan and Health Undersecretary Janet Garin confirming the hush-hush deals giving lawmakers access to their disallowed P20.7-billion pork barrel allocations inserted in lump sum funds in this year’s budget.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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