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Blue ribbon committee not yet recalling Napoles

Senator Teofisto Guingona III. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Senate blue ribbon committee has decided to wait first the affidavit of alleged ‘pork barrel” scam mastermind, Janet Lim-Napoles, before deciding whether or not to continue its investigation on the issue.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago wants Senate to recall Napoles

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Janet Lim-Napoles. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has requested the Senate blue ribbon committee, investigating the pork barrel” scam, to recall detained Janet Lim-Napoles to the witness stand.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Group: Bataan cop killed to stop him from exposing colleagues linked to drug ring

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Was Chief Inspector Elmer Santiago murdered for attempting to reveal the names of his fellow policemen allegedly linked to an illegal drug ring?

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Congressional probe on Naia’s ‘appalling global image’ sought


A lawmaker is seeking a congressional inquiry into the “mismanagement” of the Ninoy Aquino National Airport (Naia), which has been dubbed as the worst airport in the world.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino orders probe of P515M pork

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

President Aquino has ordered an investigation into the findings of the Commission on Audit (COA) that more than P500 million in pork barrel funds went to questionable nongovernment organizations through the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), an agency under the Office of the President.

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

AFP body to handle cadet’s appeal

Cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia. PHOTO FROM FACEBOOK

Armed Forces chief of staff General Emmanuel Bautista has created a special investigation board that would look into the appeal of former Philippine Military Academy (PMA) cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia who was dismissed after his peers found him guilty of violating their Honor Code last year.

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

Lawmaker pushes probe on rotten food-aid dumping

Sherwin Gatchalian. FILE PHOTO

A congressman on Wednesday called out a probe on the alleged dumping of rotten food aid intended for typhoon victims in Leyte.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pork misuse probe expanded

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NABCOR LIST.  Commission on Audit Chair Grace Pulido-Tan tells Sen. Francis Escudero during a Senate finance committee hearing that she will look into the list of lawmakers and pork beneficiaries provided by two former officials of National Agribusiness Corp.  GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

A wider investigation of the alleged misuse of the lawmakers’ pork barrel allocations has been underway since the Commission on Audit released a review of the transactions beginning in 2007, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Monday.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Senators Estrada, Cayetano clash over pork probe


Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday tangled over the P10-billion pork barrel scam on their last session day before adjourning for Lent.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

House to probe Delfin Lee in P7B housing scam

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.: Why the rush? INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. has given the green light to the majority bloc to conduct a probe of the multibillion-peso housing scam allegedly perpetrated by detained businessman Delfin Lee during the Arroyo administration.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace to check reports of alleged wasted relief goods in Leyte


Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma on Tuesday said the government would check if it was true that some relief goods in Leyte were left to rot instead of being distributed to typhoon victims.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Best revenge: Santiago urges Gigi Reyes to turn state witness


Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile and his wife, Cristina, are painting Enrile’s former chief of staff Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes as the “stand-alone” culprit in the P10-billion pork barrel scam, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said on Thursday.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Estrada, Honasan in separate P220M pork barrel probe


Though no witness or whistle-blower has come forward as yet to testify to it, the P220 million in pork barrel funds that Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Gringo Honasan allegedly funneled to dubious nongovernment organizations in 2010 and 2011 through the Department of Agrarian Reform is strongly supported by documents, according to sources with knowledge of the investigation at the National Bureau of Investigation.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

  1. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


  • Drilon denies involvement in pork scam
  • Complex health care system for California’s elderly and poor explained
  • Malang the croc must regain strength before return to swamp, says mayor
  • Palace: Lacson’s version of Napoles testimony to be evaluated
  • Scientists eye iceberg bigger than Guam
  • Sports

  • Guiao summoned by PBA for name-calling incident
  • Promoters Dela Hoya, Arum in talks for Pacquiao-Alvarez—report
  • Benzema guides Madrid to 1-0 win over Bayern
  • Suns’ Goran Dragic win NBA’s Most Improved Player award
  • Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97
  • Lifestyle

  • Gongs and southern dances star in a workshop at San Francisco Bayanihan Center
  • This woman ate what?
  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  • Entertainment

  • Smithsonian wants photos, videos for ‘Day in the Life of Asian Pacific Americans’
  • What Garcia Marquez left behind
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Business

  • Metro Pacific acquires stake in Victorias
  • How ‘one percent’ economic elite was uncovered
  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Technology

  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • Obama to visit Filipino soldiers in Fort Bonifacio
  • Fil-Am youth conferences unite under one theme
  • Embassy advisory: Filipinos still need visas to enter US
  • No travel restriction to Mideast, DFA clarifies
  • PH-HK relations repaired, but families of victims still being courted
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