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Santiago gloats over senators’ plunder charges at Olongapo graduation

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 »

Drilon in tight situation presiding over Senate pork probe

Senate President Franklin Drilon: Decentralize. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

He may be the “big guy” in the Senate, but this hefty senator has some tough bumps ahead.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

3 senators sign ‘pork’ report vs Enrile, Estrada, Revilla

Sen. Sergio Osmeña III. FILE PHOTO

At least three senators have signed the draft report of the Senate blue ribbon committee, recommending among others, the filing of criminal charges against Senators Juan Ponce-Enrile, Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada, and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr in connection with the pork barrel scam.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senators facing plunder may be arrested within the year

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

A “roadmap” presented by Malacañang on Wednesday showed that the Sandiganbayan may issue a warrant of arrest to Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada within the year.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Remain vigilant,’ anti-pork barrel activist tells Filipino public

PEACHY Rallonza-Bretaña

The Filipino public should stay vigilant now that plunder charges have been filed against three senators, suspected operators and agents in the P10-billion pork barrel scam, an activist who led in the Million People March against pork barrel said on Tuesday.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Jinggoy Estrada banking on Ombudsman to be fair in ‘pork’ case

Sen. Jinggoy Estrada.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada has said he trusts Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales to be fair to him and to the two other senators charged with plunder in connection with the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

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

SC defers ruling on Revilla petition vs Ombudsman’s ‘pork’ probe

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court has deferred ruling on a petition by Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. to stop the Ombudsman from investigating the controversial Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

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

Roxas finds unlikely ally as Escudero rejects resignation call

Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II has found an unlikely ally in Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero, who rejected a colleague’s resignation call for Roxas.

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

Roxas tells Revilla: Quit making up scripts

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II told Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. ‎on Friday that his involvement in the pork barrel scam is “not like in the movies.”

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

4 senators got P370M during Corona impeachment

Sen.Vicente Sotto III, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. FILE PHOTOS

The Department of Budget and Management released a total of P370 million from the Disbursement Acceleration Program to four senators—Jinggoy Estrada, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and Vicente Sotto III—in the middle of the impeachment trial of then Chief Justice Renato Corona in 2012.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palace won’t meddle in COA order to senators

Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Saturday said the order of the Commission on Audit to four senators to return their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocations is strictly a matter between the lawmakers and the government agency.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Revilla graft accusation vs Ballsy angers Aquino

President Benigno Aquino and Sen. Ramon Revilla, Jr.  FILE PHOTO

President Aquino bristled when Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. accused his sister and brother-in-law of corruption.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino confirms meeting Revilla, other senators on Corona trial

President Benigno Aquino, Senators Bong Revilla, Jr. and Jinggoy Estrada. FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday personally confirmed that he met with Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and other senators to talk about the impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

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

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