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Cadet from Tacloban is first female ‘bow wow’ at PMA

THE MEET Cadet First Class Kerlyn Asuncion, the Tacloban City native who has been selected as the first female brigade adjutant of the Philippine Military Academy Cadet Corps, meets former Sen. Panfilo Lacson during this year’s PMA alumni homecoming. Lacson is the presidential assistant for rehabilitation and recovery who is tasked with rebuilding her city. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

People paid little attention when Tacloban City-born Cadet First Class Kerlyn Asuncion stepped up to the grandstand to greet former Sen. Panfilo Lacson at the end of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) alumni homecoming in Fort Del Pilar in Baguio City on Feb. 15.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Palace confirms Aquino, Lacson talks on oil smuggling

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

Malacañang confirmed on Saturday there have been talks between President Benigno Aquino III and Sen. Panfilo Lacson about a watchdog body to combat oil smuggling that the former national police chief might lead.

Posted: April 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘I’m not gay,’ Lacson denies anew

Former senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson denied anew Friday that he’s gay as he threatened to tell the “cruel truth” about Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago if the feisty lawmaker spreads “lies” about him.

Posted: March 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago back in attack mode as she calls detractors ‘gay’, stupid’

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago attacked her political enemies anew on Friday, calling one “gay” and “stupid.”

Posted: March 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senator using govt funds to pay maids’ salary, says Lacson

Former senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson accused on Thursday a senator for allegedly using Senate funds to pay her maids’ salary, grocery and even the rental of a satellite office at a property owned by this legislator.

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Crime worries Aquino despite low rate

PEACE TALK Justice Secretary Leila de Lima is flanked by Sen. Panfilo Lacson, her some time critic, and Interior Secretary Mar Roxas during Saturday’s 20th anniversary celebration of the anticrime watchdog founded by Teresita Ang-See, the Movement for the Restoration of Peace and Order, in Intramuros. President Aquino was the keynote speaker. ARNOLD ALMACEN

Even with the reported 10-percent decrease in crime volume for the entire country from 2011 to 2012, President Benigno Aquino III is worried.

Posted: January 13th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lacson admits P300,000 additional fund from Enrile but denies bribery

Former senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Panfilo Lacson admitted on Wednesday receiving P300,000 in additional funds from the office of Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile but denied that it was a bribe.

Posted: January 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Why Lacson will never forget Arroyo

Former senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

“I will never forget that name Arroyo.” So said Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, referring to former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lacson says Roxas’ appointment as DILG chief ‘perfect’

Former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson welcomed the reported appointment of Transportation Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas as the next chief of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and congratulated him even before the news came out this Friday.

Posted: August 31st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Carpio leads eight nominees

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Senior Associate Justice Antonio CarpioINQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio topped the short list of eight candidates that the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) announced on Monday, but a senator said he believed the next Chief Justice would either be Associate Justice Lourdes Sereno or Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza.

Posted: August 14th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Lacson: ‘Coup plan’ not ‘coup plot’ vs Aquino


Not a coup plot, but a coup plan was how Senator Panfilo Lacson described on Wednesday the alleged ouster moves against President Benigno Aquino III.

Posted: March 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

How prosecution got Corona’s bank record deserves own probe

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The story of how copies of Chief Justice Renato Corona’s bank documents reached House prosecutors has gotten so complicated that one senator believes it now warrants its own Senate investigation.

Posted: February 18th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Constitutional crisis looms over Corona bank records, senator says

Senator Panfilo Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Panfilo Lacson is seeing a looming constitutional crisis when the questions on the subpoena issued by the Senate to bank officials or bank accounts allegedly owned by Chief Justice Renato Corona are raised before the Supreme Court.

Posted: February 8th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  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


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