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Drilon urges DFA to revise VFA


Senate President Franklin Drilon called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday to initiate a review of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States to revise its provisions on the detention and custody of a person accused in a foreign land.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Malversation case part of plot to sideline Estrada clan, allies – JV Ejercito


“It’s too much of a coincidence,’’ so said Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito on Monday of the filing of a malversation complaint against him with the Ombudsman.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Shutdown averted for now as Congress extends govt funding

The White House is seen at dusk on the eve of a possible government shutdown as Congress battles out the budget in Washington, DC, September 30, 2013. AFP

The US Senate on Saturday gave itself four additional days to pass a $1.1 trillion federal spending bill, easing the threat of a government shutdown that was looming at midnight.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Santiago prods DOE chief to run for senator

Department of Energy Sec. Jericho Petilla. INQUIRER file photo.

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago is prodding Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla to run for senator in 2016.

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

Who’s in charge in the PNP?


The Philippine National Police (PNP) is now in a “quandary” after its beleaguered chief, Director General Alan Purisima, was suspended over an allegedly anomalous contract of the PNP with a courier service company, a police official told a Senate hearing Wednesday.

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »