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Punishment for discrimination vs race, belief, gender pushed in Senate

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BAM AQUINO. EDWIN BACASAMAS

A bill that seeks to prohibit and penalize discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, civil status, HIV status and other medical condition, among others, has been filed at the Senate.

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

Drilon, Nancy Binay urge Filipinos to strengthen faith

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Senate President Franklin Drilon and Senator Nancy Binay INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Nancy Binay is urging all Filipinos to strengthen their faith this Holy Week so that “true reconciliation” and “redemption” will be achieved.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Long Holy Week break for Senate employees

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Senate of the Philippines. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate employees have been given a three-day break this week to observe the Holy Week.

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

I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito

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Sen. JV Ejercito will decide according to his conscience—not according to family or party loyalty—when he would have to choose whether to sign the Senate blue ribbon committee report that found his half-brother, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, one of those liable for plunder in the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Senate joins probe of alleged extort try on Czech firm

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Sen. Francis Escudero (inset) said the Senate committee on finance, of which he is the chair, would take up with officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications the alleged extortion try on the Czech train maker Inekon in relation to how it slowed down the delivery of more coaches for the Metro Rail Transit. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The Senate will start looking into the alleged $30-million extortion attempt on a Czech train maker when the scandal is raised in Monday’s inquiry into delayed government projects, including the purchase of 48 new coaches for the badly congested Metro Rail Transit.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Revilla seeks SC TRO on plunder charge

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Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. has asked the Supreme Court to stop the Ombudsman from further acting on the plunder case against him as he questioned its resolution last week approving his indictment in connection with the alleged misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), also known as pork barrel funds.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Regular jail for senators? Courts will decide—Palace

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AFP FILE PHOTO

As with all issues involving the courts, Malacañang on Friday said it would depend on the Sandiganbayan if senators accused of misusing their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) would be detained in regular jails.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago gloats over senators’ plunder charges at Olongapo graduation

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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 »

3 senators should be put in regular jails—Santiago

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Thursday said Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr. should be suspended and go straight to jail for the nonbailable crime of plunder. FILE PHOTOS

It is high time for Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr. to resign and authorities should put them in a regular jail instead of keeping them under house arrest or in air-conditioned palaces.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t peace negotiator seeks meeting with Santiago over peace pact with MILF

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Chief government negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer AFP FILE PHOTO

The head of the government panel that negotiated peace with the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is seeking to meet with Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, presumably because of the senator’s opinion that the peace deal she negotiated was unconstitutional.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Enrile, Estrada, Revilla told to quit Senate after pork scam indictments

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Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The three senators about to face plunder and graft charges for allegedly pocketing their pork barrel funds must step down from their posts, according to the Scrap Pork Network, which was behind a massive protest against the misuse of public funds in 2013.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago: Senate may lose up to seven members due to ‘pork’ scam

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Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago said Wednesday the Senate committee on ethics should investigate not only the three senators who have been charged with plunder in connection with the P10-billion pork barrel scam but also the three or four others who had been linked to the scandal by the whistleblowers.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon backs regional bar exams

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Senate President Franklin Drilon: Decentralize. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate President Franklin Drilon will ask the Supreme Court to decentralize the bar exams, one of the most difficult licensure tests in the country.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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