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Santiago to expose Lacson’s sins, true sexuality

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Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago and former Senator Panfilo Lacson . INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago is back with a strong warning that she would reveal all the “sins” and “sexuality” of her nemesis, Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, whom she called as “Pinky” Lacson.

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

More placards for ‘Ma’am Gigi’ in pro-Enrile rally

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It was supposed to be an hourlong sympathy rally of Senate employees for the chamber’s beleaguered chief, Juan Ponce Enrile.Strangely, there were more placards with messages of support for the Senate President’s resigned chief of staff, Jessica “Gigi” Gonzales-Reyes.Scores of employees gathered in front of the Senate building at around lunchtime Wednesday, many of them screaming “JPE! JPE!” and “Manong Johnny!” JPE is Enrile’s initials while Johnny is how close friends call him.

Posted: January 31st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Senate urged to lead by example

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Senator Alan Peter Cayetano. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senate Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano on Tuesday filed a resolution urging the Senate to “lead by example” and to authorize a people’s audit or a joint or a parallel audit of its budget accounts by a private auditing firm and the Commission on Audit (COA).

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate fund for oversight bodies doubled

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Budget Secretary Florencio Abad Jr.  FILE PHOTO

Senate funding for oversight committees in the form of maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE), the unused amounts of which the Commission on Audit (COA) cannot examine, more than doubled to about P450 million since President Aquino took office three years ago.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Lawyer files ethics case vs Lacson amid truce

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Former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Notwithstanding the so-called “ceasefire” among disagreeing colleagues, a lawyer filed a complaint for unethical conduct against Sen. Panfilo Lacson in the Senate ethics committee in connection with his remarks branding Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago “a crusading crook.”

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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