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Senate MOOE budget doubled under Enrile – Alan Cayetano

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Senator Alan Peter Cayetano and  Juan Ponce Enrile. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The budget for the maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOEs) of the Senate has allegedly doubled when Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile assumed his post in 2008, Senate Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano revealed on Wednesday.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Enrile’s blood pressure shoots up after verbal clash with Alan Cayetano

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Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile. FILE PHOTO

Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile’s blood pressure shot up to 180/100 after a heated exchange on Wednesday with Senate Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago got P15-M Senate funds in 2012 — COA

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

No less than the office of Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has received more than P15-million additional maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOEs) in 2012, the head of the Commission on Audits said.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Escudero: ‘I’m a lover, not a fighter’

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Senator Francis Escudero. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

“I’m not a fighter. I’m just a lover,” so said Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero while some of his colleagues quarrelled over the alleged misused of Senate funds.

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

After gaining vote of confidence, Enrile ready to face foes

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Senator  Juan Ponce-Enrile. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile admitted that his motion to declare his post vacant was his way to get the “vote of confidence” of his peers.

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Trillanes: Enrile pre-empted his ouster

Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV and Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce-Enrile. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The number of votes that will approve Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s motion to declare his post vacant could have been enough if Liberal Party senators were present, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said Tuesday as he alleged that the result was “pre-empted.”

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

UNA blasts Pimentel for vote to oust Enrile, raps his ‘insensitive behavior’

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Senator Aquilino Pimentel III. FILE PHOTO

The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Tuesday hit at Senator Aquilino Pimentel III’s vote to oust Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Transcript of the privilege speech of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Mr. President, my colleagues in the Senate: The personal conflict between me and four members of this Chamber has triggered a venomous, malevolent and sustained campaign against me.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Enrile’s bid to quit rejected

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Senator  Juan Ponce-Enrile. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile has filed a motion for his seat to be declared vacant but senators rejected his bid to quit.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lacson will wait for Santiago to get well before filing raps

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

Senator Panfilo Lacson has wished Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago to get well soon so he could file charges against her.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Enrile rejects reconciliation with Santiago

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Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile . JUNNY ROY/SENATE POOL

Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile rejected on Thursday the idea of reconciling with Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, saying it is difficult to talk to people with “lunar minds.”

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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