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Raps filed vs Drilon, Jimenez, Singson over ‘overpriced’ convention center

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Graft and plunder charges were filed against Senate President Franklin Drilon, Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson and other Department of Public Works and Highways officials before the Ombudsman Wednesday in connection with the allegedly overpriced construction of the Iloilo Convention Center.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Binays hit back at Drilon

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No one is above the law, yes, so follow your own.

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Drilon vows to lead total abolition of Senate pork

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Sen. Franklin Drilon. FILE PHOTO

Hoping to repair the chamber’s tattered image, Senate President Franklin Drilon on Sunday vowed to lead his colleagues in scrapping their P4.8-billion pork barrel from the 2014 national budget.

Posted: October 21st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Drilon: Fake signatures won’t wash

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Senate President Franklin Drilon. PRIB FILE PHOTO

Senate President Franklin Drilon on Friday said it was “highly improbable” that fake signatures of senators would pass through the fine-tooth comb of the Senate finance committee, the upper chamber’s clearinghouse tasked to process and track all pork barrel and other spending allocations made by its 24 members.

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

SC orders Congress to explain legality of pork

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The Supreme Court has stepped into the pork barrel scam controversy, ordering Congress to explain the legality of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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