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Senators oppose Cunanan immunity

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Dennis Cunanan INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Dennis Cunanan faces perjury charges for denying he got a kickback in the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam, senators warned on Sunday.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Poe wants lifestyle check on senators

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Sen. Grace Poe FILE PHOTO

“While we’re at it, why not include the other respondents as well?”

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Escudero calls for ethics probe on senators over pork barrel, DAP fund use

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Sen. Francis Escudero. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Francis Escudero said on Sunday there shouldn’t be too much quibbling over whether senators’ allocations from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) were linked to the May 2012 conviction of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

4 senators got P370M during Corona impeachment

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Sen.Vicente Sotto III, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. FILE PHOTOS

The Department of Budget and Management released a total of P370 million from the Disbursement Acceleration Program to four senators—Jinggoy Estrada, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and Vicente Sotto III—in the middle of the impeachment trial of then Chief Justice Renato Corona in 2012.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Senators rapped for not taking Duterte to task

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Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

The international watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) has expressed concern over some senators’ seeming acquiescence with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s death threat against an alleged rice smuggler made during a Senate committee hearing last week, saying it would encourage impunity.

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

Enrile, Estrada: We pocketed not even a cent from pork

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In life as in everything else, you can only give what you have. Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile are not willing to give what they insist they did not have—notwithstanding testimony from whistle-blowers that the lawmakers pocketed hefty kickbacks from their pork barrel.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

P1.4M monthly not for senators to keep–Drilon

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Senate President Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Franklin Drilon agreed with Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago that the P1.4 million each senator receives monthly isn’t his or hers to take home.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Jinggoy Estrada happy ‘unlucky’ 2013 over

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Sen. Jinggoy Estrada.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Noting how the number 13 has been particularly unlucky for his family, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada on Wedneday seemed happy to say goodbye to the year just past, probably his worst as a politician since his father, the country’s 13th President, Joseph Estrada, was ousted in 2001 and convicted of plunder in 2007.   In a [...]

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino gave De Lima go signal for seeking passport cancellations

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President Benigno Aquino III  AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino was notified of the Department of Justice’s decision to ask for the cancellation of the passports of Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr. and 34 others charged with plunder in the Office of the Ombudsman.

Posted: October 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago defends DOJ’s bid to have 3 senators’ passports cancelled

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago defended the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) request to cancel the passports of three senators and other individuals involved in the P10 billion “pork barrel” scam, saying it was an “act of pre-emptive self-defense” under international law.

Posted: October 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Militants file graft cases vs senators, Palace execs

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Artists and groups calling for the abolition of the pork barrel allocation marched on Saturday to police stations here to file graft charges against national government officials and lawmakers for their alleged misuse of the Priority Development Assistance Fund.

Posted: October 19th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Santiago says Filipinos want to spit at senators

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiiago INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

“Every single Filipino wants to spit at a senator, including myself, within spitting distance. We’re severely damaged.”

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Santiago blows lid off Senate perks

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Why do senators covet leadership posts and committees? In a speech before members of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago said that Senate officers Juan Ponce Enrile (President), Jinggoy Estrada (Pro-tempore), Vicente Sotto III (Majority Leader) and Alan Peter Cayetano (Minority Leader)…

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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