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SC again defers action on Sandiganbayan Justice Ong

Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Gregory Ong INQUIRER PHOTO

The Supreme Court (SC) has again deferred action on the case of Sandiganbayan Justice Gregory Ong four months after his dismissal was recommended for his supposed ties with businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged brains behind the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Secretary Abad mobbed by UP students protesting against Aquino’s ‘pork barrel’


Budget Secretary Florencio Abad was mobbed by protesters Wednesday night after a forum in the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sereno has no heart ailment, says aide

Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno answers media questions during a press conference at the Bayleaf, Intramuros, Manila. RAFFY LERMA

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno was not hospitalized and has no heart problem contrary to a newspaper report, her Chief of Staff said in a statement.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rizal’s Knights besiege Torre in SC

EVENT HORIZON A series of shots taken by Inquirer photographer Edwin Bacasmas from April to September shows the rising Torre de Manila building behind the Rizal Monument. Critics of the condo project believe the Supreme Court can still stop this “blatant disrespect for our national heritage.”

Saying they come in defense of history and national heritage, a group opposing a high-rise condominium project in Manila went to the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday to seek its demolition for marring the view of the Rizal Monument.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Will Kim Henares get more of their pay? gov’t workers ask

Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Government workers fighting additional taxes on their allowances and benefits are awaiting the Supreme Court decision on the petition they filed more than a month ago seeking to stop Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares and Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima from further slashing their paychecks.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »