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9 Metro mayors ordered to return P331-M PDAF

Mayors Herbert Bautista, Joseph Estrada, Junjun Binay and Vergel Aguilar. FILE PHOTOS

The Commission on Audit (COA) has directed the mayors of nine cities in Metro Manila to return to the National Treasury more than P331.7 million in unused pork barrel funds released to them by several lawmakers.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Drilon: Edca issue up to SC

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Senate President Franklin Drilon on Thursday said it was up to the Supreme Court to rule whether the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) needs to be ratified by the Senate.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon: If you can find pork in budget, go to SC

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Senate President Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Senate President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday dared those who are alleging that the pork barrel has returned in the proposed P2.606-trillion 2015 budget to go to the Supreme Court to complain.   “[The issue] can always be brought back to the Supreme Court if there is such an issue, such a system (pork barrel),” […]

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Vice Mayor Moreno, councilors ‘can’t go unpunished’ over depot

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THANKS, BUT NO TANKS The Pandacan oil depot may soon be gone now that the Supreme Court has spoken.  NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

The Manila city councilors and other officials who were behind the 2009 ordinance that allowed the continued operation of the Pandacan oil depot should not “go unpunished,” now that the Supreme Court has ruled that what they did was unconstitutional.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Nobody loses an election in this country


The Supreme Court ruling disqualifying Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito as Laguna governor cannot be questioned since it was based on a Commission on Elections (Comelec) resolution which said he was unfit to hold public office due to overspending.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »