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2nd hearing on Iloilo ‘overpricing’ urged

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Refusing to admit that his testimony in the Senate on Thursday was a dud, Manuel Mejorada, the complainant in the plunder case against Senate President Franklin Drilon, on Sunday said the blue ribbon committee should call a second hearing to hear further testimony and receive evidence.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Angara seeks vetting of witnesses in Senate probes

Senator Juan Edgardo Angara.  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Anybody appearing in Senate hearings must first do their homework, said Sen. Sonny Angara, who threw his support behind an earlier proposal that these resource persons be made to submit affidavits and supporting documents before testifying before the Blue Ribbon Committee.

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

Why witnesses under gov’t protection ‘enjoy’ program


With free meals, allowance, and a secured place, it’s no wonder that many of the witnesses under government protection are “enjoying” it so much so that some of them have chosen to stay in the program for 10 years, an official told a Senate hearing on Thursday.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Trillanes: More witnesses in building overprice to surface

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

More people with knowledge relevant to the Senate’s ongoing investigation of the alleged overprice of the Makati Parking building have been coming out and volunteering to speak out, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said on Sunday.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino on all-star cast of Revilla’s witnesses


Sen. Bong Revilla is thinking of a defense in his plunder and graft case in the Sandiganbayan with an all-star cast.

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