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Lacson rejects calls
to ID ‘pork’ execs

Former senator and now rehabilitation czar Panfilo "Ping" Lacson rejected calls for him to identify the government officials who had been implicated by Janet Lim-Napoles in the "pork barrel" scam.

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HDO out
on Corona, Singson

The Sandiganbayan issued a Hold Departure Order against former Chief Justice Renato Corona and former Ilocos Sur Governor Luis “Chavit” Singson on Friday. Corona and Singson were barred from leaving the country as the Sandiganbayan’s Third Division ordered the Bureau of Immigration to include them in the agency’s Hold Departure List.

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China welcomes
PH apology

China has expressed support for the agreement between Hong Kong and the Philippine government over the 2010 Manila Hostage crisis and said it was relieved that the issue has finally reached a conclusion.

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Seabed search
widens for MH370

The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said on Friday.

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Name names,
Lacson told

Name names and back it up with evidence, senators demanded Thursday. Disclosures by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and Presidential Assistant Panfilo Lacson that Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged mastermind of the P10-billion pork barrel scam, has written affidavits implicating more than a dozen senators—past and present—drew sharp reactions in the Senate.

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SAYS SENATOR SANTIAGO:

Lacson is fronting
for Enrile, Reyes

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Thursday accused former Sen. Panfilo Lacson of being part of a “trinity of unholy conspirators” that was sowing disinformation in the pork barrel scam.

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BARACK OBAMA:

US will defend
Japan vs China

Showing solidarity with Japan, US President Barack Obama on Thursday affirmed that the United States would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over disputed islands but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully.

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COMMENTARIES

  • default No deal, Janet

    Janet Napoles may reveal all she knows about the P10-billion pork barrel scam—but regardless of what she says, she cannot serve as state’s witness. She is not only alleged to be the scam’s very …

  • Neal H. Cruz Like making Al Capone a witness vs his gang

    Should Janet Lim-Napoles be made a state’s witness in the P10-billion pork barrel scam? The original whistle-blowers (Benhur Luy et al.) are opposed to it, the lawyers are divided, and the general p …

  • Rina Jimenez-David MERS-CoV and mothers

    At the press conference for the stakeholders’ forum called “A Promise Renewed for Kalusugan Pangkalahatan (Universal Health),” members of the media were all agog over the possibility that MERS-C …

  • Michael L. Tan A graduation story

    We associate April and May with summer heat, which can be uncomfortable but still bearable compared to the financial burdens that come about during these months, more so for middle-class families, in …

  • Dolly Anne Carvajal Tribute to Mr. C: ‘I will just watch and enjoy it’

    Musician Ryan Cayabyab and I hit it off instantly during the “OPM Fair” in Cebu held last November. I fondly call him “Your Eminence,” because of his Papal Award. …

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