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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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First at Vatican
in 60 years

Pope John Paul II might have beatified more than a thousand martyrs and holy men and canonized almost 500 during his papacy but his canonization, along with that of Pope John XXIII on Sunday, will be only the first of a Pope in 60 years.

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MARINDUQUE:

Visiting the ‘palm
of the ocean’

It could be a tricky trip down the island village of Maniwaya to a favorite destination: the Palád sandbar. It could be a tricky trip down the island village of Maniwaya to a favorite destination: the Palád sandbar.

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Smooth Edsa ride
up in 2 yrs, but…

Is the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) unhappy with the condition of the 23-kilometer Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (Edsa)?

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TRADERS RAISED MONEY

Hong Kong victims
to get P115M

Money raised by Chinese-Filipino businessmen and businessmen in Hong Kong who have interests in the Philippines was used in the compensation package for the victims of the 2010 Manila hostage tragedy, a Manila councilman said on Thursday.

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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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