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High court sacks
Napoles justice

Judges beware. Fraternizing with litigants can get you disrobed. For lying and showing “corrupt inclinations” as an officer of the court, Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Gregory Ong got the boot from the Supreme Court on Tuesday, never again allowed to hold a public post for his links with the alleged pork barrel scam brains, Janet Lim-Napoles.

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138 solons got
P8.8B from DAP

The Department of Budget and Management has identified 22 senators and 116 representatives, mostly members of the ruling Liberal Party and administration allies, who were showered allocations amounting to P8.8 billion from Malacañang’s Disbursement Acceleration Program between 2011 and 2013.

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MARTIAL LAW ANNIVERSARY STORY

‘True friends aided
me underground’

I dedicate this short piece to true friends, their courage, patriotism and humanity. I’ll cite only five of the friends who have passed away: Joaquin “Chino” P. Roces, Gregorio S. Licaros Sr., Felipe F. Cruz, Mariano V. del Rosario and Leonardo Bascara. May they rest in peace!

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MARTIAL LAW ANNIVERSARY STORY

Questions military
asked newswomen

Some questions and answers culled from memory, since we did not take notes: National Intelligence Board: What is your concept of national security?

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Aquino on raps vs
allies: No problem

President Aquino on Monday encouraged critics to file charges against his allies if they believed these officials had strayed from his reformist programs.

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IN BOSTON NEIGHBORHOOD

Aquino remembers
a pretty woman

He had a pretty neighbor but someone else in a flashy car picked her up one day. And that ended Noynoy Aquino’s plans of asking her out on a date.

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CAUGHT ON CAM

2 TV reporters
fight over Cornejo

Two female reporters from rival TV networks engaged in an amusing tug of war as to who had the right to an exclusive interview with model Deniece Cornejo, minutes after she was released on bail on charges of assault and serious illegal detention.

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Bosch to acquire Siemens’ stake in BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH

Bosch and Siemens agreed that Robert Bosch GmbH will acquire Siemens’ 50 percent stake in the joint venture BSH Bosch

Open call for proposals: 2015 exhibition venue grants

The Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Visual Arts and Museum Division is accepting proposals for the 2015 Venue Grant Program.

Mighty turns 69

Mighty Corp., the Philippines’ oldest cigarette maker, on Friday marked its 69th anniversary as it vowed to buy more local

Rockwell Primaries pops up in SM Megamall

Rockwell Rockwell Primaries, Rockwell Land’s newest subsidiary, is here to help the modern Filipino family find their new home that provides

Team Unilever Food Solutions bags ‘Filipino Cuisine Challenge’

Team Unilever Food Solutions Team Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) emerged victorious in the PCC’s Filipino Cuisine Challenge as the top scorer to bring home

Rare double bass concert at the CCP

Jiovanni Tabada. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Cultural Center of the Philippines           The Netherlands-trained double bass player Jiovanni Tabada will be the featured artist of the third