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NFA’s P1-B
deal probed

Former National Food Authority Administrator (NFA) Orlan Calayag and his special assistant, Dennis Guerrero, have been placed under investigation for allegedly granting a P1.08-billion rice cargo-handling contract to a trucking company without a bidding being conducted.…

‘Risky’ Chinese
jet intercept

The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a US Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace. …

Return P345-M
pork to the state

The Commission on Audit (COA) has ordered detained Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile and his former chief of staff, lawyer Gigi Reyes, to return to the state P345 million of his pork barrel allotments that allegedly went to the dummy foundations…

Armed woman out
‘to scare’ Aquino

Flora Pineda said she could no longer bear seeing the suffering of so many poor Filipinos so she went to Malacañang on Friday afternoon packing a semiautomatic pistol to force President Benigno Aquino III to step down. …

‘Sari-sari’ store
‘supplied’ P500M

How was a company whose business address was that of a small sari-sari (variety) store in an impoverished community able to supply the government with farm inputs worth more than P500 million?…

On this rock stands
PH suit vs China

Itu Aba, the “rock” that is the biggest land feature in the disputed Spratlys archipelago is really essential to the country’s arbitration case before the United Nations tribunal, according to Filipino experts on international maritime law. …

Napoles NGOs got
P345M from Enrile

Senator Juan Ponce Enrile allegedly endorsed P345 million of his Priority Development Assistance Funds (PDAF) to bogus foundations linked to supposed mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles, a state auditor said on Friday.…

6M signatures
set vs ‘pork’

A sign-up drive for the People’s Initiative against the pork barrel system will highlight the first anniversary of the Million People March at Rizal Park in Manila on Monday.…

Marcos: No P10M
to Napoles group

Senator Ferdinand "Bong-Bong" Marcos Jr. on Friday vehemently denied authorizing the disbursement of his P10 million pork barrel funds to a questionable foundation linked to detained Janet Lim-Napoles.…

NTC can’t order
refund on charges

The Court of Appeals has stopped the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) from enforcing an order to telecommunications firms to refund P7 billion in alleged “excess” charges on certain text messages and of reducing text messaging rates.…

We’re dark already,
why roast us still?

"Are we not roasted yet?" Senator Nancy Binay asked in jest amid graft allegations against her family. Her father and brother--Vice President Jejomar Binay and Makati Mayor Erwin Jejomar Erwin “Jun-Jun” Binay--respectively, are at the center of a new controversy…

Ebola survivor
‘thrilled to be alive’

Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with…

Lea Salonga
gets ‘iced’

Broadway musical star and actress Lea Salonga has taken up the challenge to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.…

Aquino uncles back
Binay run in 2016

A political line was drawn on the tarmac during the commemoration of the 31st death anniversary of Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. on Thursday, with Vice President Jejomar Binay getting an open endorsement of his presidential plans from the elders…

Makati gets 50
more policemen

To solve the increasing number of robbery and holdup cases in Makati—particularly in public utility vehicles like passenger jeepneys and taxicabs—the Philippine National Police has assigned additional 50 policemen to the area upon the request of the city government. …

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