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Luy: ‘Pogi’ got
P224M ‘rebates’

“Pogi” received a handsome amount of over P224.5 million as “rebates,” or kickbacks, from his pork barrel funds coursed through spurious nongovernment organizations established by detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, principal whistle-blower Benhur Luy told the Sandiganbayan on Thursday.…

Rains Friday, new
storm coming

While a new storm is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Monday or Tuesday, the southwest monsoon continues to bring rains in Luzon and the Visayas Friday. …

‘P500B lump sum
a best practice’

Malacañang on Thursday rejected accusations that the P501-billion Special Purpose Funds in its proposed 2015 national budget was a form of presidential pork barrel, saying that its inclusion was consistent with the “best” management practices in corporate settings.…

Lapid found liable
in fertilizer scam

The Office of the Ombudsman has approved the filing of graft charges against Sen. Lito Lapid in connection with the overpricing of 3,880 liters of liquid fertilizer bought by the provincial government in 2004 when he was governor of Pampanga…

Cory Aquino’s
drawer of rosaries

A few hours after former President Cory Aquino passed away on Aug. 1, 2009, her personal secretary and friend Margie Juico received a request from her eldest daughter, Ballsy Aquino-Cruz.…

Manny Pacquiao
to retire in 2016

Sarangani Representative and world boxing champ Manny Pacquiao revealed plans to retire from boxing in 2016.…

Why Senate can’t
suspend Enrile yet

The Office of the Senate President told the Sandiganbayan on Thursday that it could not yet suspend Senator Juan Ponce Enrile over his pork barrel scam cases.…

Vice, Casiño:
No bad blood

It was nothing but a “frank exchange” of tweets. Both Vice Ganda and former Bayan Muna congressman Teddy Casiño played down their Twitter exchanges over the State of the Nation Address (Sona) protests. …

‘Inday’ gains speed,
nears PH exit

Tropical Storm "Inday" slightly got faster, but maintained its strength, as it gets set to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Thursday afternoon.…

Fil-Am daredevil
pleads guilty

A teenage daredevil who sneaked to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower in New York pleaded guilty Wednesday (US time) in an escapade that increased concerns about security at the nation's tallest building.…

Gov’t workers lost
bonuses to DAP

Hundreds of thousands of state workers were deprived of salary increases and modest bonuses when the Department of Budget and Management shifted their benefits to projects funded by the Disbursement Acceleration Program over the last three years.…

Armored car stirs
up coup gossip

Relax, it’s nothing, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said. But the sight of an armored personnel carrier escorting five military trucks carrying heavy weapons and equipment in front of Nepa-Q Mart on Edsa in Cubao, Quezon City, alarmed people in the…

2014 Magsaysay
awardees bared

“No one got rich out of teaching; it’s your legacy that matters.” A Filipino educator serving an indigenous tribe living in one of the remotest villages in Davao City is among this year’s recipients of the Ramon Magsaysay Award, regarded…

$100B airport
building binge

Faced with snaking queues at immigration, overflowing baggage carousels and expensive flight delays, Asian nations are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel in the region.…

AFP: No reason
to oust Aquino

Newly-appointed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. said there was no intelligence report of any destabilization plot against the Aquino administration, saying the military’s morale now is “high.” …

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