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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…

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. …

How Ninoy got
his 2 passports

Sometime early in 1983, I learned from several sources and from Philippine newspaper accounts that Ninoy was dead serious about returning home and that authorities in the Philippines were already planning moves in reaction to this calculated move by Ninoy,…

LTFRB still sparing
‘colorum’ trucks

The “no-apprehension policy” granting a temporary reprieve to colorum or unauthorized cargo trucks will continue, but only for those that deliver to and from the Manila port area. …

Palparan’s 32
months as fugitive

In the two years and eight months that he was being hunted by the authorities, retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. was hiding in seven places around Metro Manila.…

Aquino 2nd term
up in LP meeting

Senate President Franklin Drilon on Thursday confirmed that he had endorsed a meeting among Liberal Party (LP) members to discuss the issue of Charter change.…

Sharon Cuneta’s
midlife crisis

Actress Sharon Cuneta reached out to her fans on social media and revealed that she had gone through a midlife crisis.…

PH may fall short
of MDG targets

The Philippines is likely to achieve only about 60 percent of the 35 Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) before the 2015 deadline, a United Nations Development Program (UNDP) representative said during the release of the 2014 MDG Progress Report.…

Ice bucket dare
pioneer dies

One of the co-pioneers of the viral fundraiser “Ice Bucket Challenge” died last weekend at age 27 in a diving accident.…

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