06
Jul
MANILA (AFP) - Elderly Philippine Vice-President Jejomar Binay was accused by Manila police on Wednesday of roughing up officers during a brawl that left several people hurt. The fracas broke out after police tried to serve a special prosecutor's order suspending the Vice-President's son from his post as mayor of the Makati financial district of the city. Read more [...]

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06
Jul
Senator Grace Poe is curious why Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya was spared in the Ombudsman's filing of graft charges over the alleged irregularities in the MRT-3's interim maintenance contract."I would like to read the text of the resolution in full to find out the reasons why DOTC Sec. Joseph Emilio Abaya was not included despite having allegedly signed the contract presumably with full knowledge of the facts and the applicable law surrounding such anomalous procurement of services," Poe said in a statement Sunday.Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales on Friday ordered the filing of graft charges against former Metro Rail Transit 3 General Manager Al Vitangcol III and five incorporators of Philippine Trans Rail Management and Services Corporation over the deal worth $1.15 million a month.The Ombudsman, however, did not include Abaya in the list ordered to be charged though he and other DOTC officials were named as among the respondents in the original complaint filed by the Ombudsman Field Investigation Office.Abaya, a member of the ruling Liberal Party (LP), is a close ally of President Benigno Aquino III.Poe was quick to clarify that she "respects" the decision of Ombudsman Morales, who earlier dared her critics to have her impeached."I welcome this indictment by the Ombudsman against Mr. Read more [...]

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06
Jul
DAVAO CITY—Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has asked the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) to take over the investigation of the reported entry of “fake” rice in the city, following reports that “suspicious” rice are being peddled as “local rice” from the rice-producing towns of Bansalan in Davao del Sur and Banaybanay in Davao Oriental. Read more [...]

06
Jul
MANILA, Philippines - Impeachment charges are being prepared against him, according to Vice President Jejomar Binay. Read more [...]

06
Jul
Vice President Jejomar Binay. Edd Gumban MANILA, Philippines - Vice President Jejomar Binay retains his P86-million annual pork barrel fund, allowing him to use taxpayers’ money to promote his presidential ambition, a lawmaker said yesterday. Read more [...]

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06
Jul
SENATOR Miriam Defensor-Santiago said Friday it’s her cancer-stricken body and not her brain that is sick, and that’s the reason she remains the top performer in the number of bills and resolutions that has been filed in the Senate. Read more [...]

06
Jul
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06
Jul
MANILA - A year after announcing she has stage four lung cancer, Sen. Read more [...]

06
Jul
The ruling Liberal Party (LP) on Sunday downplayed reports that some 500 of its members in Camarines Norte had voted to take an indefinite “mass leave of absence” as a show of support for Gov. Edgardo Tallado, who was expelled last month from the party for immorality Read more [...]

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