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Senators are safe in Fort Sto. Domingo for Napoles hearing

Senior Superintendent and Public Information Office Chief Reuben Sindac of the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Friday that the PNP is ready to ensure the safety of senators and authorities should the hearing take place at the Special Action Force Headquarters in Fort Sto. Domingo, Sta. Rosa, Laguna. It is the same facility where alleged …

No political motives on Iglesia ni Cristo’s massive evangelical stint on Monday

Iglesia ni Cristo (INC, Church of Christ) insists that their colossal medical, relief, and evangelical mission held October 14 in Manila was not politically motivated. Speculations and allegations circulated that the event was not for the purpose of evangelism and goodwill, but to show off their massive number as a force to reckoned with in …

Travel bloggers and heritage conservationists talk about Visayas earthquake aftermath

The sleeping town of Carmen, Bohol was the epicenter of a 7.2-magnitude earthquake early Tuesday morning. Locals and tourists rushed out of establishments and homes to look for safe ground as the ground shook and the structures overhead began to sway and eventually collapse to give in to the violent turmoil. PHIVOLCS has recorded 289 …

Is “reverse racism” keeping Filipino couple from adopting a Métis child?

“It is reverse racism,” says Paul Walsh. Paul Walsh is an attorney representing a Filipino-Canadian couple in Winnipeg who are in the middle of a dirty legal battle for the child they considered their own for the last two years. The 2 ½ year old little boy is part Métis, one of the constitutionally recognized …

NBI, DOJ file plunder charges against Revilla, Enrile, Estrada

“Ang sakit [it hurts],” laments Senator Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr. earlier today, Monday, plunder charges have been filed against him at the Office of the Ombudsman by the Department of Justice and National Bureau of Investigation. The plunder case was charged to address Revilla’s involvement in the pork barrel scam, where 12 senators and 70 …

Abigail Valte in the limelight for alleged HK shopping photo

First, a photo with President Noynoy Aquino with Jeane Napoles received negative reactions from the masses. Now, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte is in the limelight for a photo that’s spreading like wildfire on social media. The photo shows two women, who seem to be trying on shoes, assisted by two sales ladies. Abigail Valte …

Obama to visit PH next month

Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda confirmed Saturday that US President Barack Obama will visit the Philippines for the first time on October 11-12, 2013. The Philippines is one of the four Asian countries that Obama will visit for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. He said to meet with PH President Benigno Aquino III. “President Obama …

Palace on PNoy & Jeane Napoles photo: “No big deal”

Recently, a photo of President Benigno Aquino III with Jeane Napoles started circulating online and garnering thousands of reactions of varying intensities. Jeane Napoles is the 23-year-old daughter of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles. The photo, posted on the yougest Napoles’ instagram account, soon raised questions if PNoy knows the Napoleses before …

Blue Ribbon Committee not yet ready to summon involved lawmakers in ‘Pork’ Scam

The Blue Ribbon Committee (BRC), led by Chairman Sen. Teofisto Guingona III, has started their investigations on the alleged misuse of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of several lawmakers. According to the special report released by the Commission on Audit dated 2007 to 2009, 192 legislators were involved in the pork barrel scam. They …

Is the pork barrel probe skewed?

12 senators and 180 congressmen were included in the historical special audit report released by the Commission on Audit, stating that from 2007 to 2009, P6.156 billion of the lawmakers’ Priority Development Assistance Fund was given to 82 bogus non-government organizations. 10 of these fake NGOs are affiliated with alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet …