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Palace downplays Joma’s plea for Duterte to jail PNoy

Malacañang on Thursday downplayed the appeal of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison for presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to send President Benigno Aquino III and Budget Secretary Florencio Abad to…

Enrile pork projects a ‘sham’

The Sandiganbayan had no pleasant words to say about Senator Juan Ponce Enrile and his pork barrel funds which ended up lining the pockets of Enrile, his agents, and accused mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles. In a 249-page resolution…

No ‘quid pro quo’ for BBL passage – Palace

Gone are the days when Malacañang dangles pork barrel funds to legislators only to get their precious "yes" in favor of a contentious bill. This was the assurance of Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda saying that no cash incentives…

COA to Cayetanos: Return P40M pork barrel funds

The Commission on Audit has ordered Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano to return to P40 million in unused pork barrel funds. The unused pork  came mostly  from his husband, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, and her sister-in-law, Sen. Pia Cayetano.…