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Palace on Mar resignation: Wait lang

There is no need to compel Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II to quit his post because he is doing it anytime soon. “That is given,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigal Valte said when asked about call for Roxas to leave the Cabinet…

Tupas: No more excuses for Sereno to snub House probe on JDF

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno no longer has a reason to snub the House of Representatives’ inquiry into the use of the Judiciary Development Fund (JDF) because the Supreme Court has resolved the controversy surrounding the Disbursement…

Justices speak in one voice to defend JDF slush fund

MANILA, Jan. 22 (PNA) -- The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday defended the Judiciary Development Fund (JDF) which it used  to augment the scant resources of the judiciary. This was the first time that the SC has spoken as a collegial body…

House moves to beef up Sandiganbayan

Two committees of the House of Representatives have endorsed the expansion of the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan to enable it to expedite the resolution of cases against corrupt officials and their cohorts. The committees on appropriations…

Tupas and wife’s billboards rising

It's too early for Christmas but Iloilo Rep. Niel “Junjun” Tupas Jr., a close ally of President Aquino, has billboards displayed in northern Iloilo province greeting “best wishes” to the public. The billboards in the 5th congressional…

They treat Ilo-ilo their house

The bill­boards in the 5th con­gres­sional dis­trict, which Tu­pas rep­re­sents, have been tar­geted by anti-“epal” ad­vo­cates on the In­ter­net as an ex­am­ple of the at­ten­tion seek­ing or credit grab­bing of politi­cians. Epal is a…

Impeachment threat

SPEAKER Feliciano Belmonte dismissed attempts to hale Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to impeachment court.  “I don’t see her being impeached by Congress,” Belmonte said in a text message.MST Senator Francis Escudero said the House…

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