Senate urged to reopen probe of P10-B pork barrel scam

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An anticorruption watchdog is calling on the Senate to act favorably on a resolution filed by Sen. Francis Escudero seeking to reopen the investigation into the P10-billion pork barrel scam, the biggest corruption scandal in post-martial law history.

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Poe tells DOTr to seek alternative service provider for MRT

Poe tells DOTr to seek alternative service provider for MRT

With the looming termination of the Busan Universal Rail Inc. (BURI) as the maintenance service provider of MRT-3, Senator Grace Poe said the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has to make sure that the riding public will not suffer from unsafe transportation while the fate of BURI hangs in the balance.

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Chiz to Duterte critics: Present gov’t just similar with previous admin regarding threats

Chiz to Duterte critics: Present gov’t just similar with previous admin regarding threats

Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero is telling critics of President Rodrigo Duterte that the present administration is no different from the previous government regarding threats against the oppositions, pushing for the impeachment of a chief justice and sending to jail a senator.

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Senate releases Solano testimony on Atio hazing death

Senate releases Solano testimony on Atio hazing death

The Senate committee on public and dangerous drugs approved on Wednesday Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri’s motion to make public John Paul Solano’s statements during an executive session. Zubiri made the motion during the committee’s hearing on the death of University of Santo Tomas (UST) law student Horacio “Atio” Castillo III after Solano refused to issue […]

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Ejercito to Alvarez: Senate a ‘thinking, responsible’ institution

Ejercito to Alvarez: Senate a ‘thinking, responsible’ institution

“It’s because the Senate is a thinking and responsible institution,” retorted Senator JV Ejercito to House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez after the latter branded the Senate a “mabagal na kapulungan” (slow congress).

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Senate follows suit, suspends work over transport strike

Senate follows suit, suspends work over transport strike

Work in the Senate on Monday, October 16, is suspended due to the nationwide transport strike, Senate officer-in-charge Senator Gregorio Honasan said on Sunday.

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Richard Tan’s camp decries ‘unfair’ Gordon’s committee report

Richard Tan’s camp decries ‘unfair’ Gordon’s committee report

“Richard Tan is just a forwarder. The heat is on him because he’s the convenient excuse.” This was the defense of the camp of Chinese businessman Richard Tan, who was described by the Senate blue ribbon committee as the one “ultimately responsible” for the P6.4-billion “shabu” shipment that entered the country. Atty. Abraham Gutoc, legal […]

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