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Porky Chiz

Former Senator Panfilo Lacson did a good job of unmasking the true character of Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero. Lacson has castigated Escudero for being silent about the existence of a P426 billion in pork barrel lump sum and discretionary funds […]
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Palace hoping SC can resolve cases vs. automated polls soonest

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday voiced hopes the Supreme Court can resolve soonest the cases challenging the automated elections for May 2016. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte also defended the Commission on Elections’ drive to encourage voter registration...
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SC affirms dismissal of Sandra Cam’s complaint vs Iggy, Mikey Arroyo

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of the Office of the Ombudsman of Sandra Cam’s complaint against the late Negros Occidental Rep. Ignacio “Iggy” Arroyo, Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo, and Restituto Mosqueda whom she accused of […]
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LP in a quandary over Mar Roxas

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, the presumptive administration presidential candidate, appears to be losing his political appeal even from some key members of his own Liberal Party (LP). There are even reports that the LP is heading for a breakup as […]
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DBM belies Lacson claims on lump-sum funds, DAP in 2015 budget

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has belied former Senator Panfilo Lacson’s claims that this year’s budget contains over P400 billion in lump-sum funds, and a new version of the partially unconstitutional Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP)....
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NAMFREL launches online ‘shaming’ vs. early campaigners

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) has launched a drive against “overeager” politicians engaging in premature campaigning for the 2016 elections. NAMFREL came up with a Facebook page “Election 2016 Pampams,” which will show photos...
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SC asked to void Comelec’s P12-B lease of optical mark readers

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A group composed of several bishops and a former senator has asked the Supreme Court to stop a P12-billion contract to lease more than 90,000 optical mark reader (OMR) units for the 2016 elections. In its petition, […]
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Comelec declares failure of bidding for PCOS refurbishment

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has declared a failure of bidding for the refurbishment of the 81,000 old precinct count optical scan (PCOS) units Tuesday morning after not receiving any bid for the contract. Three companies bought […]
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DOJ forms task force vs. price fixing, cartels

MANILA, July 3 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has formed a five-member task force to handle cases involving anti-competition practices like price fixing and cartels. Making up the Task Force on Anti-Competitive Agreements and Cartels are five members […]
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CJ Sereno: Jardeleza’s ‘shark, bullies’ jab not important enough for comment

MANILA, July 2 (Mabuhay) – For Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, criticisms hurled against her by Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza during a speech at the University of the Philippines (UP) last Monday are not important enough to warrant a comment […]