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Pnoy concludes U.S. trip

President Aquino has concluded his five-day working visit to the United States. He’s coming home with fresh investments from various companies upon his return to Manila. President Aquino left the San Francisco international Airport at about 4:40 pm on Wednesday, Pacific time, via a Philippine Airlines chartered flight. Before his departure, the President held two quick business meetings with the top executives of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, International Development, and Wells Fargo Bank. The meetings served […]

Sen. Cayetano says Senate can arrest those who snub its subpoena

The Binays were not around to contend against the new allegations against them, with Vice President Jejomar Binay saying that he’d rather work than be involved in politics.  His son, Mayor Junjun Binay meanwhile challenged the jurisdiction of the said sub-committee. The Binays were not around to refute the fresh allegations against them. Vice president Jejomar Binay declined the subcommittee’s invitation to appear before it. Mayor Erwin  “Junjun” Binay, on the other hand, questioned the […]

Ex-Makati councilor testifies biddings were rigged

MANILA, Philippines (ENS) — A former Makati councilor testified that he used to receive  P300,000 to P500,000 monthly and that he believed the money came from then mayor  and now Vice President Jejomar Binay. Ex-Councilor Ernesto Aspillaga told the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee this morning he decided to come clean in the hope that the entire country would be spared from the alleged culture of corruption in Makati. Aspillaga further claimed that as the former  […]

Roxas submits list of donors for Purisima’s “White House”

MANILA, Philippines — Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas has released the list of donors responsible for the renovation of the official residence inside Camp Crame of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Allan Purisima. Roxas said that amount involved was just over P11 million, specifically P11,462,754.39 and not P20 million as alleged by Purisima’s accusers and critics. The DILG chief named Carlos Garcia of Ulticon Builders, Atty. Alexander Lopez of Pacific Concrete Corporation and Christopher […]

Shadowy al Qaeda cell, hit by U.S. in Syria, seen as ‘imminent’ threat

(Reuters) – While the world has focused on a U.S.-led air assault on Islamic State strongholds in Syria, American officials said they also struck a blow there against a little-known cadre of hardened al Qaeda militants that posed a more immediate threat to the West. The strikes early on Tuesday on what Washington called the Khorasan Group, so shadowy that U.S. officials had barely uttered its name in public, were staged to disrupt a plot against […]

Sen. Poe urges PNP chief to go on leave

MANILA, Philippines (ENS) —  Philippine National Police Chief Allan Purisima should be asked to go on administrative leave while investigations against him are ongoing, Senator Grace Poe said Wednesday, Sept. 24. Poe appealed to Interior Secretary Mar Roxas to strongly recommend this to President Aquino. “I share your frustration Sir, but on the other hand, I know that you also have to make the appropriate recommendation to the President,” Senator Poe told Interior Secretary Roxas […]