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‘They were my mentors’

April 24, 2014 10:47 pm

Napoles: Senator, former DAR chief, ex-DA Usec taught me the ropes In yesterday’s papers, Janet Lim-Napoles, primary suspect in the P10-billion PDAF scam, insisted that she was not the brains behind it and pointed instead to another. Her lawyer, Bruce … Read more »

Revelations by Napoles shocking – Lacson

April 24, 2014 10:42 pm

Former Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Thursday said he was shocked at the revelations contained by the recording and documents provided by the family of Janet Lim-Napoles about the “real mastermind” of the pork barrel scam and how it all started. … Read more »

Napoles dreads Naming names if senate summons her again

April 24, 2014 10:37 pm

JANET Lim-Napoles is afraid to face the Senate again to spill the beans on the pork barrel scam because this time she will have to name several senators in the scandal, her lawyer said on Thursday. “Mrs. Napoles fears to … Read more »

Obama vows to defend Japan in China sea row

April 24, 2014 10:35 pm

TOKYO: US President Barack Obama vowed on Thursday to defend Japan if China attacks over a tense territorial dispute, but also urged Beijing to help stop North Korea from forging ahead with its “dangerous” nuclear program. Obama described as “critically … Read more »

Bare Napoles list – senators

April 24, 2014 10:33 pm

SOME senators want rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson to make public the names of lawmakers who allegedly received pork kickbacks to remove the cloud of suspicion hanging on the heads of all members of Congress. Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano … Read more »

Vitangcol urged to tell all in House probe

April 24, 2014 10:30 pm

Embattled Metro Rail Transit General Manager Al Vitangcol, who is accused of demanding a $30-million bribe in exchange for a contract to buy MRT trains, has been urged to answer the charges against him in a congressional probe. Lawyers and … Read more »

MMDA offers free ferry rides

April 24, 2014 10:29 pm

TO entice passengers, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is offering free rides during the first week of operation of the ferry service in Pasig River. MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said passengers will also enjoy free coffee from April 28 … Read more »

ERC pushes monthly tally of utilities’ overcharges

April 24, 2014 10:28 pm

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is pushing for the monthly computation of the overcharges or undercharges by power distribution utilities (DUs), a move seen to benefit consumers as it could prevent overlapping charges. In a resolution made public on Thursday, … Read more »

4 jailed for stealing P3M cable wires

April 24, 2014 10:27 pm

Four employees of a hardware store in Manila landed in jail after they were caught stealing P3 million worth of electrical cable wires. The complainant, Juan Zarate, president of JZ Electrical Supply Inc., reported that 750 meters of power cable … Read more »

Indonesian terror suspect missing

April 24, 2014 9:47 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY: An Indonesian militant linked to terror groups Al-Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiya was reported missing two months after his release from prison. Indonesian news website Khabar reported that Agus Dwikarna, who was jailed in 2002 for illegal possession of … Read more »