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BRIBE CLAIM Local reporters were abuzz over reports that a top Palace official alleged that some reporters covering the Senate allegedly received $1,000 each in order to cover a press conference of a critic of President Rodrigo Duterte. These reporters were quick to criticize and question the official’s claim who didn’t mention the critic’s backers. […]

Posted: February 21st, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Duterte ordered bombing of mosques : ‘DDS’ leader


Then Mayor Rodrigo Duterte paid members of the so-called Davao Death Squad (DDS) P300,000 after the group bombed several mosques in the province in 1993 upon his orders, a former Davao policeman claimed on Monday. SPO3 Arturo Lascañas, who claimed to be one of the leaders of the DDS, said he was confirming Edgardo Matobato’s […]

Posted: February 20th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Senate starts death penalty talks today


At least eight of 24 senators have openly expressed their opposition to the proposed revival of the death penalty in the country even before a joint panel in the Senate starts its deliberations on Tuesday. Six were either supportive or “open” to the proposal. The Senate committees on justice and human rights, and on constitutional […]

Posted: February 6th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Miss U? It’s all about the Chavit. Boo.


Mga pipila na ka tuig nga milabay, mi-walk out ang Cebu media sa presscon sa pelikula ni Maricel Soriano ug Aga Mulach kay ang mga panuway nagpamasahe una unya nakatulog samtang gahuwat ang media kanila og pipila ka oras. Dihang milapas nas duha ka oras, naghinayhinay na’g panguli ang buot unta mo-interview kanila. Gatuo ko […]

Posted: December 18th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »


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Human rights and church leaders in Cebu expressed dismay over the joint report by the Senate committees on justice and human rights, and public order and dangerous drugs that declared that the government has nothing to do, much less sanctioned, the rising body count in the war against illegal drugs. Eleven of 16 senators who […]

Posted: December 8th, 2016 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Loot answers Kerwin’s claim during Senate investigation

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Allegations that Daanbantayan Mayor, retired Chief Supt. Vicente Loot, received money from suspected drug lord Kerwin Espinosa surfaced again during yesterday’s Senate hearing into the death of Albuera, Leyte, Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. In answer to a question posed by Senator Manny Pacquiao, Kerwin Espinosa claimed that he personally knew Mayor Loot because of a […]

Posted: December 5th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

No retraction from Kerwin


ALBUERA, Leyte — Self-confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa will reaffirm his earlier statements that Senator Leila de Lima received drug money from him through Ronnie Dayan in 2015 when he appears again during the resumption of the Senate inquiry on Dec. 5. His second appearance would take place a day after the burial of his […]

Posted: December 1st, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Dayan admits to affair with De Lima


Ronnie Dayan who was arrested on Tuesday in La Union confirmed that he and Senator Leila de Lima had a long romantic affair. “Opo … seven years po kami,” Dayan told reporters during a press conference at Camp Crame after being asked about his relationship with the senator. Last week, De Lima admitted on television […]

Posted: November 23rd, 2016 in World | Read More »

Senate hearing on POC funds issue cancelled


Manila—Yesterday’s much-anticipated face off between officials of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) didn’t push through after the Senate hearing that would have looked into the latter’s alleged unliquidated funds was cancelled. The cancellation came when POC officials, headed by their president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr., informed the Senate they […]

Posted: November 22nd, 2016 in Sports | Read More »

Senate resolution vs Marcos burial fails approval


A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate against the burial of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani has failed to get the approval of the chamber after only eight senators voted for it. A majority vote or 11 of the 20 senators present were needed to approve Senate Resolution […]

Posted: November 15th, 2016 in Nation | Read More »