Biggest threat to the elections

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 10/08/2021

There they go! Sen. Panfilo Lacson, Sen. Emmanuel Pacquiao, Mayor Francisco Moreno, former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., and Vice President Leni Robredo are all racing for the presidency in May 2022. All eyes are on the candidates…

‘If it goes to Malacañang, so be it’: Lacson vows to follow evidence in Pharmally probe

Joey Gabieta - @inquirerdotnet 09/26/2021

TACLOBAN CITY — The Senate investigation involving the controversial procurement of face masks from Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. may lead all the way to Malacañang if there is enough evidence to prove it. Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson on…

Corruption scandals under Duterte: From whiff to helplessness

Kurt Dela Peña - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 09/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines—The transition of President Rodrigo Duterte from tough talk to seeming helplessness against corruption was palpable. The President, who once declared he won’t condone even a “whiff” of corruption, has been drawn to saying “you cannot…

Duterte the ‘last person to fool’ Filipinos? Lacson brings up jet ski ‘joke’

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 08/27/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Isn’t he the one who called “stupid” those who believed his jet ski campaign promise? Senator Panfilo Lacson pointed this out when asked about President Rodrigo Duterte’s remark that he would be the “last…

Warning: Lacson

John Nery - @jnery_newsstand 08/10/2021

  Sen. Ping Lacson ran for president in 2004, and lost badly. He received about 3.5 million votes, some 10 percent of all votes cast, placing a distant third. In the eyes of some, he cost movie…

Opposition: Purists vs pragmatists

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 08/09/2021

The crusade to unite the opposition under a single presidential candidate is facing a divisive issue between pragmatists and purists. The pragmatists are led by Vice President Leni Robredo, while the purists are spearheaded by former senator…

Repurposing 1Sambayan

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 08/06/2021

Did VP Leni just pull the rug from under 1Sambayan? Much of the Filipino nation that wants an end to the Duterte regime see in 1Sambayan the mechanism for uniting the opposition to wage this fight. But…

Warning: Trillanes

John Nery - @jnery_newsstand 08/03/2021

  After another round of sniping at Vice President Leni Robredo last week, former senator Sonny Trillanes issued a lengthy explanation yesterday. The statement is a significant walking-back of his supporters’ more aggressive comments, but it still…

DOF: COVID-19 vaccine loans only P58.5 billion

Ben O. de Vera - Reporter / @bendeveraINQ 03/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Finance (DOF) on Sunday reiterated that multilateral loans in the pipeline to buy COVID-19 vaccines only amounted to $1.2 billion or about P58.5 billion to date, contrary to a senator’s erroneous…

Pacquiao plays coy about 2022 plans, says presidency a ‘God-given destiny’

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 03/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Manny Pacquiao still won’t confirm nor deny his supposed plan to run for the presidency in the 2022 national elections but said that being the highest official in the country is a “God-given…

Pacquiao has plans to run in 2022 presidential race, says Lacson

Christia Marie Ramos 03/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Panfilo Lacson on Friday disclosed that Senator Manny Pacquiao has plans to run for the presidency in the 2022 national elections. Lacson said Pacquiao has approached him several times regarding his plans for…

Lacson takes Roque, Galvez to task on real price tag of Sinovac

Maila Ager - Reporter / @MAgerINQ 01/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Panfilo Lacson turned the tables on presidential spokesman Harry Roque who earlier branded as fake news the reported P3,629 cost of Sinovac’ vaccine for two doses. “We dare ask: Are Secretary Roque and…

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