MANILA – Voting 14-0-1, the Supreme Court on Tuesday struck what many perceive as the death knell for patronage politics when it declared unconstitutional the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel system which has aroused so much public anger and antipathy it posed a veritable threat to the country’s political stability. The High Court was at once portrayed by anti-pork analysts as the personification of dragon-slayer St. George who, in this case, slew the once indestructible hoglike graft monster.More >
Armed with an affidavit as a condition imposed by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV showed up at Bank of Philippine Islands (BPI) Julia Vargas branch, Pasig City 11 am, April 2 but still failed to get a waiver from the Mayor to disprove allegations of PHP 2.4 billion “hidden wealth,” including the PHP 211 million deposit in the said bank.
“I have the affidavit, but there was no waiver,” stressed Trillanes who called Duterte a “coward.”
This time, the tough-talking Mayor wanted all the other presidential candidates to sign a waiver and open all their bank accounts to the public.
Although he was open to showing “all” of his bank transactions during the past 30 years, Duterte insisted all other candidates must be compelled to open all their accounts, too.
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ROHNERT PARK, Calif. – Hundreds of construction tradesmen and women gathered together last April 26 along with leadership from the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and business and community leaders to place the
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