Monthly Archives: May 2014

NBI says Napoles’ 2 affidavits not backed by evidence

MANILA — Without supporting evidence, the two affidavits of alleged pork barrel mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles are mere scraps of paper, National Bureau of Investigation Director Virgilio Mendez said on Saturday. Mendez also

Escudero on pork: Start filing cases

MANILA—To put a stop to all the speculations, the Department of Justice and the Ombudsman should begin filing charges against those responsible for the P10-billion pork barrel scam, Sen. Francis Escudero said

Cayetano denies any link to Napoles

MANILA — Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter S. Cayetano vehemently denied having any link to the alleged P10-billion Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam, saying principal whistleblower Benhur Luy himself declared that

‘House rendered idle by Napolists’

MANILA — As a result of the congressional fallout from the so-called  “Napolists” scandal, the House of Representatives  has become demoralized and unproductive, according to  the independent minority bloc and several other

PH to remain strong this year, says HSBC

MANILA – The Philippine economy is expected to remain strong this year despite the slowdown in the first quarter, according to the latest HSBC Global Research. “The economy slowed more than expected

Obando fertility rites recreated in Vallejo

By Rudy M. Viernes VALLEJO –  The Obando Fertility Rites is a colorful Filipino dance ritual held annually in Obando, Bulacan, in the Philippines.  This was recreated May 17 at this city’s