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Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, pinayagang bumiyahe

Sumailalim sa conditional arraignment kanina si Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian na isa sa mga kondisyon ng Sandiganbayan Fourth Division upang payagan siya na sumama kay Pangulong Duterte sa pagpunta nito sa China. Naghain ng not guilty plea si Gatchalian sa mga kinakaharap nitong paglabag sa Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, Malversation at paglabag sa Banking Law kaugnay ng maanomalya umanong pagbili sa kanilang bangko ng Local Water Utilities Authority. Naglagak siya ng  P270,000 travel bond at...

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Imee Marcos denies being Duterte campaign donor

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, daughter of deposed strongman Ferdinand Marcos, vehemently denied that she had contributed money for President Rodrigo Duterte’s presidential campaign. Marcos made the denial in light of PRRD’s admission that she was one of his big donors of campaign funds. “Wala akong barangay captain, wala akong congressman, wala akong pera. Si Imee pa nagbigay. Sabi niya, inutang daw niya. Si Imee supported me,” Duterte said. A check of...

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LP allies support Duterte appointees, no “Plan B” in play

Members of Liberal Party (LP) in Congress stood supportive of the “choices” made by President Rodrigo Duterte insofar as members of his official family are concerned. At least four Cabinet-rank appointees breezed through the confirmation proceedings of the Commission on Appointments (CA) and the support coming from the ranks of LP, especially in the Senate, was taken noticed by one of Duterte’s closest ally, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano. “I noticed that two out of four senior secretaries confirmed...