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An ICC on a silver platter?

Is the Iloilo Convention Center going to be offered to Megaworld on a silver platter?
This question has occupied my mind since I received a letter from Atty. 229 more words

Sweetheart deal

Anytime soon — if it hasn’t happened yet — the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) will award the management contract for the soon-to-be-finished Iloilo Convention Center at the Iloilo Business Park of Megaworld Corp. 728 more words

ICC a monumental fraud using DAP funds – Mejorada


The Supreme Court ruling upholding the unconstitutionality of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) sets the stage for the prosecution of Senate President Franklin Drilon for deliberately pushing for “augmentation” in the hundreds of millions of pesos for a project that wasn’t on the General Appropriations Act (GAA), former Iloilo provincial administrator Manuel Mejorada said. 543 more words

Philippines' Top Lawmaker Asks Islamic Rebels To Turn Over Cop Killers -- "To prove sincerity"

By Maila Ager

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Franklin Drilon dared the leadership of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), if indeed it was sincere in forging peace with the government, to surrender Basit Usman, commander of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), and all those involved in what he described as “unfortunate and unwarranted” bloody encounter in Maguindanao that killed dozens of policemen. 453 more words

Arrest of Jun-Jun Binay and Company Suspended; Tito Sotto and Chiz Escudero Questions Sub Committee Tactics

Sen. Antonio Trillanes and his bridesmaids Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano and Sen. Kiko Pimentel might be grumpy since the ruling made by Sen. TG Guingona to to have Makati Mayour Jun Jun Binay and 5 others cited and arrested for contempt has been suspended. 305 more words

The Philippines: Senators seek probe of Maguindanao massacre

By Maila Ager


Monday, January 26th, 2015

MANILA, Philippines—Senators are seeking an investigation into the recent clash in Maguindanao that resulted in the death of 49 policemen as they condemned the “unfortunate” and “unwarranted” encounter. 460 more words