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5 senators gave P1.45 billion to NGOs

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MANILA – The top five senators who used their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or their pork barrel funds from 2007 to 2009 were Senators Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr., Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, Edgardo Angara and Gregorio Honasan.

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New York Marine recalls 9/11

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CAMP DWYER, Afghanistan -- When the planes struck the World Trade Center, his world became one of confusion.

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Whistle-blowers bare Napoles pork records

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Two witnesses in the P10-billion pork barrel scam will submit to the National Bureau of Investigation five notebooks containing evidence of Janet Lim-Napoles’ dealings with lawmakers, the Inquirer has learned.

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‘President has P1-trillion pork barrel’

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MANILA -- Former National Treasurer Leonor Briones and Bayan Muna partylist Rep. Neri Colmenares want the executive department to explain the lump sum items in the national budget which they believe are the President’s version of lawmakers’ pork barrel funds.

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Santiago to senators in pork scam: Eat, _____ and die

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MANILA  -- “Eat, blank and die,” Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said, deleting an expletive from her own remark, when asked what she had to say to her fellow senators who, the witnesses in the scam said, disbursed their pork allocations through Janet Lim-Napoles’ bogus nongovernment organizations.

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Central African man confessed to killing Filipina found in suitcase in Egypt

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MANILA -- A Central African man has confessed to the killing of a Filipino woman found inside a suitcase dumped in Cairo, Egypt, almost two weeks ago, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Wednesday.

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Engineer heads list of confirmed ambassadors

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MANILA -- The Congressional Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of 16 ambassadors to various diplomatic posts abroad, including that of an engineer who somehow ended up representing the country’s interests in war-torn Iraq.

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Protest rallies staged in key cities vs. public fund misuse

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MANILA -- Large crowds of angry Filipinos flocked to the Rizal Park in Manila on Monday, August 26 to participate in a protest rally dubbed as "Million People March" to condemn the misuse of "pork barrel," public funds for local projects secured by legislators.

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Bishop tells Aquino: Get Delfin Lee, too

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CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga -- If President Benigno Aquino III got the trust of suspected pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles to surrender to him on Aug. 28, might he also prod fugitive housing developer Delfin Lee to do the same?

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Northwest Motorsport to pay $80,000 to settle EEOC harassment lawsuit

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SEATTLE — Puget Sound dealership Northwest Motorsport, Inc. will pay $80,000 to a former employee and provide other relief to resolve a harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

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