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He may have toned down his tirades against the Supreme Court (SC), but President Aquino is not about to give up his fight to continue impounding public funds as “savings” that he can realign before the end of the fiscal year.

Proponents in the House of Representatives vowed yesterday to pass the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill before yearend.

Residents of Luzon, including Metro Manila, could expect improved weather today as Tropical Storm Inday left the Philippine area of responsibility yesterday afternoon, the state weather bureau said.

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A “plunderous president” can abuse savings from the budget, according to Deputy Speaker and Isabela Rep. Giorgidi Aggabao, who warned his colleagues yesterday against redefining savings in a separate law or in a resolution just so funds can be made readily and legally available for projects.

The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered an investigation of four regional trial court (RTC) judges implicated in the controversy involving the alleged fixing and influence peddling in the judiciary by a certain “Ma’am Arlene.”

All talk, no arrest.

Malacañang defended yesterday the P501-billion lump sum appropriations in the proposed national budget for 2015, saying these were all adequately explained and broken down as programmed and unprogrammed funds.

Senate President Franklin Drilon has put on hold the Sandiganbayan order suspending Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile.

A Filipina nurse was kidnapped and raped in Tripoli, Libya on Wednesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed yesterday.

Former President Corazon Aquino’s youngest sister Passy Cojuangco-Teopaco said recently that when they were together, they called their sons “our only.”

The defense department yesterday urged those who are peddling rumors about destabilization plots to stop and just focus on “positive things” happening in the country.

Principal whistle-blower Benhur Luy surprised defense lawyers yesterday when he submitted nine folders of documentary evidence against Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. to the Sandiganbayan supposedly detailing his illegal transactions from 2006 to 2012.

The government condemned today the abduction and rape of a Filipino female nurse in strife-torn Libya.

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