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๐Ÿ“ฐ Editorial: Bank secrecy exemption [Philippine Star]

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From The Philippine Star: As long as there are sectors pushing for a genuine anti-corruption campaign, proponents of the reform must not lose hope.

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๐Ÿ“ฐ Pork barrel now 14 times larger than when outlawed [Philippine Star]

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From Jarius Bondoc’s column in The Philippine Star: Worth recalling, when the SC banned pork barrels in Dec. 2013, the slabs were P200 million each for 24 senators and P70 million each for 255 congressmen โ€“ P22.65 billion. Today, five years later, pork is 14 times larger.

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๐Ÿ“ฐ Intelligence isnโ€™t investigation [Philippine Star]

From Jarius Bondoc’s column inย The Philippine Star:ย โ€œDumb and cruel,โ€ (Sen. Lacson) calls the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agencyโ€™s disclosure of 207 barangay men allegedly using or pushing narcotics.ย  Continue reading “๐Ÿ“ฐ Intelligence isnโ€™t investigation [Philippine Star]”

๐Ÿ“ฐ What melts Ping Lacsonโ€™s heart? [Philippine Star]

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From the Philippine Star:ย Former senator and police chief Panfilo โ€œPingโ€ Lacson says his toughest job ever was also the one that easily melted his heart โ€” that of being Rehabilitation Czar of areas hit by โ€œYolanda,โ€ the strongest typhoon in recorded history.ย  Continue reading “๐Ÿ“ฐ What melts Ping Lacsonโ€™s heart? [Philippine Star]”