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Congress is not even on recess yet, but this neophyte congressman apparently had had too much stress from the post that he so easily won despite his widely-perceived lack of qualification for it.

Posted on March 15, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Inside Track

For quite a while now we have been receiving spam messages from mobile numbers we don’t recognize that seem to be coming from the camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay. We think it’s from the Binay camp because the messages either applaud the Vice President’s various programs or defend him against his detractors. Expectedly, when [...]

Posted on March 5, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Inside Track

MANILA, Philippines – At least 3 employees of the Supreme Court are being pressured to into issuing a certification claiming that they distributed copies of the petition filed by Ombudman Merceditas Gutierrez to the justices before the En Banc session started on September 14, 2010. Newsbreak learned from SC insiders that one of the concerned [...]

Posted on March 3, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Inside Track, Institutions, Justice System, The Judiciary

Here’s a little-known fact about whistle-blower former Army Lt. Col. George Rabusa: he’s a chess champ.

Posted on February 14, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Inside Track

MANILA, Philippines – During the first Senate hearing on the plea bargain deal between the Office of the Ombudsman and retired AFP comptroller Carlos Garcia, one of the senators asked Garcia to explain the source of funds stashed in his family’s US bank accounts. Garcia at the time claimed that he could not answer because [...]

Posted on February 4, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Inside Track

The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) and the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) have fixed the time and place for public consultations on the proposed increases in fares for the three light rail systems in Metro Manila.

Posted on February 2, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Inside Track

The Inside Track has been our hottest item since we launched it in our pages. Our loyal readers, even the grim and determined ones, admit reading this back page first before going to our special reports and investigative pieces.

Posted on January 28, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Inside Track

Diosdado “Buboy” Macapagal Jr., who now spends most of his time in Canada, has been in Manila for sometime now purportedly to help his sister, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, rebuild political support.

Posted on January 26, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Inside Track

With Fe Barin scheduled to retire as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this March, the lobby for her replacement has been intense. We learned that among those being eyed is commissioner Juanita Cueto, the longest-staying among the corporate regulators’ current en banc members. She’s been with SEC since June 2001 and was [...]

Posted on January 21, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Business & Economy, Inside Track

When Filipinos saw Imelda Marcos’s name creeping up the Twitter trends list this weekend, they were shocked, amused or just plain incensed. Why in the world was she trending?

Posted on January 19, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Inside Track

It was businessman Robert Coyiuto Jr. himself who delivered the President’s Porsche in Malacañang. But before your naughty minds begin to wander and wonder, it’s not what you’re thinking. Coyiuto was not there to gift the President. He was there to deliver first-class service to a first-class client, in his capacity as chair and CEO [...]

Posted on January 17, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Inside Track
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