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  1. Arroyo aide touts plan to rewrite constitution

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's national security adviser has been soliciting support for a radical plan to install a 'revolutionary government' to rewrite the constitution, in what critics believe is ...

  2. Philippines denied aid over graft failings

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... intended to help the poor cope with the economic crisis. These projects were part of a bid for US$841.5 million in US aid submitted by Manila to the US Congress-funded Millennium Challenge ... it improves its anti-corruption scorecard. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's top aide, Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, said Mrs Arroyo 'was aware of the context of the MCC's ...

  3. Arroyo's aides are accused of attempted extortion

    Posted Oct 16th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was dealt a fresh political embarrassment yesterday when one of Germany's largest firms accused her government of attempted extortion. The claim comes just days before US President George W. Bush's vi ...

  4. Ex-aide clears Arroyo's husband

    Posted Sep 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... The key witness in a scandal yesterday recanted his earlier sworn statement that he witnessed Jose Miguel Arroyo - husband of the Philippine president - launder money, use an alias and hold trysts with his secretary. Eugenio Mahusay, a former servant of M ...

  5. Estrada's former aide arrested over mutiny

    Posted Jul 29th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Associate's house is suspected to have been used as a base by the renegades Police arrested a close associate of disgraced former president Joseph Estrada yesterday as part of a crackdown following a failed mutiny by junior military officers. The sus ...

  6. Foreign aid pours into rescue effort

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... A local miners' association said it would send 100 workers to aid the rescue effort. ...

  7. Arroyo criticised for spending US$125,000 in tips on US trip

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... States. The figure was disclosed by a presidential aide, Susanna Vargas, in the wake of Mrs Arroyo's recent six-day trip to the US. Ms Vargas said the total cost of the trip was US$768,000. ... authorities. Public outcry over Mrs Arroyo's travel expenses has been stoked by admissions from her aides and travelling companions that they stayed in the best hotels and dined in swanky ...

  8. Drug case exposes high-level graft in Manila

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... into high-level corruption that are now playing out in Manila. The three suspects are all members of wealthy families, and include the nephew of a close aide to Philippine President Gloria ... Dionisio Santiago told lawmakers that the agency was fed up because 'we keep arresting, they [the justice department] keep releasing'. One of Mrs Arroyo's closest aides, Conrado ...

  9. Red-faced police offer $730,000 for terrorists' capture

    Posted Jul 16th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... that the escape of three leading terror suspects from the national police headquarters was aided by high-ranking police officers. The nation's police chief, Director-General Hermogenes Ebdane, ... Macapagal-Arroyo and sounding a nationwide and international alarm could have aided the fugitives, said lawmakers, who sought Mr Ebdane's resignation. A furious Mrs Arroyo said: 'It is becoming ...

  10. Policeman kills six in shooting spree

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Senior Superintendent Odelardo Magayanes to mass at Kalibo Cathedral, along with fellow security aides, senior police officer Juan Gorion and police officer David Tombong. In the streets outside, ... being among the injured. Ironically, Magayanes and his three aides were in Kalibo to provide additional security for the week-long festival, attended by thousands of foreign and local tourists ...




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