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- Is there a Michelangelo painting in Imelda Marcos’ office?
- At least 6 condominium units in Makati are allegedly owned by vice president Binay.
- Lawmakers call for Uber’s shutdown.
'BINAY OWNS 6 CONDO UNITS IN MAKATI'
Former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado says Vice President Jejomar Binay owns at least 6 condominium units in Makati.
In a Senate hearing Tuesday Mercado says the Binays obtained the units in exchange for speedy release of business permits.
Mercado says Binay’s supposed ownership of the condos is a “open secret.”
COA CHIEF: ‘RED FLAGS’ IN MAKATI SCIENCE HS TOO
In the same hearing, the Commission on Audit or COA raises “red flags” in the construction of the P1.3-billion or $28.9 million Makati Science High School building. In a Senate hearing Tuesday, COA chair Grace Pulido-Tan says the 10-storey building has no inspection report for the last 3 phases. Assessor Federico Cuervo says the building is a firetrap.
FEDERICO CUERVO, MAKATI BUILDING ASSESSOR: So let’s say if there’s going to be an earthquake, it’s going to be a fire trap because it opens backwards when it’s supposed to be pushed out. All the doors are in the opposite direction. That has to be cured.
SC BEGINS ORAL ARGUMENTS ON EDCA
Protests greet the first day of Supreme Court oral arguments on the defense deal between the Philippines and United States Tuesday.
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says it is premature to challenge the defense deal’s legality based on speculations.
PHILIPPINE CONGRESSMEN WANT UBER TO STOP OPERATIONS ASAP
Philippine lawmakers says controversial ride-sharing service Uber should cease operations while the government tries to figure out how to regulate it.
Congressmen also hit the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board or LTFRB for allowing Uber to continue operations despite unregulated partner vehicles.
Uber also faces opposition from taxi operators in other countries.
9 MORE PAINTINGS FOUND IN IMELDA’S OFFICE
Anti-graft sheriffs find nine more paintings in the office of Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos.
Presidential Commission on Good Government Commissioner Nina Teresa Chan-Gonzaga says Michelangelo’s “Madonna and Child” is the most valuable, bought in July 1983 for $3.5 million.
Paul Gauguin’s “Still Life with Idol” was reportedly acquired for $1,000,500 while a Pissarro was bought for $420,000.
But Marcos’ staff claims the paintings are replicas.
ALGIERI: ROACH FEELS THREATENED
Boxer Chris Algieri hits back at Manny Pacquiao’s coach Freddie Roach.
Roach earlier said Pacquiao’s sparring partners are “better fighters” than Algieri.
CHRIS ALGIERI, BOXER: He's reaching. He obviously feels threatened to say that stuff. I think that Manny is training very, very hard, is well prepared for this fight, and I think it's gonna be a great night.
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