The palace urges Gigi Reyes, the former Chief of Staff of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile to reveal all she knows about the pork barrel scam now that she's back in the country. But a lawyer for several whistleblowers questions the timing of her arrival. More from Jay Ruiz.
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Different cultures are taking center stage in the upcoming Aliwan Fiesta this April 24 to 26. That fiesta, dubbed 'The Mother of All Fiestas', began back in 2003. SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES: April 24-26,2014 - Shoppers Bazaar (Trade fair featuring regional products) April 24 at 4pm -DC League (Clash of the Philippines hiphop titans) April 25 at 7pm - Reyna ng Aliwan Pageant (Search for Aliwan Festival Queen) April 26 -Grand Parade *3pm -Kick off (Quirino Grandstand en route to CCP Complex) *6pm -Culminating Showdown (Sotto Street) *9pm -Awarding Program (Aliw Theater outdoor stage) For inquiries, call: 8326125/ 5533477 Email: email@example.com Website: www.aliwanfiesta.com.ph
- Girl rescues 5 siblings from Quiapo fire
The flames quickly spread under the Quezon Bridge in Quiapo earlier this week. The shanties underneath were easily engulfed in fire. Among the more than 70 families affected were the Ronquillos, whose daughter rescued five of her siblings from the blaze. What did Angeline Ronquillo do to save her sisters? Watch the video.
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[ON THE MONEY] Smart consumers can save thousands of money a month while they are spending. This begins with choosing the right credit card. On The Money's resident financial adviser Salve Duplito gives you a lowdown on the best options out there and how to find the right one for you. For more of On The Money, click here .
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Counterfeit Peso bills are again starting to circulate, despite measures by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to protect consumers from money laundering. Learning how to tell the fake one from the real bills is a practical skill that every consumer must have. And here to help educate us about this is Maja Gratia Malic, Deputy Director of the Cash department of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. For more of On The Money, click here .
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- Is it okay for brokenhearted women to enter the convent?
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