In 2011, Hermilando Mandanas was also removed from a Committee chairmanship

Things have gotten a little exciting in the Senate after Senator Leila De Lima was removed as chairperson of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights. 16 Senators approved the motion by Senator Manny Pacquiao to remove De Lima as chair of the committee while 4 voted against it and 2 abstained. De Lima […]

Members of Philippine Congress shouldn’t have been given the pork barrel to begin with

If you will pardon me, but I have a very simplistic take on the issue of pork barrel and it revolves around this simple question: Why are legislators involved in the disbursement of development and project funds? After all, we elect legislators to craft laws. But then we also elect our local government officials to […]

Pork barrel scam probe by NBI implicates 28 members of Philippine Congress

According to an NBI investigator, it is “the mother of all scams”. Allegations that up to Php10 billion was siphoned off by a syndicate into dummy firms is rocking the foundations of both chambers of Philippine Congress. Linked to the scandal are no less than five senators and 23 congressmen. Was it a racket knowingly […]

Daiana Menezes official statement: Benjo was dying for electoral reform!

According to a suicide note allegedly found in his office, former Congressman Benjo Benaldo, was supposedly dying for his advocacy of “electoral reform”. Along with the note, 100,000 in cash was reportedly found on his desk. “This is the money for my cremation please cremate… my death is for electoral reform,” read part of the […]

Benjo Benaldo’s million-dollar lifestyle explains how he bagged his trophy wife

I used to wonder how an obscure former Congressman from Cagayan de Oro could bag a hot Brazilian babe like Daiana Menezes. But then after reading about his million-dollar lifestyle in a Mindanao Gold Star Daily article describing his “imeldific” lifestyle, it suddenly all made sense to me. What red-blooded female after all can resist […]

Benjo Benaldo and Daiana Menezes drama turns bloody, reignites chatter!

Did the girl cry wolf? Did the boy try to kill himself? This is the latest drama-turned-cliffhanger that started with strange posts on Twitter coming from Brazilian model and TV host Daiana Menezes. The tweets featured photos on Instagram that seemed to suggest Menezes was a victim of domestic violence supposedly arising from spats over […]