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Group slams ‘double standard’ in graft raps vs Marinduque gov

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A group of Marinduque residents has assailed what it said was the slow pace of the criminal cases filed against the province’s governor, a member of the ruling Liberal Party (LP).

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Taguig quizzed by COA

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The Commission on Audit (COA) has questioned the Taguig City government about how it spent P144.66 million in community development funds, particularly on two projects worth P76.66 million that did not meet program objectives.

Posted: April 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Calapan mayor faces graft case over TV, CCTV deals

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Calapan City Mayor Paulino Salvador Leachon is facing a graft case at the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the local government’s purchase of allegedly overpriced TV sets, CCTV systems and lampposts worth in excess of P2 million.

Posted: April 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cebu governor to face trial in another case

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After being suspended for six months, Gov. Gwen Garcia was found by the Office of the Ombudsman guilty of grave misconduct, together with five other Cebu provincial officials, for the irregular purchase of the Balili beachfront property in Naga City, Cebu, worth P98.9 million which turned out to be mostly under water.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Morato refuses to enter plea on plunder case

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FORMER PCSO chair Manuel “Manoling” Morato. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office chairman Manuel “Manoling” Morato was arraigned Monday morning at the Sandiganbayan for plunder charges against him over the alleged misuse of P366 million in PCSO intelligence funds.

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Davao Sur gov faces graft raps

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The Office of the Ombudsman has filed graft charges against Gov. Benjamin Bautista and five other officials of Davao del Sur for allegedly conspiring to purchase five vehicles without public bidding.

Posted: November 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Sandiganbayan dismisses petition to merge Neri, Abalos cases

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Romulo Neri AND Benjamin Abalos

The Sandiganbayan’s Fourth Division has rejected a call that a consolidated trial be held for former National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) director general Romulo Neri and former Commission on Elections chairman Benjamin Abalos regarding their alleged part in the controversy-ridden $329-million contract between the government and Chinese firm ZTE Corp. involving a national broadband network project.

Posted: October 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sandiganbayan junks Pestaño slay case for lack of jurisdiction

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Navy Ensign Philip Pestaño

The Sandiganbayan on Tuesday dismissed the murder case filed by the Office of the Ombudsman against 10 former and active Navy officers in connection with the death of Ensign Philip Andrew Pestaño on board BRP Bacolod City in 1995 for lack of jurisdiction.

Posted: October 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ongpin, 24 others face raps over DBP ‘behest’ loans

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Businessman Roberto “Bobby” Ongpin  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales on Thursday ordered the filing of criminal charges against 22 former officers and executives of state-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and three private individuals, including businessman Roberto Ongpin, in connection with two loans amounting to P660 million granted to his firm in 2009.

Posted: September 28th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

New Ombudsman rules to give public access to SALNs in its files

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Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales. SENATE POOL PHOTO

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has relaxed the rules on public access to the statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) of government officials on file in the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB).

Posted: September 25th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Representative Magsaysay hits LP for challenging Binay loyalty

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Zambales Rep. Milagros Magsaysay on Wednesday scored the Liberal Party for vilifying Vice President Jejomar Binay and making him choose between President Aquino and former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo after Binay’s coalition for the 2013 midterm elections, the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), invited allies of Arroyo and critics of the administration to join its initial senatorial lineup.

Posted: April 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘The Firm’ eyed for Corona impeachment trial

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Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr. Photo from congress.gov.ph

The House of Representatives’ prosecution team plans to tap “The Firm” as one of its private lawyers in the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona at the Senate.

Posted: December 21st, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

He lied, she lied…Horn, Robredo trade barbs on airlift

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Don’t call me a liar. Saying she had retained the text messages to back her claim, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s spokesperson Elena Bautista-Horn on Saturday bristled at the accusation of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo that she was lying when she stated that the now Pampanga representative had not been informed about plans to airlift her to the Veterans Memorial Medical Center on Friday.

Posted: December 11th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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