Latest Stories
Home » byline

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


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


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


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

By ,

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

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


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

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

By ,
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

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

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


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

By ,
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

By , ,

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 »

  1. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  2. Chinese lawyers say they were tortured by police
  3. Hair salon’s Kim Jong Un poster riles embassy
  4. Siquijor ‘healer’: For every cure, there’s a plant
  5. State seeks guilty verdict for Abalos
  6. Why college grads end up in the PNP
  7. Estrada: I will pray for my detractors
  8. Miraculous image makes Gapan City top site for pilgrimage in Central Luzon
  9. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  10. Five men from Cavite found dead in jeep in Batangas
  1. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  2. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  3. Netizens cry: 6/55 Lotto was rigged
  4. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  5. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  8. ‘King’ Yabut and I: Driver bares Makati dad ‘abuses’
  9. It was difficult having Japanese blood
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. UP back on top as ‘average’ student aces bar
  5. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  6. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  7. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  8. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  9. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  10. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’


  • 20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria
  • Drug firm Novartis to help Leyte firefighter
  • Fears grow for hundreds missing in South Korea ferry capsize
  • Robot sub makes first complete search for plane
  • uFly fires flight simulator who appeared on CNN
  • Sports

  • Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn
  • Manny Pacquiao in PBA? If so, he’ll wear No. 17
  • PSC sets Blu Girls US training
  • Power Pinoys settle for 7th place
  • Successful coaches to get raise
  • Lifestyle

  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • This is not just a farm
  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  • Entertainment

  • Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA
  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
  • ‘Community’ star happy with return of show’s creator
  • Jealousy is kid stuff
  • Business

  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13
  • PH seen to sustain rise in FDIs
  • Gov’t subsidies to state firms fell in first 2 months
  • Technology

  • DOF: Tagaytay, QC best at handling funds
  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Japan says visa-free entry still a plan
  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
  • Filipino sweets and info served at UC Berkeley Spring Fest
  • Milpitas, California kids wrap up a successful run of ‘The Wiz’
  • Marketplace