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Messy warehouse belongs to Unicef, WFP, says Soliman

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Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO

The messy warehouse of relief goods intended for Supertyphoon “Yolanda” victims as shown by TV5 network and posted on its Web portal Interaksyon.com last month is actually being occupied by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) and World Food Program (WFP).

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Firm in bid to modernize Subic port cries ‘unfair’

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A company operating major ports in the country yesterday cried foul over its inclusion in a graft case that the Ombudsman recommended against former and current officials of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) over alleged irregularities in a port contract in Subic, Zambales.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

State seeks guilty verdict for Abalos

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Former Commission on Elections Chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Government prosecutors have sought the conviction in the Sandiganbayan of former Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Benjamin Abalos in connection with the aborted $329-million NBN-ZTE deal in 2007.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SBMA execs, 2 others face graft raps

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Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales.  INQUIRER file photo

The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the indictment for graft of 18 current and former top officials of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) for manifest partiality and evident bad faith in awarding a contract to port operator Harbour Centre Port Terminal Inc. in 2010.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Eatery owner selling relief rice faces raps

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AP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will file a criminal case against an eatery owner in Tacloban City who was caught selling rice sacks intended for Super typhoon Yolanda victims.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Marcoses oppose forfeiture of seized Malacañang jewelry

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Andres Bautista, chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Government, which is tasked with recovering the alleged ill-gotten wealth of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family, shows a catalog of a seized jewelry collection belonging to the Marcoses at a news conference Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. The antigraft court has ruled the collection is ill-gotten. AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

The wife and daughter of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos are opposing the forfeiture in favor of the state of a collection of around 300 pieces of jewelry that had been left behind in Malacañang when the Marcoses fled during the 1986 People Power Revolution.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sandiganbayan grants Arroyo birthday wish

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Former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Sandiganbayan on Wednesday granted the plea of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to allow her family and immediate relatives to spend more time with her at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) this weekend to celebrate her 67th birthday.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Corona charged with perjury at Sandiganbayan

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Former Chief Justice Renato Corona: Eight counts of perjury and eight counts of violations of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees. FILE PHOTO/SENATE POOL

Former Chief Justice Renato Corona was formally charged Tuesday with eight counts of perjury and another eight counts of violations of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees for his alleged undeclared assets before the Sandiganbayan.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

What happens next? Will 3 senators, co-respondents be arrested?

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MUCH-AWAITED. Ombudsman spokesperson Asryman Rafanan
presents the Ombudsman’s resolution on the PDAF scam during the
press conference on Tuesday. The three senators and their co-respondents have five days from receipt of the Office of the Ombudsman Joint Resolutions to appeal the decision by filing their respective motions for reconsideration. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

The three senators and their co-respondents have five days from receipt of the Office of the Ombudsman Joint Resolutions to appeal the decision by filing their respective motions for reconsideration.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

3 senators liable for plunder, graft—Ombudsman

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The wheels of justice are moving forward. Eight months after the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam broke out, sparking outrage that led to a Million People March and a Supreme Court ruling declaring that the practice was unconstitutional, the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) came out with its ruling.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ombudsman denies Corona’s bid to dismiss forfeiture case

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Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales.  INQUIRER file photo

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales denied on Wednesday an appeal by former Chief Justice Renato Corona to review its previous ruling finding probable cause to indict him and his wife Cristina in connection with their alleged P130-million ill-gotten wealth case.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t ID enough to enjoy seniors’ perks

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Even without the identification (ID) card issued by the Office of Senior Citizens Affairs (Osca), Filipinos aged 60 and above can still avail themselves of privileges, such as the 20-percent discount on medicines, transportation fare and services of hotels and restaurants.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t opposes Cojuangco’s motion to dismiss coco levy case

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Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The government has opposed a motion to dismiss the civil case filed against businessman Eduardo ‘Danding’ Cojuangco Jr. who claimed the delay in the disposition of the civil case against him with respect to the coconut levy scandal violated his right to speedy disposition of case.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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