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AFP chief bids farewell to troops, shuns parades

Retired Gen. Emmanuel Bautista .  PHOTO from AFP Public Affairs Office

Outgoing Armed Forces Chief Gen. Emmanuel Bautista has shunned testimonial parades and has instead embarked on a “Talk to Men” journey to personally thank the troops before making his final exit as AFP head.

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

Plunder, graft raps filed vs Lanao Sur governor over ‘P243M unexplained wealth’

SCREENGRAB from www.lpp.gov.ph

Plunder and graft complaints were filed against Lanao del Sur Governor Mamintal Adiong Jr. before the Office of the Ombudsman, on Wednesday, for alleged unexplained increase in his net worth since he assumed office in 2007.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

COA to 7 lawmakers: Return P1.8B pork

COA Chair Ma. Gracia Pulido-Tan  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Audit (COA) has asked three senators and four congressmen to return a total of P1.83 billion in Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocations irregularly disbursed to nongovernment organizations (NGOs) in 2007-2009.

Posted: June 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

42 graft raps filed vs Estrada, Enrile, Revilla, Napoles

Senators Jinggoy Estrada, Bong Revilla and Juan Ponce Enrile.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A total of 42 counts of graft were slapped Monday on Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla, and Janet Lim-Napoles and other officials of public and private companies for their role in the alleged irregular disbursements of some P1.14 billion in pork barrel allotments from 2004 to 2010.

Posted: June 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Nani Perez cries double jeopardy

Former Justice Secretary Hernando “Nani” Perez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Invoking the rule against double jeopardy, former Justice Secretary Hernando “Nani” Perez has opposed the state’s move to revive a criminal charge filed against him by former Manila Rep. Mark Jimenez that had already been dismissed by the Sandiganbayan.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »