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‘Shocking new evidence’ vs Joc-joc Bolante et al.

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Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says they have newly found “evidence [against former Agriculture Secretary Luis “Cito” Lorenzo (right inset) and his former undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc-joc” Bolante) that will not only make our case stronger but will also shock the world.”  INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Not so fast. Former Agriculture Secretary Luis “Cito” Lorenzo, his former Undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc-joc” Bolante and their coaccused in the P723-million fertilizer fund scam cannot celebrate yet because the Sandiganbayan has not dismissed the case, contrary to reports on Wednesday.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

COA: Where’s P160M for Bohol dairy project?

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The National Dairy Authority (NDA) has yet to finish a dairy farm project in Central Visayas, some four years after then Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap allegedly diverted P160 million from the Malampaya Fund for this pet project in Bohol province.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Fire Abad, ally urges Aquino

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Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

An ally of President Aquino has made a personal appeal to him to let go of Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes to restore the credibility of his “matuwid na daan” (straight path) reform agenda.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Protesters seek 6M signatures to kill pork once and for all

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Looking properly porcine, young activists push for the abolition of the graft-swamped pork barrel during a protest rally along Taft Avenue in Manila.    RICHARD A. REYES/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The different groups behind the people’s initiative campaign to wipe out the pork barrel tradition in Congress are aiming to get as many as 10 million autographs or nearly double the minimum threshold needed to make this proposal cemented into law.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

COA tells Bongbong Marcos: Return P10M pork

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The Commission on Audit has disapproved for being “illegal and irregular” the P10 million channeled by Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (inset) to a livelihood project in Nakar town, Quezon province, through a foundation headed by pork barrel scam whistle-blower Benhur Luy.

The Commission on Audit (COA) has disapproved for being “illegal and irregular” the P10 million channeled by Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to a livelihood project in Nakar town, Quezon province, through a foundation headed by pork barrel scam whistle-blower Benhur Luy.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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