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DOJ: Malversation easier to prove than plunder raps

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In a major shift in legal strategy, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is planning to file malversation instead of plunder charges against the next batch of senators, representatives and fake nongovernment organizations (NGOs) to be charged in the pork barrel scam.

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

6 government agencies get COA adverse opinions

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The Commission on Audit has found something sour in the P230-million fund from the Disbursement Acceleration Program meant for a milk feeding program that had 52 proponents, including Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc and an NGO associated with a sister of President Aquino. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A Congressional think tank said six agencies consistently got adverse audit findings from the Commission on Audit (COA) over the last two years of the Arroyo administration and the first three years of the Aquino administration.

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

Charter-change proponents warned on insertions

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Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares on Sunday warned that President Aquino’s allies could pull a fast one and insert the lifting of term limits and the clipping of the powers of the Supreme Court in the proposed constitutional amendment during the closed-door Senate-House conference.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DOJ eyes malversation raps vs next batch of lawmakers tagged in pork scam

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In a major shift in legal strategy, the Department of Justice is planning to file charges of malversation, instead of plunder charges against the next batch of senators, representatives and fake nongovernment organizations to be charged in the pork barrel scam cases.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘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 »

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