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NPO exec suspended for neglect of duty

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The Office of the Ombudsman has suspended Emmanuel C. Andaya, acting director of the National Printing Office (NPO), for one month and one day for “simple neglect of duty.”

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

Lawmakers slam gov’t for selling state hospitals

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The Philippine Orthopedic Center  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Two lawmakers are speaking out against the sale of state-owned hospitals to private companies, the latest of which is the P5.69-billion buy-out by the Megawide-World Citi Consortium of the Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC).

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

Bonifacio pushed as national hero

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BONIFACIO AT 150 The Philippine flag flutters in the wind at the monument of Andres Bonifacio in Caloocan City as the nation celebrates the 150th birth anniversary Friday of the Father of the Philippine Revolution. A proposal has gone up in Congress that would designate the leader of the Katipunan as national hero in place of Jose Rizal. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

To this day, Filipinos debate who between Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio, who died opposing Spanish rule and only months apart, deserves to be revered as national hero.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino forms task force to rebuild Tacloban, other places

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President Benigno Aquino lll.  AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III has formed a Cabinet-level task force led by Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla, a former Leyte governor, to accelerate relief efforts and begin the rehabilitation fo Tacloban City and other places battered by supertyphoon “Yolanda”.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Red Cross’ conflict with Maribojoc mayor shows people’s distrust of politicians’

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Volunteers for and members of the Philippine Red Cross team carry goods that were transported through a boat after a bridge collapsed from a massive quake that hit Bohol. ALANAH TORRALBA/ IFRC

Lawmakers said on Wednesday the encounter between the Philippine Red Cross and Maribojoc Mayor Leoncio Evasco Jr. showed that non-government organizations did not trust politicians in the distribution of relief goods.

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Ex-Arroyo budget chief denies issuing P200M allotment for ghost DAR projects

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Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. FILE PHOTO

Budget officials in the Arroyo administration identified P200 million in government savings and channeled the amount through the Department of Agrarian Reform for ghost projects in 40 municipalities administered by seven nongovernment organizations controlled by Janet Lim Napoles, the Inquirer has learned.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House leaving it to DOJ to investigate pork barrel scam

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. doesn’t want the House of Representatives to touch with a 10-foot pole the alleged misuse of P10 billion in pork barrel funds of five senators and 23 House members over the past 10 years.

Posted: August 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Savings and loan coop of PAF men invokes secrecy law on Napoles accounts

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Janet Lim Napoles   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

The savings and loan cooperative of Philippine Air Force personnel invoked on Tuesday, the bank secrecy law amid an allegation by pork barrel scam whistle-blower Benhur Luy that his former employer, Janet Lim-Napoles, controlled P510 million worth of accounts in the thrift unit.

Posted: August 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Villafuerte moves to avert arrest over graft case

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Former Camarines Sur Gov. Luis “LRay” Villafuerte Jr.: Puzzled. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former Camarines Sur Governor Luis “L-Ray” Villafuerte, Jr. is desperate to avoid the fate of Lanao del Norte Rep. Abdullah Dimaporo who was served an arrest warrant without bail in his hospital suite in San Juan City last Monday.

Posted: August 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

3 ex-Ombudsman office execs charged with tampering with, falsifying rulings

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Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales.  INQUIRER file photo

The Office of the Ombudsman has filed criminal charges against deputy Ombudsman for Luzon Mark Jalandoni and two of his former staff members for tampering with decisions, resolutions, orders and other official documents, which was uncovered during an inventory of cases following the resignation of the agency’s former chief, Merceditas Gutierrez, two years ago.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2 lawmakers deny earmarking pork barrel for computers

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Rep. Rufus Rodriguez. Photo from congress.gov.ph

Two lawmakers are disputing a Commission on Audit (COA) report that said P66-million worth of now missing computers were bought with their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel.

Posted: July 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

MMDA proposes P2.65B budget for 2014

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Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has promised Congress it would unclog esteros or waterways at least three times a year, reduce casualties from road accidents and keep vehicles moving at a rate of at least 29 kilometers per hour in exchange for raising its budget next year to P2.65 billion.

Posted: July 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

COA uncovers P66M pork scam at DOTC

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Former Quezon City Rep. Matias Defensor Jr. in a photo used in one of his campaign posters during the May elections.

The Department of Transportation and Communications has failed to account for roughly P66 million worth of computers and equipment bankrolled by pork barrel funds of nine lawmakers led by former Quezon City Rep. Matias Defensor Jr.

Posted: July 26th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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