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Dagupan execs asked to account for P100-M NGO aid


Dagupan City in Pangasinan province has failed to liquidate more than P100 million in financial assistance given to nongovernment organizations (NGOs) in all 31 barangays of Northern Luzon’s financial and trading hub, according to state auditors.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Militant legislators bringing PH-US pact to SC

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares.  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The militant Bayan Muna party-list group said Sunday it would question in the Supreme Court (SC) the constitutionality of a new defense pact with the United States which the Aquino administration is expected to sign when President Barack Obama visits the Philippines later this month.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Czech Ambassador Rychtar: I’m not afraid of Vitangcol

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Czech Ambassador to the Philippines Josef Rychtar INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Czech Ambassador to the Philippines Josef Rychtar on Monday said he was ready to face Metro Rail Transit (MRT) general manager Al Vitangcol III in any forum—whether in Congress or in court.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Delfin Lee to ‘tell all’ at Senate hearing


Real estate developer Delfin Lee will attend a Senate committee hearing this week and answer all questions regarding the allegations that he, in connivance with housing officials, had defrauded the Pag-Ibig Fund (Home Mutual Development Fund) of P6.6 billion using hundreds of ghost buyers of his company, Globe Asiatique’s flagship project in Pampanga, according to his lawyer.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t faces lawsuits over P5B in projects


The government risks facing thousands of lawsuits for its failure to pay for at least P5 billion worth of infrastructure projects and supply contracts funded by the pork barrel of legislators, after the Supreme Court declared the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) unconstitutional five months ago.

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

Legislators want one-time COA report on pork

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. (left) and Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr.: Congress is being flogged every day. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO and FILE PHOTO

House leaders have appealed to Commission on Audit (COA) Chair Grace Pulido-Tan to come out with a one-time, all-inclusive report on all of their members’ lump sum releases—both Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) fund endorsed by representatives—from 2010 to 2012.

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

Impeach raps readied vs SC justices

Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali: Targeting three, possibly four, justices FILE PHOTO

Members of the House prosecution team involved in the impeachment of then Chief Justice Renato Corona two years ago have begun preparations for another impeachment proceeding, this time to remove three to four magistrates of the Supreme Court.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

COA questions Tacloban property deal

The Commission on Audit. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Robinsons Land Corp.’s acquisition of Tacloban City’s 2.4-hectare bus terminal and public market complex for P316.8 million in 2012—a year before the Eastern Visayas trading hub was virtually washed by Super Typhoon Yolanda—has come under a cloud after the Commission on Audit (COA) revealed the property was sold without its mandatory approval and below the floor price.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Join rallies vs China, Gazmin dared


Makabayan bloc lawmakers have dared Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin to join their group’s anti-China demonstrations after he chided activists for keeping mum on China’s claiming of islands inside Philippine territory.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers want Aquino to fire Ducut now

Energy Regulatory Commission Chairperson Zenaida Cruz-Ducut. PHOTO BY RICHARD A. REYES

If President Benigno Aquino III was able to force former Chief Justice Renato Corona and Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez out of office, militant lawmakers do not see any reason why he could not kick out Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) Chair Zenaida Ducut, who is under fire for tolerating the manipulation of electricity prices and her alleged role as an agent in the P10-billion pork barrel scam of detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Binay presidency declaration an error–Belmonte

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.: Why the rush? INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Liberal Party (LP) is “befuddled” by Vice President Jejomar Binay’s haste in declaring his bid for the presidency.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino clears LP bigwig who interceded for Lee

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Oriental Mindoro Gov. Alfonso Umali: Cleared. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The ranking Liberal Party (LP) official criticized for calling the Philippine National Police chief over the arrest of housing developer Delfin Lee has been practically cleared by President Aquino.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

People’s initiative vs pork pushed

Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Bayan Muna is pursuing a people’s initiative to forever ban the pork barrel in all its mutations—from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) to the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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