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Perception of graft surges

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More than half of the executives from about 1,000 enterprises in Metro Manila and six other urban areas in the country said last year that there was “a lot” of corruption in government, a Social Weather Stations survey has found.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Senate pork riles House

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Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice: Watered down. PHOTO BY RICHARD REYES

Some members of the House of Representatives are grumbling about the realignment by nine senators of a total of P1.8 billion that used to be their pork barrel funds to certain projects in the 2014 national budget.   The House members specifically complained about the P200 million that Sen. Jinggoy Estrada had realigned as subsidy [...]

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Ducut served as pork agent of Napoles–Luy

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Former Pampanga Rep. Zenaida Cruz-Ducut demanded a 5-percent kickback for every pork barrel project she delivered to her close associate, businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, whistle-blower Benhur Luy has alleged. erc.gov.ph

Former Pampanga Rep. Zenaida Cruz-Ducut allegedly demanded a 5-percent kickback for every pork barrel project she delivered to her close associate, businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, according to whistle-blower Benhur Luy.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

SC checks ‘Arlene L.’; Palace airs support

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Arlene Lerma (contributed photo) and Associate Justice Marvic Leonen (Inquirer file photo)

The Supreme Court committee investigating judicial corruption on Friday said it was still in the process of evaluating the many documents, photographs, tips and other information that it has received from official and unofficial sources concerning the activities of an alleged “decision-broker” in the judiciary.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Collusion eyed in power rate hike

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The Department of Energy is looking into a possible “collusion” among power plants that suspiciously shut down almost simultaneously last month that resulted in Manila Electric Co. buying a more expensive supply from the spot market and charging consumers P4.15 per kilowatt hour, its biggest rate increase. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Energy is looking into a possible “collusion” among power plants that suspiciously shut down almost simultaneously last month that resulted in Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) buying a more expensive supply from the spot market and charging consumers P4.15 per kilowatt hour (kWh), its biggest rate increase.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Power hike shocks users

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A three-month installment plan starting this month for the biggest ever rate increase of P4.15 per kilowatt-hour by Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) is still staggering for consumers clamoring for a reprieve amid recent price hikes in various commodities.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

House to probe Meralco increase

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The House committee on energy will investigate starting Tuesday the rate increase of P4.15 per kilowatt-hour of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), the utility firm’s highest rate hike that will result in a P830 rise in the monthly bill of households using 200 kWh.

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Mandela in Manila was in love

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It was during his historic visit to Manila 16 years ago that the world first confirmed talk going around that Nelson Mandela was in love.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino lets go of Biazon

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Former Customs chief Ruffy Biazon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Aquino on Monday accepted the resignation of Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon and gave him “until the end of the week” to vacate the post amid allegations that he was involved in the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

P41B for ‘Yolanda’ rehabilitation

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Seeing a long and expensive rehabilitation process, President Benigno Aquino III has increased the proposed funding for communities devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” from P38.8 billion to P40.9 billion.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

2 Aquino allies on pork list

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Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Two high-ranking Aquino administration officials are in the second batch of 34 individuals that the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has recommended for prosecution for alleged involvement in the P10-billion pork barrel scam allegedly masterminded by detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Probe of DBM scam widens

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The fake special allotment release order scam (Saro) appears to be much bigger and broader than earlier thought. A Saro is a document issued by the Department of Budget and Management that leads to the release of funds for government projects.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

10 more ex-lawmakers in pork barrel scam

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House of Representatives. FILE PHOTO

The second set of charges in connection with the theft of public funds through the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), pork barrel that the Supreme Court recently ruled as unconstitutional, is set to be filed on Wednesday against at least 10 lawmakers, according to lawyers of whistle-blowers in the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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