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New evidence in fertilizer scam to ‘shock world’—Ombudsman

Former agriculture secretary Luis Lorenzo Jr. FILE PHOTO

The anti-corruption agency has found new strong and “shocking” evidence against former Agriculture Secretary Luis “Cito” Lorenzo and Undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc-joc” Bolante on the alleged fertilizer fund scam, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales said on Thursday.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate calls for prosecution of officials behind Northrail project

Sen. Francis Escudero  INQUIRER file photo

The government is paying P9 billion for the derailed Northrail project but nobody has been charged for the fiasco, and not a kilometer of a rail has been built.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Focus on inclusive growth

President Benigno Aquino III.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Marking his fourth year in office on Monday, President Benigno Aquino III believes that a change in attitude toward government is one of his biggest achievements, according to a Malacañang official.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Andaya ready to face House probe into 11th-hour spending by Arroyo gov’t

Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya signed almost all the special allotment release orders from 2007 to 2009 issued to the three senators indicted for plunder in the Sandiganbayan, documents obtained by the Inquirer showed.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former Budget Secretary Rolando Andaya, now Camarines Sur representative, is willing to face his colleagues to answer their questions on the release of P10.2 billion for various infrastructure projects in the last few months of the Arroyo administration, which is under investigation by the House committee on good government and public accountability.

Posted: May 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ex-COA chief nabbed for plunder

Mugshot of Reynaldo Villar. PNP PIO FILE PHOTO

Police arrested former Commission on Audit (COA) chief Reynaldo Villar yesterday in connection with a plunder case which stemmed from the alleged misuse of P366 million in Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) confidential and intelligence funds during the Arroyo administration.

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