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Bro. Eddie Villanueva: Son victim of dirty politics

Christian evangelist Bro. Eddie Villanueva and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) chief Joel Villanueva. FILE PHOTOS

Just a “victim of dirty politics.” Christian evangelist Bro. Eddie Villanueva on Friday said he believed his son Joel Villanueva, director general of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda), when he denied receiving a centavo from his pork barrel allocation during the Arroyo administration.

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

Burgos abductor linked to ‘Erap 5’ kidnapping, new info shows

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Jonas Burgos. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Supreme Court has ordered the Department of Justice and the National Bureau of Investigation to look into new information that the person who abducted Jonas Burgos is the same person involved in the abduction of the supporters of former President Joseph Estrada who were accused of involvement in the plan to assassinate officials of the Arroyo administration.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Malampaya mess respondents next on DOJ list

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) will be seeking next the cancellation of the passports of 22 respondents in the plunder and malversation case involving the Malampaya Fund, including Cabinet members of the previous Arroyo administration.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Napoles tipped off on Malampaya Fund

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Detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles had received advance information that the Arroyo administration was planning to release money from the multibillion-peso Malampaya Fund, according to whistle-blower Benhur Luy.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

COA files 46 counts of graft vs ex-gov

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Former Palawan Governor Mario Joel Reyes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Audit (COA) has filed 46 counts of graft against fugitive former Palawan Gov. Joel T. Reyes and 40 other ex-officials of the province as well as private contractors for the alleged misuse of P2.57 billion in Malampaya Fund that were granted to Palawan in 2008 by the Arroyo administration.

Posted: September 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

President ‘very strict’ about Malampaya Fund, now P130B

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The Malampaya Fund’s current balance stands at P130 billion, and President Benigno Aquino III spent only P15 billion from the fund in 2011 and 2012 “for energy-related projects including the purchase, refurbishment and transport of a US Coast Guard cutter,” Malacañang said Friday.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Malampaya funds used for ‘10 energy-related projects’ under Aquino gov’t—Palace exec

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The Malampaya gas rig is found 80 kilometers off the shore of northwest Palawan.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Following reports over the alleged misuse of P23.6 billion in the government’s share in the Malampaya Fund during the Arroyo administration, Malacañang clarified Friday that since President Benigno Aquino III took office in 2010, his administration used only P15 billion from the fund to carry out “10 energy-related proj

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Malampaya fund audit explosive, says COA

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The Malampaya gas rig is found 80 kilometers off the shore of northwest Palawan.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The woman who in August found the P10-billion pork barrel scandal “appalling” (kahindik-hindik) now says her agency has looked into the alleged misuse of P23.6 billion in the government’s share in the Malampaya Fund during the Arroyo administration and found it “explosive.”

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Palace: Embezzling pork among Arroyo ‘land mines’

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The P10-billion pork barrel scam is one of the “land mines” left by the Arroyo administration, Malacañang said Saturday.

Posted: September 8th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

TRC chief tied to scam forced to go on leave indefinitely

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A Technology Resource Center (TRC) executive has been forced to take a leave of absence after whistle-blower Benhur Luy identified him as one of the conduits of detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles in facilitating the release of pork barrel funds.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Some Cabinet men plotting move vs Ochoa — Lozada

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Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada. FILE PHOTO

Whistle-blower Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada on Tuesday claimed that some Cabinet secretaries want to keep President Benigno Aquino away from Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr.

Posted: September 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lozada breaks down, hits Aquino’s ‘blind eye’ to chief aide’s deals

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Rodolfo "Jun" Lozada Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Whistle-blower Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada burst into tears Tuesday as he accused President Benigno Aquino III of turning a “blind eye” to the “midnight deals” of his executive secretary.

Posted: September 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lozada ties Ochoa to Philforest row

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A real estate firm owned by the brother-in-law of Executive Secretary Paquito “Jojo” Ochoa Jr. benefited from a “midnight deal” during the Arroyo administration for the lease of 2,000 hectares of forest land and beach-front property in Busuanga, Palawan province, according to whistle-blower Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada and documents obtained by the Inquirer.

Posted: September 3rd, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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