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House to probe plant bureau’s P200-M ‘Napoles scam’

House of Representatives. FILE PHOTO

The committee on good governance and public accountability of the House of Representatives is set to conduct an inquiry on the alleged “Janet Lim-Napoles” of the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI).

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

Bank manager killed while driving to work in Manila

A CURIOUS crowd looks at the silver gray Mazda of a bank manager after she was shot while driving on Taft Avenue, Manila. The van came to a stop near the National Bureau of Investigation office. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

The family and friends of a 51-year-old bank manager who was shot dead on her way to work at 9 a.m. yesterday were at a loss on the motive behind her killing.

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Witness in Corona impeach gives birth; Senate OKs substitute


A witness who was expected to testify on the peso bank documents of Chief Justice Corona at the resumption of his trial Wednesday failed to appear because she gave birth earlier in the day, the lead prosecutor said.

Posted: February 15th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

BPI exec recalled to witness stand


An official of the Bank of the Philippine Islands was called back to the witness stand on Tuesday in the ongoing impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Posted: February 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Corona has P12M in BPI checking account, bank exec says

Leonora Dizon, branch manager of BPI-Ayala Avenue

Chief Justice Renato Corona maintained a multimillion-peso checking account with Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)-Ayala Avenue branch in Makati City, the manager of the branch said Thursday.

Posted: February 10th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

BPI exec takes witness stand


An official of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) took the witness stand on Thursday to testify on the bank accounts allegedly owned by Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Posted: February 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

3 suspects in BPI bank robbery in July nabbed

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Three of the suspects who staged a robbery on Commonwealth Avenue branch of the Bank of the Philippine Islands last month were arrested, police said Thursday.

Posted: August 4th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Suspect in QC bank rob linked to another heist


A man who has been tagged in a 2008 bank heist was recently identified to be among the armed men who barged into a Bank of the Philippine Islands branch in Quezon City this month. The notorious robbery suspect is the one who brandished his long firearm in the middle of traffic to clear the [...]

Posted: July 31st, 2011 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Quezon City bank robbery ‘quick and precise’


The daring heist at a bank late Friday afternoon in Quezon City was so “quick and precise” that police probers surmise it was carried out by remnants of the notorious Ozamiz robbery gang. The group, which is reportedly made up of ex-Kuratong Baleleng members, had hit a Banco de Oro branch in Cagayan de Oro [...]

Posted: July 16th, 2011 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  6. DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  7. Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  8. Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents
  9. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  10. DOJ orders arrest of Cedric Lee
  1. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  2. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  3. Netizens cry: 6/55 Lotto was rigged
  4. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  5. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  8. ‘King’ Yabut and I: Driver bares Makati dad ‘abuses’
  9. It was difficult having Japanese blood
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. UP back on top as ‘average’ student aces bar
  5. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  6. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  7. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  8. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  9. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  10. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’


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