By Jerry E. Esplanada
Several politicians have allegedly defied Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson’s repeated warning against meddling in the bidding for millions of pesos worth of road and other public infrastructure projects and ignored President Aquino’s “daang matuwid (straight path)” crusade.
By Tarra Quismundo
Magistrates beware: it doesn’t take direct evidence of bribery to get you fired.
The Inquirer publishes the first of its five-part special report on allegations that businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles channeled some P10 billion in congressional pork barrel funds to ghost projects and kickbacks over 10 years.
By Nancy C. Carvajal
The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the preventive suspension of the Quezon City assistant prosecutor who was caught accepting an P80,000 bribe in a sting operation of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Nov. 14.
By Cynthia D. Balana
Believe it or not but fewer Filipino families now give bribes or “grease money” to government officials due to growing public intolerance toward corruption.