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COA questions Manila’s P512M trash payments


State auditors have smelled something funny in Manila’s trash collection contracts.

Posted: December 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

COA: Red flags all over P15B Malampaya Fund

SEEING RED “Those were red flags, not audit findings,” Commission on Audit Chair Grace Pulido-Tan tells Sen. Nancy Binay (right), who requested highlights of the COA findings on other government agencies that allegedly received kickbacks from the Malampaya Fund during yesterday’s Senate hearing on the alleged P900-million scam. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

The “red flags” uncovered in the use of the Malampaya Fund were not limited to one executive department.

Posted: December 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

COA: Pagasa ill-equipped for storm forecasts


Next time a severe storm threatens to come ashore, go to the website of the US National Weather Service station in Hawaii. To be sure, you’ll learn whether the storm will hit your town and whether it’s bringing the whole Pacific Ocean along.

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

QC ready to return P142M, says Bautista

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City Administrator Aldrin Cuña on Thursday said that Mayor Herbert Bautista wrote the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) last year about the P142.8 million in unspent pork barrel funds the Commission on Audit (COA) wanted the city to return to the National Treasury.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

P315-M pork charges filed vs House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II

House majority leader Neptali Gonzales II. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

A group calling for President Benigno Aquino III’s ouster on Thursday filed plunder and graft charges against House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II for the alleged misappropriation of P315.4 million of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocations from 2007 to 2009.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »