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COA finds P204M in misdeclared Commission on Appointments bonuses

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The Commission on Audit. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Members and staff of Congress’ powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) enjoyed a bounty of allowances in 2012, including P204 million in extra benefits erroneously classified as maintenance and operating expenses in official records, according to a Commission on Audit (COA) report.

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

CA confirms appointment of 8 ambassadors, 87 DFA officials

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The appointments of 95 officials, including eight ambassadors, of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), were confirmed by the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No CA appointment, no problem for De Lima—Palace

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

She may not be on the appointed list of the Commission on Appointments, but Justice Secretary Leila de Lima is unfazed with the setback.

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

Palace dodges issues on Heidi Mendoza

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Heidi Mendoza. FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Wednesday declined to comment on why the appointment of Commission on Audit (CA) commissioner Heidi Mendoza has yet to be confirmed.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2 poll commissioners get CA nod

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COMELEC commissioner Luie F. Guia (left). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Appointments confirmed on Wednesday the appointments of Election Commissioners Luie Tito Guia and Al Parreno.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Heidi Mendoza: My only fault is I filed a case vs presidential wannabe

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Heidi Mendoza

Commission on Audit (COA) commissioner Heidi Mendoza on Tuesday “begged” that the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) confirm her appointment, saying her only mistake was to pursue a case against who wants to become a president.

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

Jinggoy Estrada stalls Heidi Mendoza’s COA appointment

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Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada was a no-show at the confirmation hearing of Commissioner Heidi Mendoza of the Commission on Audit (COA) on Tuesday but still managed to derail her appointment.

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

Pimentel: De Lima to get nod of CA this time around

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Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After failing to get the nod of Congress for over three years, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima could expect to be confirmed at last, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III said on Sunday.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CA confirms promotion of 18 AFP brass including general linked to Burgos case

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Eduardo Año. FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Appointments on Wednesday confirmed the promotion of 18 military officials, including that of the chief of Intelligence Service of the Armed of the Philippines (ISAFP), who has been linked to the disappearance of activist journalist Jonas Burgos.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CA panel recommends for promotion spy chief linked to Burgos disappearance

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Jonas Burgos. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The chief of Intelligence Service of the Armed of the Philippines (ISAFP), linked to the disappearance of activist Jonas Burgos, has been recommended for confirmation anew by a panel of the Commission on Appointments.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Paje unfazed by appointments body’s snub

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Environment Secretary Ramon Paje AFP FILE PHOTO

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje on Thursday said he was not bothered by the continuing reluctance of the Commission on Appointments (CA) to confirm his ad-interim appointment three years into his term.

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

4 Cabinet members bypassed by CA

The Commission on Appointments has effectively bypassed the appointments of four Cabinet members, including three who had been in their position when President Aquino assumed office in 2010.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Yet again, Paje fails to get confirmation

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Environment Secretary Ramon Paje AFP FILE PHOTO

Three years into his term, Environment Secretary Ramon Paje again failed to get the nod of the Commission on Appointments at a hearing on Wednesday.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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