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Ex-COA chief nabbed for plunder

Mugshot of Reynaldo Villar. PNP PIO FILE PHOTO

Police arrested former Commission on Audit (COA) chief Reynaldo Villar yesterday in connection with a plunder case which stemmed from the alleged misuse of P366 million in Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) confidential and intelligence funds during the Arroyo administration.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Dagupan execs asked to account for P100-M NGO aid


Dagupan City in Pangasinan province has failed to liquidate more than P100 million in financial assistance given to nongovernment organizations (NGOs) in all 31 barangays of Northern Luzon’s financial and trading hub, according to state auditors.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Binay urges Aquino gov’t to be fair, charge other officials tagged in pork scam

Vice President Jejomar Binay.  FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay challenged the Aquino administration, on Wednesday, to prove its fairness in dealing with the case stemming from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam and prosecute other tagged officials, saying such a move would preclude any political motive in its pursuit of prosecution.

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

COA chief among candidates to replace retiring SC Justice

COA Chief Maria Gracia Pulido-Tan   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Commission on Audit Chairperson Grace Pulido-Tan is among the candidates to replace Supreme Court Associate Justice Roberto Abad who will retire on March 22.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No one monitoring ‘Yolanda’ donations–Soliman

Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO

Nobody is keeping tabs on donations given to private, aid and religious organizations for survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman admitted on Monday.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

COA: Cunanan, others accountable in pork scam

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SPOTLIGHT SHIFTS  Dennis Cunanan, director general on-leave of the Technology Resource Center, testifies during the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing on the pork barrel scam while principal witness Benhur Luy is all ears.  RAFFY LERMA

Technology Resource Center (TRC) Director General Dennis Cunanan and the heads of the other implementing agencies involved should be held accountable for their role in the P10-billion pork barrel scam allegedly masterminded by detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, said Commission on Audit Chair (COA) Maria Gracia Pulido-Tan.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace dodges issues on Heidi Mendoza

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 »

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

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

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 »

Palace to Tiangco: DOJ has say on Aquino allies’ ‘pork’ case

UNA secretary general Tobias Tiangco. FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Sunday denied it was ignoring President Benigno Aquino III’s allies implicated in the pork barrel scam.

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

What about admin’s allies, asks opposition

UNA secretary general Toby Tiangco: Something fishy. SENATE POOL FILE PHOTO

When it comes to its allies, the Aquino administration continues to see no evil despite their involvement in the pork barrel scam, according to the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

COA sees more Davao Sur anomalies


The Commission on Audit (COA) has found more signs of irregularities in a project that was left unfinished here by a company partly owned by controversial businessman Cedric Lee, according to Gov. Claude Bautista.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

COA asked to look into ‘presidential pork’ projects

The Commission on Audit. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A civil society group on Monday asked the Commission on Audit (COA) to look into what it calls “presidential pork” or projects under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. Santiago accuses Lacson of fronting for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  2. Name names, Lacson told
  3. Santiago: Enrile, Lacson, Reyes plotting massive psywar operation
  4. Slain officer’s ‘diagram’ rocks PNP
  5. Kris Aquino’s ex- close in security named new Air Force chief
  6. Ex-COA chief nabbed for plunder
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Obama: US will defend Japan vs China
  9. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  10. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  5. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  6. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  7. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  10. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  1. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  2. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano


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  • Business

  • PAL hailed for ban on shark fin cargo
  • BSP to change tint of P100 bill
  • Nielsen sees car buying boom in the Philippines
  • How author of best-seller exposed ‘one percent’ economic elite
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  • Vatican announces hashtag for April 27 canonizations
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  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • Opinion

  • Corruption not invincible after all
  • Editorial Cartoon, April 25, 2014
  • No deal, Janet
  • Like making Al Capone a witness vs his gang
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  • Global Nation

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  • China welcomes PH apology
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