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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 »

22 lawmakers gave P100-M pork to ‘fake’ NGOs–COA

Tañada, Honasan, Lapid. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

More than P100 million from the pork barrel entitlements and Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) allocations of two senators (Gregorio Honasan II and Lito Lapid) and 20 House representatives (including ruling Liberal Party (LP) leaders like Lorenzo Tañada III and Rey Umali) were released by the Philippine Forest Corp. to dubious foundations in 2012, according to a newly released Commission on Audit (COA) report.

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

DOTC vehicles worth P19M missing-COA

The Commission on Audit. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Audit failed to locate several vehicles valued at P19.5 million and listed in the books of the Department of Transportations and Communications (DOTC).

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | 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’


  • Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  • Drilon, Nancy Binay urge Filipinos to strengthen faith
  • ‘Yolanda’ toll now at 6,300 – NDRRMC
  • ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  • Moderate earthquake jolts southern Iran
  • Sports

  • Power Pinays smash India in Asian Women’s Club volleyball opener
  • PH youth boxers off to stumbling start in AIBA World tilt
  • Durant has 42, Thunder beat Pistons 112-111
  • Walker leads Bobcats over Bulls in OT, 91-86
  • Man City slips further out of title contention
  • Lifestyle

  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • This is not just a farm
  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  • Entertainment

  • Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler
  • American rapper cuts own penis, jumps off building
  • Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA
  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
  • Business

  • World stocks subdued, Nikkei flat on profit taking
  • Asia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains
  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work
  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Technology

  • Netizens seething in anger over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea
  • Taylor Swift tries video blogging, crashes into fan’s bridal shower
  • DOF: Tagaytay, QC best at handling funds
  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Syria most dangerous country for journalists, PH 3rd—watchdog
  • Japan says visa-free entry still a plan
  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
  • Filipino sweets and info served at UC Berkeley Spring Fest
  • Marketplace