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Prosecutors: Evidence strong against Jinggoy Estrada

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Government prosecutors insisted that the plunder case against Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada is strong despite testimony of a Commission on Audit (COA) official that there was no evidence linking him to the pork barrel scam.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mayor faces misconduct charge, is suspended

The Tarlac provincial board has suspended Mayor Miguel Rivilla of Paniqui town for 60 days while it investigates charges of misconduct, abuse of authority and culpable violation of the Constitution filed against him for releasing P2.9 million for the salaries of contractual workers.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Palace to gov’t firms: Tell COA where DAP went


All is not lost for four government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs) that were asked by the Commission on Audit to return more than P2.4 billion in unused funds sourced from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Revilla tops list of lawmakers


Senator Bong Revilla was on top of the list of lawmakers identified in affidavits executed by whistle-blowers who allegedly allowed nongovernment organizations (NGOs) linked to Janet Lim-Napoles to use their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) entitlements for ghost projects worth P10 billion.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

COA: P25M spent on ‘ghost’ calamity in Isabela

The Commission on Audit said the controversial economic stimulus program of the Aquino administration fell short of its promise of accelerating spending. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Audit (COA) has uncovered alleged ghost deliveries of relief purchased with the P25-million pork barrel allotments of two party-list lawmakers and meant for victims of a calamity in Isabela province in 2013.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »