The United Nations’ Deputy Secretary-General is urging countries to transform resource inequities that have fueled conflicts over oil, diamonds and precious metals and use those resources to finance economic development and provide basic services like health care and clean water.
PRAGUE—Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas resigned on Monday over a bribery and spying scandal involving his top aide and alleged lover that has plunged the recession-hit EU state into a fresh political crisis. “Mr. President, in line with the constitution… I resign,” he told President Milos Zeman, who called for talks with political parties [...]
Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum was arrested Monday and will be questioned by the Canadian province’s anti-corruption unit later in the day, said a source close to the investigation.
A judge has sentenced Singapore’s former chief of emergency services to six months in jail for accepting an offer of sex from a woman who sought business favors.
By Ramon Tulfo
I’ve been writing about the corruption at the Court of Appeals where some cases are decided not on the merit but on how much a litigant is willing to pay and where temporary restraining orders (TROs) are for sale.
By Ramon Tulfo
A dozen scions of wealthy families, apparently spoiled brats, were reported to airport authorities for unruly behavior during a recent Philippine Airlines flight from Beijing to Manila.
By Melvin Gascon
Copies of an alleged voucher that supposedly showed that Representative Carlos Padilla was receiving perks from a foreign mining company were circulated here on Tuesday, raising suspicion that his reelection campaign is being bankrolled by the firm.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
Justice Secretary Leila De Lima dared former police senior superintendent Cezar Mancao to prove his allegations of corruption inside the government’s Witness Protection Program (WPP).
Hong Kong lawmakers on Wednesday protested against a government plan to donate $13 million to a Chinese earthquake disaster fund, claiming the money would go into the pockets of corrupt officials.
Remember Paulino Elevado, a clerk at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) who was driving a Porsche when he reportedly beat up and shot a 20-year-old student in a traffic altercation at the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) on Jan. 21, 2012?
By Michelle V. Remo
Believing that any less stringent measure will not suffice to stamp out smuggling, the Aquino administration is considering abolishing the Bureau of Customs and replacing it with a professional institution run by private officials and employees.
By Christine O. Avendaño
, Jerome Aning
The Supreme Court has ordered the dismissal of a clerk who was earlier suspended after she confessed to taking more than P5.4 million from the Judicial Development Fund (JDF) of the Pasig City Regional Trial Court (RTC).
By TJ Burgonio
Malacañang said Sunday that President Benigno Aquino III could not intervene in a pending graft case against Rodolfo Lozada Jr. as it parried criticisms Aquino has not shown support for the whistleblower.