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COA files 46 counts of graft vs ex-gov

Former Palawan Governor Mario Joel Reyes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Audit (COA) has filed 46 counts of graft against fugitive former Palawan Gov. Joel T. Reyes and 40 other ex-officials of the province as well as private contractors for the alleged misuse of P2.57 billion in Malampaya Fund that were granted to Palawan in 2008 by the Arroyo administration.

Posted: September 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ortega kin worry over alleged cover up on ‘suicide’ of key witness

Family, relatives and supporters of Dr. Gerry Ortega picket at the Court of Appeals in Manila, September 10, 2012. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The family of slain Palawan environmentalist journalist Dr. Gerry Ortega said that there might have been an attempt to cover up the alleged suicide of a key witness in the Ortega murder case.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Court of Appeals ruling may let Reyes brothers walk


The Court of Appeals (CA) has invalidated the panel that Justice Secretary Leila de Lima had formed to reinvestigate the January 2011 murder in Palawan of environmentalist and radio commentator Dr. Gerry Ortega, raising the possibility the murder charges and arrest warrants against former Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes and his brother may eventually be quashed.

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Ortega kin picket court

Gerry Ortega murder case. INQUIRER PHOTO

Family members and supporters of slain Palawan radio broadcaster and environmentalist Dr. Gerry Ortega on Monday held a picket on the Court of Appeals (CA) grounds in Manila to ask the appellate court to deny the appeal for dismissal of the suspects’ murder case.

Posted: September 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

BI to probe Reyes flight

Former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Friday said it was looking into reports that former Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes, wanted for the murder of broadcast journalist and environmentalist Dr. Gerry Ortega, was able to sneak out of the country using a fake passport.

Posted: August 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »