By Ronnel W. Domingo
Bureau of Plant Industry chief Clarito Barron has been transferred to a different office in the Department of Agriculture after agri-business groups called for his resignation over the spike in garlic prices.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
Three women—Gondelina Amata, Ophelia Agawin and Zenaida Ducut—have managed to hang on to their government posts despite being implicated in the P10-billion pork barrel scam allegedly masterminded by Janet Lim-Napoles.
By Christine O. Avendaño
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima will face on Wednesday the Commission on Appointments (CA) and by all indications, she might just get her appointment four years after she took the top Department of Justice position and even amid the pork barrel scam controversy rocking Congress.
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has ordered graft charges filed against a dismissed regional director of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for the payment of P2.5 million for an allegedly spurious road right-of-way claim back in 2001.
President Benigno Aquino III confirmed on Tuesday that Al Vitangcol III has been fired as Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 general manager for allegedly not disclosing the involvement of a relative in a company that cornered a maintenance contract with the government.