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NPO exec suspended for neglect of duty

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The Office of the Ombudsman has suspended Emmanuel C. Andaya, acting director of the National Printing Office (NPO), for one month and one day for “simple neglect of duty.”

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate joins probe of alleged extort try on Czech firm

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Sen. Francis Escudero (inset) said the Senate committee on finance, of which he is the chair, would take up with officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications the alleged extortion try on the Czech train maker Inekon in relation to how it slowed down the delivery of more coaches for the Metro Rail Transit. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The Senate will start looking into the alleged $30-million extortion attempt on a Czech train maker when the scandal is raised in Monday’s inquiry into delayed government projects, including the purchase of 48 new coaches for the badly congested Metro Rail Transit.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace wants probe of $30M extort try on Czech firm in MRT deal expedited

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Malacañang wants to expedite the criminal investigation of allegations that Metro Rail Transit (MRT) general manager Al Vitangcol attempted to extort $30 million from a Czech company seeking to supply new train coaches.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Caloocan village chief shot to death

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“This is politics. This is politics.” These, according to Anita Bonifacio, were the last words her husband said before he died in the hospital a few minutes after he was ambushed in Caloocan City on Monday.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

9 Sarangani execs meted life for graft

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The Sandiganbayan on Thursday sentenced to life in prison two incumbent and seven former officials of Sarangani for malversation of provincial funds amounting to P475,000 in 2002.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

2 police generals who led in quelling MNLF attack get key posts

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Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Two police generals who played major roles during the Zamboanga City siege and in restoring law and order in typhoon-stricken towns in the Visayas have been named to key posts in the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino knew of Biazon probe over pork scam – DOJ

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President Benigno Aquino III and Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon. INQUIRER/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTOS

President Aquino was aware that Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon was being investigated in connection with the P10-billion pork barrel scam but he did not know of the National Bureau of Investigation’s eventual decision to file charges against him until it was made public, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Tuesday.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Biazon to meet with Aquino before deciding next move over ‘pork’ case

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President Benigno Aquino III and Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon. INQUIRER/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTOS

Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon’s fate rests in the hands of his big boss, President Benigno Aquino III.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ex-nursing board exec Anesia Dionisio found guilty

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The Sandiganbayan has found former Board of Nursing official Anesia Dionisio guilty of giving an unauthorized person access to sensitive data consisting of the test questions for the nursing licensure exam in 2006.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Binay says he didn’t want his name on relief goods, blames supporter

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Vice President Jejomar Binay is seeing a conspiracy behind the negative posts on social media deriding him as an “epal,” or one who is constantly trying to draw attention to himself.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Retired generals ask gov’t execs tagged in ‘pork’ scam to take leave or resign

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Over a dozen retired military generals have called on public officials implicated in the pork barrel scam to take a leave of absence or resign while being investigated by authorities.

Posted: October 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Padaca pleads not guilty to graft, malversation raps, post P70K bail

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Election Commissioner Grace Padaca: Democracy survived the Zamboanga siege. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Commission on Elections Commissioner Grace Padaca pleaded not guilty to graft and malversation charges, on Tuesday, and posted another P70,000 bail after her previous bond was forfeited by the Sandiganbayan for her failure to attend an earlier hearing.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Airport staff pictured playing video games under investigation—POEA

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Two female government employees shown in a photo playing video games at their posts at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport are now under investigation by their employers.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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