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COA chief among candidates to replace retiring SC Justice

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COA Chief Maria Gracia Pulido-Tan   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Commission on Audit Chairperson Grace Pulido-Tan is among the candidates to replace Supreme Court Associate Justice Roberto Abad who will retire on March 22.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No one monitoring ‘Yolanda’ donations–Soliman

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Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO

Nobody is keeping tabs on donations given to private, aid and religious organizations for survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman admitted on Monday.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

COA finds P5B in unliquidated funds

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COA chair Maria Gracia Pulido Tan. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The government’s chief auditor has vowed to file malversation charges against some 100 government officials over the nonliquidation of over P5 billion in state funds that were transferred to nongovernment organizations (NGOs).

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

COA asked to look into ‘presidential pork’ projects

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The Commission on Audit. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A civil society group on Monday asked the Commission on Audit (COA) to look into what it calls “presidential pork” or projects under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Enrile, Estrada: We pocketed not even a cent from pork

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In life as in everything else, you can only give what you have. Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile are not willing to give what they insist they did not have—notwithstanding testimony from whistle-blowers that the lawmakers pocketed hefty kickbacks from their pork barrel.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Return pork, 4 solons told

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Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada, Gregorio Honasan and Ramon Revilla Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Senators Ramon Revilla Jr., Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Gregorio Honasan have been sent notices by the Commission on Audit (COA) that they have to return the millions of pesos from their pork barrel allotments that were illegally diverted to bogus nongovernment organizations (NGOs).

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

COA subjects NFA to fraud audit

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Commission on Audit chair Grace Pulido-Tan. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Audit (COA) had begun a “fraud audit” of the National Food Authority (NFA) even before the alleged rice smuggling controversy broke out.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate to resume probe of pork barrel scandal

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Janet Lim-Napoles. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Senate blue ribbon committee is resuming its inquiry on the pork barrel scandal on Thursday next week, focusing on the crafting of policy to cure flaws in the system.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No sacred cows for ‘Tres Marias’

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales and Commission on Audit Chair Grace Pulido-Tan. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The powerful female triumvirate tasked to investigate and prosecute the case of the abuse of pork barrel funds by detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles and her cohorts emerged as the netizens’ choice for the Inquirer’s Filipino of the Year 2013.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Resident auditors also under probe, says COA chief

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COA chair Maria Gracia Pulido Tan. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Resident auditors in implementing agencies that figured in the P10-billion pork barrel scam are also under investigation by both the Office of the Ombudsman and the National Bureau of Investigation, Commission on Audit (COA) chair Grace Pulido-Tan told the Senate on Monday night.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

COA received P143M in DAP funds last year

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Commission on Audit chair Grace Pulido-Tan. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Does Budget Secretary Florencio Abad’s “quick-moving projects” include fast cars and faster computers for state auditors?

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Estrada confronts COA chief at Senate budget hearing

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Sen. Jinggoy Estrada. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada confronted and asked Commission on Audit (COA) chair Grace Pulido-Tan on Wednesday why they were being blamed for the transfer of their “pork barrel” funds to bogus non-government organizations (NGOs).

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pasay teachers protest drastic cut in allowances

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Public school teachers in Pasay City have decried the 66 percent cut in their cost of living allowance (Cola), saying the city government’s move to trim its expenditures at their expense was cruel and inconsiderate.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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