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Padaca ‘eager’ to air side on trial over graft, malversation raps

Elections Commissioner Grace Padaca

Elections commissioner Grace Padaca said she is “eager” to have her side heard in trial for her graft and malversation charges before the Sandiganbayan despite the junking of her motion for immunity from charges.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SBMA execs, 2 others face graft raps

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Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales.  INQUIRER file photo

The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the indictment for graft of 18 current and former top officials of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) for manifest partiality and evident bad faith in awarding a contract to port operator Harbour Centre Port Terminal Inc. in 2010.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Stiffer penalty for graft bill filed

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Senator Teofisto Guingona III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Senate blue ribbon committee has recommended the passage of a bill increasing the penalty for violations of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act to imprisonment of not less than 12 years to not more than 20 years.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

The 53 accused in pork barrel scam: Where are they now? Who’s in, out of PH

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CUNANAN, REYES, TUASON. File photos

Six of the 53 people, including three senators, in the first set of respondents recommended for prosecution in connection with the pork barrel scam have fled the country, the Inquirer has learned.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Estrada says he won’t ask for special treatment

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Sen. Jinggoy Estrada: No evidence. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Faced with the prospect of arrest in the pork barrel scam, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada balked at the idea of a special detention facility on Friday, saying he was ready to be thrown in a regular jail.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House panel OKs bill extending prescriptive period for graft raps

House of Representatives. FILE PHOTO

A House panel approved a bill that would extend the prescriptive period for filing of graft cases from 15 years to 30 years.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Revilla confirms meeting with Lacson… but

Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. confirmed his reported meeting with a one-time fugitive former Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, but not on how to evade arrest.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Estrada to appeal plunder, graft raps against him

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Sen. Jinggoy Estrada: No evidence. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada said his lawyers will file on Monday (April 7) a motion for reconsideration on the Ombudsman’s ruling to charge him and other personalities in court with plunder and graft in connection with the pork barrel funds scam.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

What happens next? Will 3 senators, co-respondents be arrested?

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MUCH-AWAITED. Ombudsman spokesperson Asryman Rafanan
presents the Ombudsman’s resolution on the PDAF scam during the
press conference on Tuesday. The three senators and their co-respondents have five days from receipt of the Office of the Ombudsman Joint Resolutions to appeal the decision by filing their respective motions for reconsideration. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

The three senators and their co-respondents have five days from receipt of the Office of the Ombudsman Joint Resolutions to appeal the decision by filing their respective motions for reconsideration.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

3 senators liable for plunder, graft—Ombudsman

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The wheels of justice are moving forward. Eight months after the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam broke out, sparking outrage that led to a Million People March and a Supreme Court ruling declaring that the practice was unconstitutional, the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) came out with its ruling.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Gov’t execs facing plunder case can still go abroad – Ombudsman

Assistant Ombudsman Asryman Rafanan. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Government officials facing plunder and graft charges over the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam can still travel outside the country.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Taruc pleads not guilty in PCSO plunder charge

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Sandiganbayan building facade. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A former official of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), Jose Taruc V on Thursday pleaded before the Sandiganbayan not guilty on the crime of plunder.

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

In China, brutality yields confession of graft

In this Jan. 20, 2014 photo, Zhou Wangyan, head of the Liling city land resources bureau, uses crutches to stand near a computer displaying an image of him after his release from Communist Party detention in January 2013, during an interview at his home in Liling in central China's Hunan province. AP

The local Chinese official remembers the panic he felt in Room 109. He had refused to confess to bribery he says he didn’t commit, and his Communist Party interrogators were forcing his legs apart.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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