By Carla P. Gomez
The Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas has found basis to proceed with a criminal investigation of Mayor Monico Puentevella for allegedly failing to account for P50.5 million that was entrusted to him, while he was a congressman and head of a sports committee, for Bacolod’s hosting of the Southeast Asian Games in 2005.
By Juan Escandor Jr.
Former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, who admitted to accepting P200 million from a “jueteng” lord, said Vice President Jejomar Binay was experiencing “persecution” similar to what he went through when he was in Malacañang.
By Maila Ager
Senate President Franklin Drilon dismissed as “malicious” and “baseless” the plunder and graft charges filed against him over the allegedly overpriced construction of the Iloilo Convention Center as he turned the table against his accuser.
By Nestor Corrales
, Tetch Torres-Tupas
Graft and plunder charges were filed against Senate President Franklin Drilon, Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson and other Department of Public Works and Highways officials before the Ombudsman Wednesday in connection with the allegedly overpriced construction of the Iloilo Convention Center.
By Marlon Ramos
Former Justice Secretary Agnes Devanadera, who is standing trial for graft and malversation, has asked the Sandiganbayan to allow her to leave the country to accompany her daughter who is to undergo training in cyber-crime detection and control in India.