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12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson

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Janet Napoles (left) sensed “real threats” to her life.  Former Senator Panfilo Lacson said the Napoles family visited him on March 24. INQUIRER file photos

More than a hundred government officials from the present and previous administrations have been implicated by so-called pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim-Napoles in a draft affidavit one-fourth ream-thick that her family provided rehabilitation czar and former Sen. Panfilo Lacson last month.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Vitangcol to sue Czech envoy

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Metro Rail Transit general manager Al Vitangcol III. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Embattled Metro Rail Transit general manager Al Vitangcol III said on Wednesday that he would file criminal charges against Czech Ambassador to the Philippines Josef Rychtar “most probably” within the week for implicating him in a $30-million extortion try on the executives of the Czech company Inekon.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson

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Former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The number of senators that dealt with Janet Lim Napoles to defraud Filipinos of billions of pesos in pork barrel funds would be enough to constitute a quorum, the number of members needed to conduct business in the Senate or at least 13, former Sen. Panfilo Lacson said on Wednesday.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

De Lima wants to prevent Gigi Reyes from leaving PH again

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Juan Ponce Enrile’s former chief of staff and plunder co-accused, lawyer Jessica “Gigi” Reyes, may not be able to leave the country again, at least not easily, according to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Napoles to undergo surgery Tuesday at Ospital ng Makati

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Janet Lim-Napoles. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Janet Lim Napoles, the alleged brains behind the pork barrel scam, is scheduled to undergo a surgery on Tuesday evening, almost three weeks after she was brought to the Ospital ng Makati.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Gigi Reyes’ return not a Palace project to nail Enrile in pork case’

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Jessica “Gigi” Reyes   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang denied on Monday it had a hand in the return of Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, who has been charged with plunder in connection with the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SBMA exec in graft case says he’s innocent

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A Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) official facing graft charges in connection with a port operation deal in this free port said he would defend himself against what he described as “injustice.”

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aquino vows to intensify anti-corruption drive further

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President Benigno Aquino lll INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino vowed on Sunday to step up his campaign against corruption in government for the remainder of his term.

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

Employees ask Malacañang to probe local NIA officials

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Employees of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) have asked President Benigno Aquino III to investigate three agency officials for changing procedures to allow a contractor to corner a P105-million project in Mindanao instead of letting farmers provide the labor as an alternative source of livelihood.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,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 »

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 »

Revilla seeks SC TRO on plunder charge

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

Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. has asked the Supreme Court to stop the Ombudsman from further acting on the plunder case against him as he questioned its resolution last week approving his indictment in connection with the alleged misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), also known as pork barrel funds.

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

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

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO and Photo from http://dotc-mrt3.weebly.com/

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 »

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  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
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  10. Vitangcol to sue Czech envoy
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
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