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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 »

Suspended Cebu gov gets to argue in court

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Suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia reiterates that her suspension is illegal before a crowd of 1,000 supporters who staged a "Freedom March" from Fuente Osmena to the Cebu provincial capitol on Sunday. Photo by Carmel Loise Matus

Suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia did not get the temporary restraining order (TRO) she had been praying for but the Court of Appeals on Wednesday ordered oral arguments on her petition next week.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

No TRO for Garcia, says De Lima

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Representative elect Gwendolyn Garcia. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Wednesday night said she had been informed that no temporary restraining order (TRO) has been issued by the Court of Appeals on the suspension order meted out to Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia.

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

Face the charges

So it has come to this. At least 188 members of the House of Representatives voted last Monday to impeach Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona for culpable violation of the Constitution, betrayal of public trust and graft and corruption. The articles of impeachment, grounded on eight charges, were transmitted to the Senate yesterday, which [...]

Posted: December 14th, 2011 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Sympathy for the Arroyos?

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The health of former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo remains a hot topic in the news and social networking sites. According to the latest medical bulletin on GMA issued by the St. Luke’s Medical Center, the scheduled third operation to repair a dislodged titanium implant in her neck had to be postponed because [...]

Posted: August 25th, 2011 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Another plunder charge filed vs Arroyo

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A fifth plunder charge was filed against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo with the Office of the Ombudsman on Tuesday for the alleged misuse of funds of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office during her term.

Posted: July 26th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CBCP starts own probe

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The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has launched its own probe into allegations that seven bishops had received sports utility vehicles from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). But a senior prelate said he could not compel the bishops to appear at a Senate probe into the controversy. “I cannot tell them [what [...]

Posted: July 9th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

8 lawmakers got PCSO funds

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Eight lawmakers, including Representatives Diosdado “Dato” Arroyo of Camarines Sur and Danilo Suarez of Quezon, were granted by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) a total of P92.2 million in endowments for their constituents’ hospital and medical expenses in the last three and a half years of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s presidency. According to PCSO documents showing [...]

Posted: July 3rd, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Suspended prosecutor hales Palace to court

Special Prosecutor Wendell Barreras-Sulit on Friday asked the Supreme Court anew to grant her appeal to stop Malacañang from implementing disciplinary actions against her following the Office of the President’s order to file administrative charges against her and suspend her in connection with the controversial plea with accused plunderer, retired military general Carlos Garcia. “In [...]

Posted: June 18th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

North Cotabato solon faces graft raps

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An incumbent lawmaker is facing graft and malversation charges for allegedly misappropriating P18.6 million in government funds in 2008. Acting Ombudsman Orlando Casimiro ordered the filing of criminal charges against North Cotabato Representative Jesus Sacdalan in connection with the release of funds for fuel purchases when he was the province’s governor. In a statement, Casimiro [...]

Posted: June 18th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Bribes to NBP execs bared

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MANILA, Philippines—Corrupt officials at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) have been receiving as much as P5 million from convicted drug lords to order the transfer of their rival drug dealers to penal colonies, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said Monday. De Lima said she was “shocked” to hear reports that some officials of the Bureau [...]

Posted: June 7th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Customs cashier axed for P6.6M fund loss

A Bureau of Customs clerk was ordered dismissed from service by the Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas for embezzling P6.6 million in government funds. Sunshine Saliendra, cashier at the Customs-Philippine Economic Zone Authority clearing office in Lapu-Lapu City, was found guilty of dishonesty. Aside from the administrative offense, Saliendra will face court trial [...]

Posted: June 1st, 2011 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Tuguegarao mayor, 4 ex-mayors face graft raps

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The Office of the Ombudsman has filed criminal cases against the incumbent mayor of Tuguegarao City, and four former mayors for various offenses ranging from allowing illegal bingo games to making a former girlfriend a ghost employee. Tuguegarao City Mayor Delfin Ting was charged with violation of the graft law for allegedly allowing the demolition [...]

Posted: May 28th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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