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Plunder, graft raps filed vs Lanao Sur governor over ‘P243M unexplained wealth’

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Plunder and graft complaints were filed against Lanao del Sur Governor Mamintal Adiong Jr. before the Office of the Ombudsman, on Wednesday, for alleged unexplained increase in his net worth since he assumed office in 2007.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Sandigan junks Marcos family claim to Paoay property


The Sandiganbayan has dismissed the claim of the family of the late President Ferdinand Marcos to a 57.68-hectare lakeside resort in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, because the area specified in an impugned contract was an actually an “inalienable public domain,” it being a national park.

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

Marcoses oppose forfeiture of seized Malacañang jewelry

Andres Bautista, chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Government, which is tasked with recovering the alleged ill-gotten wealth of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family, shows a catalog of a seized jewelry collection belonging to the Marcoses at a news conference Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. The antigraft court has ruled the collection is ill-gotten. AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

The wife and daughter of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos are opposing the forfeiture in favor of the state of a collection of around 300 pieces of jewelry that had been left behind in Malacañang when the Marcoses fled during the 1986 People Power Revolution.

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

Marcos Jr. trying to launder family name for presidential bid, say lawmakers

Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Militant lawmakers are warning against an attempt by the heirs of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos to clean the family name and boost the political stock of his senator-son who is plotting a return to Malacañang.   Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello and Bayan  Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate cited a misleading report in a  [...]

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

Ombudsman is accuser, investigator, judge, executioner in cases—Corona

Former Chief Justice Renato Corona  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Former Chief Justice Renato Corona said on Thursday he had expected Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales to deny his appeal to reconsider her office’s ruling to indict him and his wife Cristina for allegedly amassing P130 million in ill-gotten wealth.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »