By Dona Z. Pazzibugan
No “tong-pats”—kickbacks in street lingo—will figure in the numerous multimillion-peso contracts the government will enter into to acquire trainer fighter jets, helicopters, ships and other major equipment to upgrade the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
By Joey A. Gabieta
CARIGARA, Leyte—It may be among the poorest places in the country, but visitors are amazed by the long stretch of road railings and road signs in Leyte’s second congressional district. These are not even limited to major highways in the district’s 14 towns. Some are installed along farmlands and residential areas, while others are in [...]
The former advertising and promotions and special projects manager of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office has been getting a 40 percent kickback for PCSO advertisements, two executives in the advertising industry told the Senate Thursday during its resumption of an inquiry into the alleged anomalous use of PCSO funds under the Arroyo administration.
By TJ Burgonio
A former promotions manager of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) may have collected about P1.5 billion in kickbacks from the agency’s ad placement contracts during the Arroyo administration. Senators on Wednesday came to this conclusion about Manuel Garcia after two advertising executives testified that his kickbacks from advertising placement contracts ran up to 40 [...]