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Nabcor employees to tell all in pork scam, says Luy’s lawyer

Lawyer Levito Baligod INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – The lawyer of pork barrel scam whistle-blower Benhur Luy said Friday that two employees of an implementing agency linked to the scam were willing to spill the beans on the alleged conspiracy among agency heads, legislators and businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles. Lawyer Levito Baligod told Inquirer Radio 990AM in an interview that Victor [...]

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tuason: I personally delivered money to Jinggoy Estrada

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Ruby Tuason  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Ruby Tuason, testifying at the Senate on Thursday, claimed that she had personally delivered money to Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada in his office in the chamber at least twice in 2008.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

35% bunkhouse kickbacks probed

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Rehabilitation chief Panfilo Lacson (inset) has begun investigating reports of a possible “collusion” between contractors and “at least one politician” to pocket kickbacks of 30 to 35 percent in the construction of bunkhouses (shown in photo) for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Leyte and Samar.  PHOTO OF LACSON FROM INQUIRER FILE/PHOTO OF BUNKHOUSES BY NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Rehabilitation chief Panfilo Lacson has begun investigating reports of a possible “collusion” between contractors and “at least one politician” to pocket kickbacks of 30 to 35 percent in the construction of bunkhouses for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Leyte and Samar.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

7 ex-solons got up to 78% in kickbacks, says NBI

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The National Bureau of Investigation has accused seven former lawmakers, including resigned Bureau of Customs Commissioner Rozzano Rufino Biazon (shown in photo), of pocketing as much as 78 percent in kickbacks from their pork barrel funds transferred to fake foundations allegedly owned by detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles.  INQUIRER  FILE PHOTO

The National Bureau of Investigation has accused seven former lawmakers, including resigned Bureau of Customs Commissioner Rozzano Rufino Biazon, of pocketing as much as 78 percent in kickbacks from their pork barrel funds transferred to fake foundations allegedly owned by detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

3 senators amassed P581M in kickbacks

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PORK SCAM EVIDENCE  The National Bureau of Investigation shows to the media stacks of documentary evidence against Senators Ramon Revilla Jr., Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile, and former Representatives Rizalina Seachon-Lanete and Edgar Valdez whom the NBI charged with plunder in the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam.  NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

“In the beginning, we did not know if we could do it, but here we are now. We were guided by God.” Justice Secretary Leila de Lima’s remarks followed a Thanksgiving Mass before the filing of charges of plunder, malversation, bribery, graft and corrupt practices against Janet Lim-Napoles, Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Ramon Revilla Jr. and Jinggoy Estrada, and 34 other people.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace won’t junk source of kickbacks

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The executive branch and members of Congress still need the pork barrel to alleviate poverty in legislative districts, Malacañang said Tuesday in response to Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas’ call for lawmakers to give up their pork.

Posted: July 31st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Gazmin vows no kickbacks from AFP modernization contracts

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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).

Posted: June 23rd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

In poor towns, road signs, railings abound

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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 [...]

Posted: August 8th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Ad execs confirm 40% kickback to ex-PCSO official in Senate probe

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.

Posted: July 14th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate told PCSO exec Manuel Garcia got P1.5B in kickbacks

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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 [...]

Posted: July 7th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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