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Vice President Binay believes crisis to eventually pass


Vice President Jejomar Binay believes that the trials he and his family are facing, with all the corruption allegations being thrown at them, will pass even as he admits to being deeply hurt by them.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Verbatim: Ex-Makati Vice Mayor Mercado’s testimony

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Ito pong bag na to dito nakalagay ang pera. Bawat koleksiyon po ay may dinedeliver si engineer Morales sa aking opisina na 3 bags kagaya ng bag sa ibabaw. Ang mga bag po na letrang J, E at G tumutukoy kung kanino mapupunta bawat bag.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

‘Binay got 13% for each deal’

THE BAGMAN  Former Makati City Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado shows the Senate blue ribbon committee the three duffel bags that he said were similar to the ones holding bundles of cash representing kickbacks worth  from P1.5 million to P10 million from various Makati City infrastructure projects.  RAFFY LERMA

Three locked duffel bags labeled “J,” “G” and “E” that each contained bundles of cash worth millions of pesos for the family of then Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay, for his personal needs and for his campaign kitty for the vice presidency in 2010 were delivered by no less than his then Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Luy testimony: Revilla got P224M ‘rebates’

Principal whistle-blower Benhur Luy testifying at the Sandiganbayan on Thursday. Noy Morcoso/INQUIRER.net

“Pogi” received a handsome amount of over P224.5 million as “rebates,” or kickbacks, from his pork barrel funds coursed through spurious nongovernment organizations (NGOs) established by detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, principal whistle-blower Benhur Luy told the Sandiganbayan on Thursday.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t execs’ loot: P820M

Former Budget Secretary and now Camarines Sur (1st district) Rep. Rolando Andaya: Biggest commission.  FILE PHOTO

Cabinet secretaries in the Arroyo administration and officials of state-owned corporations—some of them still holding the same positions to this day—received a total of P820 million in commissions in schemes to siphon congressional pork barrel funds to ghost projects engineered by Janet Lim-Napoles, computer records of her former finance officer show.

Posted: May 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »