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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 »

Unsigned affidavit: Napoles personally gave kickbacks to Revilla, Estrada


Janet Lim-Napoles herself had allegedly personally handed “kickbacks” to Senators Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada sometime in 2009.

Posted: May 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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


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 »