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DOJ eyes malversation raps vs next batch of lawmakers tagged in pork scam

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In a major shift in legal strategy, the Department of Justice is planning to file charges of malversation, instead of plunder charges against the next batch of senators, representatives and fake nongovernment organizations to be charged in the pork barrel scam cases.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Honasan, 100 other lawmakers under special audit—COA exec

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A witness for the prosecution on Friday mentioned that there are about 100 lawmakers that have been subject to a special audit including one current and three former senators.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Controversial DAP backed, hit

Lanao del Sur Gov. Mamintal Adiong: Muslims fully support DAP.  SCREENGRAB from www.lpp.gov.ph

Opposition lawmakers continued to throw brickbats at Malacañang’s controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) although a local government leader in Muslim Mindanao came to its defense.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DAP: 900 Saros for lawmakers

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) issued a thousand Special Allotment Release Orders (SAROs) to facilitate the release of funds to the spending agencies for its Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) from 2011 to 2013, the Philippine Daily Inquirer has learned.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Lawyer: Special jails for high-profile accused unfair, unconstitutional

Philippine National Police give media a tour of the detention facilities at the PNP Custodial Center at Camp Crame INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The bill seeking to create separate detention facilities for lawmakers indicted in the multi-billion pork barrel scam will only reflect inequality between the rich and the poor, a lawyer said Wednesday.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »