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NGOs call for government leadership in reconstruction of disaster area

NO SINKING SHIP Fishermen on the shore at Barangay 88, San Jose District, Tacloban City, get new boats after their old ones were destroyed by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” RICHARD A. REYES

Strong government leadership is needed for the recovery of coconut farmers and fisherfolk struggling to rebuild communities devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda, according to non-governmental organizations led by Oxfam.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Revilla Sr. linked to pork scam

Former  Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr.

Former Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr. and his son, incumbent Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr., gave millions of pesos from their pork barrel entitlements to one of the dummy nongovernment organizations of detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles for livelihood projects in Mindanao, according to documents obtained by the Inquirer.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace won’t meddle in COA order to senators

Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Saturday said the order of the Commission on Audit to four senators to return their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocations is strictly a matter between the lawmakers and the government agency.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Climate-change policy must ensure food adequacy, says NGO

GOLDEN GRAINS  Without machines and modern drying facilities, a farmer in Kalinga province dries stalks of palay under the sun by hanging these on bamboo poles. Kalinga is among the top producers of traditional rice varieties in the Cordillera region. FILE PHOTO

The first step in adapting to climate change is protecting Filipinos from hunger, which naturally arises from extreme weather events like Supertyphoon Yolanda, a nongovernmental organization said Wednesday.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pork went to NGO with shanty as office


Beneficiaries with no clear identities. A nongovernment organization (NGO) that held office in a shanty. A meeting held in a garage.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

US funds available for legitimate NGOs


Funding is still available for legitimate nongovernment organizations (NGOs) from the Philippine-American (Phil-Am) Fund of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Pork in a time of cholera in Virac

JUST a day after tens of thousands of people rallied at Manila’s Rizal Park  to demand a stop to the pork barrel system, Rep. Pastor Alcover Jr.  of the Anad party-list group  plasters his face on a streamer announcing a training program for making “ube”  jam and banana chips in Virac town, Catanduanes province. FERNAN GIANAN/ INQUIRER  SOUTHERN LUZON

Just months after a province-wide cholera outbreak killed eight people in this capital town alone during the first half of last year, the arrival of P33.5 million in pork barrel from four party-list groups and a senator would have been welcome news for local officials.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Senate minority says gov’t agencies should have screened NGOs

Senator  Juan Ponce-Enrile. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Members of the Senate minority lament what they call the non-compliance with the law of government agencies in overseeing projects funded by the congressional pork barrel—a lapse that they said has resulted in opposition members getting “pilloried and scorned by the media and by the public.”

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Return my pork to nat’l treasury, Fuentebella tells DA


Former Deputy Speaker Arnulfo Fuentebella on Thursday pressed the Department of Agriculture (DA) to return to the national treasury 85 percent of his unused pork barrel funds in 2011 and for the supposed beneficiary to return the 15 percent or P750,000, that was purportedly used for the department’s high value crops development program.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Surprise: Grass cutter learns he’s incorporator of Napoles-linked NGO


A municipal worker in North Cotabato province who earns P300 a day as a grass cutter got the surprise of his life when told he was an incorporator of a nongovernment organization (NGO) linked to Janet Lim-Napoles.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Anti-crime NGO got money from Napoles


THELMA Chiong of the Crusade Against Violence in the Visayas said she received small amounts from Janet Lim Napoles but had no idea at the time that the donations came from pork barrel anomalies. Chiong’s sister, Cheryl Jimenea, had worked for Napoles as her consultant. Chiong said Napoles would donate money for the Crusade Against [...]

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Heard on Radyo Inquirer 990AM

We are not a bogus NGO. We are consistent with our cause. Though there are some lawmakers who tried to bribe us but I would rather not talk about it. –Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption founding chair Dante Jimenez

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Capitol to review NGOs list amid pork scandal

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The Cebu provincial government will review its list of accredited non-government organizations (NGOs) to avoid funding bogus groups in the wake of the P10-billion pork barrel scam involving businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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