By Cynthia D. Balana
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.
By Julliane Love De Jesus
It’s impossible for lawmakers not to know about the project that is being funded by their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), a “contractor” for one of the projects told INQUIRER.net in an interview Thursday.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
Commission on Audit Chairperson Gracia Pulido-Tan on Thursday presented to the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee the agency’s findings on the alleged bogus non-government organizations (NGO) connected to Janet Lim-Napoles.
By Linda B. Bolido
Arts and crafts teachers looking for new, unique and interesting but inexpensive projects for their students to do, especially decor and gifts for Christmas and New Year, should take a look at the suggestions offered by the book “3Rs of Fun in Waste.” The crafts are also environment-friendly as they use items that would have otherwise gone to dumpsites.
By Nancy C. Carvajal
An emotional Ma. Cecilia Flores-Oebanda on Friday denied the charges filed against her by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) for allegedly falsifying documents to hide the misuse of at least P210 million ($5 million) in funds donated to the Visayas Forum Foundation Inc. (VFFI), a nongovernmental organization she founded in 1991.
By Carla P. Gomez
The beleaguered president of the Visayan Forum Foundation Inc. was a former communist leader who fought against the dictatorship in Negros Occidental.
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
Activist priest Fr. Robert Reyes on Friday called on Congress to conduct a serious investigation on the operations of so-called ”non-government organizations” in the country following the fund scandal that involved the founder and president of Visayan Forum Foundation Inc., a group known for its campaign against human trafficking.