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Going on leave? It’s up to Secretary Abaya

Secretary Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya

It’s up to Transportation Secretary Joseph E.A. Abaya to decide whether he should take a leave or not after graft charges were filed against him with the Ombudsman, Malacañang said on Friday.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Fired CAAP airworthiness officer hoping for reversal of decision

The Late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The airworthiness officer who gave the go-signal for the ill-fated plane of Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo to fly in August 2012 said Thursday that he was hoping that the order of the Ombudsman dismissing him from service would be overturned.

Posted: September 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bill seeks faster return of politicians’ loot

Rep. Rufus Rodriguez. Photo from congress.gov.ph

A lawmaker has filed a bill that would add more muscle to the Office of the Ombudsman to swiftly seize the assets of public officials and employees that were obtained through dishonest means.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mar Roxas: Lifestyle check to include Purisima

These days when the Quezon City Police District is finding a few “villains” within its own ranks, an old tarpaulin streamer from last year’s QCPD’s anniversary celebration seems to remind people at Camp Caringal that they have no shortage of “superheroes,” with Interior Secretary Mar Roxas donning a red cape and PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima picking up a shield. Can you recognize the other characters? LYN RILLON

Is it wrong for a policeman to be a millionaire? Not really, except if his monthly pay as a law enforcer could not explain his riches, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas said Wednesday as he disclosed that his department had begun finalizing a policy requiring all members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to undergo a lifestyle check.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Ombudsman: I’m not Aquino’s lapdog

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales: Style book for graft investigators INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Wednesday denied being a lapdog of the Aquino administration.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »