By Nestor Corrales
, Tetch Torres-Tupas
Graft and plunder charges were filed against Senate President Franklin Drilon, Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson and other Department of Public Works and Highways officials before the Ombudsman Wednesday in connection with the allegedly overpriced construction of the Iloilo Convention Center.
One of the complainants who filed charges against Pangasinan officials and a group of businessmen for engaging in illegal black sand mining said he was happy that the Office of the Ombudsman had acted on the complaint.
By Marc Jayson Cayabyab
Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. urged Vice President Jejomar Binay to appear in the Senate to defend himself from the corruption allegations against him.
By Gil Cabacungan
The Office of the Ombudsman will formally charge officials of the Quedan and Rural Credit Guarantee Corp. (Quedancor) for releasing P1.5 billion worth of piggery inputs to four ineligible companies 10 years ago in a program dubbed as the “swine scam.”
The Office of the Ombudsman on Wednesday asked the Sandiganbayan to set aside for lack of merit the petition filed by the two children of suspected pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles seeking the dismissal of the graft charges against them.