By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
The Office of the Ombudsman has filed criminal charges against former Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Director General and now Iloilo 2nd district Rep. Augusto “Boboy” Syjuco Jr. in connection with the alleged P61-million overpricing in the purchase of Tesda training materials.
Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman denied that the bunkhouses that her agency is building in typhoon-devastated areas are overpriced.
By Maricar B. Brizuela
A taxi driver was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he and his accomplice allegedly coerced a returning overseas Filipino worker (OFW) into paying P1,200 for a short ride from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) to a bus terminal in Pasay City, a distance normally costing just about a fifth of that amount.
By Matikas Santos
The Independent Oil Price Review Committee has failed to properly study the alleged issue of overpricing, a transportation group said Thursday.
By TJ Burgonio
President Benigno Aquino on Thursday warned a drug company that had raised its price of a medicine for leptospirosis by 750 percent in anticipation of an outbreak of the waterborne illness as a result of widespread flooding in Metro Manila and surrounding provinces.
By Marlon Ramos
It had been dogging lawyers and doctors of late, but on Thursday, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) turned its attention to a trader whose company was linked to alleged overpricing in the repairs of armored vehicles of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in 2007.
By Carla P. Gomez
Five officials of the Sipalay City government in Negros Occidental have been suspended for three months for negligence when they bought overpriced medicines in 2001.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
MANILA, Philippines – Senator Jinggoy Estrada assured the public on Monday that the evidence so far gathered against former first gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo for allegedly selling to the police second-hand helicopters at brand new prices, was sufficient and strong enough to stand in court. And according to Estrada, Mr. Arroyo looks healthy enough to [...]
By Karen Boncocan
Philippine National Police chief Director General Raul Bacalzo announced the creation on Wednesday of a ‘special committee’ to probe the purchase of 75 units of rubber boats, and 93 outboard motor engines last March.
By Karen Boncocan
Second-hand helicopters are not the only problem of the national police.
By Danica Hermogenes
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Raul Bacalzo wants the investigation of the alleged overpriced helicopters bought by the PNP speeded up.