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Senators Estrada, Honasan, 13 NGOs linked to DAR scam

Senators Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan II and Jinggoy Estrada. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has recommended to President Benigno Aquino III that legal action be taken against the “anomalous disbursement” of P220 million in 2011 that Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan II endorsed for the projects of 24 town mayors and 13 dubious nongovernment organizations (NGOs).

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Court OKs deal to spare trees on path of road plans

A judge here has approved a compromise agreement between environmentalists and national government officials, led by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr., that would spare 380 trees along the Manila North Road sections in Angeles and Mabalacat cities in Pampanga province.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Ochoa grilled by lawmakers on Napoles

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. JOSEPH AGCAOILI

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. on Monday distanced himself from businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, who has been implicated in the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam, saying he does not know her personally.

Posted: September 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Signature drive vs centralized bus terminal scheme launched


A campaign to gather one million signatures against the government’s plan to centralize bus terminal operations in Metro Manila was launched on Wednesday by a group of consumer advocates.

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

Lozada to Aquino: ‘Scrap the mother of all forest scams’

Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada. JOSEPH AGCAOILI

Whistle-blower Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada wants nothing but for President Benigno Aquino III to scrap the “mother of all forest scams.”

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Philforest land deal axed in 2011—Palace


A 2009 deal between Philippine Forest Corp. (Philforest) and a company owned by a brother-in-law of Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. on the lease of 2,000 hectares in Busuanga, Palawan province, was scuttled two years later, Malacañang said on Tuesday.

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Some Cabinet men plotting move vs Ochoa — Lozada

Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada. FILE PHOTO

Whistle-blower Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada on Tuesday claimed that some Cabinet secretaries want to keep President Benigno Aquino away from Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr.

Posted: September 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lozada breaks down, hits Aquino’s ‘blind eye’ to chief aide’s deals

Rodolfo "Jun" Lozada Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Whistle-blower Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada burst into tears Tuesday as he accused President Benigno Aquino III of turning a “blind eye” to the “midnight deals” of his executive secretary.

Posted: September 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

In the Know: Ochoa brod-in-law Jose “Jerry” Acuzar


Jose “Jerry” Acuzar, brother-in-law of Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr., is the chair of New San Jose Builders Inc. (NSJBI).

Posted: September 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

What Went Before: Marcos issued decree giving land to cronies

The Yulo King Ranch (YKR) covers 40,000 hectares within the municipalities of Busuanga and Coron in Palawan province, and is owned by alleged Marcos cronies Peter Sabido and Luis Yulo.

Posted: September 3rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Lozada ties Ochoa to Philforest row


A real estate firm owned by the brother-in-law of Executive Secretary Paquito “Jojo” Ochoa Jr. benefited from a “midnight deal” during the Arroyo administration for the lease of 2,000 hectares of forest land and beach-front property in Busuanga, Palawan province, according to whistle-blower Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada and documents obtained by the Inquirer.

Posted: September 3rd, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Janet Lim-Napoles’ surrender timeline


Here’s Lacierda’s account, in a news briefing on Thursday, of what happened:

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace defends Ochoa


Malacañang on Saturday defended Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. against insinuations he had knowledge of the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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