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Bid for holiday furlough by ex-PCSO execs opposed

FORMER PCSO chair Manuel “Manoling” Morato. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

State prosecutors have asked the Sandiganbayan to reject for lack of legal basis the request of three former officials of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) accused of plunder in connection with the alleged misuse of some P366 million in PCSO intelligence funds to spend Christmas and New Year in their respective homes.

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No proof in Arroyo PCSO case, says lawyer

Former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/ JOAN BONDOC

The Ombudsman has no proof that former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo had profited from the intelligence funds of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) which makes the plunder case against her “as tenuous as the electoral sabotage case filed by the Commission on Elections,” her lawyer said.

Posted: July 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t liquidated P2.5B in intel funds in 2010—COA

The total intelligence funds liquidated by the entire government machinery in 2010 is P2.5 billion, the Commission on Audit said Thursday at the resumption of the Senate investigation into the alleged anomalous use of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office funds.

Posted: July 14th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Millions of pesos of PCSO intel funds used for ‘blood money’


Senators are pushing for reforms in the use of intelligence funds by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) after an inquiry into their status revealed that millions of pesos were either used for “blood money” or were unaccounted for under the Arroyo administration.

Posted: July 14th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bayan Muna lawmakers file plunder raps vs Arroyo, Uriarte over handling of PCSO funds


Bayan Muna partylist lawmakers Teodoro Casiño and Neri Colmenares filed on Tuesday plunder charges against former president and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and former PCSO general manager Rosario Uriarte for their alleged mishandling of the PCSO funds.

Posted: July 12th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNP spokesman flip-flops on PCSO intelligence funds


The spokesperson of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday flip-flopped on the question of whether the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) had given part of its intelligence funds to regional police offices. Chief Superintendent Agrimero Cruz Jr. said at first that based on his past experience, the PCSO disbursed intelligence funds to the regional [...]

Posted: July 9th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
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