By Gil C. Cabacungan
Roughly P200 million in pork barrel funds of a senator, seven party-list representatives and several allies of the Aquino administration that were coursed through the National Agriculture and Fisheries Council from 2012 to 2013 were awarded to dubious NGOs, the Commission on Audit said.
By Juliet Labog-Javellana
President Benigno Aquino III opened another vein of endless speculation when he again hinted at entertaining thoughts of running for a second term, telling leaders of the ruling Liberal Party (LP) and their allies in Malacañang on Friday that he was “slightly open” to the idea of extending his term of office beyond 2016.
By Marc Jayson Cayabyab
“I did not commit any crime,” Senator Juan Ponce Enrile on Friday told the Sandiganbayan third division as he pleaded not guilty to 15 counts of graft and corruption.
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
, TJ Burgonio
Mayor Leovegildo Ruzol of General Nakar town, Quezon province, on Friday maintained that his town’s farmers had benefited from the P10-million livelihood project from Sen. Bongbong Marcos’ Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) in 2012.
By Marlon Ramos
How was a company whose business address was that of a small sari-sari (variety) store in an impoverished community able to supply the government with farm inputs worth more than P500 million?