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Guingona says suspending ‘Tanda, Kuya, Pogi’ tough

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Sen. Teofisto “TG” Guingona III said the suspension of his Senate colleagues who are facing plunder and graft charges for allegedly pocketing hundreds of millions of pesos in kickbacks through the misuse of their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), or pork barrel, was not likely to happen soon.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Revilla seeks SC TRO on plunder charge

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Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. has asked the Supreme Court to stop the Ombudsman from further acting on the plunder case against him as he questioned its resolution last week approving his indictment in connection with the alleged misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), also known as pork barrel funds.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cebu group presses for resignations of Enrile, Revilla, Estrada

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Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A civil society group in Cebu is asking Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada to resign from office after the Office of the Ombudsman announced it had found probable cause to file plunder charges against them in connection with the P10 billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Regular jail for senators? Courts will decide—Palace

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AFP FILE PHOTO

As with all issues involving the courts, Malacañang on Friday said it would depend on the Sandiganbayan if senators accused of misusing their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) would be detained in regular jails.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Napoles may go under the knife Sunday

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Janet Lim-Napoles INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Detained businesswoman and alleged pork barrel mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles may undergo operation this Sunday, given that her blood sugar would normalize, the Ospital ng Makati said Friday.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Filipinos don’t need arrogant solons, says Lacson

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Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The fate of three senators who are facing plunder and graft charges in connection with the “pork barrel” scam should remind everyone in government that a “new normal in public service has finally dawned on us,” former Senator and now rehabilitation czar Panfilo “Ping” Lacson said on Thursday.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Davao Oriental gov denies coursing PDAF allotment to Nabcor

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Davao Oriental Gov. Corazon Malanyaon. INQUIRER file photo

Davao Oriental Gov. Corazon Malanyaon denied Tuesday that she ever coursed her allotments from the Priority Development Assistance Fund to the controversial National Agribusiness Corp. (Nabcor) while she was a member of the House of Representatives.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

No state witness immunities for Tuason, Cunanan – Assistant Ombudsman

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Ruby Tuason  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Ruby Tuason and Dennis Cunanan would not be given the state witness immunities unless the Ombudsman frees them from criminal liabilities in the plunder and graft charges they are facing.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon urges speedy trial of ‘pork’ scam suspects

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Senate President Franklin Drilon: Decentralize. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate President Franklin Drilon is urging the Sandiganbayan to conduct a speedy trial on the “pork barrel” scam so that the innocent would be set free and the guilty would be punished and jailed.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No special treatment for Napoles at Ospital ng Makati

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Janet Lim Napoles   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Detained businesswoman and alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles is not receiving any special treatment at the the Ospital ng Makati, her attending physician said Tuesday.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate body recommends plunder raps vs Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada, Revilla

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Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

After holding nine hearings, the Senate blue ribbon committee has recommended the filing of plunder, bribery and graft cases against Senators Juan Ponce-Enrile, Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr in connection with the P10-billion “pork barrel” scam.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Guingona: Report shows collusion among lawmakers, government officials to steal public funds

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Senate blue ribbon committee chair Teofisto Guingona III. NOY MORCOSO III/INQUIRER.net

The Senate blue ribbon committee has completed its report in the P10 billion “pork barrel” scam, its chairman announced on Tuesday.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Napoles allowed to undergo surgery

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The counsel of alleged pork barrel queen Janet Lim-Napoles asks Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150 to allow Napoles for a check-up in "Ospital ng Makati" due to abdominal pains. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A Makati court gave the alleged mastermind behind the pork barrel scam, Janet Lim Napoles, permission on Friday to undergo surgery, but not at the hospital of her choice.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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