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Baligod-Luy separation a non-factor in PDAF trials—Palace

Benhur Luy, the principal whistle-blower in the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam, has dropped his chief counsel, Levito Baligod (inset), saying the lawyer had been very busy with other advocacies. FILE PHOTOS

A simple break-up won’t shatter the investigation. After Attorney Levito Baligod and Benhur Luy parted ways, Malacañang said that the break-up would not affect the case against Janet Lim-Napoles and the Priority Development Assistance Fund scam.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace using ‘hidden pork’ to fund Charter change, militant lawmaker says

ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio. PHOTO from congress.gov.ph

Still going up against the tide of the administration, a militant partylist representative said that Malacañang is using “hidden” Priority Development Assistance Fund to hasten the Charter change process.

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

Palace not surprised by charges vs Biazon

Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The filing of graft, malversation and direct bribery charges in the Office of the Ombudsman against Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon, an ally of President Benigno Aquino, came as no surprise to Malacañang.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bacolod bishop calls on faithful to join Oct. 14 rally vs ‘pork’

Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra   PHOTO FROM www.cbcponline.net

Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra is calling on Catholics in the Diocese of Bacolod to join a rally at the Bacolod public plaza on Oct. 14 seeking the abolition of the pork barrel system.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Pork in a time of cholera in Virac

JUST a day after tens of thousands of people rallied at Manila’s Rizal Park  to demand a stop to the pork barrel system, Rep. Pastor Alcover Jr.  of the Anad party-list group  plasters his face on a streamer announcing a training program for making “ube”  jam and banana chips in Virac town, Catanduanes province. FERNAN GIANAN/ INQUIRER  SOUTHERN LUZON

Just months after a province-wide cholera outbreak killed eight people in this capital town alone during the first half of last year, the arrival of P33.5 million in pork barrel from four party-list groups and a senator would have been welcome news for local officials.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »