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Santiago seeks Senate probe on ‘misuse’ of P2.7-B pork

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Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago sought on Monday a Senate probe on the alleged misuse of P2.7 billion in pork barrel funds in the hands of local executives in 2013, as found by the Commission on Audit.

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories | Read More »

COA: P2.7B in pork wasted by local executives

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The Commission on Audit has reported that governors and mayors squandered P2.7 billion in pork barrel funds in 2013—the last year of the funds’ deployment after the system was declared unconstitutional—either because they were corrupted or misused or stashed away in their bank accounts to collect interest earnings. FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Audit has reported that governors and mayors squandered P2.7 billion in pork barrel funds in 2013—the last year of the funds’ deployment after the system was declared unconstitutional—either because they were corrupted or misused or stashed away in their bank accounts to collect interest earnings.

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Senator Estrada mum on bid of 3 justices to inhibit

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Detained Sen. Jinggoy Estrada on Friday refused to be dragged down by reports that Malacañang’s supposed attempt to influence the Sandiganbayan justices prompted them to withdraw from trying his plunder and graft cases.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DOJ official surprised by Sandigan justices’ inhibition from Jinggoy Estrada case

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Justice Undersecretary Jose Justiniano, a member of the prosecution team, said he was at a loss about the sudden inhibition of the Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division magistrates.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

3 Sandiganbayan justices quit cases vs Jinggoy Estrada

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In an unprecedented move, Associate Justice Roland Jurado, chair of the antigraft court’s Fifth Division, and Associate Justices Alexander Gesmundo and Ma. Theresa Dolores Estoesta (from left) inhibited themselves from handling one of the most controversial cases in the country’s judicial history. LYN RILLON

“Pressure” from the public and “higher authorities” prompted the three-member Sandiganbayan division to withdraw on Monday from the plunder and graft cases against detained Sen. Jinggoy Estrada over the P10-billion pork barrel racket, according to an Inquirer source.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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