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Jinggoy loses plea to do Senate duties in detention

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Senator Jinggoy Estrada INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Sandiganbayan fifth division denied Monday Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada’s request to perform his duties as Senator while in detention.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

COA: P200M pork projects questionable

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Napoles laments daughter’s indictment

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Jeane Napoles.  FILE PHOTO

Detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, the suspected mastermind of the P10-billion pork barrel scam, on Friday decried the indictment of her US-based daughter Jeane Catherine for tax evasion.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bill empowering SEC to probe bogus NGOs hurdles committee level

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Photo by Hotaru Niitsu/INQUIRER.net

A House of Representatives panel has approved a bill empowering the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to purge out bogus foundations from registration.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bong Revilla’s aide received kickbacks, court told

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Whistleblower Merlina Sunas INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

Another whistle-blower on Thursday testified in the Sandiganbayan that a former aide of detained Sen. Bong Revilla received “rebates,” or kickbacks, on behalf of the senator for funneling his pork barrel allotments to the spurious foundations of businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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