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6 more lawmakers face pork scam raps

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Office of the Ombudsman.  PHOTO from www.ombudsman.gov.ph

The Office of the Ombudsman on Friday recommended the filing of graft and malversation complaints against six more House representatives over the alleged misappropriation of their pork barrel allotments from 2007 to 2009.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Revilla tops list of lawmakers

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Senator Bong Revilla was on top of the list of lawmakers identified in affidavits executed by whistle-blowers who allegedly allowed nongovernment organizations (NGOs) linked to Janet Lim-Napoles to use their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) entitlements for ghost projects worth P10 billion.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

‘Pork funds loose change’

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NO LOOSE CHANGE  Detained Sen. Bong Revilla says the millions of pesos he is accused of pocketing from his pork barrel fund allocations is loose change compared with the money he has earned from his movies.

“Barya”(loose change). That was how detained Sen. Bong Revilla described the millions of pesos in public funds which government prosecutors claimed the senator had pocketed as kickbacks from his participation in the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Prosecutors block Jinggoy Estrada’s plea for All Saints’ Day furlough

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Senator Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada. POOL PHOTO

State prosecutors opposed the plea of Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada for an All Saints’ Day furlough, saying the detained pork barrel scam suspect also has to show proof of his deceased relatives and friends.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AMLC prober insists Bong Revilla used wife’s company to launder millions

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Bacoor Representative Lani Mercado. Ryan Leagogo/INQUIRER.net

The bank investigator of the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) insisted that Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. used his wife’s corporation as a dummy to launder millions of alleged kickbacks from the pork barrel scam.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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