By Niña P. Calleja
Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz is appealing to the six priests who will testify before the Makati Regional Trial Court in defense of alleged pork barrel scam chief operator Janet Lim Napoles to simply tell the truth in the case of serious illegal detention.
By Nancy C. Carvajal
The head of the gang at the Department of Budget and Management that is engaged in producing photocopies of Special Allotment Release Orders (Saros) was also involved in the P10-billion pork barrel scam, according to a source in the DBM.
By Gil Cabacungan
State auditors have pinpointed another lawmaker with questionable disbursements of his pork barrel—this time from Rizal province.
By Nestor Corrales
Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) Chairman Rene Villa has resigned his post and President Benigno Aquino III has accepted, Malacañang said in a statement.
By Tina G. Santos
Right on the day that he vacated his post, resigned Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon said he is still open to going back to public service, but prefers a “less controversial post.”
By TJ Burgonio
Can the swine-loving legislators survive on a pork-less diet? Yes and no. Faced with the prospect of no pork at all in 2014, some junior senators said it really was “for the better” because they could then explore other ways to fund their projects, as well as focus on their main job of legislation.
By Maila Ager
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has formally requested the Department of Justice to order a probe on Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile for his alleged crimes committed under the Penal Code.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
, Michael Lim Ubac
“Peace and quiet lang.” This is outgoing Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon’s Christmas wish for himself.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
The National Bureau of Investigation has accused seven former lawmakers, including resigned Bureau of Customs Commissioner Rozzano Rufino Biazon, of pocketing as much as 78 percent in kickbacks from their pork barrel funds transferred to fake foundations allegedly owned by detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles.
By Maila Ager
Senate Minority Juan Ponce Enrile defended her former chief of staff, lawyer Jessica “Gigi” Reyes, who he said was “innocent” of all the charges being hurled at her.
By Bong Lozada
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has lashed-out Senator Juan Ponce Enrile and accused him of being Janet Lim-Napoles’ friend.
By Maila Ager
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago dared Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce-Enrile to a televised debate on the plunder charge against him in connection with the P10-billion “pork barrel” funds scam.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
An inter-agency task force was created to examine misuse of the pork barrel following the Supreme Court ruling that declared it unconstitutional, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said Wednesday.