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Luy testimony: Revilla got P224M ‘rebates’

Principal whistle-blower Benhur Luy testifying at the Sandiganbayan on Thursday. Noy Morcoso/INQUIRER.net

“Pogi” received a handsome amount of over P224.5 million as “rebates,” or kickbacks, from his pork barrel funds coursed through spurious nongovernment organizations (NGOs) established by detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, principal whistle-blower Benhur Luy told the Sandiganbayan on Thursday.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Why raps vs 3rd batch of solons taking time


Nearly three months after submitting her affidavit on the P10-billion Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam, suspected mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles’ list of lawmakers who got kickbacks is still being studied by the National Bureau of Investigation, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Wednesday.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Nueva Ecija mayor who turned down pork dies of cancer

Mayor Sonia Lorenzo

Mayor Sonia Lorenzo of San Isidro town in Nueva Ecija province died of cancer last week with no regrets: Lorenzo had turned down a P10-million appropriation from the Priority Development Assistance Fund of detained Sen. Jinggoy Estrada in 2010.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

President must quit playing lawyer; the country needs a statesman

President Benigno Aquino III  AP FILE PHOTO

We must rise above the din of partisan maneuvering and see that what rages today is not just a contest among political titans but a clash between two competing bases of legitimacy.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Abad didn’t sign DAP Saros

Budget Undersecretary for Operations Mario L. Relampagos. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad refrained from signing outgoing documents, including special allotment release orders and notices of cash allocation, six months after his appointment, according to a Department of Budget and Management memorandum obtained by the Inquirer.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »