By Marlon Ramos
“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.
By Jerome Aning
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.
By Tonette Orejas
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.
By Raul C. Pangalangan; Publisher
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.
By Nancy C. Carvajal
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.