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Aquino orders probe of P515M pork

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

President Aquino has ordered an investigation into the findings of the Commission on Audit (COA) that more than P500 million in pork barrel funds went to questionable nongovernment organizations through the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), an agency under the Office of the President.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AFP body to handle cadet’s appeal

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Cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia. PHOTO FROM FACEBOOK

Armed Forces chief of staff General Emmanuel Bautista has created a special investigation board that would look into the appeal of former Philippine Military Academy (PMA) cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia who was dismissed after his peers found him guilty of violating their Honor Code last year.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmaker pushes probe on rotten food-aid dumping

Sherwin Gatchalian. FILE PHOTO

A congressman on Wednesday called out a probe on the alleged dumping of rotten food aid intended for typhoon victims in Leyte.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pork misuse probe expanded

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NABCOR LIST.  Commission on Audit Chair Grace Pulido-Tan tells Sen. Francis Escudero during a Senate finance committee hearing that she will look into the list of lawmakers and pork beneficiaries provided by two former officials of National Agribusiness Corp.  GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

A wider investigation of the alleged misuse of the lawmakers’ pork barrel allocations has been underway since the Commission on Audit released a review of the transactions beginning in 2007, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Monday.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Senators Estrada, Cayetano clash over pork probe

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Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday tangled over the P10-billion pork barrel scam on their last session day before adjourning for Lent.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

House to probe Delfin Lee in P7B housing scam

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.: Why the rush? INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. has given the green light to the majority bloc to conduct a probe of the multibillion-peso housing scam allegedly perpetrated by detained businessman Delfin Lee during the Arroyo administration.

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

Palace to check reports of alleged wasted relief goods in Leyte

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma on Tuesday said the government would check if it was true that some relief goods in Leyte were left to rot instead of being distributed to typhoon victims.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Best revenge: Santiago urges Gigi Reyes to turn state witness

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Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile and his wife, Cristina, are painting Enrile’s former chief of staff Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes as the “stand-alone” culprit in the P10-billion pork barrel scam, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said on Thursday.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Estrada, Honasan in separate P220M pork barrel probe

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Though no witness or whistle-blower has come forward as yet to testify to it, the P220 million in pork barrel funds that Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Gringo Honasan allegedly funneled to dubious nongovernment organizations in 2010 and 2011 through the Department of Agrarian Reform is strongly supported by documents, according to sources with knowledge of the investigation at the National Bureau of Investigation.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

18 customs employees probed for smuggling

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The Bureau of Customs (BOC). FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Customs said Tuesday it was investigating 18 of its employees for alleged involvement in rice smuggling.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House probe sought into Luisita price

The Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives is seeking a probe into the alleged excessive mark-up in the compensation handed to the relatives of President Aquino for the 4,000 hectares of Hacienda Luisita that was distributed to tenants in Tarlac.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

SC gives probers access to papers that may identify Burgos abductor

Jonas Burgos. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed human rights investigators access to military documents that might lead to the identification of a male member of the military suspected of being the abductor of activist Jonas Burgos.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Enrile welcomes probe of Port Irene

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Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile: Let them investigate, including diving in 15-meter-deep water. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Let them investigate, including diving in 15-meter-deep water to examine the breakwater in Port Irene, Cagayan province, they won’t find anything, Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile said on Tuesday after Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to look into his connection with the company that built the P5.101-billion project.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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