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Delfin Lee to ‘tell all’ at Senate hearing


Real estate developer Delfin Lee will attend a Senate committee hearing this week and answer all questions regarding the allegations that he, in connivance with housing officials, had defrauded the Pag-Ibig Fund (Home Mutual Development Fund) of P6.6 billion using hundreds of ghost buyers of his company, Globe Asiatique’s flagship project in Pampanga, according to his lawyer.

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

COA questions Tacloban property deal

The Commission on Audit. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Robinsons Land Corp.’s acquisition of Tacloban City’s 2.4-hectare bus terminal and public market complex for P316.8 million in 2012—a year before the Eastern Visayas trading hub was virtually washed by Super Typhoon Yolanda—has come under a cloud after the Commission on Audit (COA) revealed the property was sold without its mandatory approval and below the floor price.

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

Arrested real estate magnate Delfin Lee brought to Pampanga court

Delfin Lee. FILE PHOTO

Real-estate magnate Delfin Lee on Friday was brought to the Pampanga Regional Trial Court (RTC) after he was arrested at a hotel in Manila.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH gov’t forfeits P120M in properties of ex-NBI chief Jolly Bugarin

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After a 27-year litigation to prove the properties were ill-gotten, the government has forfeited P120 million worth of properties of the late National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) director Jolly Bugarin.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

HLURB’s intervention sought in Makati condo builders’ row


One of the two condominium developers whose security guards and workers figured in a tense standoff Friday over the control of a road has revealed plans to take the dispute before the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB).

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

CA affirms Corona’s claim over Sampaloc property

Former chief justice Renato C. Corona.   FILE PHOTO

The Court of Appeals has affirmed the claim of the family of former Chief Justice Renato Corona that they are the owners of the property in Sampaloc, Manila which was cited during the impeachment trial last year.

Posted: November 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

P902M destroyed, 190 dead in Bohol quake and counting—NDRRMC

LOBOC TOWER  This is what remains of the historic Church of San Pedro tower in Loboc, Bohol province, after a major 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the region on Tuesday, leaving scores dead and destroying churches and buildings in and around one of the Philippines’ major tourist hubs.  LOBOC VICE MAYOR PABLIO SUMAMPONG/CONTRIBUTOR

Damage to properties caused by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake last week increased to P902 million, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Tuesday.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Globe Asiatique president Lee wins a round in court

Globe Asiatique president Delfin Lee. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Home Development Mutual Fund, known as Pag-Ibig Fund, has failed to stop a Makati Regional Trial Court from ordering it to honor its obligations to property developer Globe Asiatique in connection with a mass housing project in Pampanga.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bishop to Aquino: Get Delfin Lee, too

Globe Asiatique president Delfin Lee. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

If President Aquino got the trust of suspected pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles to surrender to him on August 28, might he also be able to prod fugitive housing developer Delfin Lee to do the same?

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Taguig asks court to reconsider Fort Bonifacio decision


The local government of Taguig City filed a motion for reconsideration at the Court of Appeals over its earlier declaration that revenue-rich Fort Bonifacio is under the jurisdiction of Makati City.

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Limit on real property bought at auctions sought

A Quezon City councilor has asked his colleagues to support a move to limit to two pieces of property that a participant in a tax foreclosure auction can purchase.

Posted: August 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Binay Jr. makes ‘win-win’ offer to Cayetano on BGC


Before he could even take actual control of the land, Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. on Thursday expressed willingness to “share” with Taguig City the revenues to be raised from the bustling Bonifacio Global City (BGC), which the Court of Appeals (CA) recently handed back to his city after a 20-year boundary dispute with Taguig.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Pateros joins the fray: ‘Fort Bonifacio is ours’

Bonfacio Global City

A third party has joined the dispute over Fort Bonifacio.   “That’s our land they’re fighting over,” declared a former councilor of Pateros, who is leading the municipality’s claim to the Fort Bonifacio and other former military reservations in the area, after the Court of Appeals issued a decision awarding jurisdiction over the area to [...]

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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