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Marikina solon to face probers on Delfin Lee

Marikina Rep. Romero Quimbo: Ready to face probers. FILE PHOTO

Marikina Rep. Romero Quimbo on Wednesday said he will face senators investigating the P6.6-billion Globe Asiatique Holdings (GA) housing scam allegedly perpetrated by jailed real estate developer Delfin Lee.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Ghost’ buyers appear in housing scam probe

Complainants on the PAG-IBIG-Globe Asiatique housing projects at the Senate committee hearing on Urban Planning, Housing and Resettlement. INQUIRER PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

“Ako po ay isa sa mga ghost buyers (I’m one of the ghost buyers).” This was how 46 year-old Josephine Cedo introduced herself when she faced the Senate committee on urban, planning, housing and resettlement hearing on Tuesday on the housing loan scam involving Globe Asiatique (GA) Realty Holdings Corp.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

De Castro appears at Senate hearing on GA scam

Former Vice President Noli de Castro. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former Vice President Noli de Castro and some victims and ghost buyers of Globe Asiatique (GA) housing projects appeared at a Senate hearing on Tuesday.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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 »

Ex-Quezon governor stopped from taking over disputed property


The Supreme Court has ordered former Quezon Governor Eduardo T. Rodriguez and the Pagbilao Development Corporation (PDC) to honor a court order requiring them to back down from taking over vast tracts of land in the province from its real owners.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Lee moved to Pampanga prov’l jail


Delfin Lee, a developer of subdivisions and high-rise condominiums, was transferred Monday night to the Pampanga provincial jail that holds close to a thousand inmates, including those charged with attempted murder, illegal possession of drugs and theft.

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

Court upholds Delfin Lee’s arrest

Real estate magnate Delfin Lee sits inside Branch 42 of the Pampanga Regional Trial Court where he was brought Friday, March 7, 2014 after his arrest the night before. Lee is facing charges of syndicated estafa for allegedly defrauding Pag-Ibig Fund of P6.6 billion in housing loans. ERWIN AGUILON/Inquirer Radio

The Pamapanga Regional Trial Court (RTC) on Friday upheld the legality of the warrant of arrest issued against Globe Asiatique founder Delfin Lee, a radio report said.

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

De Lima: Delfin Lee arrest warrant still in effect


Justice Secretary Leila De Lima on Friday said the warrant for the arrest of real estate magnate Delfin Lee was still in effect.

Posted: March 7th, 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 »

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 »

Church execs oppose Manila Bay reclamation project

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. AP FILE PHOTO

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, his predecessor Gaudencio Rosales and 20 other bishops have expressed “deep reservations” over the adverse social and environmental effects of 38 planned real estate projects that would involve the reclamation of more than 26,230 hectares of Manila Bay.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Uncategorized | Read More »

Knights of Rizal back calls vs condo


The head of an organization promoting the legacy of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal backed the clamor to suspend the construction of the Torre de Manila condominium until a compromise is reached to protect the view of the Rizal Monument.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Reclamation needs careful study’


Not a quick and easy process. This is what the Department of Environment and Natural Resources National Capital Region (DENR NCR) reported to the media on Monday, after it said it had yet to issue an area clearance to proponents of the 148-hectare reclamation project along Manila Bay, a prerequirement for an environmental compliance certificate (ECC).

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
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  9. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  10. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
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  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
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  9. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  10. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
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  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
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  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
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  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
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  10. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano


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