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Puno reportedly eyeing DA job


Rico Puno, who resigned from his post as undersecretary at the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) about three months ago, is reportedly looking for a job at the Department of Agriculture (DA).

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

3 to 4 retired cops in shortlist for possible Puno replacement–Roxas

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas: Not acceptable. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Three to four retired police officers are now in the shortlist of possible replacement of former Interior Undersecretary Rico Puno, Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas III said on Tuesday.

Posted: October 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Mitos Magsaysay backs Aquino for halting PNP arms purchase

Zambales Representative Milagros "Mitos" Magsaysay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III found an unlikely ally in his decision to halt the allegedly anomalous procurement of firearms for the Philippine National Police.

Posted: September 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmaker retracts gun smuggle raps

Agham party-list Representative Angelo Palmones. Photo from congress.gov.ph

A week after accusing former Interior Undersecretary Rico E. Puno and Police Director Nicanor Bartolome of gun smuggling and tolerating the alleged rigged bidding of police firearms, Agham party-list Rep. Angelo Palmones admitted under probing questions from a former broadcasting colleague that he had lost his only source to prove his charges.

Posted: September 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago to oppose confirmation of no-shows

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Hell hath no fury like a Miriam scorned. Cabinet members, as well as Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and Senators Panfilo Lacson, Alan Peter Cayetano and Aquilino Pimentel, were blasted by Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago for the snub she got in her short-lived investigation on Friday into alleged shenanigans of President Benigno Aquino’s shooting-range buddy Rico E. Puno.

Posted: September 17th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »