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Puno reportedly eyeing DA job

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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

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Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II. 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

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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

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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

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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 »

Palace denies hand in no-show execs at Senate probe

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Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. FILE PHOTO

Malacañang bristled at insinuations that it barred Cabinet officials from appearing at Friday’s Senate inquiry because it centered on Puno, President Benigno Aquino’s shooting-range buddy.

Posted: September 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Puno defends self, calls accusations as ‘all lies’

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Former Interior undersecretary Rico Puno chats with anti-jueteng crusader retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz as PNP chief Director General Nicanor Bartolome looks on. MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net

Resigned Interior secretary Rico Puno said Friday before a Senate inquiry that the accusations against him were all lies.

Posted: September 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago grills Puno on PNP ‘overpriced’ firearms deal

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Rico Puno. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago grilled resigned Interior undersecretary Rico Puno Friday on his alleged links to illegal logging, “jueteng” and the purchase of overpriced firearms.

Posted: September 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Retired bishop blames Executive for failing to enforce laws vs ‘jueteng’

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Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz blamed the Executive for failing to implement the “good laws” passed by the Legislative.

Posted: September 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Puno: They have no proof

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Rico Puno. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former Interior undersecretary Rico Puno said Friday that his detractors have no proof on allegations that were being hurled against him.

Posted: September 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago starts Senate probe on Puno

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Ricardo Puno. FILE PHOTO

After slamming her critics, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago started her investigation against former Interior undersecretary Rico Puno Friday by disclosing an anonymous letter detailing his alleged connections in other government agencies.

Posted: September 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago hits Cabinet execs who failed to attend hearing

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. SENATE POOL FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, who will investigate former undersecretary Rico Puno, started the hearing shortly after her arrival Friday although she took time to criticize Cabinet officials who failed to attend.

Posted: September 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago starts Puno probe

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, who will investigate former undersecretary Rico Puno, started the hearing shortly after her arrival Friday.

Posted: September 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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