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Ongpin seeks new permit to travel

Businessman Roberto Ongpin. INQUIRER file photo

Businessman Roberto Ongpin, who is facing graft charges at the Sandiganbayan, has sought the court’s permission to travel to at least 15 countries from Jan. 31 to April 30.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Roberto V. Ongpin: ‘Snake pit’ beckons

THE MARCOS YEARS Trade Secretary Roberto Ongpin confers with President Marcos and First Lady Imelda Marcos in the “snake pit” called Malacañang to which he was conscripted in 1979.  INQUIRER PHOTO

When the phone rang one day in May 1979, he was not to know that he would be caught in one of the most tumultuous chapters in Philippine history.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ongpin asks Sandiganbayan to hold his arrest

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Businessma Roberto Ongpin and his two coaccused in a graft complaint have asked the Sandiganbayan to delay their arrest in the case involving P660 million in alleged behest loans granted to Ongpin by the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP).

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ongpin: CA freeze order unjustified


The lawyer of business tycoon Roberto Ongpin on Saturday said the Court of Appeals’ order freezing Ongpin’s bank accounts is “totally without basis and completely unjustified.”

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Ongpin, 24 others face raps over DBP ‘behest’ loans

Businessman Roberto “Bobby” Ongpin  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales on Thursday ordered the filing of criminal charges against 22 former officers and executives of state-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and three private individuals, including businessman Roberto Ongpin, in connection with two loans amounting to P660 million granted to his firm in 2009.

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

I didn’t need Mike Arroyo for loans—Ongpin

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Businessman Roberto Ongpin on Thursday reiterated that former first gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo had no involvement in the controversial loans extended to him by the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP). Instead, he challenged Senator Sergio Osmeña III to look into the bank’s write-off of a large loan it had extended to the companies of the Lopez family.

Posted: June 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Roberto Ongpin calls Sen. Osmeña’s allegation baloney

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The camp of businessman Roberto Ongpin on Sunday urged Senator Sergio Osmeña III to “review his arithmetic” after the latter reopened the Senate hearings on the allegedly anomalous transactions between the trade minister of then strongman Ferdinand Marcos and Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP).

Posted: June 4th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Reopen Binondo bank case, court urged


The government is pressing its claim against the operators of the so-called Binondo Central Bank and has urged the Sandiganbayan Special Second Division anew to reverse its decision dismissing the P50-billion civil case and reopen their trial.

Posted: April 29th, 2012 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Roberto Ongpin hits government move to pin him down

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Former Trade Minister Roberto Ongpin on Thursday urged the Sandiganbayan to stand firm on its ruling clearing him of civil liability in the operation of the so-called Binondo central bank in the 1980s, as he challenged the government’s claim the decision was defective.

Posted: March 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ongpin’s secretary says she’s no dummy


The personal secretary of businessman Roberto Ongpin on Tuesday objected to a statement from Senator Sergio Osmeña III claiming that she had pointed to Ongpin as the owner of a firm that was involved in the controversial buyout of Metro Rail Transit Corp. (MRTC) bonds.

Posted: December 14th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ongpin aide is dummy, says Osmeña

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The personal secretary of Roberto Ongpin reportedly admitted before senators during a closed-door session Monday that she owned “practically 50 percent” of the businessman’s corporations, at least on paper.

Posted: December 13th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Immigration on alert for Roberto Ongpin aide


The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has issued an “immigration lookout bulletin” on Josephine Manalo, the personal secretary of businessman Roberto Ongpin and an official in the latter’s various companies, but would not prevent her from leaving the country.

Posted: December 10th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SEC: Ongpin probed for insider trade

Businessman Roberto Ongpin. INQUIRER file photo

A letter from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) detailed the circumstances that could prove that businessman Roberto “Bobby” Ongpin might have engaged in insider trading when he bought Philex Mining shares, a few days before he sold a big block of Philex shares to tycoon Manuel Pangilinan at an agreed price.

Posted: December 7th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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