The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) filed in August 2011 a criminal complaint of graft and violation of banking laws against 25 past and current officers, and three private persons in connection with the grant of P660 million in alleged behest loans during the Arroyo’s administration. The complaint filed in the Office of [...]
The Makati Prosecutor’s Office has dismissed the libel complaint of lawyer Zenaida Ongkiko-Acorda against businessman Roberto V. Ongpin and INQUIRER editor in chief Letty Jimenez-Magsanoc over two paid advertisements that the businessman had published in the INQUIRER in August 2011.
By Roberto V. Ongpin
I arrived yesterday (Thursday) from a monthlong business trip to several cities in Europe and was flabbergasted to read Mr. Ramon Tulfo’s column in which he made totally untrue statements about me. Why anyone would drag my name into such a silly affair will always be a mystery to me.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
Lawmakers on Monday slammed former Trade Minister Roberto V. Ongpin for his purported attempt to rewrite Philippine history and paint the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, his family and his cronies in a better light.
By Fernando del Mundo
As the nation hung on a knife-edge on Feb. 22, 1986, President Ferdinand Marcos signed a deal with an emissary of US President Ronald Reagan to keep him in power that included removing his wife, Imelda, and loyal security chief Gen. Fabian Ver, former Trade Minister Roberto V. Ongpin said in an interview with the Inquirer last week.
In July 1987, the government brought suit against Roberto V. Ongpin, trade minister in the government of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, accusing him of amassing some P1.65 million illegally through the so-called Binondo Central Bank (BCB), a group of major currency traders that was secretly organized in 1983 to provide dollars to importers, traders and large corporations needing to buy raw materials and services from abroad.
A lawyer of former Trade Minister Roberto V. Ongpin refuted on Wednesday allegations of insider trading that cropped out in relation to the Senate probe of transactions conducted by the state-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) during the Arroyo administration.
By Daxim L. Lucas
, TJ Burgonio
For portraying him as “greedy and dishonest,” businessman Roberto V. Ongpin on Thursday filed libel and graft charges against Development Bank of the Philippines chairman Jose Nuñez Jr. and president Francisco del Rosario. Ongpin accused the two DBP officials, along with their counsel, Zenaida Ongkiko-Acorda, and “certain other” board members of conspiring to malign him [...]
By Dax Lucas
, Marlon Ramos
The lawyer of businessman Roberto V. Ongpin on Monday decried what he described as a continuing “witch-hunt” against his client in the decision of Malacañang to waive confidentiality rules and reveal to investigators details of a P660-million loan secured by Ongpin’s Deltaventure Resources Inc. from the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) in 2009. In [...]
By Marlon Ramos
The decision of Malacañang to have Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) make available to government investigators the documents pertaining to the controversial P660-million loan the bank extended to businessman Roberto V. Ongpin would speed up the probe of the case, Solicitor General Jose Anselmo Cadiz said Sunday. “As the party prosecuting the case, this [...]