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DFA cancels passports of 3 ex-PCSO execs

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The Department of Foreign Affairs has canceled the passports of former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Rosario Uriarte and former board directors Jose Taruc V and Maria Fatima Abad Valdes and placed their names on the department’s “lookout list.”

Posted: April 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Ex-PCSO GM spent P338M more than was allowed

Rosario Uriarte

A former top ranking official of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) made unauthorized disbursements amounting to P337.68 million from the confidential intelligence funds (CIF) of the agency during in the last three years of the Arroyo administration, according to documents obtained from the PCSO.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gloria Arroyo held liable for misuse of P366M PCSO fund

MANILA—Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was charged Monday with plunder for the misuse of P366 million in Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office funds that went to “fictitious” expenses in the last two-and half-years of her term.

Posted: July 17th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Arroyo charged with plunder in misuse of PCSO funds

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Former President and Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. FILE PHOTO

Former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was charged Monday with plunder in the alleged misuse of P366 million in Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) funds that went to “fictitious” expenses in the last two and a half years of her term.

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

Lotto paper supplier, PCSO trade charges

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The TMA Group of Companies, Pty. Ltd. (TMA), an Australian paper manufacturer, has dared President Benigno Aquino III to make good on his “Daang Matuwid” crusade by curbing the alleged abuses of the state-run Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

Posted: June 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

What Went Before: Plunder raps vs Arroyo

Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Three of the plunder cases filed against former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo have stemmed from the alleged abuse of funds at the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

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

Arroyo faces 4th plunder rap over PCSO intel funds

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Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

The Senate blue ribbon committee wants former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Rosario Uriarte, former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) vice chairperson and general manager, charged with plunder and technical malversation for the release of P325 million in intelligence funds in the last three years of Arroyo’s term.

Posted: January 18th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Another case filed vs Arroyo: Plunder

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Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who is under hospital arrest on electoral sabotage charges, said the act of stalking or its accompanying behavior was a violation of such constitutional/legal rights since it involves harassing, bothering, frightening and interfering with people’s private lives. AFP FILE PHOTO

Former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is now facing two cases after the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on Tuesday filed a complaint for plunder against her, her appointees to the PCSO board and two Commission on Audit officials for allegedly funneling money from the agency’s confidential fund over a three-year period.

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

6th plunder case filed vs Gloria Arroyo over PCSO intel funds

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It’s raining plunder suits for former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Yet another case was filed against Arroyo on Tuesday at the Office of the Ombudsman over the alleged misuse of P325 million in intelligence funds of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) during her term. Also named in the complaint for plunder, [...]

Posted: July 27th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

2 ex-PCSO execs shut up, cite poor health, ridicule

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SQUIRMING in their seats, former PCSO officials Manuel Garcia and Rosario Uriarte struggle under questioning from senators who refused to excuse them on humanitarian grounds. LYN RILLON

Two former officials of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on Thursday invoked family, public ridicule, poor health and their constitutional right against self-incrimination at the congressional inquiry into the alleged misuse of agency funds. But the tearful pleas of former PCSO General Manager Rosario Uriarte and former PCSO promotions manager Manuel Garcia did not [...]

Posted: July 15th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace shifts focus on ‘misuse’ of PCSO intelligence funds

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The Aquino administration said on Thursday it has become more interested in the Senate blue ribbon committee’s inquiry into the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office spending of intelligence funds during the Arroyo administration.

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

Ex-PCSO general manager invokes right against self-incrimination in PCSO fund probe

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Rosario Uriarte

MANILA, Philippines – Former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office general manager and vice chairperson Rosario Uriarte asked senators on Thursday to exclude her from interrogations by members of the blue ribbon committee in connection with the disbursement of intelligence funds during the Arroyo administration.

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

Bayan Muna lawmakers file plunder raps vs Arroyo, Uriarte over handling of PCSO funds

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Bayan Muna partylist lawmakers Teodoro Casiño and Neri Colmenares filed on Tuesday plunder charges against former president and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and former PCSO general manager Rosario Uriarte for their alleged mishandling of the PCSO funds.

Posted: July 12th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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