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Palace stands by PCSO amid lotto rigging allegation

Photo from Filipino Patriotism Facebook page

There is no reason to doubt the integrity of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) following the allegations that last Monday’s 6/55 Grand Lotto draw was rigged, Malacañang said Saturday.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

De Castro appears at Senate hearing on GA scam

Former Vice President Noli de Castro. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former Vice President Noli de Castro and some victims and ghost buyers of Globe Asiatique (GA) housing projects appeared at a Senate hearing on Tuesday.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Phone scam persists: ‘Hello, this is Mayor Binay’

The Makati City government on Saturday renewed warnings against an impostor claiming to be Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. who had been calling residents and business owners to solicit donations for needy children or calamity victims.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

No special treatment for Napoles at Ospital ng Makati


Detained businesswoman and alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles is not receiving any special treatment at the the Ospital ng Makati, her attending physician said Tuesday.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC defers ruling on Revilla petition vs Ombudsman’s ‘pork’ probe

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court has deferred ruling on a petition by Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. to stop the Ombudsman from investigating the controversial Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PDAF scam probe to continue beyond 2016 – Palace

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

“Daang Matuwid” would go on beyond 2016.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate committee eyes probe into use of Malampaya funds


The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee is training its sights on the alleged misuse of the Malampaya Fund after a series of hearings on the pork barrel scam.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Uncategorized | Read More »

5-20 ‘ukay-ukay’ scam at BOC bared


Cinco huli, lusot veinte. Millions of pesos in government revenue have been lost to this illegal practice at the Bureau of Customs (BOC), where for every 25 shipments of imported ukay-ukay, or used clothing, five are seized by the agency while the rest are promptly released to consignees upon payment of tara, or grease money, to corrupt customs personnel.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

86% of 2014 budget now released to agencies—Aquino

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III announced on Wednesday that some 86 percent of the P2.265-trillion national budget for 2014 has been effectively released to various agencies at the start of the year, in a measure intended to lessen “opportunities for corruption.”

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

Police charge 2 suspects in lottery scam probe


Police in Jamaica have charged two young men with alleged involvement in the Caribbean country’s lucrative lottery scam.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Fake Saros also involved bogus beneficiaries


Not only forged signatures but also bogus beneficiary towns.

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Rizal lawmaker asked by COA to explain pork fund use


State auditors have pinpointed another lawmaker with questionable disbursements of his pork barrel—this time from Rizal province.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNP warns of fake cops extorting money from gun owners

PNP public information office chief Reuben Theodore Sindac: Finalizing terms of reference.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Beware of fake policemen barging into your houses, police said. Operation plan “Katok”, a project of Philippine National Police Firearms and Explosive Office conducting house visitations tracing loose firearm owners, was apparently taken advantage of by extortionists and scammers, PNP spokesperson Reuben Theodore Sindac said Wednesday.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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  2. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  3. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  7. Passengers denied chance to escape sinking South Korea ferry
  8. South Korea president shouted down by distraught parents
  9. Two Popes who would be saints
  10. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  4. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  7. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  8. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  9. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  5. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  6. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  7. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  8. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  9. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  10. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct


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