By Nestor Corrales
, Tetch Torres-Tupas
Graft and plunder charges were filed against Senate President Franklin Drilon, Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson and other Department of Public Works and Highways officials before the Ombudsman Wednesday in connection with the allegedly overpriced construction of the Iloilo Convention Center.
By Kristine Felisse Mangunay
No one is above the law, yes, so follow your own.
By TJ A. Burgonio
Hoping to repair the chamber’s tattered image, Senate President Franklin Drilon on Sunday vowed to lead his colleagues in scrapping their P4.8-billion pork barrel from the 2014 national budget.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
Senate President Franklin Drilon on Friday said it was “highly improbable” that fake signatures of senators would pass through the fine-tooth comb of the Senate finance committee, the upper chamber’s clearinghouse tasked to process and track all pork barrel and other spending allocations made by its 24 members.
By Christine O. Avendaño
, Norman Bordadora
The Supreme Court has stepped into the pork barrel scam controversy, ordering Congress to explain the legality of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).