By Maila Ager
“Trabaho lang po … at walang personalan.” (It’s just work, nothing personal),” was how Senator Teofisto Guingona III answered Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada’s claim that he has prejudged the case against him over the P10-billion pork barrel” funds scam.
By Katherine Evangelista
Senator Teofisto Guingona III on Wednesday said he will fully support the passing of the Early Years Act (Senate Bill 3206) and will push to double the budget for the early childhood care and development (ECCD) program.
By Christian V. Esguerra
Two senators allied with President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday downplayed the Chief Executive’s attacks against Chief Justice Renato Corona despite the ongoing impeachment trial, where parties are enjoined not to discuss the merits of the case in public.
Senator Teofisto Guingona III recommended on Thursday sweeping changes on how requests for ambulances by various agencies, local governments and individuals are approved by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).
By TJ Burgonio
A former promotions manager of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) may have collected about P1.5 billion in kickbacks from the agency’s ad placement contracts during the Arroyo administration. Senators on Wednesday came to this conclusion about Manuel Garcia after two advertising executives testified that his kickbacks from advertising placement contracts ran up to 40 [...]
By Inquirer Bureaus
, Leila B. Salaverria
, TJ Burgonio
Keeping mum was the response of several bishops to a call for them to confess that they were gifted with Mitsubishi Pajeros from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) during the Arroyo administration. Those who have issued denials were bishops who did not get a vehicle from the charity agency. Senator Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday [...]
By Maila Ager
A number of former and incumbent congressmen, bishops, and other big personalities, who allegedly received bribes from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) during the past administration, will be unmasked when the Senate blue ribbon committee holds an investigation on the issue next week.