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‘Small-time’ whistle-blowers decry double standard

VEILED ACCUSERS Three OFWs testify before the Senate investigating allegations of sexual harassment against labor and foreign affairs officials in the Middle East on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

A church leader and a whistle-blowers’ group on Tuesday criticized the government for supposedly giving special treatment to VIP “whisper-blowers” and neglecting the “little” people who expose a crime or corruption.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

New life, face or gender for whistle-blowers


Witnesses will be able to undergo plastic surgery, even a sex change, while whistle-blowers will get monetary rewards under two new bills the House justice committee approved on Wednesday in order to provide stronger protection and additional benefits to people who speak out against crime and corruption.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tuason, Luy ‘talk like long-lost friends’

WHEN RUBY MEETS BENHUR.  Whistle-blowers Benhur Luy and Ruby Tuason meet at the National Bureau of Investigation on Monday.  They are joined by Tuason’s lawyers Benedicto Valerio and Dennis Manalo (standing), and Luy’s lawyer Levito Baligod (right).  NANCY C. CARVAJAL

Benhur Luy and Ruby Tuason on Monday corroborated each other’s statements on how businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles allegedly conspired with Senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Jinggoy Estrada to engineer the purported P10-billion pork barrel racket, according to lawyer Levito Baligod.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Whistle-blowers Luy, others are INQUIRER’s ‘Filipino of the Year 2013’

THE WHISTLE-BLOWERS (from left): Mary Ariene Baltazar, Merlina Suñas, Gertrudes Luy, Benhur Luy, Marina Sula and Simonette Briones  ALANAH TORRALBA

The man who has the best information is the most successful man in life, wrote Benjamin Disraeli almost a century ago, but the British statesman might as well have been referring to the Inquirer’s Filipino of the Year: Benhur Luy and his fellow whistle-blowers.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

More plunder cases to be filed

Lawyer Levito Baligod INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Plunder or malversation cases will be filed against more lawmakers in connection with the misuse of public funds using nongovernment organizations controlled by businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles and other similar racketeers, according to lawyer Levito Baligod.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Ex-employees not surprised by Napoles’ answers in Senate


Janet Lim-Napoles was as impregnable as the black bulletproof vest she wore over a green long-sleeved blouse.

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

Napoles says ex-solon went to their office but talked to her husband

Jaime Napoles. Malacañang Photo Bureau / PCOO

Janet Lim-Napoles on Thursday confirmed that former Representative Edgar Valdez, who was linked into the P10 billion “pork barrel” scam, went to her office in Discovery Suite in Ortigas.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Whistle-blowers: We’re not scared because we are telling the truth


Her former employees can’t wait to see their spurned boss, Janet Lim-Napoles, at the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing Thursday.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Revilla sues whistle-blowers


Now, it is Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.’s turn to sue.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Big fish’ tales: Kapunan, Baligod trade barbs


Lawyer Lorna Kapunan claimed Monday that a “big fish” was coaching her opposing counsel to make it appear that her client, detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, was solely responsible for the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Senate probe into P10B ‘pork’ scam resumes

principal whistle-blower Benhur Luy (left).  INQUIRER.NET File Photo

The Senate blue ribbon committee on Thursday resumed its investigation into the P10-billion “pork barrel” scam with Justice Secretary Leila de Lima expected to present the whistle-blowers.

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

De Lima, Benhur Luy to attend Thursday’s Senate pork barrel hearing

principal whistle-blower Benhur Luy (left).  INQUIRER.NET File Photo

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Wednesday, she would attend Thursday’s Senate blue ribbon committee hearing on the pork barrel scam along with some of the whistle-blowers, as she did not want to stir a constitutional crisis.

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

In the Know: Who’s who on Napoles list

Napoles list

Here is a list of people allegedly involved in the Janet Lim-Napoles scam based on affidavits submitted by whistle-blowers and findings of the Commission on Audit (COA) reports of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM):

Posted: September 11th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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