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Ex-university executive gets 6 yrs for fund misuse
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 28, 2020 - 12:00am
A former official of the Sultan Kudarat State University may spend up to six years in prison for misuse of funds intended for a training program.
‘Evidence vs Cebu town mayor strong’
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 26, 2020 - 12:00am
The Office of the Ombudsman has presented sufficient evidence against Mayor Efren Gica of Dumanjug, Cebu, who was charged with graft and three counts of falsification of public documents before the Sandiganbaya...
Sandigan affirms ruling vs 2 former Eastern Samar officials
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 24, 2020 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has affirmed its earlier ruling requiring former Eastern Samar congressman Marcelino Libanan and governor Clotilde Salazar to present evidence in separate graft charges filed against them in 2...
Local tourism chief gets 2 years for soliciting money
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The chief of the Puerto Princesa City tourism office has been sentenced to two years in prison for soliciting money from private groups and individuals in 2014.
166 vie for outstanding government worker awards
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 23, 2020 - 12:00am
A total of 166 public servants are competing for the Outstanding Government Worker awards conferred annually by the Civil Service Commission.
Ex-Bohol mayor’s conviction affirmed
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has upheld the conviction of former mayor Vito Rapal of Corella, Bohol over his unliquidated cash advances amounting to P1.088 million and for pocketing P92,239.70 intended for tarsier preserv...
1 million farmers to get land titles under CARP
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Agrarian Reform has launched a P24.6-billion project which aims to subdivide 1.3 million hectares of agricultural land for the benefit of one million agrarian reform beneficiaries.In a virtual launching...
Ex-Iloilo execs get 8 years for graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Two former provincial officials of Iloilo have been sentenced to up to eight years in prison for the purchase of an overpriced laptop in 2007.
Ex-Bacolod lawmaker cleared of graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Former Bacolod City congressman Monico Puentevella has been acquitted of graft in connection with the alleged anomalous purchase of information technology packages for distribution to public elementary and high schools...
4 Quezon town execs suspended for graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has suspended four municipal officials in Mulanay, Quezon province in connection with the allegedly anomalous procurement of a generator set in 2013.
COA hits DOST for failure to prioritize disaster response
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit has criticized the Department of Science and Technology over its failure to prioritize projects that would improve the country’s capacity to adapt and respond to natural calamities,...
Roque slammed for jam session in wake of Ulysses
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas has slammed presidential spokesman Harry Roque over a viral video showing him singing in a restaurant in Baguio City on Friday night amid the...
Suing dam operator for flood damage has precedent
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 16, 2020 - 12:00am
To sue a dam operator for sudden and unadvised release of water from its facility may be a prudent recourse, as shown by previous court decisions wherein damage pay was awarded to affected residents in connection...
Sandigan affirms conviction of ex-DepEd official
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has upheld its earlier ruling sentencing a former regional official of the Department of Education to up to 12 years in prison for failure to remit P75 million worth of premium contributions of...
Flooding in Metro could have been prevented – COA
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Flooding in Metro Manila – especially in Marikina, Makati, Manila and Quezon City – could have been minimized or prevented had the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority completed major flood control...
NFA exec’s suspension over fertilizer scam affirmed
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 13, 2020 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has affirmed its earlier ruling suspending the chief of the National Food Authority in Soccsksargen (South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos) in connection with his...
Sandigan convicts dead ex-Cebu town mayor
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has convicted the late former mayor of Dumanjug, Cebu in connection with the anomalous signing of a Sangguniang Bayan resolution, which approved the municipal government’s budget for 201...
TESDA flagged over poor employment training program
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit has scolded the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority for the poor outcome of its P2.1-billion Special Employment Training Program or STEP, which aims to help those in the disadvantaged...
Quarry operations around Mayon probed
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 9, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has formed a team that will look into the possible liability of quarry operators in the lahar flow from Mayon Volcano in Albay during the onslaught of Super Typhoon...
NCIP flagged over lavish meals, hotel accommodations
by Elizabeth Marcelo - November 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit has scolded the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples for spending P4.815 million on meals and accommodations at high-end restaurants, resorts and hotels.
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