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Romblon lawmaker, ex-Eastern Samar government cleared in fertilizer scam
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 3, 2024 - 12:00am
Romblon Rep. Eleandro Jesus Madrona and former Eastern Samar governor Clotilde Salazar have been cleared of graft in connection with the 2004 fertilizer fund scam.
Ex-Munti mayor cleared of P97 million graft charge
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 3, 2024 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has acquitted former Muntinlupa mayor Aldrin San Pedro of a graft case that stemmed from the allegedly anomalous procurement of P97.52 million worth of fire trucks from 2008 to 2009.
3 ex-NABCOR officials get 8 years for graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 1, 2024 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has sentenced three officials of the now defunct state firm National Agribusiness Corp. (NABCOR) to up to eight years in prison over the allegedly anomalous procurement of P95.5 million worth of...
Sandigan affirms dismissal of forfeiture vs 3 coco levy firms
by Elizabeth Marcelo - February 29, 2024 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has affirmed the finality of the dismissal of a forfeiture case against three of the firms created out of the Coconut Industry Investment Fund, also known as the coco levy funds, during martial...
Jinggoy: Joint Cha-cha voting unconstitutional
by Elizabeth Marcelo - February 24, 2024 - 9:30am
Making both houses of Congress vote jointly and not separately on amending the 1987 Charter would be “unconstitutional,” Sen. Jinggoy Estrada said yesterday.
Sandigan denies ex-PNP exec’s bid to junk helicopter case
by Elizabeth Marcelo - February 24, 2024 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has denied a bid by former Senior Police Officer 4 Ma. Linda Padojinog to dismiss the graft case against her that stemmed from the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) purchase of allegedly...
Sandigan admits evidence vs Bautista
by Elizabeth Marcelo - February 18, 2024 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has admitted all the documentary evidence presented by the Office of the Ombudsman’s prosecution team against former Quezon City mayor Herbert “Bistek” Bautista and former city...
DepEd to push for additional benefits for teachers
by Elizabeth Marcelo - February 17, 2024 - 12:00am
he Department of Education will push for “additional benefits” for teachers before Congress, amid a pending bill filed by the Makabayan bloc seeking to increase teachers’ monthly salary to P50...
Government workers for 10 years may earn civil service eligibility
by Elizabeth Marcelo - February 10, 2024 - 12:00am
Job order contractual, casual and co-terminus employees who have been working in the government for at least 10 aggregate years may now apply for civil service eligibility, according to the Civil Service Commis...
Tax credit scam: 5 ex-DOF execs get 8 years
by Elizabeth Marcelo - February 9, 2024 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has affirmed the conviction of five former officials of the Department of Finance for graft over the multibillion-peso tax credit scam in the 1990s.
Transport execs sued over jeepney phaseout
by Elizabeth Marcelo - February 8, 2024 - 12:00am
Transport group Manibela yesterday filed a graft complaint against Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista and officials of the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board in connection with the impending...
President Marcos orders completion of water projects amid El Niño
by Elizabeth Marcelo - February 8, 2024 - 12:00am
To avert a potential water shortage especially during El Niño, President Marcos ordered yesterday the immediate completion of all water projects in the country being undertaken by both the private and public...
3 TLRC execs get 26 years for ‘pork’ scam
by Elizabeth Marcelo - February 7, 2024 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan yesterday sentenced three ranking officials of the abolished state firm Technology and Livelihood Resource Center to serve up to 26 years in prison for graft and malversation of public funds in...
Sara denies involvement in Tokhang, death squad
by Elizabeth Marcelo - February 2, 2024 - 12:00am
Accused of involvement in extrajudicial killings by a former police officer, Vice President Sara Duterte has dared her accuser to sue her as she denied the allegation, which she branded as part of a “script”...
Sandigan upholds sentence for Nabcor execs in ‘pork’ scam
by Elizabeth Marcelo - February 2, 2024 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has upheld the conviction of three officials of abolished state firm National Agribusiness Corp. (NABCOR) in connection with the pork barrel scam.
No more admin tasks for teachers
by Elizabeth Marcelo - January 28, 2024 - 9:00am
Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte on Friday formalized her directive to all school division offices and school heads to unburden public school teachers of administrative tasks.
Ex-Iloilo lawmaker acquitted of ‘pork’ rap
by Elizabeth Marcelo - January 14, 2024 - 10:30am
The Sandiganbayan has acquitted former Iloilo 5th District representative Rolex Suplico of a graft case in connection with the alleged misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel amounting...
Sandigan junks forfeiture vs Marcos crony-owned telco
by Elizabeth Marcelo - January 13, 2024 - 9:00am
The Sandiganbayan has dismissed a forfeiture case against several alleged cronies of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. and his widow, former first lady Imelda Marcos, seeking to recover in favor of the government...
Ombudsman suspends Northern Samar town mayor
by Elizabeth Marcelo - January 13, 2024 - 12:00am
Mayor Jose Arturo Suan of Allen, Northern Samar has been suspended for six months in connection with a road project of the municipal government in a private property.
Sandigan upholds Dengvaxia raps vs Garin, 4 others
by Elizabeth Marcelo - January 12, 2024 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has denied motions to dismiss filed by former health secretary Janette Garin and four former and incumbent officials over the allegedly anomalous P3.556-billion dengue mass vaccination program of...
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