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Dolomite sand not washed out, still intact – DENR
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources maintained on Wednesday that the artificial white sand overlayed on a portion of Manila Bay was not washed out but was only covered by black sand caused by ra...
Mega task force urged: Review pending corruption cases, too
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The newly formed “mega task force” against corruption should also look into pending complaints so that appropriate cases could finally be filed and promptly acted upon, Civil Service Commission commissioner...
Storm Rolly enters country today
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 29, 2020 - 12:00am
A tropical depression is expected to intensify into a storm as it enters the Philippine area of responsibility today, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.
Ombudsman suspends 8 PhilHealth officials
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the six-month preventive suspension of eight ranking officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. over the alleged anomalous implementation of the interim reimbursement...
Sandigan affirms sufficiency of evidence vs former lawmaker
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 27, 2020 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has affirmed the sufficiency of evidence against former North Cotabato congressman Gregorio Ipong in connection with the alleged misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund or pork barrel...
CSC warns public vs scammers
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 27, 2020 - 12:00am
The Civil Service Commission yesterday cautioned the public against individuals pretending to be CSC employees or officials to extort money from government workers.
BCDA chief Dizon, 3 others sued over SEA Games
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Bases Conversion and Development Authority president and chief executive officer Vince Dizon and three others are facing criminal and administrative charges in connection with the alleged anomalous P8.51-billion...
Ex-Leyte mayor gets 8 years for graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 26, 2020 - 12:00am
A former municipal mayor in Leyte has been sentenced to up to eight years in prison in connection with the anomalous rental of a property owned by his brother.
Pichay gets 8 years over P1.5 million graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Surigao del Sur first district Rep. Prospero Pichay Jr. may spend up to eight years in prison over the anomalous sponsorship of a chess tournament when he was chairman of the Local Water Utilities Administration...
Ombudsman probes exec’s link to ‘pastillas scam’
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Ombudsman Samuel Martires has ordered an investigation on the claim of whistle-blower Jeffrey Ignacio that the alleged mastermind of the so-called “pastillas” scheme, wherein Chinese nationals allegedly...
4 PhilHealth execs cleared of graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has acquitted four officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. of graft charges in connection with alleged unlawful car insurance payments amounting to P720,878 from 2000 to 2001.
Belgica sued for alleged whitewash of Duty Free probe
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission Commissioner Greco Belgica is facing administrative and criminal complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman for allegedly whitewashing an investigation on officials of Duty...
Kalinga mayor fined P2,000 over unliquidated cash advances
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Mayor Alfredo Malannag Jr. of Pasil, Kalinga has pleaded guilty to a lesser offense to avoid the litigation of the malversation charges filed against him over his unliquidated cash advances amounting to P503,92...
Pepito to intensify as it exits Philippines
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Tropical Storm Pepito is expected to intensify into a severe storm as it exits the Philippine area of responsibility today.
COA flags DOT for P6.6 million unnecessary expenses
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit has flagged the Department of Tourism for P6.67 million worth of “unnecessary” and “extravagant” expenses that include hotel accommodations, rental of an exclusive...
COA flags delayed, defective DPWH projects
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 19, 2020 - 12:16pm
The DPWH cited several reasons for the delays, suspension or termination of the projects, among which were typhoons and unfavorable weather conditions.
MRT-3 revenue hits record low in 2019 – COA
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Revenue collections of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 dropped in 2019 to its lowest in the past five years, according to state auditors.
Marawi’s power, water supply back in 2 weeks
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Three years after the liberation of Marawi from Maute bandits, power and water supply will soon be restored in areas in the city that were hit hard by the siege in 2017, Task Force Bangon Marawi chairman Eduardo...
COA hits DPWH for delayed, defective projects
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit has again chided the Department of Public Works and Highways over its failure to address delays in the implementation of billions of pesos worth of infrastructure projects and ensure that...
NTC hit for high-end phones for execs
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit scolded the National Telecommunications Commission for issuing high-end mobile phones to its directors while its engineers had to do field work with borrowed phones.
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