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Sandigan: Ex-PhlPost chief’s graft trial to proceed
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has ruled to proceed with the graft trial of former Philippine Postal Corp. (PhlPost) postmaster general Maria Josefina de la Cruz over the appointment of an unqualified individual to a high-rank...
Sandigan: Strong evidence to convict Bohol mayor
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
There is sufficient evidence to convict Mayor Leonila Montero of Panglao in Bohol over the alleged illegal hiring of municipal consultants in 2013, according to the Sandiganbayan.
Group seeks probe of Manila Bay fishkill
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas yesterday called for a more “in-depth” investigation of the recent fishkill in Las Piñas and Parañaque, saying that...
Enrile’s plunder trial to start next week
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 12, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has set Oct. 16 as the start of the formal trial of the plunder case against former Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile in connection with his alleged involvement in the multibillion-peso pork barrel...
Surigao Sur mayor gets 14 years for graft, malversation
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 11, 2019 - 12:00am
For diverting construction materials for his personal use, Mayor Rogelio Pimentel of Tago, Surigao del Sur may spend up to 14 years in prison.
‘File raps vs NHA execs over Yolanda housing’
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission has recommended the filing of administrative and criminal charges against 12 former and incumbent officials of the National Housing Authority over alleged anomalies in...
Sandigan clears Vitangcol in MRT-3 extortion raps
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Because of the failure of the complainant to testify, the Sandiganbayan yesterday dismissed the graft cases filed against former Metro Rail Transit Line 3 general manager Al Vitangcol III and PH Trams director Wilson...
Ex-Ilocos Sur mayor gets 104 years for graft, malversation
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Former Sta. Catalina, Ilocos Sur mayor Carlos Asuncion may spend the rest of his life in prison.
Sandigan affirms conviction of ex-Kalinga mayor, wife
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 1, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has upheld the conviction of former Tabuk, Kalinga mayor Camilo Lammawin Jr. and his wife Salud for extorting money from a construction firm in 2002.
COA scolds PRA for P1/year rent for its properties
by Elizabeth Marcelo - October 1, 2019 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit (COA) has called out the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) for allowing several entities to use a portion of its hangar properties in Parañaque and Las Piñas almost for...
Puerto Princesa tourism exec suspended
by Elizabeth Marcelo - September 29, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has ordered the suspension for 90 days of Puerto Princesa City tourism office head Aileen Cynthia Amurao in connection with the charges she is facing for allegedly pocketing donations intended...
Sandigan: Strong evidence to convict Mindoro mayor
by Elizabeth Marcelo - September 29, 2019 - 12:00am
The prosecution team of the Office of the Ombudsman has presented sufficient evidence to convict Mayor Ma. Fe Brondial of Socorro, Oriental Mindoro for 10 counts of violation of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards...
Sandigan junks Vicente Loot wife’s bid for retrial
by Elizabeth Marcelo - September 28, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has denied the petition for a new trial of the cases filed against former mayor Maria Luisa Loot of Daanbantayan, Cebu, who was convicted of graft and malversation of public funds.
Ex-Pasig mayor sued over P25-million donation to Camarines Sur town
by Elizabeth Marcelo - September 26, 2019 - 12:00am
ormer Pasig City mayor Robert Eusebio is facing a criminal complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman for donating P25 million to a Camarines Sur town, supposedly for his wife’s failed congressional bid last...
Ex-Bohol mayor gets 10 years over fertilizer scam
by Elizabeth Marcelo - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
A former town mayor in Bohol has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison in connection with the fertilizer fund scam.
Sandigan nixes ex-PCGG chair’s bid to dismiss case
by Elizabeth Marcelo - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan has denied the motion of former Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) chairman Camilo Sabio to dismiss a criminal case for his alleged failure to liquidate cash advances...
Sandigan junks graft raps vs ex-PCG execs
by Elizabeth Marcelo - September 21, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has granted the motion of the Office of the Ombudsman to withdraw the graft cases it filed in 2017 against former Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commandant Vice Admiral Rodolfo Isorena and 24 other...
HR victims lead martial law protests
by Elizabeth Marcelo - September 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Victims of human rights violations during martial law are set to gather today to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the declaration of dictatorial rule under the late president Ferdinand Marcos.
Mar Roxas defends IRR of GCTA law
by Elizabeth Marcelo - September 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Former interior secretary Mar Roxas has defended the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the controversial Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law, which supposedly paved way for the early release of prisoners...
Clark Airport in hot water for P7-million grant
by Elizabeth Marcelo - September 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit (COA) has directed the state-run Clark International Airport Corp. to explain the “excessive” grant of financial assistance to informal settlers occupying the CIAC complex in connection...
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