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Ex-Capiz governor charged with graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - April 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Former Capiz governor Vicente Bermejo is facing charges before the Sandiganbayan over the provincial government’s alleged anomalous purchase of second-hand vehicles in 2007.
Ex-envoy to UN gets 27 years for graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - April 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has sentenced former Philippine ambassador to the United Nations Lauro Baja Jr. to 27 years for graft involving $17,524.
Ex-BI commissioners, Sombero to remain at Camp Bagong Diwa
by Elizabeth Marcelo - April 20, 2018 - 6:13pm
Former Bureau of Immigration commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles, as well as retired police officer Wenceslao “Wally” Sombero Jr., would have to remain at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig pending the...
AMLC recovered P1-billion ill-gotten wealth in 2017
by Elizabeth Marcelo - April 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The Anti-Money Laundering Council has forfeited or frozen almost P1 billion worth of dirty money in 2017, including P52 million in cash recovered by government troops from the local terrorist group Maute.
Floirendo faces trial over Tadeco case
by Elizabeth Marcelo - April 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan will proceed with the trial of Davao del Norte Second District Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. in connection with his alleged unlawful financial interests in a banana plantation doing business with the...
AMLC called out for buying pricier phones in 2017
by Elizabeth Marcelo - April 18, 2018 - 5:39pm
Based on the COA's annual audit report the AMLC bought 16 units of Apple iPhone 7 at P37,388.88 each, or a total of P598,222.08.
Sandiganbayan junks Floreindo bid for reinvestigation of Tadeco case
by Elizabeth Marcelo - April 18, 2018 - 2:12pm
The Sandiganbayan's Sixth Division denied Floirendo's motion to revert the case to the Office of the Ombudsman for reinvestigation.
Ex-SAF chief faces P59 million plunder rap
by Elizabeth Marcelo - April 17, 2018 - 12:00am
At least 12 members of the Philippine National Police’s elite unit, the Special Action Force, have filed a complaint against their former director for allegedly failing to release their daily Additional Subsistence...
Sandiganbayan urged: Punish Jinggoy Estrada
by Elizabeth Marcelo - April 17, 2018 - 12:00am
State prosecutors from the Office of the Ombudsman asked the Sandiganbayan to order former senator Jinggoy Estrada to explain why he should not be cited in contempt for allegedly making false claims just to secure...
Ex-general gets 216 years for P3.5 million graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - April 17, 2018 - 12:00am
A former official of the Armed Forces of the Philippines has been sentenced to up to 216 years in prison for pocketing P3.506 million in real estate taxes.
SAF troopers accuse former chief of plunder of P59-M allowance
by Elizabeth Marcelo - April 16, 2018 - 8:47pm
Under the law, SAF members are each entitled to an additional daily subsistence allowance of P30 per day or P900 a month in consideration of the dangerous nature of their operations.
Jinggoy faces contempt over 'fake' US invite
by Elizabeth Marcelo - April 16, 2018 - 4:07pm
State prosecutors from the Office of the Ombudsman have asked the Sandiganbayan to order former Sen. Jinggoy Estrada to explain why he should not be cited in contempt for allegedly making false claims just to secure...
Ex-Cebu town mayor faces graft, malversation raps
by Elizabeth Marcelo - April 15, 2018 - 12:00am
A former mayor of Daanbantayan, Cebu was recently indicted for graft and malversation of public funds in connection with the alleged questionable implementation of a livelihood project.
Ex-energy secretary, mother indicted over fertilizer scam
by Elizabeth Marcelo - April 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Former energy secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla and his mother Remedios, incumbent mayor of Palo, Leyte, are facing charges for their alleged involvement in the fertilizer fund scam.
Ex-Cebu mayor charged with graft, malversation
by Elizabeth Marcelo - April 14, 2018 - 3:43pm
Former Daanbantayan, Cebu mayor Maria Luisa Loot, was formally charged by the Office of the Ombudsman over the questionable implementation of a livelihood project in 2007 worth P500,000.
Ex-Energy secretary, mom charged for fertilizer scam
by Elizabeth Marcelo - April 14, 2018 - 12:43pm
Former Energy secretary Carlos Jericho “Icot” Petilla and his mother, incumbent Palo mayor Remedios Petilla, were charged with graft at the Sandiganbayan for their alleged involvement in the 2004 fertilizer...
PNP: No Crame jail for ex-BI execs, Sombero
by Elizabeth Marcelo - April 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine National Police has refused to accommodate former Bureau of Immigration commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles as well as retired police officer Wenceslao “Wally” Sombero Jr. at the...
Ex-Sulu governor fined over SALN violations
by Elizabeth Marcelo - April 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Former Sulu governor Abdusakur Tan Sr. has evaded a jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to not filing his statement of assets, liabilities and net worth.
Cagayan town mayor accused of graft for beach property takeover
by Elizabeth Marcelo - April 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
Alcala, Cagayan Mayor Criselda Antonio-Pua is facing a graft complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman for her alleged unlawful takeover of a 12,000-square meter beach property in Sta. Ana town.
Shorter Boracay closure eyed
by Elizabeth Marcelo - April 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism is looking to shorten the closure period for Boracay to four months from six, but the number of visitors allowed when it reopens will be slashed, Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said yeste...
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