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CAAP hit over failure to implement 15 infrastructure projects
by Elizabeth Marcelo - August 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit has scolded the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines over its failure to implement 15 out of 16 infrastructure projects for 2017, which could have improved the condition of provincial...
Sandigan suspends Antique town mayor
by Elizabeth Marcelo - August 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has ordered the suspension for 90 days of Mayor Genevive Lim-Reyes of Caluya town in Antique in connection with the charges she is facing over the alleged illegal cutting of coconut trees in 2...
COA calls out PhilRice for low seed production
by Elizabeth Marcelo - August 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit (COA) has frowned at the Philippine Rice Re search Institute’s (PhilRice) performance in 2017 after it failed to meet its target production rate for high-quality seeds, “which...
Reforestation, anti-illegal logging top DENR priorities in 2019
by Elizabeth Marcelo - August 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Reforestation program and curbing illegal logging operations would be top priorities of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in 2019, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said as he defended the...
Iloilo town mayor, deputy charged over transpo allowance
by Elizabeth Marcelo - August 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The Office of the Ombudsman has filed graft cases against former Lambunao, Iloilo mayor Reynor Gonzales and incumbent Vice Mayor Cesar Gonzales over their alleged unlawful receipt of transportation allowance in 2014,...
P15 billion 4Ps funds unliquidated — COA
by Elizabeth Marcelo - August 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit (COA) has called out the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) over P15 billion funds intended for beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps, which remain...
Sandigan to proceed with Antonio Floirendo Jr.’s trial for graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - August 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has affirmed the validity of the graft charges filed by the Office of the Ombudsman against Davao del Norte Second District Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. in connection with his alleged unlawful financial...
Sandigan orders turnover of P83-billion coco levy fund
by Elizabeth Marcelo - August 10, 2018 - 12:00am
More than 30 years after the case was filed, the Sandiganbayan finally ordered the turnover of P83 billion in assets acquired through the Coconut Industry Investment Fund to the government for the benefit of coconut...
COA flags NFA’s P5-billion fund diversion
by Elizabeth Marcelo - August 9, 2018 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit has called out the National Food Authority for diverting the P5.1-billion fund it received from the national government last year intended for the stabilization of the supply and prices of...
Ombudsman Martires to speed up resolution of cases
by Elizabeth Marcelo - August 7, 2018 - 12:00am
On his first day in office yesterday, Ombudsman Samuel Martires vowed to institute reforms in the anti-graft agency, among them the dismissal of all cases pending fact-finding investigation for more than a year...
Ex-Ecija lawmaker barred from government service
by Elizabeth Marcelo - August 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The Office of the Ombudsman has affirmed the dismissal and perpetual disqualification from public service of former Nueva Ecija third district representative Aurelio Umali in connection with the pork barrel sca...
Ex-PCG chief charged over P9.6 million rescue equipment deal
by Elizabeth Marcelo - August 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Former Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commandant Retired Admiral Wilfredo Tamayo was charged before the Sandiganbayan in connection with the alleged anomalous purchase of rescue equipment in 2009.
Anak ni Napoles narito na sa ‘Pinas
by Elizabeth Marcelo - August 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Nakabalik na sa Pilipinas nitong nagdaang Biyernes (Agosto 3) si Jeane Catherine Napoles, bunsong anak na babae ng detenidong negosyanteng si Janet Lim-Napoles, ayon sa abogado ng pamilya na si Ian Encarnacion....
Ombudsman urged to investigate Aquino’s bank records
by Elizabeth Marcelo - August 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Lawyer Ferdinand Topacio and anti-corruption advocate Diego Magpantay have asked the Office of the Ombudsman to look into the bank records of former president Benigno Aquino III and three of his Cabinet secretaries...
Napoles daughter back from Indonesia, to face US cases
by Elizabeth Marcelo - August 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Jeane Catherine Napoles, the youngest daughter of detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, returned to the Philippines on Friday, one of the family lawyers said.
‘Ex-Czech envoy’s testimony in MRT case not needed’
by Elizabeth Marcelo - August 4, 2018 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has found no need to hear the testimony of former Czech ambassador Josef Rychtar in connection with the alleged anomalous awarding of the multimillion-peso contract for the maintenance of Metro...
COA questions Comelec’s P2.5-billion supply contracts
by Elizabeth Marcelo - August 4, 2018 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit has directed the Commission on Elections to justify why it entered into supply contracts totaling P2.58 billion despite the absence of a Certificate of Availability of Funds, in violation...
Sandigan won’t allow Janet Napoles extradition yet
by Elizabeth Marcelo - August 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Despite her indictment in the United States for money laundering, suspected pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles cannot be extradited while she is on trial in Philippine courts, Sandiganbayan presiding Justice...
Philippines may extradite Napoles
by Elizabeth Marcelo - August 3, 2018 - 1:00am
With her indictment for money laundering in the United States, suspected pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles may be extradited and the cases against her in the local courts – including five counts...
COA to Baguio City: Put up garbage facility
by Elizabeth Marcelo - August 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Citing an increase in garbage disposal expenses, the Commission on Audit asked the Baguio City government to put up its own waste treatment facility.
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