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Maria Ressa arraignment set for P70 million tax evasion raps
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has set the arraignment of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa on P70.228-million tax liabilities to the government despite her pending petition for review before the Department...
Ex-DA chief, 23 others charged over garlic cartel
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Former agriculture secretary Proceso Alcala and 23 other former officials and private individuals have been indicted before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan in connection with the alleged monopolization of garlic...
Graft raps vs ex-Leyte mayor junked
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 25, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has dismissed a graft case filed against a former municipal mayor in Leyte in connection with an illegal quarry operation.
Improve tourist fee collection, Sagada local government told
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 22, 2019 - 7:34pm
The Sagada municipal government should implement stricter measures in the collection of tourist fees to augment its revenues, according to the Commission on Audit (COA).
Ex-Maguindanao governor gets life for malversation
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 22, 2019 - 7:34pm
Former Maguindanao governor Sajid Islam Ampatuan will spend the rest of his life in prison after he was found guilty of malversation of public funds.
Sandiganbayan allows Jinggoy Estrada, Janet Napoles to cut short trial
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 21, 2019 - 12:00am
The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan has allowed former senator Jinggoy Estrada and alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles to seek the dismissal of their plunder case without presenting any counter...
Mayor in narco list allowed to leave Philippines
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 21, 2019 - 12:00am
A mayor in President Duterte’s narco list was able to leave the country last Tuesday, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) confirmed yesterday.
Governor in fertilizer scam refuses to enter plea
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Agusan del Sur Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza has refused to acknowledge the validity of the cases filed against him in connection with his alleged involvement in the fertilizer fund scam.
Antonio Floirendo Jr. seeks court nod for another Hong Kong trip
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Davao del Norte second district Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. has asked the Sandiganbayan to allow him to travel to Hong Kong again despite his pending graft case.
Water woes ease rules on government uniforms
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Amid the current water shortage in large parts of Metro Manila and several provinces, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has given the heads of government agencies the discretion to suspend the wearing of uniforms...
Ricketts gets 8 years for graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Former Optical Media Board (OMB) chairman Ronnie Ricketts was sentenced by the Sandiganbayan yesterday to eight years in prison for the release of confiscated pirated discs in 2010.
Prospero Pichay suspended by Sandiganbayan for graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has ordered the suspension for 90 days of Surigao del Sur Rep. Prospero Pichay Jr. in connection with the graft charges he is facing over the alleged anomalous acquisition of a thrift bank when...
Sandiganbayan affirms trial of Nur Misuari for graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has affirmed its earlier ruling to make Moro National Liberation Front founder Nur Misuari face trial over the alleged anomalous purchase of educational materials during his term as governor of...
Ombudsman: No merit in Zambales mayor’s plea vs conviction
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The Office of the Ombudsman has urged the Sandiganbayan to deny the appeal of Mayor Luisito Marty to reverse its ruling convicting him of graft and usurpation of authority for stopping the operations of two mining...
Evidence vs ex-Tawi-Tawi governor strong — Sandiganbayan
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 9, 2019 - 12:00am
The evidence presented against former Tawi-Tawi governor Sadikul Sahali, who was charged with graft and malversation of public funds in connection with the fertilizer fund scam, is strong enough to warrant his conviction,...
Sandiganbayan junks Antonio Floirendo’s bid to dismiss graft raps
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 8, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has denied the motion of Davao del Norte second district Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. to dispense with the presentation of his counter-evidence in connection with the graft charges he is facing.
Sandiganbayan affirms Nueva Vizcaya mayor’s conviction
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Mayor Jerry Pasigian of Alfonso Castañeda town in Nueva Vizcaya will have to spend time in prison over the municipal government’s anomalous purchase of a vehicle, which he also failed to immediately...
Sandiganbayan junks John Henry Osmeña’s bid to suspend trial
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan will proceed with the trial of Mayor John Henry Osmeña of Toledo City, Cebu for allegedly withholding the release of real property tax shares of a barangay in 2014 and 2015.
Ombudsman blocks Jinggoy Estrada’s bid to dismiss plunder case
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The Office of the Ombudsman has urged the Sandiganbayan not to allow former senator Jinggoy Estrada to file a demurrer to evidence in the plunder case against him in connection with his alleged involvement in the...
Sandigan upholds conviction of ex-Camarines Norte governor
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has affirmed its ruling convicting former Camarines Norte governor Jesus Typoco Jr. of graft over the provincial government’s anomalous procurement of school chairs and gardening kits in 2001...
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