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Sandigan orders forfeiture of ex-PNP general’s assets
by Elizabeth Marcelo - July 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has ordered the forfeiture of the assets of a former police general worth P15.8 million that were found to be ill-gotten from 1991 to 2004.
COA reminds Senate, House on gender empowerment projects
by Elizabeth Marcelo - July 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit (COA) has reminded the two chambers of Congress to implement projects and activities that would promote gender empowerment as mandated under Republic Act 9710 or the Magna Carta for Wome...
COA flags PTV-4 for questionable salaries, unliquidated ASEAN funds
by Elizabeth Marcelo - July 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit (COA) has called out the People’s Television Network Inc. (PTNI), which runs PTV-4, over its questionable payment of P89.68 million in salaries of contractual employees and for its failure...
PEZA: TRABAHO bill causes investment decline in 2018
by Elizabeth Marcelo - July 12, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has blamed a pending bill in Congress that seeks to tighten the fiscal incentives granted to investors operating in economic zones for the sharp decline in its total...
Ombudsman urged to probe SALNs of Duque brothers
by Elizabeth Marcelo - July 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The parents of 10 deceased children suspected to be victims of the Dengvaxia vaccine yesterday filed a motion before the Office of the Ombudsman urging the anti-graft body to subpoena the statements of assets, liabilities...
COA calls out PCSO for P8-B unremitted earnings
by Elizabeth Marcelo - July 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit (COA) has called out the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) over its continued refusal to remit to the national treasury 50 percent of annual earnings as required by law, noting...
COA: 1,489 businesses in Manila operated without permits
by Elizabeth Marcelo - July 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Over a thousand business establishments in Manila operated without permits during the term of former mayor Joseph Estrada, which deprived the city government of additional revenue, the Commission on Audit (COA) said...
Ex-Zamboanga Norte mayor acquitted of perjury over SALN
by Elizabeth Marcelo - July 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Former Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte mayor Ceasar Soriano has been cleared of perjury for failure to declare several business interests in the statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) that he and his...
COA calls out DENR on foreign funded projects
by Elizabeth Marcelo - July 7, 2019 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit (COA) has called out the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) over the delays in its implementation of two foreign-funded projects.
Martires P15 M richer in 5 months
by Elizabeth Marcelo - July 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Ombudsman Samuel Martires’ wealth grew by P15.336 million in just five months since he assumed his post as chief graft buster.
‘No legal ground for usurpation case vs Noy’
by Elizabeth Marcelo - July 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Ombudsman Samuel Martires yesterday slammed the filing of graft and usurpation of official functions charges against former president Benigno Aquino III in connection with the 2015 Mamasapano incident.
Ombudsman flagged over P4.5-M fuel purchase without bidding
by Elizabeth Marcelo - July 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) for procurement of fuel and lubricants amounting to P4.565 million in 2018 without conducting a public bidding and lack of a valid contract....
Ex-PSALM execs get 10 years for graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - July 5, 2019 - 12:00am
he Sandiganbayan has sentenced four former officials of state firm Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) to up to 10 years in prison for awarding a P35-million contract to an unqualified bidder...
‘Digital technology key to efficient healthcare’
by Elizabeth Marcelo - July 4, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine government must invest in digital technology if it wants to improve its healthcare system, an executive of a multinational company that focuses on healthcare innovations said as she presented a 2019...
Distribute unused Marawi donations to soldiers — COA
by Elizabeth Marcelo - July 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Saying P47.63 million in donations remains unutilized, the Commission on Audit (COA) has directed the Philippine Army to speed up the distribution of cash assistance to troopers wounded in the fighting with Maute...
DILG flagged over P1-B unliquidated Yolanda funds
by Elizabeth Marcelo - July 4, 2019 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit (COA) has called out the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for its lax monitoring of rehabilitation projects for the areas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013,...
Detained former Bohol board member cleared of graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - July 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Former Bohol provincial board member Niño Rey Boniel, who is detained on parricide charges, has been aquitted of graft for rejecting an application for a license to operate a cockpit when he was mayor in...
Complaint filed vs DOH chief’s brother
by Elizabeth Marcelo - July 2, 2019 - 12:00am
The parents of 10 children who reportedly died after receiving Dengvaxia vaccine yesterday included the brother of Health Secretary Francisco Duque in a complaint filed against him in connection with a family-owned...
COA flags LWUA over P1.36-B project
by Elizabeth Marcelo - July 2, 2019 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged the Local Water Utilities Administration over deficiencies in the LWUA’s implementation of the P1.36-billion potable water supply project funded by the Department of...
Former Southern Leyte mayor acquitted of graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - June 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Former mayor Napoleon Cuaton of Saint Bernard, Southern Leyte has been cleared of graft over the dismissal of a municipal employee in 2013.
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