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17 ombudsman employees infected
by Elizabeth Marcelo - April 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The ombudsman’s central office in Quezon City will remain closed as 17 employees have tested positive for COVID-19.
Revilla’s ex-aide dies in Bilibid
by Elizabeth Marcelo - April 10, 2021 - 12:00am
A former aide of Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr. died at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) on Thursday night while serving his sentence for plunder in connection with the pork barrel scam.
Nueva Ecija execs’ graft conviction affirmed
by Elizabeth Marcelo - April 6, 2021 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has upheld the graft conviction of the municipal accountant and treasurer of Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija for their failure to remit the contributions of an employee to the Government Service Insurance...
Sandigan to proceed with graft trial vs Aurora gov
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 30, 2021 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has ruled to proceed with the trial of a graft case filed against Aurora Gov. Gerardo Noveras and six other former and incumbent provincial officials in connection with the allegedly anomalous awarding...
COA flags Mountain Province over COVID-19 spending
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 26, 2021 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit has called out the provincial government of Mountain Province over its questionable expenditures, including the grant of hazard pay in connection with its COVID-19 response.
6 LGUs flagged over COVID-19 spending
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 25, 2021 - 12:00am
At least six municipalities have so far been flagged by the Commission on Audit over irregular or questionable fund disbursements as the agency has started scrutinizing local government units’ spending in...
2 ex-Bulacan execs cleared of usurpation
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Two former officials of San Jose Del Monte City in Bulacan were acquitted in a usurpation case that stemmed from the confusing results of the 2007 elections.
Bicol River dredging works start Tuesday
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Dredging works along the narrow section of the 94-kilometer Bicol River will start tomorrow and will be followed by bamboo planting activities in the area and relocation of typhoon-victims, the Department of Environment...
Ex-Sorsogon governor gets 16 years for graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Former Sorsogon governor Raul Lee may spend up to 16 years in prison over the anomalous award of contracts for information technology projects worth P22.9 million.
Ex-Lanao mayor gets 10 years for graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 16, 2021 - 12:00am
A former municipal mayor in Lanao del Norte has been sentenced to six to 10 years in prison for granting P11.8 million in cash advances to a municipal employee.
DENR raises alarm over healthcare waste in ocean
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 15, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has called on local government units to strictly implement the proper handling of pandemic-related wastes following the discovery of single-use face masks entangled...
Sandigan affirms ex-Sarangani town mayor’s conviction
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has affirmed the conviction of former mayor Aniceto Lopez Jr. of Maasim, Sarangani in connection with the illegal collection of fees from fisherfolk in 2005.
Sandigan clears private supplier in fertilizer scam
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 9, 2021 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has acquitted a private businessman implicated in the 2004 fertilizar scam even as it issued another arrest warrant against a former regional director of the Department of Agriculture for the same...
9 killed in anti-activist raids in Calabarzon
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Nine persons were reportedly killed including a leader of militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan or Bayan following simultaneous crackdowns against activists in Cavite, Laguna, Batangas and Rizal early yesterday...
Sandigan junks graft raps vs ex-Camarines Sur governor
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 8, 2021 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has dismissed a graft case filed against former Camarines Sur governor now Cong. Luis Raymund “L-Ray” Villafuerte Jr. in connection with the allegedly anomalous awarding of a P6.3-million...
Sandigan affirms ‘dead’ ex-Sulu governors conviction
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 6, 2021 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has affirmed the conviction of former Sulu governor Yusop Jikiri in connection with the fertilizer fund scam while his lawyer is facing sanctions for claiming that his client is dead.
Sandigan clears Pichay, 2 others in graft case
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 4, 2021 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has reversed its earlier decision convicting Surigao del Sur First District Rep. Prospero Pichay Jr. and two former officials of the Local Water Utilities Administration of graft for sponsoring...
Ex-Mountain Province mayor gets 16 years for graft
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 3, 2021 - 12:00am
A former mayor of Barlig town in Mountain Province has been sentenced to up to 16 years in prison over anomalous infrastructure projects.
CARP land distribution process shortened
by Elizabeth Marcelo - March 1, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Agrarian Reform has shortened the process of acquisition and distribution of farm lands to agrarian reform beneficiaries from six to four months.
Sandigan junks Pichay’s supplemental motion to reverse conviction
by Elizabeth Marcelo - February 27, 2021 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has rejected the bid of Surigao del Sur first district Rep. Prospero Pichay Jr. to submit additional arguments in support of his motion to reverse his conviction in connection with the anomalous...
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