Filipino is new UN official for internal oversight

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A Filipino has been given the go-signal to lead the United Nations Office of the Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) for a five-year non-renewable term. In a statement, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the action by the General...

Aquino: SC ruling on Enrile bail not grounded on laws

CEBU CITY (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday hit the Supreme Court’s decision to grant bail to Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile, saying the ruling didn’t have lawful grounds. In a media briefing here, Aquino pointed out that the high court’s decision did...

Another Public-Private Partnership project rolled out this month

TOKYO, Japan (Mabuhay) – Another major Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project will be rolled out this month, President Aquino said here Tuesday. In his message during the get-together with members of the Filipino community in Japan, held at the Okura Hotel, President Aquino...

Lacson: ‘I’d send corrupt friends to jail if I were president’

MANILA, Apr 28 (Mabuhay) – Former senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson said Tuesday that if he were president he would send his friends or allies to jail if they were proven corrupt. Interviewed on cable news television, Lacson said he was “seriously considering” seeking the country’s...

Binay, Lacson tandem in 2016?

MANILA, Apr 28 (Mabuhay) – Former rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson admitted Tuesday that Vice President Jejomar Binay asked him if he is interested in becoming his running-mate in the 2016 election. Lacson said Binay once asked him about his political plans and whether he would...

High-ranking BIR official dismissed for unexplained wealth

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Revenue Integrity Protection Service (DOF-RIPS), the anti-corruption arm of the Department of Finance (DOF), has furthered its anti-corruption drive after it successfully secured the dismissal of a high-ranking official of the Bureau of Internal Revenue...

De Lima welcomes SWS findings on DOJ anti-corruption ratings upgrade

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima on Wednesday welcomed the findings of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) on the Department of Justice (DOJ) anti-corruption ratings upgrade. At the public presentation of the SWS 2013 Enterprise Survey on Corruption held on...

MMDA launches ‘Transparency Governance Wall’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) inaugurated 48 closed circuit televisions (CCTV), dubbed as the Transparency Governance Wall, in its main building as part of its effort to promote transparency and ensure security in the agency. “The...

PHL now a ‘rising tiger’ – World Bank official

DAVAO CITY, Feb 5 (Mabuhay) – President Aquino cited the gains that his administration has achieved, recognizing the need to ensure that these gains are felt by as many people as possible. In a speech at the Philippines Development Forum, Aquino mentioned the country’s 6.6...
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