89 barangay chairpersons suspended over social amelioration anomalies — DILG

MANILA, Sept 12 (Mabuhay) — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Saturday said 89 barangay chairpersons have been suspended for six months due to anomalies in the distribution of the first tranche of the Social Amelioration Program. The barangay...

Biliran mayor indicted for graft

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Office of the Ombudsman has found probable cause to indict Caibiran, Biliran Mayor Eulalio Maderazo for graft over the procurement of medicines without public bidding in 2010. Maderazo is facing charges for violation of Section 3(e) of Republic Act No....

Ex-MRT-3 chief Vitangcol, 5 others face graft over maintenance deal

MANILA, Dec 1 (Mabuhay) – Former Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) General Manager Al Vitangcol III and five incorporators of the Philippine Trans Rail Management and Services Corporation (PH Trams) were charged with graft before the Sandiganbayan in connection with the MRT3...

Ex-GSIS execs face graft raps over 2004 e-card project

MANILA, Dec 1 (Mabuhay) – Former Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) president and general manager Winston Garcia and 10 other former high-ranking officials of the agency have been charged with graft in connection with the alleged anomalous awarding of contract for an...

Lito Lapid, 5 others charged over fertilizer fund scam

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Lito Lapid and five other individuals are facing graft charges for their alleged involvement in the multi-million peso fertilizer fund scam in 2004. In a case filed with the Sandiganbayan on Wednesday, the Office of the Ombudsman, through its...

Ombudsman files graft charges vs. PNP officials in AK-47 scam

MANILA, Oct 21 (Mabuhay) – The Office of the Ombudsman has formally filed graft cases against five high-ranking officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and 10 other individuals including former Firearms and Explosives Office (FEO) assistant chief Chief Supt. Raul...

Plunder raps filed vs. ex-Puerto Princesa mayor Hagedorn

MANILA (Mabuhay) – An anti-crime group on Thursday filed plunder, graft and malversation charges against former Puerto Princesa City mayor Edward Hagedorn in connection with the alleged anomalous reimbursement from local government funds amounting to P60.567 million. In a 13-page...

Sandiganbayan suspends lawmaker, 3 other local officials

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan anti-graft court has ordered the suspension of an incumbent lawmaker in Mindanao and three other local government officials over various cases of graft, including alleged overpricing in the purchase of supplies. Ordered suspended over...

Honasan, Villanueva, 7 others face graft raps over ‘pork’ scam

MANILA, Aug 7 (Mabuhay) – After several delays, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Friday formally filed the graft complaints against the third batch of incumbent and former government officials allegedly involved in the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam. In separate...

Former PNP chief indicted for graft as governor

MANILA, July 3 (Mabuhay) – The former public works secretary and police chief of former President and now Pampanga representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has been indicted for graft and usurpation of official functions for allegedly issuing a mining permit beyond his mandate and...