Binay, Marcos blast DSWD’s Soliman over spoiled, dumped rice

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay has expressed outrage over the admission of Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman that hundreds of food packs and sacks of rice were spoiled and dumped in Dagami, Leyte. “Such act borders on criminal neglect. Thousands of...

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-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...

HUDCC told to refund P9.6-M bonuses, incentives given to officials, employees in 2014

MANILA, Nov 18 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Audit (COA) has ordered the Housing and Urban Development and Coordinating Council (HUDCC) to refund more than P9.693 million in alleged unauthorized bonuses and incentives awarded to its officials and employees in 2014. In an annual...

Aquino gov’t ‘bigger disaster’ 2 years after ‘Yolanda’ – Anakbayan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A militant group has slammed the administration of President Benigno Aquino III for supposedly being the “bigger disaster” two years after super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) pummeled the Visayas and claimed thousands of lives. In a...

Trial proper of Napoles, Gigi Reyes to start in January

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — A year after charges have been filed before the Sandiganbayan, the first pork barrel scam-related plunder case in now set for trial proper. Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles, lawyer Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, and two...

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...

Miriam wants DSWD probed for failure to implement relief, anti-poverty programs

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said Friday the Department of Social Welfare and Development must be made to explain why it failed to implement its relief and poverty alleviation programs despite the availability of funds. Santiago is set to file Monday a...

Aquino hails women’s contribution to economy, public sector

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Count President Benigno Aquino III as among the men who are in awe of Filipino women’s strength and capabilities. During the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC’s) Women and the Economy fora in Manila on Thursday, Aquino hailed women leaders in government...

P500-M PDAF case filed vs 20 lawmakers

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Lawyer Levito Baligod filed malversation complaints against former and incumbent 20 lawmakers in connection with the pork barrel scam involving non-government organizations not linked to Janet Lim Napoles. In his new P500 million Priority Development...