Manila solon files perjury complaint vs Napoles

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Manila 5th District Representative Amado Bagatsing on Tuesday filed a perjury complaint against alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles before the Makati Prosecutor’s Office. In his complaint-affidavit, Bagatsing said Napoles violated...

Solons seek probe on license plates standardization program of LTO

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Lawmakers are asking the House committee on transportation to investigate the reported anomalies surrounding the Motor Vehicle License Plates Standardization Program of the Land Transportation Office (LTO). In House Resolution 745, Reps. Rufus Rodriguez...

Abad: I am not Janet’s tutor, not a pork king

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former Congressman and now Budget Secretary Butch Abad on Wednesday denied teaching Janet Lim Napoles how to use non-government organizations to get money from government, which eventually led to the multibillion-peso pork scam. This, amid the Napoles’ camp’s...

MARINA capable of doing task of single-maritime agency

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) is more than capable of taking over as the country’s single-maritime agency provided that it be given additional manpower, equipment and funding. MARINA administrator Maximo Mejia Jr said this after the legislation,...

President Aquino says Cashless Purchase Card program addresses corruption

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Wednesday that the newly-launched administration’s Cashless Purchase Card (CPC) program will address the alleged misuses of funds in the government. “Our goal is to institutionalize reforms that make it very...

Aquino signs P2.265-T ‘pork-less’ budget for 2014

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – With more than a week before the end of the year, President Benigno Aquino III on Friday signed the P2.265-trillion budget for 2014 sans the controversial Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF). At a ceremony in Malacañang, Aquino signed the 2014 General...

President Aquino orders early release of bonuses for gov’t workers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Acting on instructions issued by President Benigno S. Aquino III, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released a total of P6.2 billion to support the Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) for government employees, which was made available to...

De Lima says Region 2 solon linked to fake SAROs, 3 other regions probed

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Tuesday said the National Bureau of Invetigation is already investigating the possible involvement of a lawmaker from the Cagayan Valley Region in the Department of Budget and Management’s supposed release of “fake” Special...

SC no action yet on plea to disbar, cite Drilon in contempt over PDAF realignment

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court has not taken any action yet on the petition filed by former Iloilo Rep. Augusto Syjuco seeking to disbar Senate President Franklin Drilon and have him cited in contempt of court. In his petition, Syjuco wanted the high tribunal to disbar...

Binay supports order for Roxas to lead in the relocation of illegal settlers

MANILA, Sept. 9 (Mabuhay) – The Office of the Vice President (OVP) on Monday assured members of the House of Representatives that they fully support President Benigno S. Aquino III instructions to Interior and Local Government Sec. Manuel Roxas II to lead in the relocation of...