Ombudsman dismisses Junjun Binay over ‘overpriced’ Makati parking building

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal of suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay in connection with the alleged overpricing in the Makati parking building construction. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales confirmed this in an interview with...

New PNP chief Marquez takes oath

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Almost a month after he was appointed to head the police force, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ricardo Marquez on Wednesday took his oath of office before President Benigno Aquino III. Marquez was accompanied by his wife and three...

Ombudsman suspends BIR, BOC employees over unexplained wealth

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Two government employees were placed under preventive suspension by the Office of the Ombudsman over their alleged unexplained wealth and failure to declare real properties in their asset statements. The suspension stemmed from the cases filed by the...

Binays’ freezing in the summer

The public will soon be getting an idea how much money Vice President Jejomar Binay and his family have in their multiple bank accounts. The Court of Appeals (CA) has recently frozen 242 bank accounts and insurance policies belonging to the Vice President  and his family,...

Customs officer dismissed over unexplained wealth

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A Bureau of Customs (BOC) intelligence officer has been dismissed from her duties by the Office of the Ombudsman over unexplained wealth. The BOC said Marissa Rae Rollo Galang, Intelligence Officer II and acting chief of the BOC-Customs Intelligence and...

Drilon, Hilmarc’s face raps over ICC ‘overpricing’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon and other officials are facing graft and plunder charges over the alleged overpricing of the P700 million Iloilo Convention Center, which is being built by the same contractor that built the controversial P2.2 billion Makati...

2 DA execs, college instructor sacked over anomalous agri project

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Two regional Department of Agriculture officials and an instructor from an agricultural college in Bulacan have been dismissed from service in connection with the Arroyo administration’s Ginintuang Masaganang Ani program, the Office of the Ombudsman said...

CA confirms appointments of Gutierrez, Mejia as JBC members

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Appointments approved on Wednesday the nominations of retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez and Jose Mejia as members of the Judicial and Bar Council. Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, chairman of the CA committee on...