Bong Revilla blasts Benhur Luy, Daang Matuwid

MANILA, Jan 20 (Mabuhay) – Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. on Monday denied confirming his signatures in documents that linked him to the alleged P10 billion pork barrel scam, saying the signatures were forged by Benhur Luy and the other whistle-blowers. In a privilege speech...

I have yet to see documents proving I misused public funds, Biazon says

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Ruffy Biazon, who heads the Philippine government’s second-largest revenue generating body, said on Friday that he has yet to see documents proving he misused public funds when he was a lawmaker. “I have yet to see the documents pertinent to this issue, but I...

Ombudsman: No eight-page memo tagging Enrile as ‘pork’ scam mastermind

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales on Thursday denied the existence of an eight-page memo tagging Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile as the mastermind of the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam. “I’m surprised about that eight-page memo. There’s no such...

Palace downplays Dec 6 ‘deadline’ to get rid of ‘pork’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday downplayed a so-called Dec. 6 deadline for President Benigno Aquino to get rid of discretionary or “pork” funds, saying he and his administration will push the proper things at the “correct time.” Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail...

Whistle-blower in Napoles scam still lives in fear

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– A whistle-blower in the pork barrel scam has found new hope in the fight to uncover wrongdoing in the use of the priority development assistance funds (PDAF) of lawmakers. Former JLN Group of Companies project coordinator Merlina Suñas said she and other...