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...

Senate to gather documents in city hall vs. Binays — Trillanes

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Makati Mayor Junjun Binay’s decision to temporarily leave city hall and abide by the six-month preventive suspension of the Ombudsman will allow the Senate to gather more proof in connection with the corruption allegations his family is facing,...

DepEd exec faces graft rap over computer deal

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A regional director of the Department of Education is facing graft charges before the Sandiganbayan in connection with the anomalous procurement of computers in 2008. In a press statement, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales ordered the filing of information...

Wife Elenita wants VP Binay to drop presidential bid

MANILA (Mabuhay) – If Elenita Binay were to decide, she would rather that her husband, Vice President Jejomar Binay, quit the presidential race. Makati Rep. Abigail Binay said her mother is already being affected by the corruption allegations being hurled at the vice-president,...

Jinggoy unfazed by court allowing evidence from AMLC

MANILA, Mar 9 (Mabuhay) – While Sen. Jinggoy Estrada is disappointed by the decision of the Sandiganbayan to allow the testimony of the Anti-Money Laundering Council in his bail hearing, he remains confident of his chances for temporary freedom. “Athough we are saddened by the...

Purisima admits failing to inform Espina of Mamasapano operation

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Resigned PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima admitted Tuesday that he failed to inform PNP officer-in-charge Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina about the Mamasapano operation before its was launched. During the resumption of the Senate probe on...

Ombudsman to file graft charges vs. Quedancor officials over swine program

MANILA, Oct 16 (Mabuhay) – Officials of the Quedan and Rural Credit Guarantee Corporation (Quedancor) are facing graft charges for supposed irregularities in the Quedancor Swine Program (QSP) in 2004, according to the Office of the Ombudsman. In a statement on Thursday, the...

2nd plunder raps filed vs. PNP chief

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A second plunder complaint has been filed against Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima. The anti-crime group Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), led by Dante Jimenez, filed the complaint with the Office of the...

PNP chief urged to take a leave

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday recommended that Philippine National Police Chief Director General Alan Purisima take an administrative leave while investigations against him are ongoing. Addressing Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas during the...

Do lifestyle checks on all gov’t execs – House leader

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Any proposal to make lifestyle checks mandatory should cover all government officials, Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II said Tuesday. Asked if he would agree to lifestyle checks on members of the House of Representatives, Gonzales replied: “Why only...
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