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...

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...

De Lima: No more ‘pork’ cases on DOJ’s table after filing of 3rd batch of raps

MANILA (Mabuhay) — There are no more cases related to the alleged misuse of Priority Development Assistance Fund left on the Justice Departments’ table, Secretary Leila de Lima said Thursday. After filing the third batch of raps against nine former and current...

Former PNP chief indicted for graft as governor

MANILA, July 3 (Mabuhay) – The former public works secretary and police chief of former President and now Pampanga representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has been indicted for graft and usurpation of official functions for allegedly issuing a mining permit beyond his mandate and...

Cedric Lee reiterates plea to defer issuance of arrest warrant

MANILA, July 3 (Mabuhay) – Businessman Cedric Lee on Friday appeared before the Sandiganbayan Third Division to ask the anti-graft court to defer the issuance of an arrest warrant against him for his graft and malversation cases. In a short hearing, Lee, represented by his legal...

Ombudsman indicts ERC chair Ducut, ex-Rep. Ruffy Biazon, 4 others for graft

MANILA, July 1 (Mabuhay) — The Office of the Ombudsman has found probable cause to file graft, malversation, and direct bribery charges against Energy Regulatory Commission chief Zenaida Ducut and five former members of the House of Representatives. In a press conference on...

Detained Gloria Arroyo to run again for Congress

Manila, Philippines (AFP)  – She may be detained, facing criminal charges and reportedly suffering from a crippling illness but former president Gloria Arroyo intends to run again for a seat in the Philippine Congress, her lawyer said Tuesday. Arroyo, who has been held in a...

Honasan, 8 solons face raps in 3rd batch of ‘pork’ cases –DOJ exec

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Gregorio Honasan and eight former and incumbent members of the House of Representatives are among those to be criminally charged by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in the third batch of cases that it will file related to the alleged pork barrel...

Koko Pimentel sees CA freeze order vs. VP Binay as vindication

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Aquilino Pimentel III said Wednesday the freeze order issued by the Court of Appeals on the 242 bank accounts of Vice President Jejomar Binay, his relatives, and friends was a vindication of the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee. “Klarong klaro na as a...