89 barangay chairpersons suspended over social amelioration anomalies — DILG

MANILA, Sept 12 (Mabuhay) — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Saturday said 89 barangay chairpersons have been suspended for six months due to anomalies in the distribution of the first tranche of the Social Amelioration Program. The barangay...

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...

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...

CA upholds guilty verdict vs. Neri over NBN-ZTE deal

MANILA, May 12 (Mabuhay) – The Court of Appeals has upheld the guilty verdict on former Socio-Economic Planning secretary Romulo Neri for misconduct in connection with the botched $329-million ZTE-NBN deal, one of the biggest controversies that rocked the Arroyo administration....

DOF’s One-Stop Shop tax specialist dismissed from service

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed a tax specialist of the One-Stop Shop Inter-agency Tax Credit and Duty Drawback Center of the Department of Finance (DOF). Jessie Javier Carlos, Tax Specialist I, was sued by the Revenue Integrity Protection Service...