For greater public accountability, Ombudsman, Sandiganbayan, COA get higher budgets in 2016 – Romulo

MANILA (Mabuhay) — For greater public accountability and absolute transparency in government, the constitutional bodies of the Sandiganbayan, the Office of the Ombudsman, and the Commission on Audit (COA) will get increased funding in the proposed General Appropriations Act...

Ombudsman asks Drilon, nine others to answer raps on ‘overpriced’ ICC construction

MANILA, Dec 9 (Mabuhay) — The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered Senate President Franklin Drilon, Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson, Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, and seven other public officials and private individuals to answer the accusation of a former Iloilo...

Drilon inhibits from Senate probe, insists Iloilo Convention Center not overpriced

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon insisted Thursday the Iloilo Convention Center was not overpriced as alleged by his former staff. He welcomed the conduct of the Senate investigation on the matter as an opportunity for the public to hear both sides. “In defense...

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...

Journalists linked to pork scam

Justice chief says members of media could face raps MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Journalists who allegedly received money from the state-owned National Agribusiness Corp. (NABCOR) as “advertising expenses” may face charges if proven that they actually received “payoffs” involving...