P500-M PDAF case filed vs 20 lawmakers

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Lawyer Levito Baligod filed malversation complaints against former and incumbent 20 lawmakers in connection with the pork barrel scam involving non-government organizations not linked to Janet Lim Napoles. In his new P500 million Priority Development...

Sandiganbayan admits major evidence vs. Revilla in ‘pork’ case

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The First Division of the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on Thursday admitted almost all of the evidence presented by the prosecution panel against Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. for plunder charges in connection with his alleged involvement in the...

De Lima: No probe yet on DOH Usec. Garin despite implication in NABCOR mess

MANILA, Nov 12 (Mabuhay) – No probe yet on Health Undersecretary Janette Garin. In an interview late Tuesday, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima admitted that she has yet to order an investigation on Garin, currently officer-in-charge of the DOH, who was earlier implicated by...

GCG to further trim number of GOCCs down to 88 by 2015

MANILA (Mabuhay) – From a high 157 government government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs), the Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG) is aiming to further trim down its number to only 88 corporations by next year. ”Our aim is we’re hoping by the next year we would be down...

GMA anchor Melo del Prado files libel raps vs. PDI staff, ex-NABCOR officials for alleged ‘pork’ payoff

MANILA (Mabuhay) — GMA Network radio anchorman Carmelo Magdurulang del Prado (a.k.a. Melo del Prado) on Tuesday filed a libel complaint against staff members of the Philippine Daily Inquirer for its issues last March claiming he received so-called payoffs in the guise of ad...

COA exec: No direct proof Revilla got money from Napoles

MANILA, (Mabuhay) – A Commission on Audit official on Thursday admitted not seeing documents to show that Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr and his staff directly received kickbacks from Janet Lim-Napoles, but maintained the senator’s actions endorsing NGOs were “irregular.” “No, we...

Ex-Agri chief Yap, 2 ex-solons face malversation raps over ‘pork’ scam

MANILA. June 23 (Mabuhay) — The Ombudsman has filed malversation charges against Bohol Rep. Arthur Yap and two former lawmakers in connection with their alleged misuse of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) from 2007 to 2009. A statement from the Ombudsman said...

Two former gov’t officials files bail at the Sandiganbayan

MANILA, June 23 (Mabuhay) −  Two former government officials who are co-respondents of Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., on Monday posted bail at the Sandiganbayan. Former Technology Resource Center (TRC) official Rosalinda Lacsamana posted Php120,000 bail before the First...

Enrile files supplemental motion at Sandiganbayan to oppose warrant of arrest

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Juan Ponce Enrile filed Monday a supplemental motion to oppose the issuance of a warrant against him over his alleged involvement in the pork barrel scam. In his 30-page motion, Enrile said he was not “informed of the nature and cause of accusation...

Tulfo files libel suit vs PDI

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Broadcaster Erwin Tulfo filed Monday a P12 million libel suit against the Philippine Daily Inquirer for publishing a story linking him to alleged media payoffs in 2009. In his complaint affidavit, Tulfo filed a case against PDI editor-in-chief Letty...
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