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...

De Lima: DOJ not dropping ‘Napolist’ probe

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Tuesday denied reports that the Department of Justice has dropped its investigation on “Napolist,” a list of names of individuals involved in the alleged pork barrel scam. “How can we drop that, assignment iyan,” De Lima said,...

Enrile rejects house arrest

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Detained Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile is rejecting calls that he be placed under house arrest, saying he is ready to fight his accusers and prove his innocence in the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam. Enrile’s son, former congressman Jack Enrile, said his father is...

12 NGOs linked to Napoles cornered P900-M Malampaya funds – COA

MANILA, Dec 1 (Mabuhay) – Twelve non-government organizations linked to alleged pork barrel scam brains Janet Lim-Napoles cornered the P900 million in royalties from the Malampaya gas fund released to the Department of Agrarian Reform, Commission on Audit chairperson Grace Pulido...

PNoy hits Yolanda critics: Try feeding 1.47-M families

MANILA, Nov 7 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Friday lashed out at his critics anew as he visited Eastern Samar to commemorate the first year after ‘Yolanda,” the strongest and deadliest typhoon to hit land. In his speech, Aquino slammed those who...

Blue Ribbon also planning to start probe on Malampaya fund scam

MANILA, (Mabuhay) – The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee is also planning to start this month the probe on the Malampaya fund scam. Senator Teofisto Guingona III, the head of the committee, said several officials of the Commission on Audit are already available and ready to testify...

House bill gives taxpayers option to allocate 5% of their income tax to charities, NGOs

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A bill giving taxpayers the option to allocate a portion of their income tax to charitable institutions and non-government organizations (NGOs) has been referred for committee deliberation in the House of Representatives. House Bill 5113 authored by COOP NATCCO...

Enrile, et al. probed by NBI for Napoles’ DAP scam

MANILA, July 7 (Mabuhay) – The National Bureau of Investigation has started investigating reports that even Disbursement Acceleration Program funds ended up in bogus non-government organizations under Janet Lim Napoles, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said on Monday. De Lima said...

After ‘adjustment period,’ PNP to enforce regulations on Revilla visitors

MANILA (Mabuhay) − Following what it called an adjustment period last weekend, the Philippine National Police will enforce the visitation limits for detained Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. starting this week. The PNP Custodial Center said Revilla’s visitors will now have to abide...

Loi Estrada: Implementing agencies to blame for ‘pork’ mess too

MANILA, June 23 (Mabuhay) − Government implementing agencies, including the Departments of Agriculture and Budget and Management, should share the blame for the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam, former Sen. Luisa “Loi” Estrada said Monday. Dr. Estrada, who served in the Senate...