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...

Lito Lapid, 5 others charged over fertilizer fund scam

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Lito Lapid and five other individuals are facing graft charges for their alleged involvement in the multi-million peso fertilizer fund scam in 2004. In a case filed with the Sandiganbayan on Wednesday, the Office of the Ombudsman, through its...

Ombudsman files graft charges vs. PNP officials in AK-47 scam

MANILA, Oct 21 (Mabuhay) – The Office of the Ombudsman has formally filed graft cases against five high-ranking officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and 10 other individuals including former Firearms and Explosives Office (FEO) assistant chief Chief Supt. Raul...

Estrada can’t replace Binay, Poe, says election lawyer

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada cannot be a substitute for both Senator Grace Poe and Vice President Jejomar Binay if both will be disqualified to run for President, election law expert Atty. Romulo Macalintal said in a statement Thursday. Binay has been ordered...

No commitment yet from Honasan to be VP Binay’s running mate –Tiangco

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Gringo Honasan has yet to agree to United Nationalist Alliance’s (UNA) offer for him to be Vice President Jejomar Binay’s running mate in the 2016 elections, party president and Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco said Friday. “He has not come back to me...

Ombudsman dismisses Junjun Binay over ‘overpriced’ Makati parking building

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal of suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay in connection with the alleged overpricing in the Makati parking building construction. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales confirmed this in an interview with...

Complaint filed vs. MMDA chair Tolentino over Playgirls performance

MANILA, Oct 7 (Mabuhay) — At least 12 labor groups on Wednesday filed before the Office of the Ombudsman a joint criminal complaint against Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Francis Tolentino over the controversial dance performance of a girl group...

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...

Sandiganbayan suspends lawmaker, 3 other local officials

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan anti-graft court has ordered the suspension of an incumbent lawmaker in Mindanao and three other local government officials over various cases of graft, including alleged overpricing in the purchase of supplies. Ordered suspended over...