PNoy: Time to abolish the pork barrel

MANILA, Aug 23 (Mabuhay) — President Aquino on Friday said it is now time to abolish the priority development assistance funds (PDAF) or the pork barrel system in the aftermath of the alleged P10 billion pork barrel scam. “Panahon na po para i-abolish ang PDAF,”...

Arrest warrants out vs Janet Napoles, brother for serious illegal detention

MANILA, Aug 14 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has indicted Janet Lim Napoles and her brother Reynald “Jojo” Lim , the alleged brains in the P10-billion pork barrel scam, for serious illegal detention of whistleblower Benhur Luy. Justice Secretary...

De Lima hopeful on confirmation

MANILA, Aug 14 (Mabuhay) — Justice Secretary Leila de Lima is hopeful she will be confirmed by the bicameral Commission on Appointments (CA) despite the reported misgivings of some senators tagged in the pork barrel scam. The Department of Justice and National Bureau of...

Palace: Admin allies not spared from P10-B ‘pork barrel’ scam

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Malacañang vowed a thorough probe into the alleged P10-billion ‘pork barrel’ scam over the past decade even if administration allies are involved in the anomaly. “This travesty will be investigated and we’ll investigate it no...