Ombudsman suspends BIR, BOC employees over unexplained wealth

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Two government employees were placed under preventive suspension by the Office of the Ombudsman over their alleged unexplained wealth and failure to declare real properties in their asset statements. The suspension stemmed from the cases filed by the...

Hacienda Luisita untouchable?

The wealthy and influential Cojuangco family of President BS Aquino has been running the 6,453-hectare Hacienda Luisita since they bought it in 1958. President Aquino’s grandfather, the late Jose Cojuangco Sr, father of the late and former President Cory Aquino, was able to...

Customs officer dismissed over unexplained wealth

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A Bureau of Customs (BOC) intelligence officer has been dismissed from her duties by the Office of the Ombudsman over unexplained wealth. The BOC said Marissa Rae Rollo Galang, Intelligence Officer II and acting chief of the BOC-Customs Intelligence and...

Trillanes believes debate vs Binay a mismatch

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Antonio Trillanes on Monday said he stands by his allegations that businessman Antonio Tiu is a dummy of Vice President Jejomar Binay despite Tiu slapping him with a P4-million defamation suit. Trillanes said he firmly believes Binay is the real...

79% want VP Binay to face Senate probe – SWS poll

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Nearly four out of five Filipinos want Vice President Jejomar Binay to appear before a Senate subcommittee that is investigating corruption allegations against him, a survey by pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) concluded. The SWS poll was taken from...

DOJ expresses ‘interest’ in Binay case, mulls probe

MANILA, Oct 9 (Mabuhay) – The allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay have caught the “interest” of the Department of Justice (DOJ), which is now considering investigating the issues being hurled against him, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Thursday. De Lima said...

Purisima: My conscience is very, very clean

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Alan Purisima insisted his conscience is “very, very clean” as he slammed what he called “rabid” attacks from the media. In a press conference, Purisima described as “tenacious and rabid” allegations on...

Purisima has to go

Beleaguered Director General Alan Purisima of the graft ridden Philippine National Police (PNP)  has no other option but to resign to restore the people’s trust in the police force. The PNP, which has been plagued with bribery for years, have been facing widespread criticism from...

Purisima hits back at critics, won’t quit

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima faced the Senate Tuesday and defended himself from allegations of corruption and incompetence. At the Senate hearing, Purisima first apologized to Sen. Grace Poe, chair of the Senate...

PNP chief is lying, should retire – Osmeña

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima is lying about his wealth and should retire from the service, Senator Sergio Osmeña III said Wednesday. Osmeña said Purisima was clearly not telling the truth about his assets, which included a 4.7-hectare property...