Gwen hits Davide for failing to rebuild CICC

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 08/10/2015

The campaign period hasn’t started yet but this early, Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia fired off several shots at Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III’s administration. In a press statement, Garcia, the former governor, voiced her displeasure over Davide’s failure…

Ombud tasked to finish admin cases ahead of polls

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/17/2015

With less than a year before the elections, the Ombudsman-Visayas said it is speeding up the resolution of administrative cases filed against local elective officials. Paul Elmer Clemente, Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas, said there are 29…

Binay associate decries freeze order on firms’ assets, says AMLC ‘lied to CA’

05/17/2015

MANILA, Philippines — Businessman Antonio L. Tiu scored the Anti-Money Laundering Council on Sunday, for including in its  freeze order request his companies’ bank accounts, saying these were all used in legitimate transactions. “The AMLC lied to…

Should Cebu city gov’t pay ACT for city scholarships?

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 03/25/2015

The Cebu City Government wants the Commission on Audit (COA) to give a clear opinion on whether  the city should  pay the Asian College of Technology International Educational Foundation (ACTIEF) for the city’s scholars. City Legal Officer…

Former LTO-7 director nabbed for graft

Chito O. Aragon 12/10/2014

Barangay  Talamban councilman and former Land Transportation Office (LTO-7) regional director Alex Leyson was arrested by operatives of the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG-7) for graft. Police served the arrest warrant issued by Regional Trial…

Changing attitude towards corruption

12/01/2014

  There’s something to feel good about the 2013 National Household Survey on Experience with Corruption in the Philippines. It  showed that fewer Filipino families give bribes or grease money to government officials. According to a Philippine…

LTO-7 HR officer nabbed for graft for third time

Chito O. Aragon 11/28/2014

The human resource officer of the Land Transportation Office (LTO-7) was arrested yesterday by policemen from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU) inside his office on N. Bacalso Ave. for graft. But Joel Maloloy-on immediately posted…

Aide elated on Bebot case ruling

11/21/2014

The Cebu City Hall employee who filed a complaint against Rep. Rodrigo Abellanosa of Cebu City’s south district said he felt vindicated after the Ombudsman-Visayas ordered the congressman’s dismissal on graft charges. “This is not for me…

Senate subpanel resumes hearing on ‘overpriced’ Makati buildings

11/18/2014

MANILA, Philippines —The Senate blue ribbon subcommittee resumed on Tuesday its investigation into the allegedly overpriced Makati City Hall 2 parking building involving Vice President Jejomar Binay. The hearing by the subcommittee being headed by Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has expanded to other…

JVR mulls P10M suit against former ally

Gabriel C. Bonjoc 11/17/2014

Talisay City Mayor Johnny V. de los Reyes is considering to file a P10 million suit for damages against a former political ally who filed graft charges against him at the Ombudsman-Visayas last week. “For 25 years…

LTO official nabbed for graft charges

Chito O. Aragon 11/13/2014

An official of the Land Transportation Office (LTO-7) was arrested by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU) for graft charges. But Joel Maloloy-on, Human Resource Management Officer of LTO-7, immediately posted bail of P30,000. Regional Trial…

Riding out the storm

11/09/2014

Vice President Jejomar Binay’s refusal to appear in last Thursday’s Senate blue ribbon committee hearing may or may not plunge his popularity to record low levels. But it will send the wrong signal to the public which…

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