Former Bohol gov Arthur Yap faces charges over P57-M senior health kit deal

Leo Udtohan 09/30/2023

TAGBILARAN CITY — Former Agriculture Secretary and Bohol Governor Arthur Yap and six others face charges of plunder and graft tied to an alleged anomalous purchase of senior citizen health kits valued at P57 million. On Sept.…

Rama fires officials tagged in garbage collection mess

Morexette Marie Erram 12/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has relieved City Hall officials tagged in the anomalous P240-million garbage collection mess. Lawyer Collin Rossell, the mayor’s secretary, made this announcement during a press conference on Thursday,…

The Supreme Court as historian

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 09/23/2021

The Constitution mandates that every decision on the merits of the Supreme Court must “state clearly and distinctly the facts and the law on which it is based.” The most important issues facing the nation often involve…

Mandaue resident asks City Council to pursue re-acquisition of foreshore land sold to Ecodemcor

Norman V. Mendoza 09/18/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – A Mandaue City resident has asked City Council members to look into the legality of the 2015 sale of 35, 821 square meters of foreshore land in Barangay Looc to the E.C. Ouano…

Duterte renews push for death penalty on drug-related crimes

Inquirer.net 07/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has made another push for the reimposition of the death penalty in the Philippines. In his fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday, Duterte recounted the May 2017 Marawi…

Health secretary faces graft, plunder charges

06/25/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III is facing graft and plunder charges in the Office of the Ombudsman over a lease agreement between a company owned by his family and Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth).…

Congressional bet ‘PJ’ Garcia to Ombud: Probe Toledo execs for possible plunder of P210M funds

Futch Anthony Inso 03/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Cebu Third District Congressman Pablo John “PJ” Garcia on Tuesday, March 12, filed before the Office of the Ombudsman Visayas a request for investigation for possible plunder of public funds amounting to…

Getting away with plunder

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 12/10/2018

The news of former Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr.’s acquittal in the plunder case that accused him of pocketing P224 million in kickbacks from his Priority Development Assistance Fund PDAF is not just an unpopular decision but…

Revilla must pay despite plunder acquittal – law dean, IBP head

Inquirer.net 12/09/2018

Should former Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. be made to pay back part of the P124.5 million in kickbacks from his pork barrel fund despite his acquittal in the plunder case against him? Fr. Ranhilio Aquino, dean…

Jinggoy says he and Revilla were ‘victims of selective justice’

Inquirer.net 12/08/2018

MANILA, Philippines—“We are really victims of selective justice.” Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Saturday said this when asked if he and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. could return in the Senate in 2019. In 2014, Estrada and Revilla…

Jinggoy Estrada hopes for acquittal on pending plunder case

Inquirer.net 12/07/2018

MANILA, Philippines — Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Friday said he hopes his fate would be the same as that of former Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. who was acquitted of plunder charges by the Sandiganbayan in…

After plunder acquittal, Revilla posts P480K bail for 16 other graft cases

Inquirer.net 12/07/2018

MANILA, Philippines — Former Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla has posted bail of P480,000 for 16 other cases of graft pending before Sandiganbayan to avail of provisional liberty. This came after Revilla was acquitted Friday of plunder by…

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