Roque scoffs at SBRC’s recommendation to charge Duterte

Mary Rose Sagarino 02/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The recommendation of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee to file charges against President Rodrigo Duterte and several others over the allegedly anomalous purchase of pandemic-related supplies is an arsenal of ‘persecution’ according to…

Senate panel finds Duterte accountable for ‘complicity’ in ‘plunder’

DJ Yap 02/02/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate blue ribbon committee on Tuesday accused President Rodrigo Duterte of complicity in “one of the biggest plunders of the Philippines’ coffers in recent history” that involved his friends and appointees in the government’s multibillion-peso…

‘Yes, I swindled, Your Honor’

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 09/30/2021

“Yes, I swindled, Your Honor” was not exactly how Pharmally executive Krizie Grace Mago phrased her admission before the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing. But in essence that was what she said for the next day’s headlines.…

‘If it goes to Malacañang, so be it’: Lacson vows to follow evidence in Pharmally probe

Joey Gabieta - @inquirerdotnet 09/26/2021

TACLOBAN CITY — The Senate investigation involving the controversial procurement of face masks from Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. may lead all the way to Malacañang if there is enough evidence to prove it. Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson on…

Duterte defends Pharmally Corp. in alleged overpriced deals

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 09/11/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has defended the Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corporation on the issue on alleged overpriced personal protective equipment (PPE), as the Senate continues to investigate government deals with the company during the pandemic. In…

Michael Yang, Pharmally officials face arrest after no-show in Senate probe

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter 09/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A warrant of arrest will be issued against former presidential economic adviser Michael Yang after the Senate blue ribbon committee cited him in contempt. During Tuesday’s hearing, Senate blue ribbon committee chairman Senator Richard…

Senate Blue Ribbon to LTO-7: Go after erring motorcycle dealers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee has instructed the Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) to go after the motorcycle dealers allegedly falsifying documents and cheating their customers of proper registrations. The Blue…

Motorcycle-riding groups to Senate: Give justice to victims of fraudulent deals

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Motorcycle-riding groups in Cebu City are urging the Senate Blue Ribbon committee to give justice to the victims of motorcycle dealers allegedly cheating them in their purchase of vehicles.  The motorcycle-riding groups conducted…

Senate hearing drives Senator Gordon to tears

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 10/13/2019

The top post in the Philippine National Police has become a hot seat for beleaguered PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde that he has decided to vacate it on October 29 or 9 days ahead of his birthday when…

Ninja cops hound Albayalde

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 10/06/2019

The Senate Blue Ribbon committee hearings on the loopholes of the Good Conduct Time Allowance GCTA law has taken an odd turn after Senator Richard Gordon, chairman of the committee invited former Criminal Investigation and Detection Group…

Chiong couple refuses to attend Senate probe on GCTA law

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “We will not face the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee.” This was the statement of couple Thelma and Dionysio Chiong, in relation to the release of the three out of seven men convicted for the…

Richard Tan’s camp decries ‘unfair’ Gordon’s committee report

Inquirer.net 10/14/2017

Richard Tan is just a forwarder. The heat is on him because he’s the convenient excuse.” This was the defense of the camp of Chinese businessman Richard Tan, who was described by the Senate blue ribbon committee…

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