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Panay env't officials suspended over land dispute with religious missionaries

Environment officials of Roxas City and Iloilo have been preventively suspended without pay by the Office of the Ombudsman over a land dispute involving religious missionaries and their school. → Read More

Robredo hits historical revisionism on Ninoy Aquino Day

Vice President Leni Robredo criticized the supposed revision of history by some quarters on Ninoy Aquino Day, saying this undermined the late lawmaker's fight against late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' regime. → Read More

Napoles camp asks prosecution to specify legal citations that apply to her cases

MANILA - The new lawyers of jailed businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles has asked the Sandiganbayan 5th Division to compel the prosecution to specify “authorities” or legal citations that would apply to her plunder case involving the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of former senator Jinggoy Estrada. → Read More

COA flags NEA’s P10.45-billion subsidies to electric coops with pending liquidations

MANILA - The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged the continuous release of subsidies by the National Electrification Administration as it disbursed a total of P10.45 billion in subsidies given to electric cooperatives throughout the country despite unliquidated funds through the years. → Read More

COA: Chinese firm got Kaliwa Dam contract through negotiated deal

MANILA- The Commission on Audit questioned the awarding of the Kaliwa Dam project in Quezon province to China Energy Engineering Corporation Limited in what seemed like a negotiated contract under the guise of public bidding. → Read More

Ex-Customs official, others found guilty of administrative raps

Former Bureau of Customs deputy collector for operations Ramon Hernandez was found guilty of gross neglect of duty and grave misconduct by the Ombudsman for the unauthorized transfer of 539 cargo containers from the Manila International Container Port to the Port of Batangas in 2011. → Read More

Napoles insists on outright dismissal of Estrada plunder case

MANILA - Malacañang insisted Thursday that it is not violating any law in banning Rappler and its journalists from entering Palace grounds and covering the events of President Rodrigo Duterte. → Read More

Jesse Robredo foundation launches awards for mayors

MANILA - A foundation named after late interior secretary Jesse Robredo launched Thursday awards for local chief executives who embody his style of leadership. → Read More

Robredo hopes De Lima cleared of drug charges soon

Vice President Leni Robredo on said Thursday she hoped that Sen. Leila de Lima would soon be cleared of the drug charges that led to her 2-year detention so that she can fulfill her duties as lawmaker. → Read More

Acosta accused of using Dengvaxia issue for corruption in PAO

Employees of the Public Attorneys Office have asked the Office of the Ombudsman to issue a preventive suspension order against PAO chief Persida Acosta and her forensics chief Dr. Erwin Erfe for alleged corruption in the agency. → Read More

Sandiganbayan orders preventive suspension of Naga City, Cebu mayor over graft case

MANILA - The Sandiganbayan anti-graft court has ordered the suspension of a Cebu mayor for 90 days in connection with the graft case he is facing for alleged illegal issuance of mayor's permit to an energy company. → Read More

Ex-Daanbantayan mayor convicted over P500,000 loan to businessman

Former Daanbantayan, Cebu mayor Ma. Luisa Loot was found guilty of graft and malversation of public funds over a P500,000 loan that she approved for a businessman 12 years ago. → Read More

Ex-agri official acquitted of perjury for declaring overvalued property in SALN

The Sandiganbayan 7th Division acquitted former Agriculture undersecretary Belinda Gonzales who was accused of two counts of perjury for the overvaluation of her property in her 2005 and 2006 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth. → Read More

COA flags poor execution of P20-B irrigation contracts

MANILA - The Commission on Audit (COA) said a total of P20.704 billion worth of contracts and projects of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) incurred significant delays as proper planning and implementation were not strictly observed. → Read More

COA tells Comelec to liquidate P1.6 billion expenses

MANILA - The Commission on Audit has required the Commission on Elections to “immediately liquidate” its cash advances totaling P1.637 billion, including P1.202 billion spent during the 2018 Barangay and Sangguinang Kabataan elections. → Read More

Sandiganbayan suspends Romblon solon facing graft

MANILA – The Sandiganbayan anti-graft court has ordered the suspension of Romblon Rep. Eleandro Jesus Madrona for 90 days in connection with the graft case he is facing for the alleged irregular purchase of fertilizers in 2004. → Read More

PAL loses appeal on nearly P9 million in liquor, tobacco taxes

The flag carrier's petition lacked merit and it should have filed an administrative claim before the Bureau of Internal Revenue before seeking redress from the court, the tribunal said in its ruling dated Aug. 8. → Read More

COA flags P254-M DepEd contract for error-filled textbooks

State auditors have urged the Department of Education to correct errors in P254.4-million worth of textbooks being used in public schools. → Read More

Agri chief Dar eyes 3 to 4 percent farm sector growth

On his first day in office, Sec. William Dar said Duterte ordered him to help farmers and fishermen increase their output. → Read More

Tax collections in Marawi up by 63 pct, P853-M spent on infra: COA

The Commission on Audit praised the Marawi City government for its “significant accomplishments” in 2018 through its various infrastructure projects amounting to P853.719 million, most of which are already completed. → Read More