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Customs most corrupt gov’t agency — SWS

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) ranked as the most corrupt among the government agencies in a poll conducted among executives of companies according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released Thursday. The survey involved face-to-face interview […]
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Trillanes: Ex-Makati official got 15 checks from Abi Binay’s pork barrel

MANILA   (Mabuhay) — A former department head at the Makati City Hall received 15 checks from the priority development assistance funds of Rep. Abigail Binay, daughter of Vice President Jejomar Binay, documents obtained by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV show. At the […]
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Lacson: Delay in release of funds holding back Yolanda rehab

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former Yolanda rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson on Monday hit the government anew with what he said was a lag behind the release of funds that is holding back progress in the simultaneous programs for the victims of […]
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130,000 families still in makeshift tents in Tacloban

In November of 2013, a powerful typhoon devastated large sections of Eastern Visayas region, particularly the province of Leyte, killing an estimated 6000 people and washed away the homes of more than 200, 000 families. Despite a P75 billion fund […]
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DBM belies Lacson claims on lump-sum funds, DAP in 2015 budget

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has belied former Senator Panfilo Lacson’s claims that this year’s budget contains over P400 billion in lump-sum funds, and a new version of the partially unconstitutional Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP)....
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Ombudsman indicts ERC chair Ducut, ex-Rep. Ruffy Biazon, 4 others for graft

MANILA, July 1 (Mabuhay) — The Office of the Ombudsman has found probable cause to file graft, malversation, and direct bribery charges against Energy Regulatory Commission chief Zenaida Ducut and five former members of the House of Representatives. In a […]
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SC junks plea vs. BBL, calls it premature

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition seeking to declare as unconstitutional the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which is currently still being deliberated in Congress. In a full court session, the magistrates said the petition, filed […]
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LGUs leave disaster funds unused — COA

MANILA, May 21 (Mabuhay)– The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, but local government units (LGUs) tend to leave their calamity funds unused, a recent Commission on Audit (COA) report has revealed. COA’s assessment on […]
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Bangsamoro block grant not ‘pork,’ BBL panel chair clarifies

MANILA, Mar 4 (Mabuhay) – What pork barrel? The chairman of the House ad hoc committee tackling the Bangsamoro Basic Law has disputed allegations that the block grant to be given annually to the Bangsamoro region is a form of […]
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Nancy Binay urges Senate to revive DAP probe

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Nancy Binay urged the Senate on Wednesday to continue its investigation into the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and hold those responsible for it accountable following the Supreme Court’s final decision declaring parts of the DAP...