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COA: No special qualification for pork barrel auditors

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Assistant Commissioner Susan Garcia on Tuesday admitted that availability was the only requirement she looked at when she picked the Special Audit team that found irregularities in the use of lawmakers’ Priority Development Assistance Fund. During...
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Jinggoy raps De Lima silence over ’2nd batch’ of suspects in pork barrel scam

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Detained Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Tuesday said Justice Leila de Lima’s silence on the “second batch” of suspects she had earlier promised to charge over the pork barrel scam could indicate that only he and Senators Ramon […]
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Gigi Reyes asks to use laptop with Wi-Fi in detention cell

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Pork barrel scam suspect Gigi Reyes, the former chief of staff of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, wants a laptop, Wi-Fi connection and printer in her detention cell at Camp Bagong Diwa, her lawyer said Friday. Lawyer Anacleto […]
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Luy wants to limit defense’s access to his hard drive, cites ‘sensitive, personal’ info

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Benhur Luy, principal whistleblower in the alleged multi-billion peso pork barrel fund scam, and standing as witness in the bail hearings of Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr’s plunder case, has sought the Sandiganbayan’s assistance to block the […]
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GMA anchor Melo del Prado files libel raps vs. PDI staff, ex-NABCOR officials for alleged ‘pork’ payoff

MANILA (Mabuhay) — GMA Network radio anchorman Carmelo Magdurulang del Prado (a.k.a. Melo del Prado) on Tuesday filed a libel complaint against staff members of the Philippine Daily Inquirer for its issues last March claiming he received so-called payoffs in […]
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Nancy Binay: COA Commissioner Mendoza out to destroy my family

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Sen. Nancy Binay expressed hope the Commission on Audit’s investigation of the P2.3-billion Makati parking building at the center of overpricing allegations would be fair since it was “public knowledge” that one of the COA commissioners was […]
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3 Aquino impeach raps sufficient in form, according to House body

MANILA, Aug 26 (Mabuhay) – The House of Representatives justice committee has found sufficient in form the last two impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III. During Tuesday’s committee hearing, chairman Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr. noted that 42...
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Aquino gets negative rating from anti-pork protesters

MANILA, Aug 25 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III got a negative rating from hundreds of anti-pork protesters after a Catholic prelate conducted an impromptu survey before the crowd at Rizal Park on Monday. With a paper and pen, Archbishop […]
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Briones: Congress can’t touch JDF

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Why focus on the Supreme Court’s Judiciary Development Fund? Former National Treasurer Leonor Briones raised this question Thursday, saying that lawmakers should scrutinize the management of the revenues of all agencies with fiscal autonomy. The JDF is […]
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Napoles denies linking Manila Rep. Bagatsing to alleged ‘pork’ scam

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Controversial businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles on Tuesday denied implicating Manila Rep. Amado Bagatsing to the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam. “Allow me to clarify at the outset that I never stated that Rep. Bagatsing received or authorized anyone...