Gregorio Honasan

Vice presidentiables

PerryScope By Perry Diaz No, it’s not a misprint. What we’re talking about here is the presidential race in 2022. But while the winner of the 2016 presidential election is still anybody’s guess, whoever will be elected vice president in 2016 would be the next president in 2022. And here is the reason why? In my article, “Who doesn’t want to be vice president?” (August Read More …

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By Jess Diaz The Philippine Star  MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Audit (COA) has unearthed a new pork barrel scam, this time involving nearly P515 million coursed through an agency under the Office of the President. This was the first time that irregularities in the use of congressional funds had reached the doorsteps of Malacañang under the administration of President Aquino. The agency involved Read More …

Sens. Juan Ponce Enrile and Bongbong Marcos (File Photo)

By David Dizon ABS-CBNnews.com 23 former and current congressmen also face graft complaints MANILA (1st UPDATE) – A private group filed Friday graft and plunder complaints against businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles, 5 incumbent senators and 23 former and current members of the House of Representatives in connection with the P10 billion pork barrel scam. Included in the lawsuit filed by Citizens Crime Watch are Napoles, Read More …

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By Aie Balagtas See The Philippine Star  MANILA, Philippines – At least 10 people, including lawmakers and officials of government-owned and controlled corporations, will be indicted along with businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles in connection with the pork barrel scam. Levito Baligod, lawyer of the whistle-blowers in the multibillion-peso scam, said two of the 10 are from the National Agribusiness Corp. (NABCOR) who allegedly received millions in Read More …

Janet Lim Napoles (Photo credit: PDI)

PerryScope By Perry Diaz All it took was one whistleblower to expose what a lot of people knew but were afraid to talk about because of the magnitude of the scam involving “ghost projects.”  This scam has been going on for 10 years, costing the government P10 billion, and involving 28 senators and congressmen.  Indeed, it is so big that there is only one way Read More …

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Go on leave, Miriam tells senators tagged in pork barrel scam By Louis Bacani The Philippine Star    MANILA, Philippines – Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago urged the senators tagged in the reported pork barrel scam to go on leave pending investigation by a special presidential panel of prosecutors. The feisty lawmaker called five senators as “persons of interest” after they were accused in reports that they Read More …

Sen. Franklin Drilon

Senators named in scam deny raps   SEN. Franklin Drilon yesterday proposed a limitation in the use of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) amid reports some lawmakers have allegedly made available their PDAF to fake non-government organizations for what turned out to be ghost projects. Drilon made the suggestion as he clarified that not all PDAF or pork barrel funds are being used for Read More …