Monthly Archives: September 2013

Court enters ‘Not Guilty’ plea for Napoles

MANILA — The Makati Regional Trial Court on Monday, Sept. 23, entered a ‘Not Guilty’ plea on behalf of Janet Lim Napoles for the serious illegal detention case filed against her by

Another ‘pork’ scam?

MANILA – Another investigation on alleged irregularities in the disbursement of pork barrel funds has uncovered that three senators and 32 congressmen funnelled a total of P470.715 million to the Philippine Forest

Lacierda says he’ll quit if Tatad proves claims

MANILA — Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said he will resign if former senator Francisco Tatad produces evidence to prove his allegation that Janet Lim Napoles, the alleged mastermind behind the P10 billion

Ex-Chief Justice Puno calls pork ‘evil,’ backs abolition

MANILA  — Retired Chief Justice Reynato Puno has denounced the pork barrel system as an “evil” that people should fight to abolish. Speaking on Saturday before a gathering of Methodist Churches at

Enrile denies betraying former chief aide

MANILA – Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile on Monday denied betraying his former chief of staff, Jessica Gonzales Reyes, his co-accused in the plunder case filed by the National Bureau of Investigation

COA scores DBM over Malampaya Fund release

MANILA — The Commission on Audit (COA) has criticized the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) for haphazardly disbursing P23.6 billion from the Malampaya Fund during the Arroyo administration, which spent 60