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Former Philippine VP faces new graft case

MANILA: Former vice president Jejomar Binay is facing a new graft complaint arising from the allegedly anomalous sale of of a prime property owned by the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) to a re.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsJun 14th, 2018

Former Philippine VP faces new graft case

MANILA: Former vice president Jejomar Binay is facing a new graft complaint arising from the allegedly anomalous sale of of a prime property owned by the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) to a re.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Lao hopes to join UP teammates Desiderio, Dario in the PBA

He may have taken the road less travelled, but Kyles Lao has no regrets with the path he took in his basketball career.   Opting to forego his final playing year in the UAAP, the former Xavier standout missed on a chance to be a part of the UP Fighting Maroons, which reached the Finals of the recently-concluded Season 81 cage wars and finished runner-up to defending champion Ateneo.   But rather than look on what could have been, all he feels is pride with what his alma mater was able to accomplish.   "A part of me is happy and proud na UP overcame the culture of losing and became a finalist this season," Lao said as the Fighting Maroons reached the championship round for the first time since 1986.   It doesn't mean that Lao drew the short end of the stick, too.   The UAAP Season 76 Rookie of the Year have made the most of his time away from Diliman, suiting up for AMA Online Education in the PBA D-League and Manila Stars in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL), and now, will be making the biggest gamble of his career as he enters the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft.   "Instead of going back to UP, I've joined a lot of commercial leagues, MPBL and D-League which I've learned a lot from. My teammates and coaches imparted a lot of knowledge on me, on how I prepare myself and how I approach the game," said Lao at the weekly Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum presented by San Miguel Corporation, Tapa King, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) at Tapa King-Cubao on Tuesday.   "I'm not saying na hindi ko siya makukuha sa UP, but it's not a bad path that I took. I have no regrets because this is where I am now," he said.   Lao is one of the 48 hopefuls who are set to infuse new blood to the 44-year-old professional league through the annual rookie draft proceedings, set on Sunday at Robinson's Midtown in Ermita, Manila.   Coming in confident on what he feels is "the best shape of his career," Lao also wouldn't mind linking it up with former UP brethrens in Paul Desiderio and Diego Dario, both of whom are also making the leap to the pros, wherever that team may be.   "Syempre, I would be happy. Being with familiar faces isn't bad in any case,” said Lao.   “I know how Paul and Diego play and within the system of any coach, I know I can jell with them easily. To be given the chance, it will be reminiscent of our UP Maroon days kung bibigyan kami ng pagkakataon," Lao added.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Ex-Leyte mayor faces graft CASE

The Office of the Ombudsman filed a graft case before the Sandiganbayan against former mayor Anlie Apostol of Carigara, Leyte for allegedly releasing P5.4 million as payment to a firm...READ MORE The post Ex-Leyte mayor faces graft CASE appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

Ombudsman must act firmly on Genuino case

The Office of the Ombudsman should view the graft case against ex-Pagcor Chairman Efraim Genuino and other officials for bypassing the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) in remitting funds directly to the Philippine Amateur Swimming Association Inc. (PASA) as an opportunity to demonstrate the Duterte administration’s resolve to effectively fight corruption without favor. So far, however,… link: Ombudsman must act firmly on Genuino case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

Ombudsman must act firmly on Genuino case

The Office of the Ombudsman should view the graft case against ex-Pagcor Chairman Efraim Genuino and other officials for bypassing the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) in remitting funds directly to...READ MORE The post Ombudsman must act firmly on Genuino case appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

Ex-PSC chief seeks court’s nod for Malaysia trip

Former Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Harry Angping has asked the Sandiganbayan to allow him to leave the country for four days despite his pending graft case in connection with the alleged anomalous hiring of personnel in 2009......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Swedish actor faces murder case for killing Filipina wife

MANILA, Philippines – A Swedish actor-director faces a murder case after allegedly killing his 28-year-old Filipina wife, Mailyn Conde Sinambong, said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday, October 2.  The DFA said that based on initial information gathered by the Philippine embassy in Oslo, Sinambong "succumbed to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

SKorean ex-president Park’s sentence extended

SEOUL: A South Korean appeal court on Friday extended ex-president Park Geun-hye’s prison sentence for corruption and abuse of power by one year. The decision by the Seoul High Court means the former head of state, who was ousted after a sprawling graft scandal triggered mass protests, faces 25 years in jail in the case. [...] The post SKorean ex-president Park’s sentence extended appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

Evidence of graft strong against ex-PCSO officials

The Sandiganbayan has denied the plea of three former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) officials to be allowed to file a demurrer in their graft and misconduct case even as it found the prosecution's evidence strong enough to lead to their conviction. Former General Manager and Vice Chair Rosario Uriarte and former board members Jose Taruc V and Fatima Valdes --- who all served during the Arroyo administration --- were accused of getting a free trip to Australia from the contractor of a now scuttled lottery paper supply deal. Strong evidence In a five-page resolution dated July 20, the court's Sixth Division rejected their motion to cut the trial short and seek the c...Keep on reading: Evidence of graft strong against ex-PCSO officials.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

Philippine agency urges graft charges against former president Aquino

MANILA — The Philippine anti-graft agency on Wednesday recommended charges of corruption against former president Benigno Aquino, for disbursing more than a billion dollars of state funds without the required approval of Congress. Aquino, the only son of democracy icon and former leader Corazon Aquino, also faces separate charges of negligence over the deaths of 44 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Australian gets life in Philippine child sex abuse case

An Australian man has been sentenced to life in a Philippine prison as part of a notorious child sexual abuse case in which prosecutors say he chained the victims like dogs.Peter Scully still faces.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Aussie gets life in shocking child sex abuse case

AN Australian man has been sentenced to life in a Philippine prison as part of a notorious child sexual abuse case in which prosecutors say he chained the victims like dogs. Peter Scully still faces another trial and dozens more charges, including allegations he made child pornography and murdered a….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Sandiganbayan acquits Rosario Uriarte of plunder in PCSO intel fund scam case

MANILA, Philippines – The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan acquitted former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office general manager Rosario Uriarte of plunder in the P366-million  PCSO intelligence fund scam  case. Uriarte was the last accused in the plunder case. The Sandiganbayan earlier acquitted 6 of Uriarte's co-accused from 2015 to 2017, while ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

LTFRB chief faces abuse, graft case

LEGAZPI CITY --- The former Bicol regional director of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has filed a complaint against his ex-boss, LTFRB Chair Martin Delgra, accusing Delgra of abuse of power and of allegedly protecting erring bus firms. In a complaint-affidavit submitted to the Office of the Ombudsman on April 27, Jun Abrazaldo, who was removed by Delgra as Bicol regional director of the LTFRB, accused Delgra of abuse of authority in sacking him. Delgra fired Abrazaldo based on a report by the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (Nica). Favoring companies In his complaint, Abrazaldo accused Delgra of intervening for Decker Cargo Logistic...Keep on reading: LTFRB chief faces abuse, graft case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

Quezon City councilor faces graft, falsification raps

A FORMER actor-comedian-turned-Quezon City councilor is facing a graft case before the Sandiganbayan for allegedly causing the hiring of 30 “fictitious job contractors” in 2010. Charged along with Roderick Paulate was Vicente Bajamunde who was identified in the charge sheet as then-driver and then-liaison officer of Paulate’s office. The Office of the Ombudsman filed the [...] The post Quezon City councilor faces graft, falsification raps appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Loboc mayor faces graft complaint before Ombudsman

BOHOL, Philippines – The Office of the Ombudsman has found enough basis to proceed with the criminal investigation of a case filed against Loboc, Bohol Mayor Helen Calipusan Alaba. The town's chief executive was ordered to answer the complaint lodged by engineer Nilo Sarigumba. "Failure to comply ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

Sereno faces P2-M tax evasion rap, says Internal Revenue official

CHIEF Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is facing a tax evasion charge when she failed to pay at least P2 million in taxable income for her services as government counsel in the case against Philippine International Air Terminals Co. Inc.  (Piatco), which built the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3, an official of the Bureau of Internal [...] The post Sereno faces P2-M tax evasion rap, says Internal Revenue official appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

WATCH | SC TRO halts Mamasapano proceedings, including deferred Aquino arraignment, at Sandiganbayan

MANILA – The Supreme Court on Friday issued a temporary restraining order, effectively halting proceedings at the Sandiganbayan special anti-graft court related to cases of graft and usurpation of authority against former president Benigno Aquino III, former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Alan Purisima, and ex-PNP Special Action Force Director Getulio Napeña. The case came […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

De Lima wishes ‘vindication’ for ex-President Noynoy over Mamasapano case

DetainedSenator Leila de Lima has only one wish forformer President BenignoS. Aquino III,who has been chargedbefore the Sandiganbayan over the 2015 Mamasapano carnage: Vindication.   The Office of the Ombudsman has filed graft and usurpation of authority charges against Aquino for allowing then suspended Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima to participate in the planning of the Mamasapano operation that resulted in the deaths of the 44 Special Action Forces (SAF) policemen.   But De Lima, who served as Justice Secretaryat the time of the incident, was confident theformerChief Executive wouldbe able to defend himself before the court ...Keep on reading: De Lima wishes ‘vindication’ for ex-President Noynoy over Mamasapano case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2017

The Mamasapano massacre: The worst crime ever committed by a Philippine President

THE Ombudsman the other day filed a graft case against former President Benigno Aquino 3rd for, in her words, “utilizing the services”—for the police operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, in January 2015 that led to the massacre of 44 police commandos—of Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima when he was under suspension at the time. What [...] The post The Mamasapano massacre: The worst crime ever committed by a Philippine President appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017