Prosecution presented strong evidence against Estrada — Sandiganbayan

January 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on Prosecution presented strong evidence against Estrada — Sandiganbayan 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, Jan. 11 (PNA) — After securing the denial of the petition for bail of detained Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. in 2014, Ombudsman prosecutors scored another victory after the Sandiganbayan rejected Senator Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada's petition for bail for his alleged involvement in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam.

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Abad on lawyer's PDAF claim: Total nonsense

August 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on Abad on lawyer's PDAF claim: Total nonsense 

MANILA, Aug. 11 — Budget and Management Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad on Tuesday slammed allegations made by Bonifacio Alentajan — who recently filed a motion in the Sandiganbayan to implead Abad in a string of Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) cases — saying that these claims were “divorced from reality” and “lacked substance.”

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De Lima: US forfeiture raps vs. Napoles' assets to help strengthen pending PDAF cases in PHL

July 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on De Lima: US forfeiture raps vs. Napoles' assets to help strengthen pending PDAF cases in PHL 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo

MANILA, July 15 (PNA) — Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila M. De Lima on Wednesday said that the forfeiture case in the United States against the assets of Janet Lim Napoles will help strengthen the pending priority development assistance fund (PDAF) cases in the Philippines.

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Rep. Bataoil maintains his PDAF was used properly

May 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on Rep. Bataoil maintains his PDAF was used properly 

DAGUPAN CITY, May 15 –Pangasinan Second District Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil said he is unperturbed by media reports he channeled Php4.4 million of his Priority Assistance Development Fund. (PDAF) or pork barrel to a supposedly non-existent Non-Government Organization "Kabuhayan at Kalusugan Alay sa Masa Foundation..

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Alcala denies allegations DA misused Php14.4-B funds

April 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Alcala denies allegations DA misused Php14.4-B funds 

By Ceilito M. Reganit

MANILA, April 22 (PNA) — Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala on Wednesday denied allegations that his department squandered more than Php 14.4 billion in 2013 in questionable projects and stressed that ever since taking over the helm of the DA, the agency has always ensured the prudent use of public funds entrusted to it to benefit farmers and fishers and the Filipino people.

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Five former and active House members charged with plunder and graft before Sandiganbayan

February 6, 2015 by · Comments Off on Five former and active House members charged with plunder and graft before Sandiganbayan 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Feb. 5 (PNA) — The Office of the Ombudsman on Thursday filed plunder, graft and malversation charges against five former members of the House of Representatives before the Sandiganbayan over alleged fraudulent transactions involving Php339 million Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or "pork barrel" funds.

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Ombudsman moves to garnish Estrada’s Php 183.79-M alleged ill-gotten wealth

February 6, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ombudsman moves to garnish Estrada’s Php 183.79-M alleged ill-gotten wealth 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo

MANILA, Feb. 5 (PNA) — The Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) on Thursday filed before the Sandiganbayan an “Ex Parte Motion for Issuance of Writ of Preliminary Attachment/Garnishment” in order to “preserve and prevent any dissipation of prima facie ill-gotten wealth” allegedly acquired by Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada totaling Php 183,793,750.

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Dagupan's annual budget deferred yet

January 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on Dagupan's annual budget deferred yet 

DAGUPAN CITY, Jan. 13 — The city council has yet deferred the approval of the city's proposed 2015 budget even if it was already calendared in its agenda for second reading in Tuesday's regular session of the body.

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Ombudsman junks MRs of 5 ex-solon in Php 399-M PDAF scam

January 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ombudsman junks MRs of 5 ex-solon in Php 399-M PDAF scam 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo

MANILA, Jan. 12 (PNA) — The Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) has upheld the findings of probable cause against former Reps. Rizalina Seachon-Lañete (Masbate), Rodolfo Plaza (Agusan Del Sur), Samuel Dangwa (Benguet), Constantino Jaraula (Cagayan de Oro City) and Edgar Valdez (APEC) in connection with the misuse of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) totaling Php339 million.

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Albay solon says PDAF abolition brings government closer to poor (Feature)

January 6, 2015 by · Comments Off on Albay solon says PDAF abolition brings government closer to poor (Feature) 

By Danny O. Calleja

LIGAO CITY, Jan. 5 (PNA) – After a couple of minutes waiting for his turn, a middle-aged man in farm clothes anxiously told Albay Rep. Fernando Gonzalez at his district office here Sunday that he needed help for the hospitalization of his badly-ailing son.

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