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The Sandiganbayan’s Sixth Division has allowed Rep. Ruby Sahali Tan to travel abroad to attend the fourth round of peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines. Tan, who leads the House Committee on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity, was invited by the Office of the…

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A group of typhoon victims and survivors has filed a graft complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman–Visayas against Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan of Catbalogan City, Samar and two others in connection with the Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) for families affected by Typhoon “Ruby” in 2015. Also named respondents are Nida…

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Former Caloocan City Mayor Enrico Echiverri was arrested at the Sandiganbayan on Thursday on graft charges but he immediately posted bail. Echiveri was at the anti-graft court to attend a hearing on his motion to dismiss the criminal complaint when he was arrested. Echiverri posted P15,000 bail for his provisional…

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The Office of the Ombudsman has filed a case for sexual harassment before the Sandiganbayan against Mateo Lee Jr., former deputy executive director of the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), on the complaint of a former subordinate. According to the charge sheet, Lee allegedly “demand[ed], request[ed] or require[d] sexual…

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The Office of the Ombudsman has filed graft and malversation charges at the Sandiganbayan against former Ilocos Sur Rep. Salacnib Baterina and several others in connection with the alleged anomalous use of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel allocation totaling P33.9 million in 2007. Named respondents in…

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The Office of the Ombudsman has filed a graft case before the Sandiganbayan against former Mayor Avelino Gungob Sr. of Consolacion, Cebu and several others over the alleged procurement of overpriced fertilizers in 2005. Other respondents are then-Municipal Treasurer Rosalina Maglasang, then-Municipal Accountant Lecelie Placibe, then-Municipal Agriculturist Evangeline Puao as…

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HOUSE Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’s threat to impeach Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo is “utterly irresponsible,” Robredo’s camp said on Saturday, as the Vice President denied claims she was behind the impeachment raps filed by the Magdalo party-list group against President Rodrigo Duterte last week. Talking to reporters in Naga…

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THE impeachment complaint filed against President Rodrigo Duterte will end up in the dustbin as there is no solid evidence to back up its allegations, lawmakers declared on Saturday. Davao City Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles said the allegations were “pure hearsay, as the complainant alleges facts which he learned from…

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The Office of the Ombudsman has filed a graft case before the Sandiganbayan against Mayor Randy James Amo of Laurel, Batangas and then-Barangay (village) Chairman Severino Endaya Jr. for allegedly removing the then-president of the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) of the town in 2012 and withholding his salary. Graft…

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