MA. REINA LEANNE TOLENTINO, TMT

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The Commission on Audit (COA) has urged the Philippine Forest Corp. (PFC) to investigate the loss of livestock intended for unemployed farmers and laborers. In a 2013 audit report on the PFC, state auditors said the corporation signed an agreement in 2008 with a beneficiary goat farm to which it…

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A FORMER member of the Board of Nursing of the Philippine Regulation Commission was found guilty of violation of the PRC Modernization Act and the Anti-Graft Law for manipulating and leaking nursing licensure test questions in 2006. In a 107-page decision, the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan’s Special Fifth Division sentenced Virginia…

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Former Cavite Governor Erineo “Ayong” Maliksi wants the graft charge filed against him for an alleged irregular procurement of P2.5-million worth of medicines in 2003 dismissed. He argued that the “inordinate delay of about nine years” by the Office of the Ombudsman to resolve his case already violated his right…

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State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) are “in dire need” of full-time teachers, according to the chairman of the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education. The SUCs need about 17,057 full-time faculty, which, Rep. Roman Romulo of Pasig City (Metro Manila) said on Sunday, is the estimated shortage of faculty…

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Former Bacolod City mayor Luzviminda Valdez will finally be arraigned on January 15 after the Sandiganbayan denied for lack of merit her motion seeking the dismissal of the graft and malversation of public funds charges against her. Valdez earlier argued that the cases should be dismissed as she invoked “selective…

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LAWMAKERS on Sunday called for an investigation of the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) and Cebu Pacific for the flight cancelations and delays suffered by travelers during the Christmas holidays. On Saturday, Cebu Pacific offered a refund to passengers affected by flight cancelations and delays between December 23 and January 5…

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AS the Palace stood firm on its decision to increase fares of the Light Rail Transit 1, LRT 2 and Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT 3), opposition group Bayan Muna said it will question the decision before the Supreme Court. The group warned that it has no choice but to…

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Former Technology Resource Center (TRC) Director General Dennis Cunanan has asked the Sandiganbayan to reconsider its denial of his plea to travel abroad. Cunanan, who is facing graft charges in connection with the pork barrel scam, asked the anti-graft court to allow him to go to the United States from…

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