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TO insure that everything she knows about the pork barrel scam be turned into a public record, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago suggested that Janet Lim Napoles be allowed to make a written testimony ahead of her trial in order to reduce the level of threats to her security. Santiago said…

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THREE senators released P38 million of their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) to a questionable non-governmental organization (NGO) last year, according to the Commission on Audit (COA). A COA report said Jose “Jinggoy” Ejercito Estrada, Juan Ponce Enrile, and Loren Legarda channeled part of their “pork” to the People’s Organization…

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SCRAPPING the “pork barrel” system is not enough to end the culture of corruption that has become so pervasive that it has taken root, according to Nueva Segovia Archbishop Ernesto Salgado. In his pastoral statement titled “Stewardship and Christian Witness,” the archbishop said abolishing the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF)…

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Court orders her detention at Fort Santo Domingo Janet Lim-Napoles will be transferred from the Makati City Jail to Fort Santo Domingo in Santa Rosa, Laguna, which authorities said was a more secure facility. Judge Elmo Alameda of the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 on Friday decided on…

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A spartan dormitory at the Makati City Jail will be home for Janet Lim-Napoles for the next several months as she awaits trial for serious illegal detention. However, as of press time, the alleged mastermind of the pork barrel scam who surrendered to President Benigno Aquino 3rd Wednesday night had…

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Janet Lim-Napoles, the central figure in the pork-barrel scandal, surrendered to President Benigno Aquino 3rd late last night, according to radio and television news reports. Napoles turned herself in at 9:37 p.m., the reports said. There were no other details available, but Malacanang was to give a statement later. Napoles’…

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P10-million bounty offered for pork barrel scam fugitive Minutes after President Benigno Aquino 3rd announced a P10-million bounty for high-profile fugitive Janet Lim-Napoles, her lawyer said the woman in the center of pork barrel scandal is willing to surrender if government can assure her safety. The President said the reward,…

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A civil society group on Tuesday slapped charges of plunder, graft and violations of ethical standards against Transportation Undersecretary Jose Perpetuo Lotilla over the non-remittance of P317 million in taxes to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) by information technology (IT) provider Stradcom Corp. In a 12-page complaint filed before…

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AT least a million people were expected, but only close to 70,000 showed up at Rizal Park on Monday to demand the abolition of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or “pork barrel.” Still, organizers hailed the event a success, saying it showed that the people are fed up with…

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THE United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Sunday bared that P1.9 billion in additional allocation has been inserted in the proposed national budget next year for the office of Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd. UNA Secretary General and Navotas Rep. Tobias “Toby” Tiangco said the additional allocation…

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