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Corruption still a big problem — survey

MORE FILIPINOS are confident that the government is doing well in tackling corruption compared with Asian neighbors, although they also believe corruption in government remains a big problem, a survey from Transparency International showed.

Foreign businessmen want concrete results from corruption probe

FOREIGN business groups are hoping to see concrete results from the Duterte administration’s new crackdown against corruption to increase investor confidence in the country.

Justice dep’t forms core group to investigate state corruption

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) has formed a “core group” that will lead investigations of various agencies for corruption, in line with President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s earlier order, it said in a statement on Wednesday.

An advocate for a better, brighter Philippines

As the former chairman and managing partner of accounting giant SGV & Co., David L. Balangue’s work as an accounting and auditing veteran was...

Embattled transpo official claims allegations are false

THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) official accused of corruption is asking the Department of Transportation (DoTr) to lift his preventive suspension, claiming that the allegations against him are false.

DoTr suspends three officials over corruption allegations

The Department of Transportation (DoTr) has suspended three officials among its ranks on corruption charges. The agency said in a statement Transportation Secretary Arthur P....

CA upholds ruling that led to dismissal of ex-DSWD officials

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed a June 19, 2017 decision by the Office of the Ombudsman which dismissed...

Tourism Promotions Board COO Montano quits

Actor Cesar D. Montano has stepped down as chief operating officer (COO) of the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) amid the controversy over his P80-million...

Lacson wants probe over unreleased P59-M SAF allowance

Senator Panfilo M. Lacson wants a Senate investigation into the alleged withholding of daily subsistence allowance and explosive ordinance disposal hazardous pay worth P59.8-million...

Ombudsman completes recovery of ill-gotten wealth of convicted Laguna mayor

The Office of the Ombudsman has completed the recovery of the ill-gotten wealth of former Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio L. Sanchez and his wife,...

SC denies Napoles’ petition for bail

By Arjay L. Balinbin Alleged pork barrel-scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles's petition for bail has been denied by the Supreme Court (SC), stressing that invoking its...

Ex-customs employee, others charged with graft

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Friday filed graft charges before the Office of the Ombudsman against a former Bureau of Customs (BOC)...

Wig-wearing protesters call for Aguirre’s resignation

Akbayan party-list members on Monday, March 19, protested outside the Department of Justice (DoJ) following alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles' entry into...

Janet Lim-Napoles placed under DOJ’s witness protection program

Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles has been placed under the Department of Justice's (DoJ) Witness Protection Program (WPP), Justice Secretary Vitaliano N....

Corruption perception of the Philippines worsens

THE PHILIPPINES dropped 10 rungs in the 2017 issue of the annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released early this morning by Transparency International. The Philippines...

Panelo tells Napoles: Show proof and give sworn statement on Drilon...

JANET LIM-NAPOLES, the alleged mastermind of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam, should execute a sworn statement in relation to her latest claim...

Duterte to fire 70 cops, 3 generals

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte announced on Thursday, Jan. 11, that around 70 policemen, three generals, and a chairman of a government agency will soon...

ERC commissioners ordered suspended

THE Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the suspension of top officials of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) in connection with “unwarranted benefits” to...

Duterte: No more junkets beginning next year

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte said on Thursday, Dec. 21, he will put an end to junkets starting Jan. 1. “January 1, wala akong pakialam kung...

Duterte to announce mass firing of corrupt cops

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Sunday, Dec. 17, said he is set to fire 60 to 90 police officers including three superintendents on Wednesday...

Ridon, commissioners on urban poor to get the axe

By Rosemarie A. Zamora PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte will fire all commissioners of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) due to alleged corruption...

Duterte says he’ll fire more corrupt officials

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte criticized anew certain corrupt officials who he said used public funds in their unauthorized travels. In a press conference in Davao...

Trillanes taking Gordon to Ombudsman

SENATOR ANTONIO “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV is filing plunder and criminal cases against Senator Richard J. Gordon before the Office of the Ombudsman today,...

PHL woos US aid agency after getting low marks in scorecard

THE Philippines on Friday defended the Duterte administration’s efforts to combat graft, after the country failed to meet the standards in fighting corruption and...

Duterte sacks budget undersecretary for corruption

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has axed a budget official for alleged corruption, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto C. Abella said in a press briefing in Malacañang...

Ex-representative Teves charged over P10-million pork fund

FORMER congressman Herminio G. Teves, who represented the 3rd district of Negros Oriental for three terms from 1998-2007, has been charged with graft and...

DoF conducts lifestyle check

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan Reporter THE DEPARTMENT of Finance’s (DoF) legal team is conducting a lifestyle check on people of its attached agencies -- including...

No sign of alleged fixer in 11th hearing on Customs corruption

WHO IS Jojo Bacud and where in the world is he? The question arose Wednesday at the 11th hearing by the Senate blue ribbon...

Palace: Redacted SALNs open to investigation

MALACAÑANG on Monday said redactions made in the Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) of Cabinet members can be made available for...

Palace disputes think tank’s report on governance in PHL

MALACAÑANG ON Sunday, Sept. 17, disputed a think tank’s report last week on governance in Asia which ranked the Philippines as having the weakest...

New Customs boss kicks off stint with warning

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter CUSTOMS Commissioner Isidro S. Lapeña lost no time in warning his men of a hard-line approach to corruption as...

Lacson: Faeldon benefited from BoC corruption

RECENTLY RESIGNED Bureau of Customs (BoC) commissioner Nicanor E. Faeldon was among the individuals identified by Senator Panfilo M. Lacson on Wednesday as among...

Duterte hints at investigation on gov’t official’s luxurious travels

By Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral Reporter PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday, Aug. 22, said the government is looking into the expensive travels allegedly made by...