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Ex-solon charged over ‘ghost projects’

A FORMER Iloilo congressman has been charged before the Sandiganbayan over alleged misuse of his P4.85 million pork barrel on “ghost projects” in 2008. Ex-Rep. Niel Tupas Jr. faced two counts of graft, and one count each of malversation and the complex crime of malversation through falsification. The charges stemmed….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalJul 4th, 2018

Ex-Caloocan lawmaker charged over misuse of P10 million ‘pork barrel

Former Caloocan second district congresswoman Mary Mitzi Cajayon is facing charges before the Sandiganbayan in connection with the alleged misuse of P10 million of her Priority Development Assistance Fund or pork barrel in 2009 for supposed ghost projects......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Ex-solon charged over ‘ghost projects’

A FORMER Iloilo congressman has been charged before the Sandiganbayan over alleged misuse of his P4.85 million pork barrel on “ghost projects” in 2008. Ex-Rep. Niel Tupas Jr. faced two counts of graft, and one count each of malversation and the complex crime of malversation through falsification. The charges stemmed….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Nur Misuari charged for P115M ghost projects in ARMM

Nur Misuari charged for P115M ghost projects in ARMM.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2017

Nur Misuari charged for P115M ghost projects in ARMM - Rappler

Nur Misuari charged for P115M ghost projects in ARMM - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Ampatuan brothers Sajid, Andal Jr charged over alleged ghost projects

Ampatuan brothers Sajid, Andal Jr charged over alleged ghost projects.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2017

Ampatuan brothers Sajid, Andal Jr charged over alleged ghost projects - Rappler

Ampatuan brothers Sajid, Andal Jr charged over alleged ghost projects - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 1st, 2017

Sajid Ampatuan charged 161 times for Maguindanao ghost projects - Inquirer.net

Sajid Ampatuan charged 161 times for Maguindanao ghost projects - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 1st, 2017

Sajid Ampatuan charged 161 times over Maguindanao ghost projects - Inquirer.net

Sajid Ampatuan charged 161 times over Maguindanao ghost projects - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 1st, 2017

Delayed projects cost government P230 million in penalty fees in 2017

MANILA, Philippines – Seven national agencies which obtained millions worth of loans for 2017 were not able to follow the schedule of projects, therefore costing the government P230.17 million worth of commitment fees. Commitment fees are charged by the creditor for loans that were not used. “Based ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Invisible DPWH contractor

August is called the GHOST Month by many Chinese friends and a lot of them were hurrying to finish deals and projects because they consider the Ghost Month largely difficult if not “unlucky.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Roderick Paulate to stand trial for graft, falsification of public documents

Actor and Quezon City Councilor Roderick Paulate will stand trial before the Sandiganbayan for graft and falsification of public documents. The Sandiganbayan denied his motion to dismiss charges filed against him for violation of the Anti-graft and Corrupt Practices Act section 3(e) and for falsification of public documents. The politician was previously indicted for allegedly hiring 30 ghost employees and for directing his chief of staff to use bogus job orders and salary records from July to November 15, 2010. In its ruling, the Sandiganbayan's 7th division said Paulate's motion lacks merit.--- Carol Balita/INQUIRER.net intern /ee READ: QC Councilor Paulate, aide charged ov...Keep on reading: Roderick Paulate to stand trial for graft, falsification of public documents.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Solon warns vs floods days before Japan deluge

A HOUSE leader has asked the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to get its act together and hasten the bidding as well as implementation of flood control projects. Quezon City Rep. Winston “Winnie” Castelo, who chairs the House committee on Metro Manila development, said the swift action on the bidding….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Charge BURI owners with plunder — solon

The failed maintenance contractors of MRT-3 should be charged with plunder. They allegedly committed the three elements of the non-bailable heinous offense......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Abaya, ex-DOTC execs should be charged with plunder, says solon

PBA party-list Representative Jericho Nograles said that the  Ombudsman should have also charged former Transportation secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya with plunder over the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 maintenance contract. Source link link: Abaya, ex-DOTC execs should be charged with plunder, says solon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

U-Hop ready to comply with DOTr order

With the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) now authorized to set the fares charged by transport network companies (TNCs), an industry player was hopeful of hammering out a compromise that would regulate prevailing fare prices without affecting drivers' incomes. "We will fully comply with the order but we will also see what the bracket [for the fare structure] will be. Hopefully, we can find a middle ground where you can control the fluctuating prices and better service the [riding public without] negatively [affecting] our driver-partners," Jayjay Viray, u-Hop vice president for special projects, said on Tuesday. Second largest TNC With 10,000 vehicles...Keep on reading: U-Hop ready to comply with DOTr order.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

$500M settlement in Nassar case won t be shared equally

By Ed White and David Eggert, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and hundreds of Larry Nassar's victims will be divided up after weighing many factors, including the date and victim's age when the sexual assaults occurred and the impact it had on their lives, lawyers say. The school, where the sports doctor worked for nearly 20 years, announced Wednesday that it would set aside $425 million for 332 women and girls who say Nassar abused them and another $75 million to cover future claims. But it won't have a role in determining how much each victim will receive. That will likely fall to one or two former judges or experienced mediators who will be selected by lawyers to oversee the process, said John Manly, who represents roughly 200 victims in the worst sexual abuse case in sports history. "This can be wrapped up in four or five months," he predicted. Simple math says $425 million divided by 332 people would be $1.28 million each. But it's not "share and share alike," said attorney David Mittleman, whose Lansing-area firm represents 111 victims. Indeed, claims must be evaluated in many ways. Manly said some people could receive "substantially" more than $1.28 million while others get much less. Attorneys will also get a share of any award under agreements they have with clients. "The age of the abuse, the duration of the abuse," Manly said, listing the likely factors. "Treatment in the future and the past. Have you lost earnings? Are there things about a particular case that are aggravating or mitigating." Mittleman said the dates of the assaults will be important. Older abuse probably will be worth less because without the settlement, Michigan State could have been shielded by a statute of limitations. New York attorney Michael Barasch is not involved in the Nassar case but has represented hundreds of victims sexually abused by New York priests. He said a pool of money is "definitely the way to go." "You've got to have a sensible, systematic and transparent solution," Barasch said. "Who better than a fair mediator accepted by everybody? ... Some of these people are going to be disappointed — guaranteed. But I can tell you from my church abuse cases, the vast majority are so appreciative of having finality." Michigan State was accused of ignoring or dismissing complaints about Nassar, some as far back as the 1990s. The school had insisted that no one covered up assaults, although Nassar's boss was later charged with failing to properly supervise him and committing his own sexual misconduct. In a statement Thursday, his first since the settlement, Michigan State President John Engler apologized, calling Nassar an "evil doctor" whose assaults "shocked our campus and the nation." The former Michigan governor was hired as interim leader after Lou Anna Simon's sudden resignation in January. Michigan State hasn't disclosed how it will pay for the settlement besides leaning on insurance companies. Engler told reporters in Lansing on Thursday that he doesn't plan to ask state lawmakers for money. Dianne Byrum, a member of the school's governing board, said Michigan State likely would borrow money, tap savings, delay big projects and consider budget cuts. She said a tuition increase tied specifically to the Nassar case is unlikely. Nassar, 54, will be locked up for the rest of his life under three decades-long sentences for molesting athletes with his hands and possessing child pornography. He's at a federal prison in Arizona. In addition to working at Michigan State, Nassar worked with Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics, which trains U.S. Olympians. His assaults were mostly committed in Michigan at his Lansing-area home, campus clinic and area gyms, but his accusers also said he molested them at a gymnastics-training ranch in Texas and at national and international competitions. The settlement applies only to Michigan State. Lawsuits are still pending against USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee and an elite gymnastics club in the Lansing-area. The deal surpasses the $100 million-plus paid by Penn State University to settle claims by at least 35 people who accused assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse, though the Nassar agreement covers far more victims. ___ Eggert reported from Lansing......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Collapsed bridge in Zambo costs P12M — solon

NEGROS Occidental Rep. Alfredo “Albee” Benitez yesterday revealed that the wooden bridge in Zamboanga City where he and other local officials fell in murky water costs P12-million. Benitez, chairman of the House Committee on Housing and Urban Development, vowed to conduct an in-depth investigation into the housing projects of the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Roderick Paulate charged over ghost employees

Actor and Quezon City Councilor Roderick Paulate has been charged before the Sandiganbayan for allegedly hiring ghost employees in 2010......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Roderick Paulate charged over ghost employees - Philippine Star

Roderick Paulate charged over ghost employees - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Roderick Paulate charged over ghost employees

Quezon City Councilor Roderick Paulate allegedly defrauded the government of P1.109 million by hiring in his office 30 fictitious or “ghost” job contractors from July to November 2010......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018