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Philippine agency urges graft charges against former president Aquino

MANILA — The Philippine anti-graft agency on Wednesday recommended charges of corruption against former president Benigno Aquino, for disbursing more than a billion dollars of state funds without the required approval of Congress. Aquino, the only son of democracy icon and former leader Corazon Aquino, also faces separate charges of negligence over the deaths of 44 […].....»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonJun 21st, 2018

Philippine agency urges graft charges against former president Aquino

MANILA — The Philippine anti-graft agency on Wednesday recommended charges of corruption against former president Benigno Aquino, for disbursing more than a billion dollars of state funds without the required approval of Congress. Aquino, the only son of democracy icon and former leader Corazon Aquino, also faces separate charges of negligence over the deaths of 44 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Charges against Aquino hints at presidential cycle of prosecuting predecessor

Former President Benigno Aquino III is being sued for graft and technical malversation for his alleged role in the use of controversial anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia in vaccination programs approved during his incumbency. The slew of charges filed against him since the end of his presidency shows a recent pattern in Philippine presidents filing charges against […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Sandigan defers Noynoy arraignment on Mamasapano charges

The Sandiganbayan has deferred the arraignment of former President Benigno Aquino III, former Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima and former Special Action Force commander Getulio Napeñas on graft and usurpation of authority charges over the 2015 Mamasapano incident......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

De Lima wishes ‘vindication’ for ex-President Noynoy over Mamasapano case

DetainedSenator Leila de Lima has only one wish forformer President BenignoS. Aquino III,who has been chargedbefore the Sandiganbayan over the 2015 Mamasapano carnage: Vindication.   The Office of the Ombudsman has filed graft and usurpation of authority charges against Aquino for allowing then suspended Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima to participate in the planning of the Mamasapano operation that resulted in the deaths of the 44 Special Action Forces (SAF) policemen.   But De Lima, who served as Justice Secretaryat the time of the incident, was confident theformerChief Executive wouldbe able to defend himself before the court ...Keep on reading: De Lima wishes ‘vindication’ for ex-President Noynoy over Mamasapano case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2017

Aquino posts bail, Duterte meets Putin, Trump on South China Sea | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Former president Benigno Aquino posts bail amounting to P40,000 for graft and usurpation of authority charges at the Sandiganbayan.  Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he would have American lawmakers critical of his war on drugs barred from entering the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte chooses to give a light-hearted response to a statement ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2017

It’s a go for Yap’s trial at Sandiganbayan

The Sandiganbayan will proceed with the trial of former Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap, now a Bohol representative, in connection with an employee car plan deemed disadvantageous to the government. In a 32-page resolution dated Dec. 5, the court's Sixth Division denied Yap's motion to quash and affirmed that the elements of valid graft charges were sufficiently stated to warrant a full-blown trial. The cases stemmed from the approval of a car plan, which, from 2008 to 2009, allowed 10 Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) employees to use the agency's funds to secure personal loans they obtained from the Philippine National Bank (PNB). Yap argued that he was absent dur...Keep on reading: It’s a go for Yap’s trial at Sandiganbayan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

U.N. expert urges Philippines to drop charges against Rappler, Ressa

MANILA, Philippines – David Kaye, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, released a statement on Thursday, December 6, calling on the Philippine government to drop its charges against Rappler Holdings Corporation and its president, Maria Ressa. “In light of past measures taken against Rappler, I am concerned that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Ex-PSC chair Harry Angping acquitted from graft charges

  MANILA, Philippines --- The Sandiganbayan has acquitted former Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chair Harry Angping of graft charges stemming from allegedly hiring janitors without public bidding.   In the 46-page decision dated December 4, the Sandiganbayan Sixth Division said that Angping and co-accused Philcare Manpower Services President Edmundo Montanes were acquitted because the prosecution failed to prove their guilt.   According to the complaint filed by the Office of the Ombudsman in 2013, Angping and Montanes conspired with each other, and therefore "unlawfully and criminally gave unwarranted benefits" to Philcare Manpower Service when they hir...Keep on reading: Ex-PSC chair Harry Angping acquitted from graft charges.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Lifting of mine permits suspension seen

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) and the inter-agency Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) will be recommending the lifting of the suspension on the issuance of new mining permits once the second package of the administration's tax reform is implemented. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association conference in Baguio City, MGB director Wilfredo Moncano said the additional taxes to be imposed on mining firms were already enough to fulfill the condition of an executive order on the suspension on the issuance of new mining permits. Under Executive Order 79 issued by former President Benigno Aquino III, the issuance of ...Keep on reading: Lifting of mine permits suspension seen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Gordon to PDEA chief Aquino: Why let your ex-deputy off the hook over drug smuggling case? | News

Senate Blue Ribbon panel chair and Senator Richard Gordon has questioned the failure of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Aaron Aquino to file charges against his suboridinate, forme.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Duterte to Lapeña and Aquino: Stop blaming each other

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte called on his two appointees, customs chief Isidro Lapeña and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino to stop pointing fingers at each other and just work together. "Instead of killing the idiots, sila ang nagtuturuan (they are the ones pointing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

Sen. Bam Aquino s Sponsorship Speech for Philippine Space Agency

September 10, 2018. Magandang hapon, Mr. President, majority floor leader at mga kasama sa Senado. I address you today to sponsor Senate Bill No. 1983 under Committee Report No. 434 entitled An Act Establishing The Philippine Space Development And Utilization Policy And Creating The Philippine Space Agency, And For… Source link link: Sen. Bam Aquino's Sponsorship Speech for Philippine Space Agency.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

NFA chief accused of diverting P5.1-billion fund

The president of the Samahan ng Industriyang Agrikultura filed graft charges yesterday against National Food Authority administrator Jason Aquino and another official for allegedly diverting the agency’s P5.1-billion fund intended to stabilize price and supply of rice and corn......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Duterte: Seized P6.8-B shabu shipment in Cavite ‘speculative’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte called reports on the P6.8-billion “shabu” (methamphetamine) shipment caught by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) last week as “purely speculative.” Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino said that the illegal substance was contained in the seized magnetic lifters at a warehouse in Cavite but when the authorities reached… link: Duterte: Seized P6.8-B shabu shipment in Cavite ‘speculative’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

NBI files case vs Aquino, others over Dengvaxia purchase

Graft charges have been filed against former president Benigno Aquino III and several former and current Cabinet officials in connection with the Dengvaxia controversy, the National Bureau of Investigation confirmed yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Ex-President Aquino, 2 others face charges for Dengvaxia fiasco

The National Bureau of Investigation has filed graft charges against former President Benigno Aquino III and two members of his Cabinet over the P3-billion Dengvaxia fiasco. Charged with Aquino in the complaint filed in the Office of the Ombudsman on Friday were former Health Secretary Janette Garin and former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad. There was no immediate comment from the three former officials on Monday. Officials of the French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Health were also charged. Compounding the troubles of Garin, the Public Attorney's Office (PAO) has brought another criminal complaint against the ...Keep on reading: Ex-President Aquino, 2 others face charges for Dengvaxia fiasco.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

NBI files malversation raps vs Aquino, 18 others over P3.5B Dengvaxia mess

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has asked Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales to file technical malversation and graft-related charges against former president Benigno Aquino 3rd and 18 other government officials over the nationwide implementation of the P3.5 billion dengue immunization project that was later deemed unsafe. Aside from Aquino, former Health secretaries Janette Garin and Paulyn [...] The post NBI files malversation raps vs Aquino, 18 others over P3.5B Dengvaxia mess appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Suffering same fate as De Lima sometimes cross his mind, Aquino admits

  Former President S. Benigno Aquino IIIsaid on Monday that he sometimes think about the possibility of him suffering the same fate that befell Senator Leila De Lima.   The former Philippine leader attended the preliminary investigation on the controversial national anti-dengue vaccination project at the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Manila to answer the criminal complaint filed against him in relation to inoculation program.   Aquino, together with former Health Secretary Janette Garin, former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, and several others were facing a complaint due to possible violation of Section 3 of Republic Act (RA) 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corr...Keep on reading: Suffering same fate as De Lima sometimes cross his mind, Aquino admits.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Nationwide Round-Up

Ex-PCSO GM Uriarte cleared by Sandiganbayan ANTI-GRAFT court Sandiganbayan has dropped the P365.9-million plunder charges against former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) general manager Rosario C. Uriarte. The ruling came a year after the Supreme Court (SC) acquitted former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and former PCSO budget and accounts manager Benigno B. […] The post Nationwide Round-Up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

PDEA on drug list, Duterte signs contractualization EO, Mueller on Trump | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Chief Aaron Aquino says they will apologize if their newly released drug list turns out to have errors.  President Rodrigo Duterte on Labor Day signs an executive order banning illegal contracting and sub-contracting.  Australian nun Patricia Fox vows to return to the Philippines.  The Land Transportation Office in Western Visayas wants to immediately remove some 1,800 unregistered ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018