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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

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 News2 hr. 29 min. ago

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

Narco-list of bgy heads out next week — PDEA

A VALIDATED list of barangay officials directly or indirectly involved in illegal drug trafficking and abuse will be released by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on orders of President Duterte next week, PDEA chair Director General Aaron N. Aquino yesterday said as he called on voters to totally reject all….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

‘Narco’ officials’ list out this week

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) will release the names of all 211 alleged barangay (village) narco officials who are on its drugs watchlist. In a news conference on Wednesday, PDEA Director Aaron Aquino said President Rodrigo Duterte had ordered him to release the names of the village officials who are allegedly involved in drugs. [...] The post ‘Narco’ officials’ list out this week appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Names of barangay execs in Duterte’s drug list out ‘within the week’ – PDEA

https://twitter.com/MMakalaladINQ/status/988979753976655872   The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is poised to release within the week the names of 216barangay officials in the drug list of President Rodrigo Duterte.   In a press briefing on Wednesday, PDEA Director Aaron Aquino said the list consisted of barangay chairpersons and kagawads.   "I am now finalizing the list and within the week I will call for another press conference, and I will publish finally these 216 barangay kagawads and barangay chairmen who are involved in drugs," Aquino declared.   He said the Palace already gave him the directive to publish the names of those v...Keep on reading: Names of barangay execs in Duterte’s drug list out ‘within the week’ – PDEA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Lacson slams Gordon, likens mouth to incontinent anus

MANILA, Philippines – A new feud is brewing in the Senate – this time between Senators Panfilo Lacson and Richard Gordon. Lacson slammed blue ribbon committee chairman Gordon after the latter made “unreasonable” comments about him, after he questioned Gordon’s recommendation to file graft charges  against former president Benigno Aquino ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Gordon: 10 senators to sign committee report on Dengvaxia probe

Sen. Richard Gordon on Sunday said he expected at least 10 senators to sign his 17-member Senate blue ribbon committee report holding liable former President Benigno Aquino III and his officials for the dengue vaccine controversy and recommending the filing of graft charges against them. Gordon said at least four senators had signed his committee report --- Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, Sen. JV Ejercito, Sen. Gregorio Honasan II and Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri. 'Won't preempt them' Gordon, who chairs the Senate blue ribbon committee that investigated the Dengvaxia controversy, said Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto had committed to sign the report on Monday. ...Keep on reading: Gordon: 10 senators to sign committee report on Dengvaxia probe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

Gordon blasts Trillanes

SENATOR Richard Gordon blasted Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for rejecting the graft charges he recommended against former President Noynoy Aquino in his draft report on the Dengvaxia mess. Gordon, chair of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, took to task individuals who have brought shame to the country, especially those who….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

Duterte’s satisfaction rating, Lacson on Aquino, SC on anti-illegal drug campaign | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: A Social Weather Station survey shows a significant dip in President Rodrigo Duterte's satisfaction rating among the poorest Filipinos in the first quarter of 2018.  Senator Panfilo Lacson vouches for the integrity of former president Benigno Aquino immediately after Senator Dick Gordon recommended graft charges against Aquino over the Dengvaxia vaccine controversy. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Lacson vouches for Aquino s integrity amid Gordon report on Dengvaxia mess

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Panfilo Lacson vouched for the integrity of former president Benigno Aquino III immediately after Senate blue ribbon committee chairman Richard Gordon recommended graft charges against Aquino over the Dengvaxia mess. “Having worked closely with ex-PNoy both in the Senate and Malacañang, it is difficult for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Aquino to face raps for vaccine fiasco

  Sen. Richard Gordon on Wednesday said he would recommend possible criminal charges against former President Benigno Aquino III, former Health Secretary Janette Garin and former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, who, according to him, were all responsible for the Dengvaxia fiasco.   Among the possible charges, Gordon told reporters, are serious physical injuries through reckless imprudence, graft and corruption and violation of the code of conduct and ethical standards for public officials and employees, arising from the procurement of Dengvaxia, a dengue vaccine, for use in a mass immunization program that turned into a disaster.   The immunization prog...Keep on reading: Aquino to face raps for vaccine fiasco.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

PDEA: Charge barangay chiefs for failure to set up BADACs

PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency chair Director General Aaron N. Aquino yesterday pushed for the filing of administrative charges against barangay officials who failed to activate their anti-drug abuse councils despite an order from the Department of the Interior and Local Government many years ago. Aquino said they welcome the DILG’s….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018

PDEA Aims to Free Up to 8k Barangays Yearly from Illegal Drugs

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino targets to free 7,000-8,000 barangays per year from illegal drugs, as President Rodrigo Duterte has four years left to fulfill his campaign promise. “We have a timeline of four years more before the President steps down and we need to clear 7,000-8,000 barangays per year,” Aquino […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018