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Ex-general in military corruption scandal cleared in P428M tax case

MANILA, Philippines – The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has acquitted retired Lt Gen Jacinto C. Ligot and wife Erlinda Ligot of 4 counts of tax deficiencies worth P428 million. The CTA Third Division acquitted the Ligots in a decision promulgated January 8, mainly ........»»

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DND probes Subic scandal

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said yesterday he would order a probe on the possible involvement of DND personnel with a US submarine commander relieved of his post for hiring prostitutes in the Philippines March of last year. Capt. Travis Zettel was reportedly relieved of his command last August following a “loss of confidence” in his […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJan 15th, 2019Related News

Malaysia probes claim China offered to bail out 1MDB

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia said Tuesday, January 8, it was investigating claims China offered to help bail out scandal-hit state fund 1MDB and get foreign probes into the controversy dropped in return for securing infrastructure deals. Huge sums were purportedly looted from the Malaysian government fund in an audacious fraud, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 8th, 2019Related News

French cardinal to go on trial over child abuse cover up

LYON, France - The highest-profile Catholic cleric to be caught up in a paedophile scandal in France is to go on trial on Monday charged with failing to report a priest who abused boy scouts in the 1980s and 90s. Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon, is to stand trial along ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 5th, 2019Related News

Second chance

Before Christmas 2018, Ateneo de Manila resolved the bullying scandal by dismissing from its high school the teenage bully who was seen on video beating up another boy in the school toilet......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 3rd, 2019Related News

AP Exclusive: Vatican letter undermines US cardinal on abuse

  VATICAN CITY --- A Vatican letter obtained by The Associated Press makes clear that the Holy See blocked U.S. bishops from taking measures to address the clergy sex abuse scandal because U.S. church leaders failed to sufficiently consult with Rome beforehand. The Nov. 11 letter from the Vatican's Cardinal Marc Ouellet provides the primary reason why Rome balked at the measures that were to be voted on by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during its Nov. 12-14 assembly. The blocked vote stunned abuse survivors and other Catholics who were demanding action from U.S. bishops on priestly sex abuse. Ouellet's letter undermines the version of events provided by the co...Keep on reading: AP Exclusive: Vatican letter undermines US cardinal on abuse.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 1st, 2019Related News

DerSpiegel suspends 2 editors after fake news scandal

BERLIN, Germany – Influential German news weekly Der Spiegel, shaken by a scandal over a reporter who admitted faking stories for years, said it has suspended two senior editors. The contracts of Ullrich Fichtner, an editor in chief, and Matthias Geyer, a chief editor, have been "suspended until the (magazine's) internal ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 29th, 2018Related News

French prosecutors probe Macron ex-bodyguard over passports

PARIS, France – Paris prosecutors on Saturday, December 29, opened an investigation into illegal use of diplomatic passports by President Emmanuel Macron's disgraced former bodyguard in another potential scandal for the French leader. Alexandre Benalla, a former campaign bodyguard who got a senior job after Macron's election victory last year, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 29th, 2018Related News

Thailand’s deputy PM found innocent in luxury watch scandal

Investigators have found Thailand’s deputy prime minister innocent of failing to declare his assets a year after he was discovered to have a number of luxury watches that would have been out of reach of his government salary. Thailand’s deputy PM found innocent in luxury watch scandal Source link: Thailand’s deputy PM found innocent in luxury watch scandal.....»»

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Thai anti-graft agency drops probe into Rolex General

  BANGKOK, Thailand – A graft probe into the luxury watch collection of Thailand's junta number two was dropped Thursday, December 27, sparking the ire of the public and political opponents of the military. The country's anti-corruption agency cited "no grounds" for an investigation into the scandal surrounding Prawit Wongsuwan 's penchant ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 27th, 2018Related News

Saudi king orders major government reshuffle

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – King Salman of Saudi Arabia ordered a major government reshuffle on Thursday, December 27, replacing the ministers of foreign affairs and information, a royal decree said. The shake up comes as the kingdom grapples with international outrage over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi , a scandal that ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 27th, 2018Related News

Singaporean blogger fights back against PM libel suit

SINGAPORE, Singapore --- A Singaporean blogger is fighting back after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sued him for defamation for sharing an article on Facebook linking the leader to a corruption scandal. Singapore has long been criticized for restricting free speech and other political rights, as well as slapping critics with financially ruinous libel suits. Observers say the government is increasingly targeting online criticism --- the case against blogger Leong Sze Hian comes the same month the editor of a news portal was charged with defamation. The prime minister lodged the defamation suit against Leong earlier in December for posting on his Facebook page a link to an articl...Keep on reading: Singaporean blogger fights back against PM libel suit.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 27th, 2018Related News

Role-model moms

As part of this corner’s year-ender, I did a random survey on who are the Top 3 Role-Model Moms in showbiz, based on these criteria: wholesome image (meaning, untainted by neither controversy nor scandal), respect for spouse (especially on social media) and not washing dirty linen in public......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 25th, 2018Related News

Kylian Mbappe stars, ball-tampering scandal, Serena Williams outburst: 2018 sporting highlights

It was a memorable year for sports in 2018, with the World Cup in Russia, a cricketing controversy and Serena Williams' bizarre outburst grabbing the headlines. Here, AFP Sport takes a look at 10 sporting highlights from the last 12 months: FRANCE WIN WORLD CUP France won the World Cup on July 15 in Moscow, beating Croatia 4-2 in the highest-scoring final for 52 years. Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann all hit the target. Mbappe was not even born when France claimed the World Cup on home soil in 1998, their only previous win. THOMAS TAKES TOUR DE FRANCE Welshman Geraint Thomas savoured the sweetest of Tour de France victories on July 29, eclipsing all challengers inc...Keep on reading: Kylian Mbappe stars, ball-tampering scandal, Serena Williams outburst: 2018 sporting highlights.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 24th, 2018Related News

Scandal and justice: 'MeToo reached the sports world in 2018

The #MeToo movement reached the sports world in 2018 with a scandal that reverberated not just in locker rooms and gyms but in courthouses, in boardrooms and at kitchen tables......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 24th, 2018Related News

Scandal and justice: 'MeToo reached the sports world in 2018

One by one they came forward, more than 150 in all. Fearful yet defiant. Vulnerable but resolute, buoyed by the hope of catharsis and the promise of justice. Standing in a Michigan courtroom last January, women and girls sexually abused by Larry Nassar confronted the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor, and over seven draining days detailed the devastating effect the molestation had on their lives. The #MeToo movement reached the sports world in 2018 with a scandal that reverberated not just in locker rooms and gyms but in courthouses, in boardrooms and at kitchen tables. The sight of women being not just heard but believed --- combined with other breakth...Keep on reading: Scandal and justice: #MeToo reached the sports world in 2018.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 23rd, 2018Related News

Goldman Sachs CEO defends bank in 1MDB scandal

NEW YORK, USA – The head of Goldman Sachs defended the investment bank's handling of the scandal-plagued Malaysian fund 1MDB on Friday, December 21, saying much criticism of the financial giant was unfair. "I cannot stress enough how integrity is a cornerstone of our culture," newly-installed Chief Executive David Solomon ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 22nd, 2018Related News

Ex-NBA coach Rick Pitino to guide Greek club Panathinaikos | Inquirer Sports

Former NBA coach Rick Pitino, fired last year by the University of Louisville after a pay for play recruiting scandal, has agreed to coach Greek club Panathinaikos, according to his agent. Drew Rosenh.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsDec 21st, 2018Related News

1MDB banker faces US extradition

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia on Wednesday moved to extradite to the United States a former Goldman Sachs banker embroiled in the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal, even as he faces charges in the Southeast Asian country. Huge sums of public money were allegedly stolen from Malaysia’s 1MDB sovereign wealth fund and used to buy everything from […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsDec 19th, 2018Related News

‘Predator’ priests unmasked

CHICAGO — Jesuit authorities for 20 US states on Monday released the names of 89 priests with credible allegations of child sexual abuse dating as far back as 1950. The disclosures by the Jesuit provinces of Maryland and USA Midwest are the latest chapter in the ongoing sexual abuse scandal roiling the Catholic Church and […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsDec 19th, 2018Related News