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ICC a monumental fraud using DAP funds – Mejorada

PRESS RELEASE

The Supreme Court ruling upholding the unconstitutionality of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) sets the stage for the prosecution of Senate President Franklin Drilon for deliberately pushing for “augmentation” in the hundreds of millions of pesos for a project that wasn’t on the General Appropriations Act (GAA), former Iloilo provincial administrator Manuel Mejorada said. 543 more words

Philippines' Top Lawmaker Asks Islamic Rebels To Turn Over Cop Killers -- "To prove sincerity"

By Maila Ager

INQUIRER.net
Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Franklin Drilon dared the leadership of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), if indeed it was sincere in forging peace with the government, to surrender Basit Usman, commander of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), and all those involved in what he described as “unfortunate and unwarranted” bloody encounter in Maguindanao that killed dozens of policemen. 453 more words

Arrest of Jun-Jun Binay and Company Suspended; Tito Sotto and Chiz Escudero Questions Sub Committee Tactics

Sen. Antonio Trillanes and his bridesmaids Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano and Sen. Kiko Pimentel might be grumpy since the ruling made by Sen. TG Guingona to to have Makati Mayour Jun Jun Binay and 5 others cited and arrested for contempt has been suspended. 305 more words

The Philippines: Senators seek probe of Maguindanao massacre

By Maila Ager

INQUIRER.net

Monday, January 26th, 2015

MANILA, Philippines—Senators are seeking an investigation into the recent clash in Maguindanao that resulted in the death of 49 policemen as they condemned the “unfortunate” and “unwarranted” encounter. 460 more words

OPEN LETTER TO SENATOR T.G. GUINGONA III

Sir:

“Reject all forms of corruption that diverts resources from the poor.”

Those words were heard all across the nation from Pope Francis during his visit to the Malacanang Palace last Friday and reported extensively in mainstream and social media in the days afterwards. 497 more words

Preventive suspension in ICC case sought

PRESS RELEASE

Former Iloilo provincial administrator Manuel Mejorada has asked the Ombudsman to issue preventive suspensions against two Cabinet members and five other officials charged in the alleged anomalies in the Iloilo Convention Center project, saying the evidence against them is strong and their continued stay in office might prejudice the investigation. 325 more words