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Blue Ribbon Committee not yet ready to summon involved lawmakers in ‘Pork’ Scam

The Blue Ribbon Committee (BRC), led by Chairman Sen. Teofisto Guingona III, has started their investigations on the alleged misuse of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of several lawmakers. According to the special report released by the Commission on Audit dated 2007 to 2009, 192 legislators were involved in the pork barrel scam. They …

Is the pork barrel probe skewed?

12 senators and 180 congressmen were included in the historical special audit report released by the Commission on Audit, stating that from 2007 to 2009, P6.156 billion of the lawmakers’ Priority Development Assistance Fund was given to 82 bogus non-government organizations. 10 of these fake NGOs are affiliated with alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet …

The Pork Barrel Conspiracy

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima confirmed Sunday that the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) found significant evidence about the alleged conspiracy between Janet Lim Napoles and some lawmakers and government officials. The pieces of evidence found after NBI’s probe are said to be enough to file plunder charges against the involved individuals. “The inclusion of …

Rodrigo Duterte: Mayor by day, Taxi Driver by night?

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte recently took on a second job as a taxi driver. Renante Luna posted the photo of the Mayor in the said cab and posted it on ‘Davao’s Pride’ Facebook page. The said photo has gathered over 6,800 ‘likes’ and was shared in the social network almost 2,500 times since …

Sotto declines pork for the rest of his term

Actor, TV host, and senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III declared that his decision is final: he will no longer use his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) for the rest his term until it ends in 2016. “My decision is intended to forestall any further controversy that may arise in the use of the PDAF, particularly …

Asia’s Iron Lady wants to quiz alleged Pork Barrel Scam Queen

The “Iron Lady of Asia” and “Dragon Lady” of Philippine politics Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has a few things she would like to ask alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles, starting with “What’s the most expensive handbag?” The veteran senator’s curiosity is not limited to Napoles’ knowledge of lavish fashion trends. Santiago would also like …

Napoles transferred to Fort Sto. Domingo

Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles was transferred to Fort Sto. Domingo in Sta. Rosa, Laguna early Sunday morning where she will be detained after her voluntary surrender to President Benigno Aquino III late August 28. This transfer was ordered by Makati City Regional Trial Court (Branch 150) Judge Elmo Alameda on Friday afternoon …

Is Napoles getting special treatment?

Businesswoman and alleged mastermind of the controversial pork barrel scam Janet Lim Napoles was successfully transferred to a detention facility in Fort Sto. Domingo in Sta. Rosa, Laguna early Sunday morning. And though the transfer happened as early as the break of dawn at 5AM, a militant group about 100 strong did not miss the …

Napoles had surgery to look like two lawyers?

Recently, rumors have been milling around that alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim-Napoles had plastic surgery in order to escape arrest. And as ridiculous as the notion may be, there are even hearsay (from a parody news site) that Napoles underwent plastic surgery to look like her chief legal counsel Atty. Lorna Kapunan and/or …

Napoles at Pork Barrel Scam State Witness?

After pork barrel scam alleged mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles’ surrender late Wednesday night, everybody is anxious for one thing. ”Everybody wants to hear from her regarding this controversy,” Senate Blue Ribbon Committee chair TG Guingona said. Talks of Napoles serving as a State Witness for the impertinent investigation of the pork barrel scam have been milling …

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