Sacked PMA comptroller used P15M cadets allowance in money lending business

DAVAO CITY (August 16) — Lieutenant  Colonel Hector Maraña, the recently sacked comptroller of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA),  used the P15-million  money he took from the cadets allowances for his money lending business. This was uncovered during the investigation undertaken by the Provost Marshall of the PMA. Colonel Edgard Arevalo, spokesperson of the AFP …

Duterte publicly fires PMA comptroller for cutting cadets budget amounting to P15M

DAVAO CITY (August 14) — President Rodrigo Duterte publicly fired the comptroller of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) for allegedly cutting over P15-million funds from the cadets allowance. Duterte identified the comptroller as Lieutenant Colonel   Hector Maraña, whom he said committed various offenses, including fraud, conduct unbecoming of  government employees, conduct prejudicial to government, among others. …

Sacked  military officials at V. Luna Hospital allegedly involved in P17-M anomalous deals

DAVAO CITY (August 14) — The two military officials and 18 other officials of V. Luna General Hospital were reportedly involved  in  questionable deals worth  P17-million, said  Armed Forces chief of staff General Carlito Galvez Monday. President Rodrigo Duterte fired more than 20 officials including Commander of the AFP Health Service Command (AFPHSC) Brigadier General Edwin …

Duterte sacks 20 military officials over corruption at V Luna General Hospital

DAVAO CITY (August 13) —President Rodrigo Duterte sacks  a general, a colonel  and 18 top military officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines over alleged corruption and ghost projects at the V. Luna General   Hospital  in Quezon City. This was announced by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque  during the Monday press briefing at Malacañang Palace. …

HK firm insists contract signed with fired Nayong Pilipino officials still valid

DAVAO CITY (August 11) — The  Hong Kong-based company which  entered contract with Nayong Pilipino Foundation  insisted that the contract it signed with the sacked board of trustees and management team remained valid and still bound the Philippine government. The company,  Landing International Development Ltd., in a press statement said its lease contract with NPF …

Duterte sacks entire Nayong Pilipino Foundation board

DAVAO CITY (August 7) –— President Rodrigo Duterte  today  sacked the entire board  members and the management of the  Nayong Pilipino Foundation for leasing the property which he  found to be “grossly disadvantageous” to the government. The announcement happened while   Nayong Pilipino Foundation Chairman Patricia Ocampo and executives from Hong Kong-based Landing International  graced the  …

Duterte leads destruction of smuggled luxury cars, big bikes at Port Irene Cagayan

DAVAO CITY (August 1) —President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday  led the destruction of  68 luxury sedans worth P277,961,760 and eight big bikes valued at P19,567,350, at Port Irene, Cagayan valley. The expensive cars and motorbikes were part of 800 contraband vehicles imported in Cagayan through the port. It was the second batch of expensive vehicles …

BoC files smuggling charges Vs. Sta. Rosa farms

DAVAO CITY (July 31) –   The Bureau of Customs, through the Bureau Action Team Against Smugglers (BATAS) has filed smuggling charges against the owner and officials of Santa Rosa Farms Products Corporation for the unlawful importation of 200 containers of rice from Thailand in June at the Manila International Container Port (MICP) without the required …

Sandiganbayan convicts former Basilan mayor over GSIS, Pag-Ibig contributions

DAVAO CITY (June 25)– Due to the failure to remit GSIS contributions for the period October 2007 to May 2008 and for delayed remittances from June 2008 to May 2009, former Sumisip, Basilan Mayor Haber Amin Asarul and Municipal Treasurer Camlian Borjal were convicted by the Sandiganbayan. The accused were charged with 20 counts  for …

Samar mayor, 4 others face graft charges over P2.6M catering deal

DAVAO CITY (July 25) —   Mayor Jocelyn Uy-De Jesus of Jiabong, Samar and three other municipal officials are set to face 16 counts of graft cases before the Sandiganbayan for the anomalous procurement of catering services in 2012. Charged along with de Jesus are are Municipal Budget Officer Arnaldo Morabor, Municipal Treasurer Erna Morabor, Municipal …