Iligan traders lose NFA license for hoarding tons of rice

ILIGAN CITY (November 29)  —- Two traders here  perpetually lost their license to sell rice,   after the  National Food Authority (NFA) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) found them hoarding rice in their warehouses last  October while supply was meager. The inspection was done last October 9,  but the decision was  released Tuesday, November …

Dureza resigns, takes full responsibility for corruption allegations at OPPAP

DAVAO CITY (November 28) — Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza on Tuesday voluntarily resigned from his post following allegations of corruption against two officials from his office. In his resignation letter  addressed to President Rodrigo  Duterte, Dureza said he is glad “but with some amount of sadness” about the President’s decision to …

CIDG arrests Samal former Mayor Antalan for bribery

DAVAO CITY (November 15)  — The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Region 11 arrested Tuesday  Aniano Antalan, the  former mayor of the Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) in  his residence in Barangay Miranda, Babak District. Antalan, 78, is facing three counts of  indirect bribery and two counts in violation of Republic Act 3019 or …

NBI files graft, misconduct raps vs Lapeña over 105 missing containers

DAVAO CITY (November 13)—  The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has filed criminal and administrative complaints against former Bureau of Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapena, over the 105 containers of ceramic tiles that vanished from the Bureau of Customs earlier in the year. Lapeña was  recently assigned to head the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority …

Sandiganbayan convicts Imelda Marcos

MANILA — The Sandiganbayan on Friday convicted former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte 2nd District Rep. Imelda Marcos of seven counts of graft due to her “financial interests and participation in the management of private foundations in Switzerland” when she served as a Cabinet official during her late husband’s term. The anti-graft court also sentenced …

Sandiganbahan convicts ex-DAR employees over  illegal land transfer

DAVAO CITY (November 8) — The Sandiganbayan  convicted two former employees of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) for facilitating the transfer of a 19.69-hectare farm in Upi, Maguindanao to fake tenants. Convicted were  former DAR employees as Saidona Abas of DAR Socsksargen  and Benigno Daga, a geodetic engineer of the Land Management Bureau. The …

Duterte orders arrest of former Customs intel over link to alleged P6.8-B ‘shabu’ shipment

DAVAO CITY (October 24) —President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday ordered the arrest of a resigned Bureau of Customs (BOC) intelligence officer for allegedly allowing the entry  P6.8 Billion  worth of suspected  “shabu” hidden  inside magnetic lifters. Duterte was in the middle of his  speech in Malacañang, when he ordered  Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director …

Albayalde relieves 4 of 7 cops tagged in illegal drugs network

MANILA – Four of the 7 Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel allegedly tagged in the “enormous” illegal drugs network in the country have been relieved from their posts, PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said Monday. Albayalde said the identities of the six officials and the other non-official policeman have been released by the Philippine …

Ex-Mayor in Camiguin town faces jail term over brother’s benefit

DAVAO CITY (October 1) —  For granting his brother’s six months leave with pay, the Sandiganbayan sentenced  former Mahinog, Camiguin  Municipal Mayor Alex Rullon Jajalla to a minimum of six years  in jail. The case stemmed in 2008, when Jajalla approved his brother’s leave of absence but granted him the benefits which violates the anti-graft …