Sandiganbayan orders ex-Mayor and Treasurer to pay P3K

DAVAO CITY (May 29) — The Sandiganbayan convicted former mayor Rolen Urriquia and municipal treasurer Eva Mendoza, both from Rizal, Laguna, for failure to account the cash they withdraw from the municipal fund. Investigation disclosed that from 18 to 31 March 2010, Urriquia and Mendoza caused the unauthorized withdrawals from the municipality’s authorized depository bank …

DPWH execs indicted, dismissed over bridge project anomalies

DAVAO CITY (May 17) — The Office of the Ombudsman ordered the dismissal of  two top officials of the Department of Public Work and Highways from the 3rd Negros Occidental Engineering District, over anomalies in the rehabilitation of the Mabua bridge in Barangay Poblacion and Bagambayan bridge in Barangay Tiling, both in Cauayan, Negros Occidental. Ordered …

Duterte to new gov’t officials : “Resist temptation”

DAVAO CITY,  Philippines — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday, April 17, called on newly appointed government officials to stand up to any temptation that may hurt their good name. The President administered the mass oath taking of officials from various government offices at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace. “Resist any temptation that will …

Duterete to fire another top official

  DAVAO CITY, Philippines  — – President Rodrigo R. Duterte  vowed to fire another top officials  anytime  for loss of trust and confidence. In the recent dinner with his Cabinet officials Thursday, Duterte revealed “I’ll be firing about one undersecretary, one after the other. Ubusin ko talaga ‘yan (I’ll finish them off).” Duterte made this statement the …