Archive for the ‘NBN/ZTE’ Category

Why is Aquino not helping Jun Lozada

Lozada’s friends wonder if Aquino’s attitude could have something to do with Lozada not consenting to his request in February 2008 for him (Aquino, who was then senator) to fetch the former in Hongkong, where he was told by then Environment Secretary Lito Atienza to hide so he could not testify in the Senate investigation […]

February 7, 2013  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Justice, Malaya, NBN/ZTE  10 Comments

Lozada finds no support from Aquino

For Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada, star witness in NBN/ZTE deal, one of the biggest scandals in the Arroyo administration, it’s like he and his family are back to where they were exactly five years ago when he was abducted by police officers and he had to seek refuge with the nuns. They were informed by members […]

February 5, 2013  Tags:   Posted in: Graft and corruption, Malaya, NBN/ZTE  61 Comments

Si Abalos ang konek sa “Hello Garci” at NBN/ZTE

Pangalawang kaso ng graft laban kay dating Comelec Chairman Benjamin Abalos kaugnay sa ma-anomalyang NBN/ZTE ang isinampa sa kanyan ng Ombudsman kasama si Gloria Arroyo. Una ay yung isinampa ng Akbayan noong 2007. Paglabag din ng Republic Act 3019, ang Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. Hindi isinama ng Ombudsman na si Merceditas Gutierrez noon si […]

January 3, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Abante, Hello Garci scandal, NBN/ZTE  36 Comments

What about Ruben Reyes, Leo San Miguel et al?

Aside from Gloria Arroyo, only three other persons were included in the graft charges filed by the Ombudsman with the Sandiganbayan last week in connection with the grossly overpriced NBN/ZTE deal. They were Gloria Arroyo’s husband, Jose Miguel Arroyo, former chairman of the Commission on Elections Benjamin Abalos, and Leandro Mendoza, former secretary of the […]

January 1, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: NBN/ZTE  15 Comments

Ombudsman files graft charges vs Arroyo; to be raffled Jan.2

From The graft charges filed by the Ombudsman against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo before the Sandiganbayan will be raffled off next week. “The Office of the Ombudsman has requested a special raffle today but it was disapproved by the presiding judge. Instead, it was rescheduled for January 2, Monday,” said Sandiganbayan spokesperson Renato […]

December 29, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Gloria Arroyo and family, Graft and corruption, NBN/ZTE  406 Comments

Senate indicators

When it rains, it pours. After years of being protected by Gloria Arroyo’s Malacañang, House of Representatives,and Supreme Court, Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez is getting it from all directions. Click on related documents: Executive Summary Blue Ribbon report on Carlos Garcia Plea BargainAgreement BLUE RIBBONCOMMITTEE REPORT Garcia plea bargain Last Monday, the House Justice committee voted […]

March 10, 2011   Posted in: fertilizer scam, Graft and corruption, Justice, NBN/ZTE  75 Comments

Ombudsman still running after NBN-ZTE star witness

Whistleblower Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada could be the perfect example of how, in this country, people like him who dare spill the beans on wrongdoing get punished, not rewarded. It is a practice that he said must change under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III. Three years after he faced the Senate as star witness […]

February 21, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: NBN/ZTE, Vera Files  66 Comments

Wilson Flores interviews Romy Neri

By Wilson Lee Flores The Philippine Star SSS president Romulo Neri recently made news headlines again along with former Comelec Chairman Benjamin Abalos, with both pinned twice by the Ombudsman for a graft case, while President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and First Gentleman Mike Arroyo were cleared by the same Ombudsman of alleged wrongdoing in the […]

June 6, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Gloria Arroyo and family, NBN/ZTE  35 Comments

Ombudsman re-affirms clearance of Gloria and Mike Arroyo in NBN/ZTE case

Orders immediate suspension of Neri by Andreo Calonzo GMANews.TV The Office of the Ombudsman on Wednesday affirmed the involvement of former National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) director-general Romulo Neri and former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Benjamin Abalos in the botched multi-million NBN-ZTE deal. In a 16-page joint order, the Ombudsman upheld its April […]

May 26, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: NBN/ZTE  286 Comments

The perils of exposing anomalies

It’s very difficult for me to accept the recommendation of the Senate Blue Ribbon committee chaired by Sen. Richard Gordon to include Jose “Joey” de Venecia III and Rodolfo Lozada, Jr. among those who should be charged in connection with anomalous $329 million contract to build a national broadband network in the country with the […]

November 13, 2009   Posted in: NBN/ZTE  11 Comments