BJMP displaces sick detainees to make room for Gigi and Janet

While everybody was trying to recover from the emotional performance of President Aquino in his 5th State-of-the-Nation address Monday night, pork barrel queen Janet Napoles was brought to Camp Bagong Diwa jail of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Bicutan,Taguig. Reports said Napoles arrived at Bicutan from Fort Sto. Domingo, a police camp […]

July 29, 2014  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption  10 Comments

‘Separate speculation from fact’- Luchi Cruz-Valdez

That was a strong statement that Luchi Cruz-Valdes, head of TV5’s news and public affairs department, unleashed against those who dragged her name in the Janet Napoles pork barrel scandal especially the Philippine Daily Inquirer who published the unverified information. Luchi’s name was mentioned in Inquirer’s May 18 issue as one of the mediamen in […]

May 21, 2014  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption, Malaya, Media  13 Comments

Didal

Among working journalists, we have a term “didal.” That is used when a PR (press relations officer) pockets the money intended for a reporter. So the PR’s principal- a government official, a businessman or anybody who is the subject of a news report – thinks that he has paid off the reporter, who doesn’t know […]

May 18, 2014  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption, Malaya, Media  13 Comments

Vetting the Napoles list

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said she is still “vetting” the names of people in the list given to her by pork barrel queen Janet Napoles. “You just have to trust me that I’m not gonna do that na isa-sanitize ko yung list. Pangako ko po yan sa taumbayan na hindi ko yan gagawin na […]

May 14, 2014  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption, Malaya  28 Comments

Nakakaduda na ang kilos ng pamahalaan sa kaso ni Napoles

Hindi naman siguro tanga si Justice Secretary Leila de Lima para hindi niya maisip kung bakit pilit na gusto makipagkita sa kanya si Janet Napoles at gusto kumanta. Maraming pagkakataon si Napoles na magsabi ng buong katotohanan tungkol sa panloloko at pagnakaw ng bilyun-bilyon na pera sa taumbayan ngunit hindi niya ginawa. Nang dumalo siya […]

April 26, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Abante, Graft and corruption, Justice  16 Comments

Lawyer says Napoles as state witness will benefit country

The quote of the day from Thursday’s Senate Blue Ribbon hearing was Sen. Miriam Santiago’s “Ignorance can be treated, but stupid is forever. ” Santiago was spot on in her observation that Napoles could not be stupid considering the pork barrel operator’s rise from her humble beginnings in Basilan to her being filthy rich today. […]

November 7, 2013  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption, Malaya  20 Comments

Yamsuan sold Rockwell condo to Napoles

By VERA Files Two whistleblowers in the pork barrel scam said Thursday that a former Malacañang consultant sold his Rockwell condo unit to Janet L. Napoles, allegedly the brains of the pork barrel scam that has dragged the names of a number of lawmakers and their staff. Marina Sula and Benhur Luy said they saw […]

September 28, 2013  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption, Vera Files  9 Comments

Quarrel among thieves

The speech of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada may not be as explosive as expected but the public is benefitting from it because we are getting a bigger and more realistic picture of how rotten the system is, and how “tuwid na daan” is being drawn with crooked lines. Estrada is one of three senators (the two […]

September 26, 2013  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption, Malaya  50 Comments

Sobrang amazing ang kuwento ni Kap

Malakas ang ugong na baka mawala sa ere ang Kap’s Amazing stories, ang show ni Sen. Bong Revilla sa GMA7. Nagkakakansela na raw ang advertisers ng show at hindi maganda para sa kanila na ma-identify sa isang opisyal ng pamahalaan na akusado sa krimeng pandarambong. Ang buhay talaga. When it rains, it pours. Kapag umulan, […]

September 22, 2013  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Abante, Graft and corruption  15 Comments

The lawmaker’s offer

One of the lawmakers implicated in the pork barrel scam operated by Janet Lim Napoles sent feelers to Malacañang about three weeks ago. The offer: “I will return the money I got from my PDAF fund plus interest. I will make a public apology. I will resign and will not run for elective office again.” […]

September 19, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption  13 Comments