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Milked dry? COA calls for probe into Nabcor's P100-million dairy goat project

Oct 14, 2019 - 6:30 PM

The Commission on Audit says the goals of the 2009 Dairy Goat Development Project 'were not fully realized' due to anomalies

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Ex-Misamis Occidental lawmaker Clarete charged in pork barrel scam

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:33 PM

Also charged is Arroyo-time agriculture secretary Arthur Yap, now Bohol 3rd District Representative

Anti-graft court Sandiganbayan at Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit

Ex-Iloilo rep Niel Tupas Jr indicted for graft over PDAF scam

Jul 20, 2017 - 12:49 PM

(UPDATED) Former Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr, a member of the Liberal Party, says his signatures were forged

Ombudsman: 18 gov't officials dismissed over PDAF scam

Jun 28, 2017 - 2:51 PM

(UPDATED) The dismissed officials are also facing graft and malversation charges before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan

Office of the Ombudsman Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Nov 14, 2016 - 2:06 PM

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Senator Joel Villanueva ordered dismissed over PDAF

Nov 14, 2016 - 11:58 AM

Villanueva and 9 others are found liable for misuse of P10 million of his pork barrel funds back in 2008 The senator maintains his innocence and files a motion for reconsideration

JOEL VILLANUEVA. The former TESDA director general leads the unofficial senatorial poll results. Screengrab from Facebook/

Court orders arrest of ex-Bukidnon congressman for PDAF misuse

Mar 31, 2016 - 11:19 AM

Former Bukidnon representative Candido Pancrudo Jr and 5 others are accused of conspiring to funnel P1 19 million of his PDAF to ghost projects

NEW ARREST. The Sandiganbayan orders the arrest of another lawmaker implicated in the pork barrel scam. Rappler file photo

Ombudsman charges 5 ex-congressmen for PDAF scam

Mar 03, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Resolutions and orders are to be forwarded to the AMLC for immediate action on possible violations of the Anti Money Laundering Act

Ex-Eastern Samar lawmaker faces criminal charges over PDAF scam

Jan 13, 2016 - 1:18 PM

Others included in the charge sheet are 4 Nabcor officials and 2 GabayMasa officials

Ombudsman dismisses 12 govt execs over P54M PDAF scam

Dec 03, 2015 - 11:23 AM

The Ombudsman says the government officials expedited with indecent haste the release of funds for ghost projects

Enrile, Revilla, 18 others tagged in new PDAF case

Sep 02, 2015 - 11:56 AM

UPDATED We have 4 witnesses for this non Napoles related pork barrel scam Initially we are tagging 20 legislators Baligod says

Ombudsman probes ex-agri chief, Joel Villanueva, 9 others

Aug 07, 2015 - 5:43 PM

The case involves a P10 million agri based livelihood project in 2008 implemented by Aaron Foundation Philippines Inc AFPI said to rival the fake NGOs ran by Janet Lim Napoles in the pork barrel scam

Ombudsman charges 2 ex-congressmen over PDAF scam

Jul 22, 2015 - 3:10 PM

UPDATED The case involving the pork barrel of Alvin Sandoval of Navotas and Candido Pancrudo of Bukidnon is the first that identifies NGOs outside the Napoles group

Ombudsman to file cases vs ERC chief, Biazon, other ex-congressmen

Jul 01, 2015 - 1:47 PM

The Ombudsman finds probable cause to file cases against another batch of personalities allegedly involved in the pork barrel scam

COA to agriculture dep't: Account for P1.18B PDAF

Apr 21, 2015 - 9:46 PM

The pork barrel of various lawmakers were released to attached agencies of the Department of Agriculture NGOs and local governments from 2005 to 2013

LIQUIDATION. More than P1 billion worth of lawmakers' discretionary funds that were supposed to be used for agriculture projects have yet to be accounted for, the Commission on Audit said in a 2013 audit report. File photo by Rappler

P7B worth of transactions unaccounted for after Nabcor shutdown

Nov 23, 2014 - 8:03 PM

The Commission on Audit COA audit team is not able to do a financial audit on the National Agribusiness Corporation due to the absence of financial statements and breakdown of expenses for 2013

Sandigan justice: 'Unclear' laws inflame corruption

Aug 09, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Graft and corruption will continue in the country as long as the laws being implemented remain unclear says Sandiganbayan Justice Samuel Martires citing an unclear provision in the state s procurement law

Arthur Yap, 2 ex-congressmen face PDAF scam charges

Jun 23, 2014 - 3:41 PM

The Arroyo administration s agriculture secretary and the congressmen of Nueva Ecija and Isabela have dealt with non Napoles NGOs the Ombudsman says

Napoles’ ‘tell-all’ favors Enrile, Estrada and Revilla

May 31, 2014 - 6:00 PM

The crux of the defense strategy is to prove that none of the witnesses could claim personal knowledge about acceptance of the alleged kickbacks from the scam

TROJAN PIG? Are the Napoles affidavits of any value to the prosecution?

[Exclusive] Ex-Nabcor execs copied Napoles pork barrel scam

May 17, 2014 - 2:05 PM

The affidavits of Mendoza and Castelo indicate Javellana and other Nabcor officials were not just passive actors in the plunder of the entire P300-million GMA Fund, but may have also learned a trick or two from Napoles herself

COA to Nabcor: Refund P5.5-M illegal perks

Apr 22, 2014 - 7:39 AM

COA says Nabcor sourced performance bonuses for its employees from project funds and not savings in 2006 and 2007

Miriam: Jail 'guilty' officials with 'pork' lawmakers

Mar 28, 2014 - 1:47 PM

Santiago says officials of implementing agencies should also be thrown into jail for allowing lawmakers to choose NGOs as pork barrel conduits

Former Nabcor execs tip De Lima about P5-B agri funds misuse

Mar 25, 2014 - 7:26 PM

Among the anomalies in the DA that were cited include overpricing false quantities of products purchased and technical studies that were not carried out

Journalists in pork barrel scam may be liable for malversation

Mar 20, 2014 - 4:21 PM

Because public funds are involved, journalists who receive payments from the pork barrel of lawmakers may be charged, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says

Chiz: Invite media to explain payoffs

Mar 19, 2014 - 5:10 PM

Escudero says the Nabcor funds reportedly given to journalists are public funds and should be investigated by the Senate blue ribbon committee

DOJ to probe media linked to PDAF bribes

Mar 19, 2014 - 4:08 PM

The Department of Justice is set to probe media men who reportedly received bribes sourced from PDAF

Miriam: Probe excessive spending for Napoles

Mar 18, 2014 - 6:10 PM

Santiago urges the Senate to investigate the PNP s P150 000 monthly expenses for the detention of Janet Napoles

SENATE SCREENING. Senate foreign relations committee chairperson Miriam Defensor Santiago said the Philippine-US military bases access deal should be considered a treaty, requiring Senate concurrence. Photo by Romy Bugante/Senate PRIB

Palace insists anew no allies spared in PDAF probe

Mar 17, 2014 - 7:03 PM

New evidence surfaces accusing allies of the Aquino administration of funneling their pork barrel to bogus non governmental organizations through state owned Nabcor


Aquino: Abolish pork scam gov't agencies

Jan 30, 2014 - 3:12 PM

Nabcor ZREC PFC are found to be no longer performing the purpose for which they were created having negligible social impact and not financially viable

COA to sue agencies for pocketing cash advances

Jan 30, 2014 - 2:37 PM

Despite yearly reminders from COA officials of agencies have failed to liquidate cash advances in the span of 10 to 15 years the COA chief tells senators

'Alcala used agri funds for son's gubernatorial bid'

Jan 23, 2014 - 9:45 PM

Implicated in the pork barrel scam Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala is named respondent in another complaint to be filed with the Ombudsman on Friday

Solon wants NGO accreditation for gov't contracts

Dec 02, 2013 - 7:47 PM

We should distinguish who among NGOs have track record capability and experience to be awarded government funding says Ifugao Rep Teddy Baguilat

Nabcor execs, ‘NGOs’ told to refund P1.45B

Sep 30, 2013 - 8:48 PM

The latest audit report covering 2007 2011 shows the government corporation that got bulk of PDAF releases ignored COA recommendations to avoid further misuse of the pork barrel

Lawmakers authorized faking signatures –Luy

Sep 12, 2013 - 2:51 PM

There were instances too where lawmakers were the ones who approached Napoles for rebates on their pork barrel

SPECIAL SKILLS. Benhur Luy is said to have a talent for forging signatures, which he says lawmakers allowed him to use to facilitate PDAF release to Napoles' NGOs. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

‘Revilla, Enrile, Estrada signed pork liquidation’

Sep 05, 2013 - 4:24 PM

A former NABCOR official says Enrile Estrada and Revilla signed liquidated reports of Napoles NGOs

Nabcor, ZREC funded NGOs without vetting

Sep 05, 2013 - 4:06 PM

Senators blast former Nabcor and ZREC heads for failing to vet the Napoles linked NGOs

'NO EXCUSE.' Senators say the former heads of NABCOR and ZREC have no excuse for failing to vet the Napoles-linked NGOs that got millions of pesos in taxpayers' funds. Photo by Senate PRIB/Joseph Vidal

'Abolish' agencies linked to pork barrel scandal

Sep 03, 2013 - 8:51 PM

A governance committee urges the Aquino government to abolish state agencies linked to the controversial fund releases

'Abolish' agencies linked to pork barrel scandal

Sep 03, 2013 - 8:51 PM

A governance committee urges the Aquino government to abolish state agencies linked to the controversial fund releases

INFOGRAPHIC: How NGOs get their hands on the pork barrel

Aug 23, 2013 - 4:27 PM

NGOs with no track record overlapping officers lists and reporting ghost projects or unsuspecting beneficiaries cornered billions of lawmakers PDAF

P6-B PDAF misused; 192 solons tagged

Aug 16, 2013 - 9:11 PM

Chief auditor Grace Pulido Tan on the extent of corruption: Kung si Cardinal Tagle ay napaluha ako ay napahagulgol

Almost half of PDAF goes to favored NGOs

Jul 26, 2013 - 1:27 PM

In Nabcor alone 7 NGOs with interlocking interests – including Napoles groups – repeatedly got solons’ funds over 5 years despite unfavorable findings by state auditors

Admin solons linked to pork barrel scam

Jul 23, 2013 - 6:47 PM

Through NABCOR alone, the PDAFs of at least 49 lawmakers were released to dubious NGOs

Admin solons linked to pork barrel scam

Jul 23, 2013 - 6:47 PM

Through NABCOR alone, the PDAFs of at least 49 lawmakers were released to dubious NGOs