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'Tokhang' style: How Philippines rescued OFWs in Kuwait

Apr 26, 2018 - 9:05 PM

Tokhang – literally to 'knock and request' – is how the Philippine embassy rescued abused overseas Filipino workers in the Middle Eastern country

RESCUE OPERATIONS. A viral video, released by the DFA, shows how the Philippine embassy rescued abused overseas Filipino workers in Kuwait. Screenshot from DFA video

2 ex-DAR secretaries liable for misuse of P70 million – COA

Oct 08, 2017 - 6:55 PM

P70.3 million from the Agrarian Reform Fund was used to pay for medical benefits of DAR personnel, which are not allowable expenses under agrarian reform laws

FUNDS MISUSE. The Commission on Audit holds liable two former Department of Agriculture secretaries for unlawful disbursement of state funds.

Where are the 'Hyatt 10' now?

Jul 08, 2014 - 6:10 PM

It s been 10 years Six of the 10 government officials comprising the Hyatt 10 eventually became part of the Aquino administration

Resignations under the Aquino administration

May 09, 2014 - 4:53 PM

PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima is the latest official to resign under the Aquino administration

Drilon ally Rene Villa quits gov't post

Dec 07, 2013 - 1:51 PM

Linked to pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles Villa resigns from LWUA Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma says it is a personal decision

Photo courtesy of the Local Water Utilities Administration

Miriam: ‘Tanda’ is ‘pork’ scam mastermind

Nov 07, 2013 - 3:37 PM

Santiago pulls no punches and names senators Bong Revilla as 'Pogi' because 'he is an actor' and Jinggoy Estrada as 'Sexy' because 'he had liposuction'

Palace, LP brush off Napoles-Villa link

Oct 30, 2013 - 7:04 PM

Government allies say LWUA Chairman Rene Villa a former lawyer of Janet Napoles is not implicated in any irregularities

RATINGS DROP. The pork barrel scam made a dent on Senate President Franklin Drilon's ratings. Senate file photo

Serge to Miriam: Your presence a circus anyway

Oct 30, 2013 - 2:58 PM

Sen Serge Osmeña reacts to the statement of Santiago that Napoles testimony may just turn out to be a political circus