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Batocabe murder: Albay gov’t, AKO Bicol offer P15 M reward for arrests

Dec 23, 2018 - 1:05 PM

(UPDATED) The P15 million bounty is separate from the reward being raised by the House of Representatives through donations from its members

CLOSING RANKS. Bicolano elected officials announce in a press conference on December 23, 2018, their concerted efforts toward the arrest of suspects in the killing of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Albay board members probe quarrying corruption involving gov't officials

Sep 19, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Of the 141 quarry concessionaires, at least 3 voluntarily came out and revealed irregularities in quarry operations

COA wants charges filed in Ilocos Norte’s questionable construction contracts

Jul 05, 2018 - 12:00 PM

State auditors also say that Ilocos Norte may have deliberately favored a medical supplier in P17.9 million worth of purchases, wherein bid documents are found to be fabricated

PROCUREMENT VIOLATIONS. The Commission on Audit finds procurement violations in millions worth of Ilocos Norte's projects.

Ilocos Sur 'one step ahead' in preps for Palaro living quarters

Apr 16, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Zamboanga's baseball captain, who is joining his 3rd Palarong Pambansa this year, says his current living quarters in Vigan is the most comfortable so far

COMPLETE BEDDINGS. Zamboanga's baseball team for Palarong Pambansa 2018 sit on their mattresses in Vigan Central School. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Bohol starts posting 'drug-free' stickers on homes

Jan 06, 2018 - 12:59 PM

'Posting of drug-free stickers is purely on a voluntary basis,' says a Bohol official

'DRUG-FRE'E.  Punong Barangay Teodora Monsendo or  Catungawan Norte, Guindulman, Bohol, tags a home with a drug-free sticker on January 4, 2017. Photo by Guindulman PNP

Tarlac provincial gov’t spent P48M on meals, snacks in 2015

Nov 02, 2016 - 8:02 PM

In examining the disbursement for meals and snacks for calendar year 2015 COA auditors note improper charges to representation and entertainment excessive expenditures and improper planning and documentation

Typhoon Lawin: Cagayan prepares for 'worst-case scenario'

Oct 18, 2016 - 7:05 PM

The Cagayan provincial government will begin the forced evacuation of residents in low lying and coastal areas on Wednesday to ensure public safety

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS. Cagayan officials meet on preparations for Typhoon Lawin (Haima) on October 18, 2016. Photo courtesy of the Cagayan Provincial Information Office

COA: Nueva Ecija had P140M projected cash deficit in 2015

Jun 08, 2016 - 10:07 AM

UPDATED State auditors also say the cash deficit forecast means its trust fund had been used for purposes it was not meant for in violation of Section 305 e of the Local Government Code of 1991 which states trust funds can only be spent for their intended specific purpose

Negros Occidental already settled the P132M fund questioned by COA

Jan 27, 2016 - 7:30 AM

Until 2015 the provincial board had given every governor blanket authority to choose beneficiaries of grants before the annual budget was approved

COA to Negros Occ execs: Explain 'irregular' use of P132M

Jan 21, 2016 - 4:17 PM

According to state auditors the provincial government charged expenses from lump sum appropriations without prior authority from the provincial board

COA orders Palawan gov't to return P35M excess bonuses

Sep 13, 2015 - 7:36 PM

COA says the release of the excess amount is a violation of DBM Circular 2013 3 and Executive Order 80

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Leyte provincial staff faces raps for use of gov’t car

Jun 24, 2015 - 9:59 AM

The Ombudsman for the Visayas recommends administrative charges against a staff member of Board Member Anlie Apostol

Cavite ex-governor Maliksi to face graft charges

Nov 04, 2014 - 6:48 PM

The Ombudsman says Ireneo Ayong Maliksi avored a supplier and purchased medicines worth P2 5 million without public bidding during his term

INDICTED. Former Cavite Governor Ireneo 'Ayong' Maliksi, shown in this file photo with party mate President Aquino, will face charges for favoring a supplier and awarded a contract without public bidding. Rappler photo

In Iloilo, barangay officials go after remiss taxpayers

Sep 22, 2014 - 3:22 PM

To double its real property tax collection Iloilo province gives barangay officials this incentive: the higher a barangay s collection the more funds it gets as share

TAX COLLECTORS. The Iloilo provincial government taps village officials to go after delinquent real property taxpayers and double its collection for the year. Photo from

Another Malampaya contractor faces tax evasion raps

Jan 30, 2014 - 7:46 PM

Ulysses Consebido owner of Seven Digit Construction and Supplies faces tax evasion charges for underdeclaring his income in 2008 and 2009

Photo by AFP

Bridge blown up near Zambales mine

Mar 03, 2013 - 7:12 PM

The Coto mine site in Zambales is subject of a dispute between the provincial government and Consolidated Mining

GOV EBDANE VS CMI. The Coto mine site in Zambales is subject of a dispute between the provincial government and Consolidated Mining Inc. Infographic by Emil Mercado