WILL VILLAR’S PRIME WATER TAKE OVER MAYNILAD, MANILA WATER?

Justice Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay-Villar. (Photo courtesy of DOJ Usec. Emmeline Aglipay-Villar Facebook page) Department of Justice (DOJ) Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay-Villar on Friday inhibited herself from the agency’s review of the water concessionaire contracts by the government, following reports that President Rodrigo … Continue reading WILL VILLAR’S PRIME WATER TAKE OVER MAYNILAD, MANILA WATER?

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ALVAREZ GOT P5 BILLION IN 2019 NATIONAL BUDGET

Former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez allocated himself with PHP5 billion in government projects in the PHP3.757-trillion proposed national budget for 2019. Alvarez’s closest allies, former Majority Leader Rodolfo Farinas was allocated PHP3.5 billion, while former Chairman of the House Committee on … Continue reading ALVAREZ GOT P5 BILLION IN 2019 NATIONAL BUDGET

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FLOIRENDO GETS 9 MULTI-MILLION-PESO DPWH ROAD PROJECTS FOR IGACOS

PUSHING UP MINDANAO’S BORACAY The Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos) will get 9 road construction and improvement  projects in 2019 that were expected to boost the tourist island’s bid to be the Boracay of Mindanao. The road projects will … Continue reading FLOIRENDO GETS 9 MULTI-MILLION-PESO DPWH ROAD PROJECTS FOR IGACOS

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TRILLANES SEEKS SENATE PROBE ON SAP GO RELATIVES’ CONTRACTS WITH DPWH

BY ROGER M. BALANZA Senator Antonio Trillanes pushed his “war” farther with Secretary Bong Go by bringing to the Senate the report of alleged cornering by his kin of projects in the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Trillanes … Continue reading TRILLANES SEEKS SENATE PROBE ON SAP GO RELATIVES’ CONTRACTS WITH DPWH

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CUSTOMS, BIR, DPWH AS MOST CORRUPT AGENCIES SPARED FROM OMBUDSMAN CORRUPTION TOPLIST

BY ROGER M. BALANZA Not only are the Bureau of Customs (BOC), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)  and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) publicly perceived as the most corrupt agencies of the Philippine Government. Anti-corruption and transparency in governance bodies, including the World Bank and other international financing institutions, also confirm massive corruption in these agencies. But, lo! The Office of the Ombudsman has issued a report on government agencies with most number of personnel in facing graft and corruption charges filed before the anti-graft body. The report it seems indicated that personnel of these corrupt agencies … Continue reading CUSTOMS, BIR, DPWH AS MOST CORRUPT AGENCIES SPARED FROM OMBUDSMAN CORRUPTION TOPLIST

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Ebdane backs Mindanao tribal peoples’ bid to have voice in Philippine Congress

Tribal leaders aiming for three seats By ROGER M. BALANZA   DAVAO CITY – Public Works Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane yesterday backed the formation of a party-list group for the 2010 polls by Mindanao’s indigenous peoples, saying tribal people of Southern Philippines should lock hands to make their voice heard in Congress. Sec. Ebdane was in this city to inspect road projects worth P2 billion, part of P6 billion worth of infrastructures now being implemented in the Davao Region. He threw his support for the Abante Tribung Mindanao (ATM), the party-list group of the Mindanao Indigenous Peoples Conference for Peace and … Continue reading Ebdane backs Mindanao tribal peoples’ bid to have voice in Philippine Congress

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