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The whistle-blower in the Harry Stonehill case


Now that a lot of whistle-blowers are hogging the headlines, a good question is: Whatever happened to the first big whistle-blower in the Philippines?

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Moreno Valley Filipinos mum on arrest of Fil-Am in largest gov’t bribery case

Moreno Valley, California, where Fil-Am city official Marcelo Co was arrested for accepting a $2.3-million bribe in a sting operation.  PHOTO BY CECILE OCHOA

Filipino-American community members of Moreno Valley, an incorporated city 60 miles South of Los Angeles, preferred to strike a low profile after recently seeing news that one of their own admitted taking a $2.3 million payoff in what is believed to be the largest-ever bribe accepted by a public official in the US.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »


The case of the forged pork barrel signatures


This case. It’s been bugging me like a blackjack to the back of the head. Like a hangover headache after a night of cheap drinks and cheaper dames in a smoky joint somewhere without an address.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

No help from politicians for poor OFWs


Our lawmakers claim they need pork barrel funds because most of their constituents are poor and they want to provide them basic services to improve their lot. ‘In times of distress and emergency, who do they run to for help? Who else but us, say many politicians, who insist that they use their personal money and pork barrel to respond to the needs of the people.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

Immigration confirms Enrile’s former aide left PH

Jessica “Gigi” Reyes

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) confirmed Friday that the former chief of staff of Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile linked to the pork scam has left the Philippines late last month.

Posted: September 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

OFWs join protests vs pork barrel


Overseas Filipinos have expressed their support for demonstrations back home to protest corruption in the use of the legislative pork barrel.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

From Switzerland to Saudi Arabia, Filipinos protest pork barrel, too

Filipino migrant workers in Dammam, Saudi Arabia express solidarity with their compatriots in the Philippines who are set to hold a simultaneous nationwide march Monday to protest the graft-tainted pork barrel fund. Photo courtesy of Junar Elmedo

From one of the world’s major centers of international diplomacy, Geneva to the deserts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, migrant Filipinos are making their voices heard.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »


One Filipina’s social media activism (and how it shaped the Aug. 26 protest)

Roman Catholic priest Fr. Robert Reyes, second from left, prepares to run blindfolded along with supporters to protest the pork barrel scandal Friday in Manila. AP

Peachy Rallonza Bretana’s social activism has followed a pattern: she saw something on Facebook and got really mad.

Posted: August 24th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

5 government execs charged for escape of Korean fugitive


Four immigration officers and a transportation officer are facing criminal and administrative cases, including bribery, after they were held liable for the departure of a Korean fugitive from the country last March 19.

Posted: June 10th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

DOJ orders filing of cases vs immigration personnel over escape of wanted Korean


The Department of Justice ordered the filing of criminal and administrative cases against Immigration personnel for the escape of a wanted Korean.

Posted: June 10th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »



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