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Philippines remains one of most corrupt countries—survey

TI-Philippines President Rosalinda Tirona: Philippines has to take more action  PHOTO FROM UNEPTIE.ORG

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines is still perceived as one of the most corrupt countries in the world, getting a score of 34 on a scale of 1 to 100 with 100 being very clean, according to the latest Corruption Perceptions Index of Transparency International.   But the Philippines has at least outranked its neighbors Vietnam, Indonesia [...]

Posted: December 5th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines is new WHO auditor


MANILA, Philippines—The Aquino administration’s fight against corruption has gone global. The Philippines has clinched the post of external auditor of the World Health Organization (WHO), presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said on Thursday night. “We just won the position of auditor of the World Health Organization. We beat Germany, France, Spain and Malaysia,” Lacierda quoted Commission [...]

Posted: May 20th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Labor arbiter posts bail on graft charges


A LABOR arbiter who was arrested in an entrapment operation at a coffee shop in Fuente Osmeña, Cebu City, last Thursday posted a P30,000 bail last Saturday afternoon. The 53-year-old arbiter named Wilfredo Wagas posted bail pending the resolution of the graft charges filed against him by a Cebu City spa owner, who accused him [...]

Posted: May 10th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,News | Read More »


‘Problem solvers’

The case of one labor arbiter named Wilfredo Wagas, who stands accused of extorting cash from a spa owner, is one of many sad yet abominable cases of corruption that pervades the national government even during the tenure of the supposedly “cleaner” Aquino administration. One need only cite a quote from Wagas to learn just [...]

Posted: May 10th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,Newsstand,Opinion | Read More »

Labor officer faces graft for extort case

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Graft charges were filed by Cebu City police against a senior officer of the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) accused of extorting money from a spa owner before the Ombudsman-Visayas yesterday. Wilfredo Wagas, a 53-year-old senior DOLE-7 liaison officer arrested in an entrapment operation at a coffee shop in Fuente Osmeña, [...]

Posted: May 7th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,News | Read More »

Dad: Unused materials show DEPW’s ‘poor programming’


A Cebu City official has identified the “poor programming” of the city’s Department of Engineering and Public Works (DEPW) for the construction materials stored at the engineering stockyard – some of which have remained unused for at least 10 years. “They are supposed to predict what is needed and buy only what is needed,” said [...]

Posted: May 5th, 2011 in News,Newsstand | Read More »

Super Hirit

Si VPS maoy haom pagka-Ombudsman


Kinsa si VPS nga maoy akong pambato pagka Ombudsman? Siya mao si Virginia Palanca-Santiago kinsa maoy atong kasamtangang Visayas Assistant Ombudsman. Sa mga naka-ila kaniya di ko maglisud pag-introduce ilabina sa legal profession. With all due respect sa mga nangambisyon dinhi sa ato nga intresado sa maong katungdanan, akong nakita nga si Ma’am Virgie maoy [...]

Posted: May 4th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,Opinion | Read More »

Ombudsman claims credit for money from sale of Ligots’ US house


MANILA, Philippines—Ombudsman Merceditas Guierrez is to be thanked for the Philippine government’s receipt of $132,000 representing the proceeds of the forfeiture sale of a California property under the name of former military comptroller Jacinto Ligot’s wife. So says Assistant Ombudsman Jose de Jesus, who issued a statement on Saturday claiming it was Gutierrez who initiated [...]

Posted: April 9th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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