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Public trust and accountability

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Rejoice! The genie is finally out of the bottle and it can’t be put back in.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Probe sought of Home Guaranty Corp. losses

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Abakada Rep. Jonathan de la Cruz. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/www.congress.gov.ph

A party-list representative is seeking a House probe into the alleged gross mismanagement of the state-owned Home Guaranty Corp. (HGC), which has incurred P13.3 billion in losses in the past decade.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Putting a stop to the culture of kleptocracy

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Now we know why our farmers are poor. The report released by the Commission on Audit (COA) on the use of Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), commonly referred to as the pork barrel, for the period 2006-2009 provides ample reasons for the high levels of poverty prevailing among Filipino farmers. They were simply used as “tools” for grand schemes.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

COA tells SSS to speed up processing of death, disability, retirement claims

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SSS main building in Quezon City. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Wikimedia.org

The Commission on Audit has aired serious concern over the slow processing of payments of death, disability and retirement claims of members of the Social Security System (SSS).

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Undermining the industry

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After years of relative calmness of the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in the Philippines, its two most high profile leaders (namely, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, who happens to be the incoming CBCP president), are suddenly voicing out disgust over the pork barrel scandal featuring the well-treated prisoner ma’am Janet Lim-Napoles.

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

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