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State lawyers oppose Ongpin foreign trips

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State prosecutors from the Office of the Ombudsman have asked the Sandiganbayan to deny for lack of merit the amended travel request of businessman Roberto Ongpin for a 14-nation swing around the world.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Ongpin, coaccused seek junking of raps

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The accused in the two graft cases connected to the alleged P660-million behest loan granted to Deltaventures Resources Inc. (DVRI), a company beneficially owned by businessman Roberto Ongpin, on Monday asked the Sandiganbayan to immediately resolve their motion to dismiss the cases filed against them by the Ombudsman ahead of their scheduled arraignment on Nov. 14.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Court orders arrest of 13 ex-DBP execs

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Former Labor Secretary Patricia Sto. Tomas, newspaper columnist Alexander Magno and 11 other former officers of the state-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) were ordered arrested on Thursday by the Sandiganbayan for complicity in granting P660 million in loans to a firm owned by businessman Roberto V. Ongpin in 2009.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Ongpin lawyers buck move to inhibit Sandigan justices

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Businessman Roberto Ongpin  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The lawyers of Roberto Ongpin on Friday objected to the request of the Office of the Ombudsman to have two Sandiganbayan judges inhibit themselves from hearing the graft case against the businessman, saying prosecutors only made the accusation of bias against the judges after the government suffered a legal setback.

Posted: May 11th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Philam intramurals

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There seems to be little rest for Philam Life president and CEO Rex Mendoza, who is in the middle of efforts to revitalize what was once the country’s biggest insurance firm.

Posted: May 7th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Ongpin wants graft raps junked

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Businessman Roberto Ongpin has asked the courts to dismiss the graft charges against him and 24 current and former officials of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), reiterating that the loans he obtained from the state-owned bank had been fully paid and, as such, could not be considered behest.

Posted: May 4th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Sandigan allows Ongpin to travel

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The Sandiganbayan has allowed businessman Roberto Ongpin to travel abroad for one month to attend business meetings.

Posted: February 20th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Ongpin enters not guilty plea

Businessman Roberto Ongpin  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Businessman Roberto Ongpin pleaded not guilty at his conditional arraignment at the Sandiganbayan on Wednesday to graft charges in connection with P660 million in alleged behest loans that his Deltaventures Resources Inc. (DVRI) obtained from the Development Bank of the Philipines (DBP) in 2009.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Biz Buzz: PPP’s perfect attendance

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The government’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects may be slow to get out of the starting blocks, but one certainly cannot accuse officials of the PPP Center of sleeping on the job.

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Ongpin asks court to recall travel ban

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Businessman Roberto Ongpin has petitioned the Sandiganbayan to recall the hold-departure order it issued against him and allow him to travel abroad to attend business meetings and conduct negotiations.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

SC: Cojuangco’s UCPB shares belong to gov’t

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Eduardo Cojuangco Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court has upheld a ruling issued by the Sandiganbayan in 2004 declaring that 7.2 percent in shares of the United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) transferred to businessman Eduardo Cojuangco Jr. were owned by the government.

Posted: December 11th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Ex-DBP chief Sison acquitted in loan guarantee case

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A former chairman of the Development Bank of the Philippines was acquitted of graft for giving a P188 million loan guarantee to the Sta. Ines Mining and Steel Corp., which was allegedly not backed by sufficient collateral.

Posted: July 13th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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