2019

DICT finds no violation in info security

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By Camille A. Aguinaldo and Denise A. Valdez, January 15 2019; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/dict-finds-no-violation-in-info-security/ Image Credit to Department of Information and Communications Technology THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) on Tuesday said its initial evaluation found “organizations” in government compliant with information security standards. Also on Tuesday, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. clarified this […]

2019

Palace to look into passport data breach

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By Arjay L. Balinbin, January 14 2019; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/palace-to-look-into-passport-data-breach/ Image Credit to Philippine Star MALACAÑANG SAID on Monday it will look into the alleged passport data breach, together with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Presidential Communications Operations Office(PCOO), and the United Graphics Expression Corporation (UGEC). “Well, today we are writing the DFA regarding […]

2019

Wasteful projects traced to kickbacks

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By DJ Yap, January 15 2019; Philippine Daily Inquirer https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1073161/wasteful-projects-traced-to-kickbacks Image Credit to Sen. Lacson’s Office Tongues have been wagging about a notorious Ilocos Norte official nicknamed “Engineer Forty,” who, as the story goes, routinely pockets a 40-percent cut of the cost of infrastructure projects in the district. It’s local lore that seems steeped in reality […]

2019

EO gives Duterte power to probe corrupt appointees

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By Julie M. Aurelio, January 12 2019; Philippine Daily Inquirer https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1072257/eo-gives-duterte-power-to-probe-corrupt-appointees Image Credit to Philippine Star President Rodrigo Duterte now has the power to directly investigate presidential appointees he suspects of corruption. Duterte signed on Dec. 28 Executive Order No. 73 amending the tasks and powers of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC), which he created in […]

2019

House committee, Ombudsman coordinating on alleged flood control scam

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By Charmaine A. Tadalan, January 9 2019; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/house-committee-ombudsman-coordinating-on-alleged-flood-control-scam/ Image Credit to Philippine Daily Inquirer THE HOUSE of Representatives’ rules committee is already coordinating with the Office of the Ombudsman for an investigation on the alleged flood control scam, House Majority Leader Rolando G. Andaya, Jr. said on Wednesday. “Some of these investigators have […]

2019

Comelec to release list of candidates before Jan. 23

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By Faye Orellana, January 7 2019; Philippine Daily Inquirer https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1070089/comelec-to-release-list-of-candidates-before-jan-23 Image Credit to Philippine Daily Inquirer MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Monday that it would release the official list of candidates for the May 2019 midterm elections before January 23. Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez made the disclosure as he said that the […]

2019

Comelec warns 2019 candidates: No biopics

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By Tina G. Santos, January 7 2019; Philippine Daily Inquirer https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1070061/comelec-warns-2019-candidates-no-biopics Image Credit to Philippine Star Candidates in May’s midterm elections who show their biopics during the campaign will be prosecuted for violation of election laws, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Sunday. Films about politicians running for office “should not be exhibited or […]

2019

House rules committee to summon DPWH officials on flood control ‘scam’

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By C.A. Tadalan, January 6 2019; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/house-rules-committee-to-summon-dpwh-officials-on-flood-control-scam/ Image Credit to Ibon.org THE House rules committee agreed to subpoena the top officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to its continuing investigation of alleged irregularities in the budget practices of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). “The testimonies given under oath […]

2018

‘P332-billion flood-control funds included areas not at risk’

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By Jovee Marie de la Cruz, January 4 2019; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/p332-billion-flood-control-funds-included-areas-not-at-risk/ Image Credit to Philippine Daily Inquirer BUDGET Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno has allocated a total of P332 billion for flood-control projects from 2017 to 2019, including several in areas not at high risk of flooding, a leader of the House of Representatives disclosed […]

2018

DOF chief to BOC: Yield 30K bags of ‘undocumented’ rice to DSWD

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By Bianca Cuaresma, December 26 2018; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/dof-chief-to-boc-yield-30k-bags-of-undocumented-rice-to-dswd/ Image Credit to Philippine Daily Inquirer The Department of Finance (DOF) is pressing the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to turnover some 30,000 bags of suspected smuggled rice seized recently in Zamboanga to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III, saying […]