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Anti-corruption commission probes 5 Cabinet officials

May 08, 2018 - 4:41 PM

The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission says it has submitted a 'confidential, partial report' to President Rodrigo Duterte

No sacred cows. PACC and DAR declares war against graft and corruption. Photo by Ralf Rivas/Rappler
Anti-corruption commission probes 5 cabinet officials

Roque calls out Greco Belgica for issuing 'confusing' statements

Apr 21, 2018 - 3:14 PM

'Let me be very clear: He doesn’t speak for the Office of the President,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

PACC promises 'big' reward money for corruption whistleblowers

Mar 27, 2018 - 5:15 PM

The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission says 'up to 25% of the total ill-gotten wealth' recovered in a case would go to the whistleblower, but it is unclear if the PACC can actually distribute such money

PACC: Napoles not pork barrel 'mastermind', just 'willing beneficiary'

Mar 27, 2018 - 2:53 PM

According to PACC Commissioner Greco Belgica, only politicians could have led the multibillion-peso corruption scheme

PACC. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Chairman Dante Jimenez and other PACC officials prior to their oath-taking ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on March 6, 2018. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Anti-Corruption Commission to conduct lifestyle check on 'all government officials'

Mar 27, 2018 - 1:55 PM

(UPDATED) The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission has jurisdiction over presidential appointees nationwide, but will conduct the check on 'all government officials'

PACC. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Chairman Dante Jimenez and other PACC officials prior to their oath-taking ceremony at the Malacañang Palace on March 6, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Dante Jimenez heads Duterte's anti-corruption commission

Jan 15, 2018 - 5:40 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also appoints former senatorial candidate Greco Belgica as one of the powerful body's commissioners

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) Founding Chairman and President Dante Jimenez on the sidelines of The Anti-Corruption Summit 2017: 'Breaking Chains of Corruption 2017' at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 28, 2017. Also in the photo is Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. RUJI ABAT/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Aguirre orders NBI to probe Aquino, DAP

Nov 24, 2017 - 10:25 AM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II orders the National Bureau of Investigation to form a special task force to handle the investigation on former president Benigno Aquino III and the Disbursement Acceleration Program

Fit of rage: Duterte supporters' anti-Robredo rally in photos

Apr 03, 2017 - 6:36 PM

The President s supporters accuse the Vice President of shaming the country for criticizing its drug war to which thousands of deaths have been linked

Supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte gather at the Quirino Grandstand on April 2, 2017, to call for the ouster of Vice President Leni Robredo. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Ombudsman disbarment, CHR, oral arguments | Evening wRap

Mar 28, 2017 - 8:21 PM

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SC junks disbarment case vs Ombudsman Morales

Mar 28, 2017 - 1:32 PM

UPDATED The High Court affirms that the Ombudsman cannot be disbarred while she s still holding office

READY. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says she is ready to meet "head-on" complaints against her, even telling her critics "wish them luck." File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Morales, Benham Rise, Mighty | Evening wRap

Mar 24, 2017 - 7:57 PM

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Can the Ombudsman be disbarred?

Mar 24, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The SC has issued several rulings which state that the Ombudsman has to be impeached and convicted first before he or she can be made to answer for any other violations

CAN SHE BE DISBARRED? Greco Belgica files a disbarment case against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales but the law and several SC rulings state she has to be impeached first. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Belgica files disbarment case vs Ombudsman Morales

Mar 24, 2017 - 1:34 PM

UPDATED Lawyer Oscar Franklin Tan points out however that the Ombudsman may only be disbarred after impeachment and conviction as the Constitution allows removal of the Ombudsman from office only through impeachment

DISBARMENT. Former Manila City councilor Greco Belgica says case buildup is also ongoing for a possible impeachment complaint against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales.

The Leader I Want: Petilla wins online polls in 1st senatorial debate

Apr 08, 2016 - 7:45 PM

The second placer is Greco Belgica a former Manila city councilor who calls himself a pork buster

POLL WINNER. Former energy chief Carlos Jericho Petilla wins all 4 rounds of Rappler's online polls on April 8, 2016, as part of #TheLeaderIWant senatorial debates. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Senate bets asked: How can you work with your future president?

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:34 PM

Four senatorial candidates are asked how they plan to push for their advocacies in the Senate if the next president is not allied with them

ASPIRING FOR THE SENATE. Four senatorial bets attend the first leg of the Rappler senatorial debates. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Baligod, Belgica, Kapunan, Petilla on why they should be elected senator

Apr 08, 2016 - 4:51 PM

The Leader I Want: Four senatorial candidates woo voters at the first leg of Rappler s senatorial debates

SENATORIAL CANDIDATES. (From left) Levi Baligod, Greco Belgica, Lorna Kapunan, and Carlos Jericho Petilla. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Belgica: Lower income tax rate to 10%, scrap VAT

Apr 08, 2016 - 4:31 PM

Senatorial candidate Greco Belgica says that if taxes are lowered then people will have more money and will no longer need free services from government

The Leader I Want: Greco Belgica’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 07, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Greco Belgica s stand on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

NO MORE PORK. Second-time senatorial candidate Greco Belgica wants to be rid of pork in all its forms. Photo from Greco Belgica's Facebook account

#TheLeaderIWant: Rappler senatorial debates kick off on April 8

Apr 06, 2016 - 5:41 PM

UPDATED 3 Fridays 3 schools 18 candidates to be scrutinized Rappler kicks off its series of senatorial debates on Friday April 8 at the AMA University in Quezon City

Controversial bets, Duterte waiting game cap off COC filing week

Oct 16, 2015 - 10:30 PM

The Senate race gets more crowded and interesting with lots of familiar faces new names and returning bets locking in their candidacies

SENATORIAL BETS. Controversial bets  Getulio Napeñas – the dismissed chief of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force  – and former military general Jovito Palparan will run for senator in the 2016 elections. Rappler photos

#TheLeaderIWant Senatorial debate at AMA University

Jul 06, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Watch as the senatorial candidates meet for Rappler s Senatorial debate series on April 15 2016 in AMA University This is the first of leg in the series of three debates as part of our coverage of the 2016 Philippine elections

'Aquino quit' group: We have no leader, financier

Feb 27, 2015 - 3:38 PM

The National Transformation Council denies it is plotting a coup and says it s looking for a David to replace President Benigno Aquino III

ARROYO-LINKED. Norberto Gonzales (left) and Renato Corona (right), who both served under the Arroyo administration, belong to the National Transformation Council. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II

Petitioners to Ombudsman: How's the DAP probe going?

Dec 04, 2014 - 11:00 PM

They are following up 5 months after the Ombudsman announced a probe into possible crimes and offenses committed under Malacañang s spending program

FOLLOW UP. Petitioners who questioned the government's controversial spending program before the Supreme Court wants to know the status of the probe on its implementors. Photo from Greco Belgica

President should augment only deficient items, SC told

Jul 21, 2014 - 7:59 PM

Petitioners against the much debated DAP ask the SC to review its ruling and declare illegal augmentations of budget items with sufficient funds

SC to COA: Comment on alleged inaction over PDAF

Jul 02, 2014 - 8:07 PM

COA is asked to explain its alleged failure to order lawmakers to return misused funds to the national treasury

Order return of P6.2B misused funds to gov't, SC asked

Jun 09, 2014 - 10:04 AM

Petitioners argue that failing to issue the notices of disallowance – which will force the lawmakers to return to government the misused funds – is a breach of duty by the Commission on Audit

Chiz: Impractical to remove budget lump sums

Jan 14, 2014 - 6:35 PM

Removing lump sums will give government a difficult time reacting to any eventuality in the future says the chairman of the Senate finance committee

SC asked to strike down lump sums in 2014 budget

Jan 13, 2014 - 6:30 PM

Ex Manila Councilor Greco Belgica says while the PDAF is unconstitutional the 2014 budget is still filled with lump sums that are of the same character

2ND TRO. Another set of petitioners seeks for a TRO vs Meralco's record-high price hike, the second this week. File photo by Rappler

PDAF case a test for Aquino appointees

Oct 09, 2013 - 8:42 AM

CJ Sereno defends the President’s use of “incentives” to push legislative agenda

SC stops release of PDAF, Malampaya fund

Sep 10, 2013 - 1:00 PM

In a unanimous vote the justices say no releases will be made for the rest of 2013 Oral arguments set for October 8

GODS OF PADRE FAURA: The fate of the RH law is now in the hands of the 15 Supreme Court justices. Rappler file photo