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House summons Imee Marcos, Ilocos Norte officials to another probe

Mar 20, 2018 - 7:48 AM

This isn't the first time that the Ilocos Norte governor and former House member is summoned to a probe by the House committee on good government and public accountability

SUMMONED AGAIN. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos during House probe into the utilization of the tobacco excise tax and determination of the tangible benefits acquired by tobacco farmers of Ilocos Norte on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Mark Chua, Imee boyfriend, still a no-show in House hearing

Sep 25, 2017 - 4:57 PM

The Ilocos Norte governor, long-time girlfriend of the businessman, says they haven’t spoken recently

HOUSE AGAIN. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos attends the September 25, 2017 House hearing into the alleged irregular purchase of motor vehicles worth P66.45 million. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Imee Marcos grilled over ‘gross negligence’ in tobacco fund use

Jul 25, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos maintains the transactions were aboveboard and benefitted local tobacco farmers

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos attends the House probe in the misused tobacco fund along with Imelda Marcos and former senator Juan Ponce Enrile at Congress on July 25, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Imee Marcos shows up at House probe

Jul 25, 2017 - 9:56 AM

UPDATED Former Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile will serve as the Ilocos Norte governor s lawyer at the congressional inquiry into her alleged tobacco fund misuse

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos attends the House probe in the misused tobacco fund along with Imelda Marcos and former senator Juan Ponce Enrile at Congress on July 25, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

House warns Imee Marcos: Attend probe or face arrest

Jun 18, 2017 - 6:55 PM

The Ilocos Norte governor would be cited in contempt if she skips the House hearing set for July 25 says Representative Johnny Pimentel

DAYAN'S FATE? Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos has been warned by the House Committee on Good Governance and Public Accountabilityt hat she will face the same fate as Ronnie Dayan should she skip the probe on the alleged misuse of provincial tobacco funds on July 25. Rappler photo

House cites for contempt 7 Ilocos Norte Capitol officials

May 16, 2017 - 11:46 AM

The House committee on good government and public accountability is also expected to issue a subpoena against Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos

TOBACCO MISUSE. Ilocos Norte Representative Rodolfo Fariñas Jr probes alleged tobacco funds misuse in his own province. Rappler photo

Sandiganbayan orders arrest of Negros Oriental gov for fund misuse

Jan 25, 2017 - 5:23 PM

Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo must pay a P2 23 million bail for his temporary freedom

ARREST ORDER. Re-elected governor Roel Degamo awaits arrest after the Sandiganbayan affirmed graft and malversation charges against him over the alleged misuse of his province's calamity funds.

Ex-Tacloban mayor: Yolanda funds not misspent

Jul 31, 2016 - 4:45 PM

The camp of ex mayor Alfred Romualdez says: Kung tutuusin kaya nga kami nasita eh kasi ibinigay po namin ang nararapat lang talaga na para sa kanila

File photo by EPA

Tacloban misspent nearly P1B in Yolanda funds – COA

Jul 29, 2016 - 8:00 AM

UPDATED Ex mayor Alfred Romualdez in response says they gave what people deserved to get and blamed the delays on the national government s stringent rules

TRAGEDY. Super Typhoon Yolanda levels he coast of Leyte in November 2013.

Joker: ‘Indolent’ spokespersons put Aquino in trouble

Oct 08, 2013 - 7:10 PM

The President spokespersons play things by ear and pass it on as facts says former Senator Arroyo who once referred to the Aquino Cabinet as a student council

WHY ONLY NOW? Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda blasts former Sen Joker Arroyo for his supposed silence over corruption issues under the Arroyo government. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

P1 billion in tobacco funds misused

Jul 04, 2013 - 10:02 PM

Auditors found Ilocos Sur – mostly under Luis Chavit Singson – misused misappropriated or failed to account for at least P1 3 B of the tobacco fund

WHITE ELEPHANT. Funded by the tobacco tax collection, this tomato processing plant in Ilocos Sur has not processed a single tomato. Photo by Aries Rufo