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Surigao City mayor, treasurer accused of illegal exaction

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/10 February)--Another case has been filed before the office of the Ombudsman against Surigao City Mayor Enesto T. Matugas. For the fifth time,...

PH corruption ranking slightly improves

BEIJING (MindaNews/02 December) – The Philippines’ status in the corruption perceptions index (CPI) has slightly improved, according to the 2011 annual report published by...

No raps, only ‘reorientation’ for NIA officials behind P30-M fertilizer program

VALENCIA CITY (MindaNews/25 October) – Irregularities were found in the implementation of the National Irrigation Agriculture’s fertilizer subsidy program in Northern Mindanao, but Agriculture...

Vice Gov. Zubiri leaving for US to accompany ailing wife amid COA graft probe

MALAYBALAY CITY – (MindaNews/6 Oct.) – Vice Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. announced he will be leaving for the United States this month...

Acting Ombudsman orders filing of graft raps vs ex-Sulu governor

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 June) -- Acting Ombudsman Orlando C. Casimiro has ordered the filing of criminal charges before the Sandiganbayan against former Sulu Governor...

SPECIAL REPORT: Ex-Navy whistleblower says she has evidence on AFP fund mess

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 February) -- A female former junior Navy officer who blew the whistle about the alleged corruption in the joint RP-US Balikatan military exercises four years ago has not gone into oblivion, showing up recently in a fighting mode as the controversial fund mess rocking the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) continues to grip the nation’s attention.

Advocates worried over corruption at Bureau of Customs

Germelina Lacorte / MindaNews DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 Jan) – Anti-corruption advocates warned that unchecked corruption at the Bureau of Customs could loosen up the entry...

Anti-corruption watchdog sues Kidapawan mayor, city administrator

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/05 January) -- Officers of a local anti-corruption watchdog filed on Tuesday graft charges against two highest officials of the city for...

Whatever happened to the "freeze the assets of the Ampatuans" order under GMA, the...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 November) --  Whatever happened to the promises made by government officials immediately after the massacre of 58 persons in Ampatuan, Maguindanao...

All is quiet now on the street where the Ampatuans used to live

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 November) --  The neighbors have gotten used to the silence. The armed men are gone and ice drop peddlers now pass...

City Council to hold inquiry on Malaybalay's P225-million public market

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/16 Nov) - "Where are the two other buildings of the public market?" City Councilor Roland Deticio asked his colleagues at the...

No results yet on probe of P30M NIA fertilizer project

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/28 Oct) - Close to four months after the Department of Agriculture started investigating the controversial P30-million National Irrigation Administration's...

MONITORING MAGUINDANAO From Ampatuan to Mangudadatu (3): Starting from Zero

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/20 October) - He would have delivered his State of the Province Address (SOPA) in early August. In fact, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan...

MONITORING MAGUINDANAO From Ampatuan to Mangudadatu(2): Mobile Capitol

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/19 October) --  Governor Esmael Mangudadatu may refer to his office as "Satellite Office" but several Maguindanao residents believe the governor has...

MONITORING MAGUINDANAO From Ampatuan to Mangudadatu (1): Changing the image of Maguindanao

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/18 October) -  Maguindanao Governor Esmael "Toto" Gaguil Mangudadatu lives in a two-storey house here that relatives refer to as the "White...

New paradigm needed in fight vs. corruption

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 October) - A "change in paradigm" and the ability to detect the subtle forms of corruption are needed to...

DILG-12, civil society groups sign MOA on governance

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 September) – Officials of six government agencies under the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Region 12 or...

P2.3M worth of fertilizers in Bukidnon put on hold

BAGONTA-AS, Valencia City (MindaNews/19 Aug) – The Fertilizers and Pesticides Authority has put on hold P2.3-million worth of organic fertilizers and pesticides here following...

NIA chief Salazar owns outlet supplying NorMin’s fertilizer subsidy program, says FPA

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/03 August) – First, it was the wife of National Irrigation Administration chief Carlos Salazar that appeared as the owner of 3K...

Bulldozer, 2 trucks procured on loan by Kidapawan City still undelivered

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/30 July) – Possible penalties face the winning bidder for the purchase of two trucks and three heavy equipment by the city...

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