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Xerox gang in DBM bared

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The Inquirer has the names of the two suspects belonging to the “Xerox gang” but is withholding their identities on the request of investigators. The group is operating in the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

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Fil-Ams win in California city’s school board elections

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CERRITOS, California -- As expected by political pundits in the ABC school district, Lynda Johnson, a paralegal by profession, cruised to an easy victory when she topped the recent ABC School Board election in the field of five candidates.

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Fake SARO traced to DBM insider known as ‘Supremo’

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A fake Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) was traced to a Department of Budget and Management (DBM) insider identified only as “Supremo,” a report on GMA News’ “24 Oras” said Tuesday.

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Enrile breaks silence, hits Santiago in speech

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Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile on Wednesday broke his silence and fought back, weeks after Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago claimed that he was the mastermind of the P10-billion pork barrel scam and that he was the financier of the Zamboanga City siege.

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Santiago accuses Enrile of committing 7 sins

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The exchange of harsh words and charges between Senators Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Juan Ponce Enrile resumed on the Senate floor on Wednesday, with the woman legislator questioning the integrity and morality of the minority leader.

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Court orders freeze on assets of 4 ex-solons in pork scam

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The Court of Appeals has ordered a freeze on the bank accounts and assets of four former congressmen and six chiefs of staff or representatives of lawmakers, led by Jessica Lucila “Gigi” G. Reyes and Ruby Chan Tuason who allegedly acted as agents for Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, for their complicity in the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam believed to be masterminded by businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles.

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7 ex-solons got up to 78% in kickbacks, says NBI

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The National Bureau of Investigation has accused seven former lawmakers, including resigned Bureau of Customs Commissioner Rozzano Rufino Biazon, of pocketing as much as 78 percent in kickbacks from their pork barrel funds transferred to fake foundations allegedly owned by detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles.

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Probe of DBM scam widens

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The fake special allotment release order (Saro) scam appears to be much bigger and broader than earlier thought. A Saro is a document issued by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) that leads to the release of funds for government projects.

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New US envoy arrives

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MANILA -- The US Ambassador to the Philippines, Philip Goldberg, arrived in Manila Monday, Nov. 25 with the promise to remain by the country’s side as it begins rebuilding typhoon-ravaged Eastern Visayas.

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Korina Sanchez Suspended From ABS-CBN For One Week

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Television news anchor Korina Sanchez was reportedly suspended from ABS-CBN according to entertainment site Southomer.

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