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Abra mayor, vice mayor suspended anew

A second suspension order was issued by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Abra against Lagayan town Mayor Jendricks Luna and his wife Vice Mayor Joy Chrisna in connection with the construction of the Collago-Lucgay Road.

Double standard on Imelda’s arrest slammed

Human rights and famers’ group on Tuesday, November 13, slammed the statement made by National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde and the Sandiganbayan’s deferment of the former first lady’s warrant of arrest over the conviction of Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos.

Marcos’ guilty verdict hailed

Groups in Ilocos region hailed the November 9 Sandigan Bayan ruling convicting Ilocos Norte second district representative Imelda Marcos for graft and called on the government to affect her immediate arrest.

Ilocos farmers to stage protest at Batasan; call for full investigation of LGU excise tax share

BAGUIO CITY — Ilocos farmers led by the Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (STOP Exploitation) are set to hold a protest in the National Capital Region on July 25. The action at the Batasang Pambansa will coincide with the House of Representatives’ Committee on Good Governance and Public Accountability inquiry on the anomalous transaction of Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos.

Charge Imee Marcos for excise tax misuse

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte — Solidarity of Peasants against Exploitation (Stop Exploitation) condemns the inappropriate, anomalous and illegal use of tobacco excise tax from r.a. 7171 amounting to php 66.45 million in the procurement of minicabs, buses and trucks by the provincial government of Ilocos Norte in 2011 and 2012.

Ombudsman denies Beneco’s motion

BAGUIO CITY — The Ombudsman, in a recent resolution, denied the motion for reconsideration Beneco General Manager Gerardo P. Verzosa filed against the said office’s April 1, 2015 resolution finding probable cause in a graft complaint where Versoza was included.

Pangasinan gov faces graft charges

By KYLE EDWARD FRANCISCO VIGAN CITY — Anti-mining groups scored another victory after the Office of the Ombudsman ordered the filing …