CoA finds DoH non-compliant on over P67B worth of COVID-19 funds 

THE COMMISSION on Audit (CoA) said the Department of Health (DoH) failed to follow government standards on the handling of over P67 billion in funding to address the pandemic.    The finding of “deficiencies” was contained in the commission’s 2020 audit report, made public on Wednesday. “These deficiencies contributed to the challenges encountered and missed opportunities by the […]

Bantayan worker returns P1M to owner

WOULD you return P1 million you found to its owner? Despite the financial constraints brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, Bantayan municipal worker Rowena Panique, 54, proved that there are still honest people out there. Panique, who works for Bantayan town’s human resources department, returned P1 million worth of cash placed inside a brown envelope […]

BIR 7 padlocks hardware firm in Liloan

A HARDWARE company based in Barangay Catarman, Liloan town was ordered closed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) 7 for failing to pay taxes and for allegedly selling substandard materials. Personnel from the BIR 7 led by Chief Revenue Officer Nico Lim implemented the temporary closure order against Cebu Grand Dragon Marketing Corp. on […]

SC acquits Sibonga mayor of graft

The Supreme Court First Division has acquitted Sibonga Mayor Lionel Bacaltos of violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act for receiving a P17,512 Philhealth honorarium in 2015. It also reversed and set aside the May 17, 2019 decision of the Sandiganbayan that found Bacaltos guilty. The SC decision was promulgated on July 28, 2020, […]