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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Son of former Philippines leader Estrada arrested in graft scandal

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 01:15pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Napoles was accused of colluding with lawmakers to embezzle an estimated 10 billion pesos from legislator’s “pork barrel” funds, or money for their pet projects. Napoles initially denied any ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Filipino sisters freed from eight months of captivity

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:20pm by AP

    ... as saying they had shared their food with the cat and joking that the pet they named Juanita was fatter than them. It wasn’t clear how they acquired the cat. He said that the women lost a lot ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Blow to Aquino as Philippines court rules 'pork barrel' fund illegal

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 02:55am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila 'Pork barrel' fund ruled illegal in blow to Aquino The Philippines' highest court ruled yesterday that a widely misused fund for legislators' pet projects was unconstitutional, in an embarrassing blow for President Benigno Aquino, and ordered the money be returned to the Treasury. The scandal over lawmakers' misuse of "pork ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    'I am not a thief', says Philippines President Benigno Aquino

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 02:40am by AFP

    ... a whistle-blower said in August that a businesswoman connived with opposition legislators to syphon off some 10 billion pesos (HK$1.8 billion) from a special fund allocated to the pet projects ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Hundreds gather for Philippine anti-graft rally

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 06:11pm by AFP

    ... system, where legislators nominate hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of pet projects every year to be funded by the national budget. Anger started to mount last month following reports ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Fugitive tied to Philippine graft scandal surrenders in presidential palace

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 01:26pm by AP

    ... of legislators' controversial Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF). The fund is supposed to finance lawmakers' pet development schemes, but critics say they are "pork barrel" ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Hundreds of homes destroyed in Manila slum blaze

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and pets from their homes. "We were on the cot lying down, and then people started running. There was smoke everywhere, the place was up in flames," said a tearful Anna Anciller, 27, ...



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