MANILA -- The death toll in the wake of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”) on Wednesday neared the 6,000 mark, nearly three times the initial estimate made by President Aquino days after the strongest typhoon to hit land battered Eastern Visayas.
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).
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.
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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