Chopper rap a charade — ex-FG

Journal Online – ‎1 hour ago‎
FORMER First Gentleman Mike Arroyo yesterday described as a charade the findings of the Senate blue ribbon committee which recommended the filing of charges against him for the purchase by the PNP of two second-hand helicopters he allegedly owned at 

Mike lawyer dares Guingona to debate

Journal Online – ‎1 hour ago‎
A MEMBER of the legal team of former First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo yesterday challenged Senator Teofisto Guingona III to a debate on the legality of the graft charges the solon and two others have filed against the ex-presidential spouse. 

What Went Before: The secondhand helicopter controversy

Inquirer.net – ‎11 hours ago‎
In May 2009, the Philippine National Police (PNP) negotiated with Manila Aerospace Products Trading Corp. (Maptra) for the purchase of three new helicopters for its Special Action Force. The purchase order worth P105 million was approved and signed by 

Arroyo brothers cry bias

Inquirer.net – Cynthia D. Balana – ‎14 hours ago‎
The brothers Arroyo on Thursday issued separate statements but spoke as one in assailing the Senate blue ribbon committee for filing a graft complaint against Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo and 18 others. “Clearly, this is a biased 

Senate probe finds conspiracy in helicopter deal

Philippine Star – Christina MendezMichael Punongbayan – ‎15 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – The Senate Blue Ribbon committee has established “conspiracy” among former presidential spouse Jose Miguel Arroyo, former interior secretary Ronaldo Puno and top police officials in the procurement of two helicopters in 2009. 

Senate body seeking graft charges vs Arroyo in chopper deal

BusinessWorld Online – ‎15 hours ago‎
GRAFT CHARGES were yesterday sought to be filed against personalities in the past administration led by former first gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” T. Arroyo for their alleged involvement in a helicopter purchase scandal. The recommendation, contained in 

Mike Arroyo pinned down by secretary’s word

Inquirer.net – Cathy C. YamsuanTj Burgonio – ‎15 hours ago‎
THE TESTIMONY of Rowena del Rosario (left), a former bookkeeper of LTA, showed the money trail that, Senate probers said, led to Mike Arroyo (right). INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS A bookkeeper of Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo 

Arroyos’ chopper sale a P62-M conspiracy: Blue Ribbon

ABS CBN News – Ryan ChuaRg Cruz – ‎18 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – After 6 hearings, the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee has recommended the filing of graft charges against former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo and police officials who allegedly 

Ex-Philippine president’s husband accused of graft

CBS News – ‎19 hours ago‎
(AP) MANILA, Philippines — Three Philippine senators have filed graft complaints against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s husband and 18 former government and police officials. Sen. Teofisto Guingona Jr. and two others accused Jose Miguel 

FG, Puno, Versoza charged

Manila Bulletin – Mario B. CasayuranJun Ramirez – ‎20 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines — Graft charges were filed Thursday against former First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo, former Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Ronaldo Puno, 

Iggy says Senate report is ‘trial by publicity’

ABS CBN News – Rg Cruz – ‎22 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Negros Occidental 5th District Congressman Ignacio “Iggy” Arroyo today brushed aside the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee findings recommending the filing of anti-graft and corruption charges against his 

Mike A: Not surprised by Senate probe result

Philippine Star – ‎22 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Former First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo today said he is not surprised by the result of the Senate probe regarding the anomalous sale of choppers to the Philippine National Police (PNP). He said the Senate Blue Ribbon 

Palace distances self from graft case vs Mike Arroyo

GMANews.TV – ‎Oct 13, 2011‎
Malacañang on Thursday distanced itself from the filing of charges against former First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo in connection with the allegedly anomalous procurement of helicopters by the Philippine National Police (PNP) in 2009. 

Graft raps filed vs Mike Arroyo for choppers mess

GMANews.TV – Kimberly Jane Tan – ‎Oct 13, 2011‎
UPDATED 3:00 pm – Three senators on Thursday filed a complaint against former First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo and some Philippine National Police (PNP) officials before the Office of the Ombudsman for allegedly conspiring when second-hand 

Probe Mike Arroyo, 18 others on chopper deal, Senate panel asks Ombudsman

Inquirer.net – Maila Ager – ‎Oct 13, 2011‎
MANILA, Philippines – The Senate blue ribbon committee has formally asked the Office of the Onbudsman to investigate and determine whether a case should be filed against First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo and 18 others for violation of 

Senate panel findings a ‘charade’, says Arroyo

Inquirer.net – Maila Ager – ‎Oct 12, 2011‎
MANILA, Philippines – Former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo branded as a “charade” the findings of a Senate panel that he had conspired with several government officials allegedly to have his used helicopters sold as brand new to the 

Senate panel strongly condemns Rep. Arroyo for ‘cover-up’ in chopper deal

Inquirer.net – Maila Ager – ‎Oct 12, 2011‎
MANILA, Philippines – Negros Occidental Representative Ignacio “Iggy” Arroyo only received strong condemnation from the Senate blue ribbon committee for allegedly attempting to cover up for his brother, former First Gentleman Jose Miguel 

Arroyo, Puno in charge list over chopper scandal

BusinessWorld Online – ‎Oct 12, 2011‎
THE SENATE Blue Ribbon committee has recommended the filing of graft charges against former first gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” T. Arroyo, former Local Government secretary Ronaldo V. Puno, former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Jesus A. Versoza 

Senate panel to file graft case vs Mike Arroyo in Ombudsman

Inquirer.net – Maila Ager – ‎Oct 12, 2011‎
MANILA, Philippines–The Senate blue ribbon committee has recommended the filing of a case against former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo, two former government officials and 16 police officers for violating the Anti-Graft and Corrupt

Senators want Mike Arroyo charged for choppers mess

GMANews.TV – Kimberly Jane Tan – ‎Oct 12, 2011‎
UPDATED 1:40 pm – The Senate blue ribbon committee on Thursday recommended that charges be filed against former First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo and some Philippine National Police (PNP) officials for allegedly conspiring when second-hand 

Mike A faces graft case for ‘robbing Filipino people’

Philippine Star – Jun Pasaylo – ‎Oct 13, 2011‎
Sen. Teofisto Guingona, chair of the Blue Ribbon Committee, together with senators Ping Lacson and Koko Pimentel attend the weekly Kapihan sa Senado today, October 13, 2011, 

Mike, PNP officials conspired to sell old choppers – Blue Ribbon

ABS CBN News – Ira Pedrasa – ‎Oct 12, 2011‎
MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee has recommended the filing of criminal charges against former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo and former officials of the Philippine National Police 

Senate recommends graft raps vs Mike A over helicopters

Philippine Star – Christina Mendez – ‎Oct 12, 2011‎
MANILA, Philippines – The Senate Blue Ribbon committee has recommended the filing of charges against former first gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo and his brother, Rep. 

Senators to file case vs. people behind chopper deal

Inquirer.net – Maila Ager – ‎Oct 11, 2011‎
MANILA, Philippines — Senators will file a case on Thursday at the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the second-hand helicopters sold as brand new to the Philippine National Police in 2009. But before the filing of the case, 

House leaves to proper body Iggy’s role in chopper mess

Visayan Daily Star – ‎4 hours ago‎
MANILA – Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said yeaterday that the House of Representatives is leaving it to the proper body to decide on the fate of Rep. Ignacio “Iggy” Arroyo (Neg. Occ., 5th District) for his alleged involvement in the controversy of 

SENATE WANTS FG, VERZOSA CHARGED

Middle East North Africa Financial Network – ‎8 hours ago‎
Oct 14, 2011 (The Manila Times – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) — SENATORS on Thursday referred to the Office of the Ombudsman the findings of the Senate blue ribbon committee that the second-hand helicopters bought as brand new by 

Senators walk extra mile to file choppers case against Mike

Malaya – Jp Lopez – ‎16 hours ago‎
BYPASSING the usual plenary action on committee reports, the Senate Blue Ribbon committee yesterday asked the Office of the Ombudsman to investigate former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo, former police chief Jesus Verzosa, 

Senate probe on choppers all for show, says Iggy

Sun.Star – ‎Oct 13, 2011‎
MANILA — “A classic case of trial by publicity” was how Negros Occidental Representative Ignacio “Iggy” Arroyo described the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearings and press conferences that pinned down his brother in the alleged anomalous sale of 

Mike Arroyo slams Senate, ready to face raps

Sun.Star – ‎Oct 12, 2011‎
MANILA (Updated 4:40 pm) — Former First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo said he is ready to face the graft charges to be filed against him by senators despite the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee’s “biased” recommendations. “Clearly, this is a biased 

Mike, Verzosa to be charged today in PNP helicopter deal

Malaya – Jp Lopez – ‎Oct 12, 2011‎
THE Senate Blue Ribbon Committee will file today before the Office of the Ombudsman graft charges against former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo and former PNP chief Jesus Verzosa in connection with the PNP’s purchase of second-hand

Senate committee report on chopper deal probe out Thursday

Sun.Star – ‎Oct 11, 2011‎
MANILA (Updated 10:26 am) — The Senate blue ribbon committee will release Thursday a report on its investigation on the second-hand choppers bought as brand new by the Philippine National Police (PNP) in 2009. Senator Teofisto Guingona III,

Guingona: Report on police chopper probe out Thursday

Sun.Star – ‎Oct 11, 2011‎
MANILA — Senator Teofisto Guingona III, chairman of the Senate blue ribbon committee, is expected to release to the media Thursday morning the committee report on its investigation into second-hand helicopters that were sold to the Philippine National