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Aquino: SC ruling on Enrile bail not grounded on laws

CEBU CITY (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday hit the Supreme Court’s decision to grant bail to Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile, saying the ruling didn’t have lawful grounds. In a media briefing here, Aquino pointed out […]
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SC upholds 1st conviction under Anti-Hazing Law

MANILA (Mabuhay) — “The fraternal contract should not be signed in blood, celebrated with pain, marred by injuries, and perpetrated through suffering.” So goes the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) in the first ever conviction under Republic Act (RA) […]
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Criminal charges may keep you out of Canada

I’m a US Citizen and I have married a Canadian lady in Los Angeles. I want to live in Canada and start the immigration processing but I am afraid that I will be denied. I was charged with a serious […]
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Fiscal denies pushing for Laude plea bargain deal

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Olongapo City chief prosecutor Emilie delos Santos denied suggesting a P21-million plea bargain deal in the Jennifer Laude murder case. Delos Santos told reporters in Olongapo that court records will prove there is no truth to accusations […]
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SC justice dissents: Allowing Estrada to hold public office is impunity

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court may have junked the disqualification case against former President and incumbent Manila mayor Joseph Estrada but Associate Justice Marvic Leonen insisted that Estrada should not have been allowed to run as Manila mayor in […]
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Prison sex, drugs and bribery scandal shocks PHL

By Cecil Morella Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – A sex, drugs and bribery scandal at the Philippines’ main prison, where a raid uncovered drug lords “living like kings” in luxury cells with stripper bars and jacuzzis, has shocked a […]
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Bistek could face raps for slapping drug suspect

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista could face charges for slapping a drug suspect who was caught red-handed with P15 worth of shabu during a buy-bust operation last Friday. Bautista has apologized to the public for the incident, […]
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Erap asks SC to junk disqualification case, insists on oral debates

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former President and incumbent Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada has once again asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the disqualification case against him and to hold oral arguments so he could explain his side further. In a 70-page […]
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PHL set to arrest three powerful senators

By Mynardo Macaraig MANILA, (AFP) – The Philippines on Saturday said it was preparing to arrest three powerful senators after an anti-graft court indicted them in a massive corruption scandal that has riveted the nation. The three, who include a […]
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De Lima: Rolito Go yet to fully serve sentence, can’t be released yet

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Despite a court order to free him, murder convict Rolito Go cannot leave the New Bilibid Prison just yet, according to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. In an interview with reporters on Thursday, De Lima said based […]
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