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Palace fails to pardon inmates in time for papal visit

MANILA, Jan 19 (Mabuhay) – Pope Francis already left the Philippines on Monday, but Malacañang has yet to pardon sick and elderly inmates as the government earlier planned to do in time for the papal visit. Presidential spokesman Secretary Edwin […]
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NBI evidence may be used in VP Binay impeachment – De Lima

MANILA, Oct 14 (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Tuesday said the pieces of evidence the National Bureau of Investigation could gather may be used to initiate an impeachment complaint against Vice President Jejomar Binay. “Depende kung ma-validate […]
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De Lima to Binay: No such thing as immunity from probe

MANILA (Mabuhay) – There are impeachable officials who may only be removed from office through impeachment proceedings, and there may be immunity from suit, but there is no such thing as immunity from investigation. This was stressed by Justice Secretary […]
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PNoy’s ‘siege on judiciary’ is ‘threat to democracy,’ legal alliance says

MANILA (Mabuhay) — An alliance of lawyers, law students and judicial independence advocates on Friday called for a stop on what they labeled as the administration’s “siege on the judiciary,” describing President Benigno Aquino III’s recent actions...
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VP Binay can seek SC help vs Senate summons

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Makati 2nd District Rep. Abigail Binay advised her father, Vice-President Jejomar Binay, to go to the Supreme Court in case the Senate subpoenas him to the probe on the Makati City Hall building 2. The congresswoman said […]
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Sandiganbayan bars Napoles camp from examining Benhur bank records

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan First Division on Thursday denied multiple motions of businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles subpoenaing whistleblower Benhur Luy’s bank and land records. Instead, it granted the prosecution’s motion to quash the subpoenas. “The court resolves to...
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3 Aquino impeach raps sufficient in form, according to House body

MANILA, Aug 26 (Mabuhay) – The House of Representatives justice committee has found sufficient in form the last two impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III. During Tuesday’s committee hearing, chairman Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr. noted that 42...
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Lawyers’ group to Aquino: Remember Cory, forget Cha-cha

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Integrated Bar of the Philippines on Monday said President Benigno Aquino III’s desire to amend the 1987 Constitution casts doubts on whether he is still fit to govern the country. “To cite the purported need to […]
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Impeach threat vs Sereno bid to ‘arm-twist’ SC on DAP – Bayan

MANILA, Aug 7 (Mabuhay) – Threats by lawmakers to impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno over the Judiciary Development Fund are “an obvious attempt to arm-twist the Supreme Court to change its decision on the Disbursement Acceleration Program” and will […]
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Zamora skips signing impeach rap vs Aquino over failing kidneys

MANILA (Mabuhay) – House Minority Leader Ronaldo Zamora has opted not to back the impeachment of President Benigno Aquino III, citing among other reasons, his scheduled kidney transplant because of his failing kidneys. Zamora will go under the knife on […]