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De Lima ‘strong’ amid Duterte ‘squid, diversionary tactics’

MANILA  (Mabuhay)  – A “clear squid, diversionary tactic” was how Senator Leila de Lima described on Monday insinuations about her possible involvement in the pork barrel scam allegedly masterminded by detained businesswoman Janet Napoles. “I’d like to think that’s another...
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Ombudsman orders filing of raps vs. ex-Ilocos Sur lawmaker over PDAF scam

MANILA, Aug 10 (Mabuhay) — Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the filing of criminal charges against former Ilocos Sur representative Salacnib Baterina in connection with the pork barrel scam. The Ombudsman said Wednesday that Baterina will be charged with […]
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NPC, Makabayan bloc express support for Duterte

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The incoming Duterte administration’s stock is rising among lawmakers in the Lower House as more come out to support the presumptive president in the 17th Congress. The latest is the country’s second largest political party, the Nationalist […]
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Napoles, Masbate Gov. Lanete granted bail

MANILA, Apr 13 (Mabuhay) – The Fourth Division of the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan has allowed businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles and Masbate Governor Rizalina Seachon-Lanete to post bail for their plunder case in connection with their alleged involvement in the pork barrel […]
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Aquino adviser Acosta convicted of graft for PDAF misuse

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Presidential adviser on environmental concerns and Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) general manager Nereus Acosta has been sentenced to a maximum of 10 years of imprisonment after being found guilty of one count of graft in connection […]
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Sandiganbayan defers pre-trial of Jinggoy’s graft case

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The trial of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada’s cases in connection with the pork barrel scam is not set to commence anytime soon. At the scheduled pre-trial of his graft case before the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division Monday morning, the […]
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Pre-trial of Bong Revilla’s plunder, graft deferred anew

MANILA, Mar 7 (Mabuhay) – For the fourth time, the Sandiganbayan First Division deferred the scheduled pre-trial of the plunder and graft cases against Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. in connection with his alleged involvement in the pork barrel scam. […]
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Biazon, four others face malversation, graft raps over pork barrel scam

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Office of the Ombudsman has denied the motions for reconsideration of resigned Customs commissioner and former Muntinlupa Representative Rufino “Ruffy” Biazon and four former representatives over the alleged pork barrel scam, thus paving the way for...
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VP Binay-Honasan tandem will bank on their track records

MANILA  (Mabuhay) − The tandem of Vice President Jejomar Binay and Senator Gringo Honasan will bank on their track records to convince the people to vote for them in the May 2016 elections. “Ako at si Vice President (Binay) may […]
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Jinggoy, Bong seek furlough to pay last respects to Kuya Germs

MANILA, Jan 11 (Mabuhay) – Detained Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. have asked the Sandiganbayan to allow them to leave detention for a few hours to attend the wake of entertainment industry patriarch German “Kuya Germs” Moreno. […]