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DOJ OKs tax raps vs Janet Napoles, husband

MANILA, Mar 30 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has recommended the filing of P61-million tax evasion charges against alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles and her husband Jaime. According to National Prosecution Service chief Prosecutor General Claro...
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Masbate governor in plunder case surrenders

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former Masbate Representative and now Governor Rizalina Seachon-Lañete, who is facing charges in connection with the pork barrel scam, surrendered to the police on Wednesday evening. Lañete surrendered to Philippine National Police – Criminal Investigation and...
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Revilla lawyer formally withdraws from ‘pork’ cases

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Detained Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla and his lawyer Joel Bodegon have formally cut ties, according to a manifestation sent to the Sandiganbayan First Division Wednesday, but made public Thursday. In a two-page document, Bodegon, who said last […]
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Rep. Binay dares Mercado to do a ‘Ruby Tuason’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Controversial Senate witness, former Makati City Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado, should do a Ruby Tuason and return to the National Treasury whatever kickbacks he unlawfully amassed from government projects, House Deputy Majority Leader and Makati City Rep. […]
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Jinggoy Estrada: What kickback conduit?

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Detained Senator Jinggoy Estrada denied on Monday transacting with alleged conduits to rake in kickbacks from the alleged misuse of his pork barrel funds as he lamented the “trial by publicity” against him. Estrada told reporters after […]
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SC asked to declare P2.6-trillion 2015 national budget unconstitutional

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A former Iloilo congressman has once again asked the Supreme Court to declare as unconstitutional the P2.606-trillion 2015 national budget which was approved by President Benigno Aquino III earlier this week. In a 20-page amended petition, former […]
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2015 budget still an election budget — Miriam

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Just a day after her colleagues approved the proposed P2.6 trillion 2015 national budget on 3rd and final reading, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago maintained that next year’s appropriations is not pork-free and is an election budget meant […]
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Whistleblower admits receiving Innova from Napoles

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A whistleblower in the pork barrel scam told the Sandiganbayan on Friday that accused mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles gave her an Innova that was allegedly purchased using proceeds from the scam. During Napoles’ bail hearing from plunder, Marina […]
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Loi Estrada is ‘Inay’ in pork scam – Luy

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Who are “Inay” and “Kris Yen” in the pork barrel scam? Principal whistleblower Benhur Luy told the Sandiganbayan on Monday that the mother of Senator Jinggoy Estrada, former Senator Loi Estrada, was also a client of accused […]
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AMLC fails to produce whistleblowers’ bank records

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) on Monday failed to produce the bank records of whistleblowers in the pork barrel scam as ordered by the Sandiganbayan, citing bank secrecy regulations and lack of time. During Senator Jinggoy Estrada’s […]