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Bangsamoro block grant not ‘pork,’ BBL panel chair clarifies

MANILA, Mar 4 (Mabuhay) – What pork barrel? The chairman of the House ad hoc committee tackling the Bangsamoro Basic Law has disputed allegations that the block grant to be given annually to the Bangsamoro region is a form of […]

Sandigan rejects recusal request of justices in Jinggoy cases

MANILA, Dec 17 (Mabuhay) — The Sandiganbayan has unanimously refused the request for recusal of the three justices handling the graft and plunder cases of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang said Wednesday. Tang said the anti-graft court, in […]

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...

Jinggoy Estrada says Guingona is only after ‘cheap publicity’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Detained Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada on Tuesday lashed out at Senator Teofisto Guingona III, whom he described as someone who is not after the truth or justice, but only “cheap publicity.” “The chairman seems to possess a […]

Prosecutors renew call to transfer Sen. Estrada to regular jail

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Government prosecutors on Thursday renewed the call to immediately transfer Senator Jinggoy Estrada from his present detention in Camp Crame to a regular jail. In their motion before the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division, the prosecutors said Estrada’s continued...

Luy shocks defense lawyers, pulls nine folders of Revilla-Napoles transactions

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Taking the witness stand anew on Senator Ramon Bong Revilla’s bail petition, principal whistleblower Benhur Luy presented on Thursday nine new folders as evidence that senators supposedly benefited from the bogus NGO scam masterminded by his former […]

House seeks abolition of SC ‘pork barrel’

MANILA, July 15 (Mabuhay) – Following controversies on the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), lawmakers are mulling the repeal of the law that created the Judiciary Development Fund (JDF) – described by some as […]

CA affirms arrest warrant vs. Napoles’ brother

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed the warrant of arrest against the brother of Janet Lim Napoles, Reynaldo Lim. Napoles is the alleged “brains” behind the P10-billion pork barrel and the P900-million Malampaya Fund scams. This, […]

Arrest warrants out vs. Enrile, others accused of graft for ‘pork’ scam

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Sandiganbayan on Monday issued warrants of arrest versus Senator Juan Ponce Enrile and 25 others in connection with their multiple graft cases filed over Enrile’s alleged misuse of his pork barrel. The arrest warrants for graft […]

Napoles wanted to confess to Lacson

MANILA (Mabuhay) -— Detained Janet Lim Napoles’ camp came to former Senator and now rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson last month to “tell all” and left, among others, a file containing a “revealing” telephone conversation. Lacson said the telephone conversation, was...