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Napoles asks to stay in Taguig jail despite commitment order to Women’s Correctional

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Janet Lim Napoles on Wednesday asked the Sandiganbayan Third Division to let her remain in her current place of detention at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City. In a verbal motion given in open court, Napoles’ lawyer, […]

Abby Binay PDAF ‘anomalies’ are next – Trillanes

MANILA, Apr 15 (Mabuhay) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV trained his guns on Wednesday at the daughter of Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay after the lawmaker challenged him to show proof that her family paid members of the Court of […]

Palace: Napoles guilty verdict boosts Luy’s credibility

MANILA, Apr 15 (Mabuhay) — The Palace believes that the guilty verdict handed down against Janet Lim Napoles in her illegal detention trial boosts the credibility of Benhur Luy and other witnesses in the pork barrel cases. Secretary Herminio Coloma […]

Sandiganbayan: Bong will remain in detention

MANILA, Apr 9 (Mabuhay) – Detained Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla will remain in detention. The Sandiganbayan First Division has denied, with finality, Revilla’s plea to post bail in connection with the plunder case the Office of the Ombudsman filed against […]

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...

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]