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Chiz quits powerful Senate committee over possible 2016 run

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Saying he is seriously considering running for a higher post in 2016, Senator Francis Escudero on Tuesday resigned as chairman of the powerful Senate Committee on Finance and as co-chairman of the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on […]
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LP in a quandary over Mar Roxas

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, the presumptive administration presidential candidate, appears to be losing his political appeal even from some key members of his own Liberal Party (LP). There are even reports that the LP is heading for a breakup as […]
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Whistleblower didn’t see Valdez get kickbacks

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Pork barrel scam whistleblower Marina Sula admitted Tuesday she did not see former APEC party-list Rep. Edgar Valdez receive kickbacks from his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocations. During the continuation of her cross-examination at the...
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Benhur Luy admits transacting with Jinggoy’s aide behind Napoles’ back

MANILA, July 3 (Mabuhay) – Whistleblower Benhur Luy on Friday admitted that there was a time he had his own transactions regarding the pork barrel scam without the knowledge of Janet Lim Napoles, his former boss who had been tagged […]
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Lawyers shout it out during Ruby Tuason testimony

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A shouting match among marred the bail hearing of Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada on Monday as lawyers argued about the involvement of state witness Ruby Tuason in the Malampaya fund scam. During cross examination, Estrada lawyer Sabino […]
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Ombudsman indicts ERC chair Ducut, ex-Rep. Ruffy Biazon, 4 others for graft

MANILA, July 1 (Mabuhay) — The Office of the Ombudsman has found probable cause to file graft, malversation, and direct bribery charges against Energy Regulatory Commission chief Zenaida Ducut and five former members of the House of Representatives. In a […]
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Palace laments VP Binay’s ‘unfortunate choice’ to hit PNoy

MANILA, June 24 (Mabuhay) — “An unfortunate choice.” This was how Malacañang on Wednesday called Vice President Jejomar Binay’s combative speech enumerating supposed shortcomings of President Benigno Aquino III. In a statement shortly after the vice president’s speech,...
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Sandiganbayan chief admits low disposition of cases in 2014 due to ‘pork’ cases

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang on Thursday admitted that hearing cases related to the pork barrel scam took its toll last year on the disposition of other cases pending before the anti-graft court. In a chance interview […]
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Honasan, 8 solons face raps in 3rd batch of ‘pork’ cases –DOJ exec

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Gregorio Honasan and eight former and incumbent members of the House of Representatives are among those to be criminally charged by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in the third batch of cases that it will file […]
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De Lima: 3rd batch PDAF scam cases may be filed next week

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila M. De Lima on Wednesday said that the filing of the third batch of cases involving the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam may be done next week. According to De […]