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CBCP calls for probe on misuse of DAP funds

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has called for an immediate investigation and prosecution of those who misused public funds following the Supreme Court’s decision to affirm its ruling on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP)....
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Gloria Arroyo’s repeated bail pleas a waste of time, gov’t lawyers say

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The prosecution panel tasked to defend the government in the multimillion plunder case against former President and incumbent Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo contested her repeated bail motions, calling them a waste of time. “By filing these […]
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Jinggoy lawyers block AMLC report

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The lawyers of detained Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Monday blocked the testimony of a bank investigator of the Anti-Money Laundering Council, saying the prosecution violated the rules of law. The hearing, the first since the Fifth Division […]
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State lawyers oppose Gloria Arroyo’s request for Christmas furlough

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Government lawyers have asked the Sandiganbayan to deny the requested Christmas furlough of former President and incumbent Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, saying it has no legal basis and will set a dangerous precedent for other detainees. […]
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CBCP slams fresh talks on death penalty

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) slammed talks on the revival of the death penalty. In a report from CBCP News, the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care (ECPPC) said: “…Taking away the life […]
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PHL gets $17.68-M aid for law enforcement, judicial reforms

MANILA (Mabubay) – The Philippines received a P795-million boost from the United States for beefing up its land-based and maritime law enforcement and judicial reforms. A statement from the Philippine embassy in Washington D.C. said the $17.68-million assistance was part […]
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Revilla’s lawyer says Suñas testimony beneficial to defense

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr.’s lead counsel on Thursday said pork barrel scam whistleblower Merlina Suñas has helped the defense more than the prosecution with her testimony. “Nakatulong siya sa amin kasi kinonfirm niya na di niya […]
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Jinggoy raps De Lima silence over ’2nd batch’ of suspects in pork barrel scam

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Detained Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Tuesday said Justice Leila de Lima’s silence on the “second batch” of suspects she had earlier promised to charge over the pork barrel scam could indicate that only he and Senators Ramon […]
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Sandiganbayan bars Napoles camp from examining Benhur bank records

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan First Division on Thursday denied multiple motions of businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles subpoenaing whistleblower Benhur Luy’s bank and land records. Instead, it granted the prosecution’s motion to quash the subpoenas. “The court resolves to...
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Gloria Arroyo camp allowed to file motion to dismiss plunder case

MANILA, Aug 20 (Mabuhay) – Former president and incumbent Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Wednesday was finally allowed to file a demurrer to evidence, which is equivalent to asking the court for an acquittal. “Sa aming opinion, maaaring makita ng […]