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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 […]
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Obama’s immigration options has precedents from past U.S. Presidents

Amidst the furor on his use of presidential powers to speed up immigration matters, President Barack Obama is not alone in exercising his authority. In 10 instances  his predecessors have wielded executive powers in solving immigration situations. According American Bridge, […]
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Bistek could face raps for slapping drug suspect

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista could face charges for slapping a drug suspect who was caught red-handed with P15 worth of shabu during a buy-bust operation last Friday. Bautista has apologized to the public for the incident, […]
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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 […]
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Prosecution failed to prove plunder vs. Arroyo, lawyers say

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Lawyers of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and her accused in the alleged misuse of P366 million in charity funds are set to show the Sandiganbayan that the prosecution has failed to present enough evidence for the […]
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Ex-Corona prosecutor, 2 others join govt team in ‘pork’ cases

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The prosecution team got reinforcements in proving the guilt of Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Ramon Bong Revilla Jr., Jinggoy Estrada and the other accused in the multi-billion pork barrel fund scam. At the sidelines of the hearing […]