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Gov’t urged to renew clemency push for Mary Jane Veloso

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Mary Jane Veloso’s lawyers in the Philippines on Thursday called on the Aquino administration to renew its call for clemency so that she could finally be removed from death row in Indonesia. Noting that Veloso has been […]
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Detained Bong Revilla wants ‘escorted voting’ in Cavite

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. has asked the Sandiganbayan First Division to allow him to leave his detention on May 9 and allow him to cast his vote in Bacoor, Cavite. In a four-page motion dated April […]
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Sandiganbayan defers pre-trial of Jinggoy’s graft case

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The trial of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada’s cases in connection with the pork barrel scam is not set to commence anytime soon. At the scheduled pre-trial of his graft case before the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division Monday morning, the […]
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Sandiganbayan allows Ernesto Mercado to testify vs. Elenita Binay

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan has allowed former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado to testify against Elenita Binay, wife of Vice President Jejomar Binay, in connection with her pending graft case. In a resolution dated January 22, the Sandiganbayan Fifth […]
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Sandiganbayan expected to resolve Jinggoy’s bail plea this week

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Fifth Division of the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan is expected resolve the petition for bail of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada for his plunder case by Thursday of this week. This was after both the prosecution and the defense […]
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DOJ’s ‘selective prosecution’ raised at oral argument on Corona’s tax case

MANILA, Oct. 20 (Mabuhay) – “IS there selective prosecution [at the Department of Justice],” a Justice of the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) asked. The CTA en banc  (full court) conducted an oral argument on the petition filed by former […]
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Sandiganbayan denies Napoles’ bail plea anew

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan has denied for the second time the bail plea of Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged mastermind in the supposed pork barrel scam. “Wherefore, accused Janet Lim-Napoles’ petition for bail, filed on July 7, 2014, is hereby […]
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Bong Revilla says ‘pork’ case hinders presidential ambition

MANILA, Sept 30 (Mabuhay) – Embattled Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. on Wednesday admitted that he wanted to run for president in 2016 elections, but the plan has been setback by the plunder case that he is facing in connection […]
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Estrada asks court to go back to once a week hearings

MANILA, Aug 17 (Mabuhay) – Senator Jinggoy Estrada’s lawyers asked the Sandiganbayan 5th Division to revert to the 4-hour once a week hearings instead of the current thrice a week hearings with 20 to 40 minutes allotted per day. In […]
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Jinggoy seeks court permission to visit ailing mother-in-law

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Sen. Jinggoy Estrada on Wednesday filed before the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division an urgent motion to visit his mother-in-law, Estelita Vitug, at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City. In an urgent motion, Estrada, through his lawyers […]