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BIR files P10.53-M tax evasion raps vs. taxi/freight forwarding operator, CPA

MANILA, Apr 10 (Mabuhay) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) a Php 10.53-million tax evasion case against a taxi and freight forwarding operator and his certified public accountant (CPA). Charged were Gaudencio V. De...
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DOJ drops rape complaint vs Vhong, indicts Cedric, Deniece for illegal detention

MANILA, Apr 10 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has dismissed the rape complaint filed by model Deniece Cornejo against Vhong Navarro. At the same time, the DOJ has found probable cause to charge Cedric Lee, Deniece Cornejo, Bernice Lee, Simeon Raz, Fedinand Guerrero,...
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Aquino swears in ambassadors, new government officials

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III administered the oath of office of newly appointed ambassadors and government officials in a ceremony at Malacanang’s Rizal Hall on Monday. The newly appointed ambassadors were former Foreign Affairs spokesperson Raul Hernandez...
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Filipinos don’t need arrogant solons, says Lacson

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The fate of three senators who are facing plunder and graft charges in connection with the “pork barrel” scam should remind everyone in government that a “new normal in public service has finally dawned on us,” former Senator and now rehabilitation czar...
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CTA resets ex-CJ Corona’s arraignment on tax case to June 4

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The scheduled arraignment of former Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Renato C. Corona before the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) in connection with the tax evasion case filed against him did not push through on Wednesday. In a resolution issued by the CTA, the...
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Ban collection of fees from OFWs as travel precondition

MANILA (Mabuhay) – “Why demand unnecessary fees and make travel more difficult for our financially hard-pressed workers seeking employment abroad?” a party-list lawmaker bewailed. OFW Family Party-list Rep. Roy Señeres is pushing for the passage of the proposed “OFW Travel...
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Baligod: 3 more senators/ex-senators involved in ‘pork scam’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Not just Pogi, Sexy, and Tanda? Lawyer Levito Baligod on Thursday alleged that three other individuals who have either served in the Senate or are incumbent senators are involved in pork barrel anomalies. The former counsel of pork barrel scam whistleblower...
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Lawyer: Revilla has important announcement upon return from Israel

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Lawyer Joel Bodegon allayed fears Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr. will not come back. In fact, Bodegon said Revilla, his wife Lani, and children will only stay in Israel for two weeks. Upon returning, the senator will announce something important, he said....
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Fil-Ams shocked by Sen. Yee’s arrest

By Rhony Laigo As a candidate seeking the California Secretary of State seat, Senator Leland Yee made headways and was probably on his way to becoming the first Asian to occupy that seat come November. That is until Wednesday came in the way, when agents of the Federal Bureau of...
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De Lima hopes Napoles will tell all

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima confirmed Thursday that she is still hoping that alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles would reveal everything she knows in the controversy. Speaking before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, De Lima said she...