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Govt lawyers to wrap up presentation of evidence on Napoles’ illegal detention case

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Government prosecutors are set to wrap up their presentation of evidence on the serious illegal detention case filed against alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles. The prosecution panel will present its ninth and last witness, Benhur Luy,...
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De Lima: 3rd batch of pork scam cases ready

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is ready to file two new sets of pork barrel scam complaints, according to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. De Lima said it now only a matter of deciding which one to file first. One of these cases is related to...
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Drilon to respect arrest warrant if issued against 3 senators facing plunder, graft raps

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Wednesday he will respect it if a warrant of arrest will be served against the three senators facing plunder and graft charges over the pork barrel scam. ”I have no discretion. If the warrant of arrest will be issued,...
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Cayetano to push reforms in criminal justice system

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano has lined up the priority measures including other reforms in the country’s criminal justice system that the Senate will prioritize when the Senate resumes after its Lenten break on May 5. Cayetano said among the...
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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...
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Palace: Proposed abolition of 19 GOCCs needs to be studied first

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Monday said the proposal to abolish 19 government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs), some of which have been linked to the P10-billion pork barrel scam, must be studied thoroughly. “Kailangang pag-aralan ito ng GCG o Governance...
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Cunanan should undergo lifestyle check – Poe

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Grace Poe is urging the Department of Justice to conduct a lifestyle and background check on government officials applying for the witness protection program to uphold the credibility of the institution. This, as Poe expressed reservations on accepting...
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Drilon urges Filipinos not to forget People Power

MANILA, Feb 24 (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Monday urged the Filipinos not to forget the EDSA People Power Revolution that brought back democracy in the country 28 years ago. ”To our countrymen, we should not forget that a People Power is one way to bring back...
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Napoles biding her time till 2016?

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV suspects that alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles is hoping to turn the tide come 2016, when her supposed bet for president wins. Trillanes said he believes Napoles will not spill the beans anytime soon and may be...
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Two more respondents ready to tell all on ‘pork’ scam

MANILA, Feb 20 (Mabuhay) – Aside from former Technology Resource Center director general Dennis Cunanan, two more respondents in the pork barrel scam have expressed readiness to testify against those allegedly involved in the misuse of government funds. Rhodora Mendoza and Victor...