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. “[Arroyo] has...

Bong Revilla to appeal junking of bail petition — lawyer

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The camp of detained Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. will appeal the decision of the Sandiganbayan denying his request to post bail. Lawyer Raymond Fortun, Revilla’s counsel, said they have yet to receive a copy of the decision but they will be...

Sandiganbayan admits major evidence vs. Revilla in ‘pork’ case

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The First Division of the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on Thursday admitted almost all of the evidence presented by the prosecution panel against Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. for plunder charges in connection with his alleged involvement in the...

Gloria Arroyo seeks temporary house arrest to attend grandson’s wake

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former President and incumbent Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Monday asked the Sandiganbayan for a nine day temporary house arrest to attend the wake of her 13 month old grandson who died Sunday of a congenital heart disease. “Accused Arroyo...

Jinggoy Estrada seeks All Saints’ Day furlough

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Detained Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada has asked the Sandiganbayan to allow him to visit his deceased family relatives and friends on All Saints’ Day. In a motion filed before the anti-graft court, Estrada sought a five-hour pass on November 1 for him to...

Mike Arroyo seeks Sandigan nod to travel to Japan, Hong Kong

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo has sought the permission of the Sandiganbayan to allow him to travel abroad even as he faces graft charges over the Philippine National Police (PNP) chopper mess. In his petition before the anti-graft court’s fifth division,...

Court gives Revilla access to Luy’s ‘pork’ files

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan First Division has given Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr., an accused in the pork barrel scam case, limited access to the controversial files in whistleblower Benhur Luy’s hard drive. In a seven-page resolution, the anti-graft court said allowing...

Sandiganbayan affirms suspension orders vs. Revilla, Cambe

MANILA, Sept 25 (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan First Division has upheld its decision to suspend Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. and his former staff Richard Cambe for 90 days over the plunder and graft charges they are facing in connection with the alleged P10-billion pork barrel...

Arroyo may only be suspended through Congress vote

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The House of Representatives will have to vote as a chamber if it would suspend former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Arroyo for graft over the NBN-ZTE deal, a House leader said. Majority floor leader Mandaluyong Representative Neptali...

PNPGH docs: Frail Enrile should be in tertiary hospital

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Doctors from the Philippine National Police (PNP) General Hospital are supporting the recommendation of the Philippine General Hospital to transfer senator Juan Ponce Enrile to a tertiary hospital, saying that the senator is vulnerable to life-threatening...