De Lima: Not enough evidence vs. Alcala in garlic cartel controversy

MANILA, Jan 8 (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Thursday said there isn’t enough evidence yet to implicate Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala in the sudden surge in garlic prices last year allegedly caused by cartels. De Lima issued the clarification following a...

Bicam approves proposed P2.6-T national budget for 2015

MANILA (Mabuhay) – In a meeting that lasted less than five minutes, the bicameral conference committee on Wednesday approved the proposed P2.606-trillion 2015 national budget. In an interview with reporters, Senator Francis Escudero, chairman of the finance committee, said the...

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...

Aquino should let himself be impeached – Valdez

MANILA, July 7 (Mabuhay) – Former dean of the University of the East College of Law, Amado Valdez, said President Aquino should allow himself to be impeached for the illegal disbursement acceleration program (DAP) to show there is accountability in his government. Valdez said the...