Junjun files reply affidavit in libel case vs Trillanes

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Suspended Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay personally appeared before the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday to submit his reply-affidavit to the counter-affidavit of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in connection with Binay’s libel charge...

Palace welcomes US ‘help’ in recovering Napoles’ alleged loot

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday welcomed the United States government’s help in recovering the alleged ill-gotten wealth of suspected pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte noted the Philippines enjoys good...

Solon withdraws motion to cite reporter in BBL ‘payola’ exposé for contempt

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A lawmaker has formally withdrawn his motion to cite in contempt the newspaper reporter who bared the alleged bribery to lawmakers to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in the House of Representatives. Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga withdrew his...

Ombudsman indicts ERC chair Ducut, ex-Rep. Ruffy Biazon, 4 others for graft

MANILA, July 1 (Mabuhay) — The Office of the Ombudsman has found probable cause to file graft, malversation, and direct bribery charges against Energy Regulatory Commission chief Zenaida Ducut and five former members of the House of Representatives. In a press conference on...

Wang Bo denies involvement in BBL payola controversy

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Suspected Chinese crime lord Wang Bo on Tuesday denied bribing officials of the Bureau of Immigration to sign his release papers, as he dismissed the allegation that he gave $10 million to members of the House of Representatives as bribe. Wang made the...

Belmonte ready to resign as speaker if Bangsamoro bill ‘bribery’ proven true

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Quezon City Rep. Feliciano Belmonte Jr. is ready to resign as House speaker if allegations that lawmakers received bribes from a Chinese fugitive to vote in favor of the Bangsamoro Basic Law are proven true. “If there is even one centavo na nanggaling dun sa...

Trillanes confident contempt charge will not prosper

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV expressed confidence Tuesday that the contempt charge filed against him by Makati Mayor Junjun Binay will not prosper as he just did his duty as a senator. The senator said his lawyers will be preparing within the next few days his...

Justice for sale?

If Senator Antonio Trillanes’ exposé is true that some cases in the Court of Appeals are being decided not on merits but on how much a person facing a lawsuit is willing to pay a judge to get a favorable ruling is both alarming and despicable. In response, the Integrated...

Trillanes says he ‘validated’ bribery claim

MANILA, Apr 15 (Mabuhay) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is willing to reveal his sources to prove his allegation that two Court of Appeals (CA) justices were bribed to stop the suspension order against Makati Mayor Junjun Binay. “I got the information, validated it and found it...

UNA slams Trillanes for ‘baseless’ allegations vs justices

MANILA (Mabuhay) – United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) interim president Toby Tiangco slammed Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for throwing “baseless and malicious allegations,” this time against justices. In a statement, Tiangco said Trillanes’ alleged “lust for power has pushed him...