Sandiganbayan: Bong will remain in detention

MANILA, Apr 9 (Mabuhay) – Detained Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla will remain in detention. The Sandiganbayan First Division has denied, with finality, Revilla’s plea to post bail in connection with the plunder case the Office of the Ombudsman filed against him stemming from his...

PNPA 2015 valedictorian pays tribute to SAF 44, says he admires Aquino

SILANG, Cavite (Mabuhay) – The Mamasapano tragedy did not dampen the spirits of the graduating cadets of the Philippine National Police academy, instead it inspired them to pursue a career as public safety officers. In a graduation speech on Thursday, the top cadet of the PNPA...

Aquino hikes subsistence allowance for AFP, PNP, other uniformed personnel

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has approved higher daily subsistence allowances for the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police. Aquino’s spokesman, Secretary Edwin Lacierda on Monday confirmed that the President signed on Friday a...

Transfer of ex-lawmaker to Camp Bagong Diwa hangs

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine National Police General Hospital is waiting for the medical results of former APEC Party-list Rep. Edgar Valdez before they make a recommendation on his transfer to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology facility in Camp Dagong Diwa in...

Ex-solon wants to be detained with Jinggoy, Bong

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Citing his diabetes and a bullet lodged in his spine, former APEC party-list Rep. Edgar Valdez on Wednesday asked to be detained at the PNP-Custodial Center instead of a regular jail, noting its proximity to a hospital. “It is most respectfully prayed for of...

Military peacekeepers given a clean bill of health

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The 107 military members of the 18th Philippine Contingent to Liberia were all given a clean bill of health following a routine medical screening at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center. Medical examinations started around 10 p.m. Tuesday and...

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...

Quarantine still on for Pinoy UN peacekeepers despite being Ebola-free

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Despite falling under the “no risk” category in Ebola-affected Liberia, the Philippine contingent that will be coming home this week will be kept in a 21-day quarantine period at an island off Naic in Cavite, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said. The...

Sandiganbayan allows opening of Benhur Luy’s bank accounts

MANILA, Oct 29 (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division has allowed with finality the opening of the bank accounts of pork barrel scam primary whistleblower Benhur Luy and the other witnesses in the supposed multi-billion anomaly. In a resolution issued on October 24, made...

Gov’t lawyers tells Sandigan: Revilla should be in regular jail like Napoles, Gigi Reyes

MANILA (Mabuhay) – State prosecutors appealed to the Sandiganbayan to reverse its decision allowing Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. to remain in the police custodial center instead of a regular jail, citing the “successful” incarceration of two other high-profile detainees in...