Ex-MRT-3 chief Vitangcol, 5 others face graft over maintenance deal

MANILA, Dec 1 (Mabuhay) – Former Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) General Manager Al Vitangcol III and five incorporators of the Philippine Trans Rail Management and Services Corporation (PH Trams) were charged with graft before the Sandiganbayan in connection with the MRT3...

Ombudsman files graft charges vs. PNP officials in AK-47 scam

MANILA, Oct 21 (Mabuhay) – The Office of the Ombudsman has formally filed graft cases against five high-ranking officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and 10 other individuals including former Firearms and Explosives Office (FEO) assistant chief Chief Supt. Raul...

Aquino: Justice must be served against corruption

MANILA, July 27 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that the country will only be able to move on from corruption allegations against erring officials only after justice has been achieved. “May nagsabi na bang sorry sa ginawang katiwalian? Makaka-move on lang...

Binay wants Sereno, 2 other SC justices out of suspension trial

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay has asked Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and two other Supreme Court justices to inhibit from hearing his petition contesting his six-month preventive suspension for the allegedly overpriced Makati Building II...

Why 3 SC magistrates inhibited in Binay case

MANILA, Apr 22 (Mabuhay) – Why did three Supreme Court magistrates voluntarily inhibit themselves from hearing the Ombudsman’s petition assailing the Court of Appeals decision to stop the preventive suspension order issued against Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr?...

Junjun Binay asks CA to cite in contempt DOJ secretary, Ombudsman

MANILA (Mabuhay) – After going after Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and several police officials, Makati Mayor Junjun Binay has set his sights on Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales and Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. In an amended petition filed on Thursday, Binay has asked the...

Court stops Junjun Binay’s suspension

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The appellate court on Monday, March 16, temporarily stopped the preventive suspension issued by the Ombudsman against of Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay. The Court of Appeals Sixth Division issued a 60-day temporary restraining order (TRO) on the...

Purisima can be charged with usurpation of authority

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Wednesday said former Philippine National Police chief (PNP) Alan Purisima can be charged with usurpation of authority pending a full investigation on the Mamasapano operation. Special Action Force chief Getulio...

Roxas: DILG’s suspension order vs PNP chief Purisima legal

MANILA (Mabuhay) – For Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, the suspension order his agency served to Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima was legal. “That’s considered as served. Taktika lang ng abugado ‘yan (That is just the lawyer’s...

NEA exec faces criminal raps for soliciting P1.5-M from coop

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales ordered the filing of criminal charges before the Sandiganbayan against on official of the National Electrification Agency (NEA) for soliciting and receiving P1.5-million from the Cotabato Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Cotelco)...
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