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...

P500-M PDAF case filed vs 20 lawmakers

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Lawyer Levito Baligod filed malversation complaints against former and incumbent 20 lawmakers in connection with the pork barrel scam involving non-government organizations not linked to Janet Lim Napoles. In his new P500 million Priority Development...

NUJP demands public apology from Iglesia for mauling journos

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) condemned the cases of physical assault directed against journalists which were recorded during the four-day protest of the influential religious sect Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) that ended on...

Rumors of Manalo arrest may have ignited INC protests — Roxas

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Interior Secretary Mar Roxas on Tuesday said rumors of an impending arrest of Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo may have ignited the 5-day protest actions of members of the indigenous Christian group. Roxas said the meeting between...

De Lima: I’m not resigning; no deal with Iglesia ni Cristo

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said she is not resigning and there was no deal struck with the religious group Iglesia ni Cristo. In an ambush interview at her office on Tuesday morning, De Lima initially declined to issue any statement, waving off reporters...

Roxas urges Iglesia ni Cristo protesters: Don’t block the roads

MANILA, Aug 29 (Mabuhay) — After meeting with local executives and top police officials, Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II appealed to protesters from the influential Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) not to block the main roads in Metro Manila as they continue their vigil....

Police eye intimidation in strafing of Anthony Taberna cafe

MANILA, Aug 28 (Mabuhay) — Police are eyeing intimidation as the possible motive in the strafing of a cafe owned by ABS-CBN anchor Anthony Taberna before dawn Friday. Chief Supt. Edgardo Gonzales Tinio, head of the Quezon City Police District, said it is unlikely that...

De Lima no-show at DOJ office as Iglesia ni Cristo rally continues

MANILA, Aug 28 (Mabuhay) — Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has chosen not to show up at the Department of Justice main office in Manila on Friday after members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo remained massed up along Padre Faura Street. This was confirmed by Justice Undersecretary...

Ex-AFP, PNP officers ask De Lima to file Mamasapano cases before pursuing political plans

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A group of former military and police officials in Congress urged Justice Secretary Leila de Lima Wednesday to expedite the filing of cases against those involved in the Mamasapano clash before setting her sights on an elective office. In a press...

DOJ finds probable cause vs 21 suspects in Caramoan massacre

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a resolution that found probable cause to charge members of the Sagip Kalikasan Task Force (SKTF) with murder pertaining to the “Caramoan massacre” on March 22, 2014 that led to the death of four...