DOJ told: Smuggling a bigger problem than pork barrel scam

MANILA (Mabuhay) — “Smuggling is bigger than PDAF,” so said Senator Cynthia Villar, who on Thursday expressed her disappointment at the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) continued failure to file cases against suspected smugglers. At the hearing of the Senate committee on...

Trillanes absent at hearing of Junjun Binay’s libel complaint

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Antonio Trillanes on Wednesday failed to both attend a preliminary investigation and submit a counter-affidavit on a libel complaint filed against him by suspended Makati Mayor Jejomar “Junjun” Binay. The lawmaker’s legal counsel...

‘Missing’ INC minister surfaces, denies being abducted

MANILA (Mabuhay) – One of the ministers allegedly abducted by the leadership of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) has surfaced. Jojo Nemis denied that he was among those supposedly held hostage by some members of the INC. He said he is at home with his family in Quezon City and remains...

DOJ forms task force vs. price fixing, cartels

MANILA, July 3 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has formed a five-member task force to handle cases involving anti-competition practices like price fixing and cartels. Making up the Task Force on Anti-Competitive Agreements and Cartels are five members from DOJ offices...

Limlingan and Baloloy are still in PHL – DOJ

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Gerardo “Gerry” Limlingan and Eduviges “Ebeng” Baloloy are still in the Philippines based on the latest report submitted by the Bureau of Immigrations (BI) to the Department of Justice (DOJ). In an ambush interview, DOJ Secretary Leila M. De lima said that...

De Lima orders new BuCor chief to make Bilibid drug-free

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Rainier Cruz III on Tuesday was sworn in as the new director general of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), which maintains the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City. Accompanied by his family, Cruz was sworn in by Justice...

DOJ studying if forged signatures can spare some from ‘pork’ raps

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Department of Justice (DOJ) is still studying if certain politicians whose signatures were supposedly forged in fund release documents should be included in the third batch of charges related to the alleged pork barrel scam. In an interview on...

Honasan, 8 solons face raps in 3rd batch of ‘pork’ cases –DOJ exec

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Gregorio Honasan and eight former and incumbent members of the House of Representatives are among those to be criminally charged by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in the third batch of cases that it will file related to the alleged pork barrel...

De Lima: DOJ not dropping ‘Napolist’ probe

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Tuesday denied reports that the Department of Justice has dropped its investigation on “Napolist,” a list of names of individuals involved in the alleged pork barrel scam. “How can we drop that, assignment iyan,” De Lima said,...

Mary Jane is innocent, claims alleged ‘recruiter’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Mary Jane Veloso is innocent. This is the claim of Veloso’s alleged illegal recruiter, Maria Kristina Sergio, in a 31-page counter-affidavit that will form part of her defense on human trafficking, illegal recruitment and estafa charges pending with the...