Sandiganbayan seizes Luy’s USB

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division on Monday seized the USB flash drive of pork barrel scam primary state witness Benhuy Luy, which supposedly contains files that detail the involvement of several lawmakers in the multi-billion peso scam. “For the meantime, let...

Mar ‘highly qualified’, Jinggoy says

MANILA (Mabuhay) — After attending his bail hearing at the Sandiganbayan 5th Division for his plunder case, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada told reporters that Interior Secretary Mar Roxas is highly qualified to run for president. The detained senator, however, said that the Estradas...

Estrada: Pork scam witness Tuason has 89 bank accounts

MANILA (Mabuhay) —  Detained senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada on Monday bared that pork barrel scam witness Ruby Tuason has 89 bank accounts under her name. Interviewed after his bail hearing from plunder over the scam, Estrada showed to reporters a list of Tuason’s bank...

Whistleblower didn’t see Valdez get kickbacks

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Pork barrel scam whistleblower Marina Sula admitted Tuesday she did not see former APEC party-list Rep. Edgar Valdez receive kickbacks from his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocations. During the continuation of her cross-examination at the...

Lawyers shout it out during Ruby Tuason testimony

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A shouting match among marred the bail hearing of Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada on Monday as lawyers argued about the involvement of state witness Ruby Tuason in the Malampaya fund scam. During cross examination, Estrada lawyer Sabino Acut Jr. asked Tuason if...

Napoles caught in middle of prison brawl – lawyer

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Alleged pork scam queen Janet Napoles only found herself in the middle of a prison brawl, her lawyer said. Lawyer Stephen David said Napoles’ friend inside the Correctional Institution for Women was kicked by another inmate, which resulted in the seco...

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...

Two more respondents ready to tell all on ‘pork’ scam

MANILA, Feb 20 (Mabuhay) – Aside from former Technology Resource Center director general Dennis Cunanan, two more respondents in the pork barrel scam have expressed readiness to testify against those allegedly involved in the misuse of government funds. Rhodora Mendoza and Victor...