Guilty verdict for US Marine

Pemberton sentenced to 6-12 years in slay of transgender in PHL OLONGAPO CITY, Zambales, Dec 1 (Mabuhay) – The Olongapo City court on Tuesday found US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton guilty of homicide for the October 2014 death of Filipino transgender Jeffr...

Arroyo home for Christmas

MANILA, Dec 23 (Mabuhay) – Former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is now at her home in La Vista, Quezon City after the anti-graft court partially granted her Christmas furlough. Arroyo began her furlough Tuesday morning, departing Veterans Memorial...

Customs officer dismissed over unexplained wealth

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A Bureau of Customs (BOC) intelligence officer has been dismissed from her duties by the Office of the Ombudsman over unexplained wealth. The BOC said Marissa Rae Rollo Galang, Intelligence Officer II and acting chief of the BOC-Customs Intelligence and...

Let’s wait for Ona’s explanation, says Palace

MANILA, Nov 11 (Mabuhay) -– Will alleged anomalies in the purchase of anti-pneumonia vaccines be the downfall of Health Secretary Enrique Ona? Malacañang on Tuesday said it will all depend on the secretary’s response. “It would depend on his answers to the questions propounded by...

PNP chief urged to take a leave

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday recommended that Philippine National Police Chief Director General Alan Purisima take an administrative leave while investigations against him are ongoing. Addressing Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas during the...

Majority of Pinoys think Senate ‘pork’ probe unfair — Pulse Asia

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Majority of Filipinos think the Senate’s investigation on the alleged pork barrel scam was unfair and spared administration allies, a Pulse Asia survey showed. The survey – conducted from June 24 to July 2, 2014 and whose results were released Thursday – showed...

CA upholds dismissal of special prosecutor in Garcia case

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Court of Appeals (CA) has junked the motion for reconsideration (MR) filed by a dismissed special prosecutor from the Office of the Ombudsman who approved the plea bargain deal in the plunder case against retired military comptroller Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia...

High-ranking BIR official dismissed for unexplained wealth

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Revenue Integrity Protection Service (DOF-RIPS), the anti-corruption arm of the Department of Finance (DOF), has furthered its anti-corruption drive after it successfully secured the dismissal of a high-ranking official of the Bureau of Internal Revenue...

Miriam: Cunanan can still be a state witness even if he’s lying about kickbacks

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – On-leave Technology Resource Center (TRC) head Dennis Cunanan can still be a state witness despite his supposed lie about not receiving kickbacks from the pork barrel scam. This was according to Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, who on Monday said the state...

Binay will jail guilty allies – UNA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Thursday said allies of Vice President Jejomar Binay who will be proven guilty of pocketing public funds will not go scot-free in case the latter succeeds in his presidential bid in 2016.  “Human rights lawyer si Vice...
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