Palace welcomes US ‘help’ in recovering Napoles’ alleged loot

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday welcomed the United States government’s help in recovering the alleged ill-gotten wealth of suspected pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte noted the Philippines enjoys good...

SWS: 62% Pinoys have little trust in China amid territorial row with PHL; net trust rating -45

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Three out of five Filipinos or 62 percent have little trust in China amid the territorial row between Manila and Beijing, according to a survey by Social Weather Stations. SWS said the survey conducted June 5 to 8 also found 17 percent of Filipinos have much...

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...

Get Binay and Aquino, Abad, allies too – Bayan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay should be prosecuted for plunder over allegations of amassing illegal wealth, but doing so “should not be used to cover-up the far bigger systemic corruption” perpetuated by the administration, the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan said...

Justice for sale?

If Senator Antonio Trillanes’ exposé is true that some cases in the Court of Appeals are being decided not on merits but on how much a person facing a lawsuit is willing to pay a judge to get a favorable ruling is both alarming and despicable. In response, the Integrated...

Sandiganbayan: Bong will remain in detention

MANILA, Apr 9 (Mabuhay) – Detained Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla will remain in detention. The Sandiganbayan First Division has denied, with finality, Revilla’s plea to post bail in connection with the plunder case the Office of the Ombudsman filed against him stemming from his...

Rep. Binay dares Mercado to do a ‘Ruby Tuason’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Controversial Senate witness, former Makati City Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado, should do a Ruby Tuason and return to the National Treasury whatever kickbacks he unlawfully amassed from government projects, House Deputy Majority Leader and Makati City Rep. Mar-Len...

Bong Revilla used ‘dummy’ corporation, says AMLC

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A lawyer of the Anti-Money Laundering Council on Thursday said Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. used the bank account of a “dummy” corporation to receive alleged kickbacks from Janet Napoles. During his cross-examination for Revilla’s bail petition, Atty....

Cayetano, Trillanes dared to undergo lifestyle check

MANILA (Mabuhay) – United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) interim secretary general JV Bautista also dared Senators Alan Cayetano and Antonio Trillanes IV to undergo a lifestyle check. “Just because you are part of the Blue Ribbon sub-committee investigating the Makati City Hall...

Palace hopes court issue delaying Napoles transfer resolved soonest

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday voiced hopes the court issue that delayed the transfer of businesswoman Janet Napoles from Fort Sto. Domingo in Sta. Rosa, Laguna to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology detention facility in Taguig City will be cleared soon....