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...

De Lima: 3rd batch PDAF scam cases may be filed next week

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila M. De Lima on Wednesday said that the filing of the third batch of cases involving the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam may be done next week. According to De Lima, the final recommendation of the...

Lapid: Grace Poe has my support in 2016

MANILA, May 12 (Mabuhay) — Senator Lito Lapid on Tuesday vowed to support Senator Grace Poe should the latter decide to run either for president or vice president in 2016. “Syempre Fernando Poe ‘yan, ang laki ng utang na loob namin d’yan,” Lapid said in a rare interview at...

Drilon says Binay Jr. should accept suspension order

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Makati City Mayor  Jejomar Erwin “Jun-Jun” Binay  Jr. should  accept the  suspension order of the Office of the Ombudsman just like what some senators did when they were also  ordered suspended over the  “pork barrel” scam, Senate President Franklin Drilon said...

Palace: No objection to continued hospital arrest for Enrile

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang has no objection to the Sandiganbayan allowing Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile to remain under hospital arrest, at least for now. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte noted President Benigno Aquino III himself had already cited Enrile’s advanced age...

Arroyo may only be suspended through Congress vote

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The House of Representatives will have to vote as a chamber if it would suspend former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Arroyo for graft over the NBN-ZTE deal, a House leader said. Majority floor leader Mandaluyong Representative Neptali...

No special treatment for Jinggoy, Bong – Trillanes

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senators Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada are not receiving any special treatment at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said Monday. Trillanes, who was detained for three years in Camp...

Palace: Pork raps strong despite botched bid to amend information

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Thursday said the failed attempt by prosecutors from the Office of the Ombudsman to amend the information filed against Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. was not an indication the plunder and graft cases filed over the pork barrel scam are wea...

Militant youths stage noise barrage at Mendiola, warn vs. selective justice

MANILA (Mabuhay) − Militant youths on Saturday held a noise barrage at Mendiola Bridge near Malacañang in Manila to warn the government against what they called selective justice in dealing with personalities linked to the P10-billion pork barrel scam. The protesters from the...

De Lima: BI verifying whether respondents in PDAF scam with HDOs still in PHL

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima on Wednesday said that the Bureau of Immigration (BI) is now verifying whether the respondents in the priority development assistance fund (PDAF) scam covered by the hold departure orders (HDOs) issued by the...
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