De Lima tells Duterte: ‘Kung pagod ka na, mas pagod kami sa pamumuno mo’

MANILA, July 17 (Mabuhay) — The Filipino people are allegedly getting exasperated over President Rodrigo Duterte’s obliviousness to their needs in the past four years and especially now that there is a pandemic, detained Senator Leila de Lima said Friday as the fifth...

DOJ summons 90 suspects in Mamasapano clash for prelim probe

MANILA, Oct. 28 (Mabuhay)– The Department of Justice has summoned to a preliminary investigation the 90 suspects in the killings of 35 of the 44 elite policemen in the January 25 Mamasapano encounter. Prosecutor General Claro Arellano said the preliminary probe hearings...

DOJ’s ‘selective prosecution’ raised at oral argument on Corona’s tax case

MANILA, Oct. 20 (Mabuhay) – “IS there selective prosecution [at the Department of Justice],” a Justice of the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) asked. The CTA en banc  (full court) conducted an oral argument on the petition filed by former Chief Justice Renato Corona insisting that he...

Miriam picks Bongbong for VP

MANILA, Oct 15 (Mabuhay) – Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago has confirmed that her running mate for the 2016 national elections will be Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. “I think we mutually chose each other, our two camps,” Santiago said during the senator’s induction into the...

Villanueva sets aside feelings against De Lima for ‘greater good’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Outgoing Technical Education and Skills Development Authority director general Joel Villanueva said Monday that he will set aside his feelings against outgoing Justice Secretary Leila de Lima for the greater good. “Feelings are feelings, nothing has changed....

Gloria Arroyo seeks 2-day furlough for medical checkup

MANILA, Oct 8 (Mabuhay) – Former President and incumbent Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Thursday asked the Sandiganbayan to allow her to leave her detention for two days to undergo various medical checkups for suspected complications from previous operations in her...

Industry group hits gov’t inaction on agriculture smuggling

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (SINAG) called out the government for supposedly failing to tackle the pressing problem of smuggling, particularly in agriculture products. The alliance, which counts the Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) among its...

DOJ to probe alleged communication between Mercado, Reyes brothers

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Witness Protection Program (WPP) of the Department of Justice (DOJ) is looking into a possible violation of former Makati City Vice-Mayor Ernesto Mercado of his undertaking with the WPP. This, after reports came out that Mercado allegedly communicated...

Whistleblowers urge DOJ to expel Mercado from Witness Protection Program

MANILA, Oct 5 (Mabuhay) – An organization of whistleblowers urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to remove former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado from its Witness Protection program (WPP). Whistleblowers Association of the Philippines headed by Sandra Cam added that there...

De Lima to resign from DOJ on Oct. 12

MANILA, Oct 5 (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima will resign from the Department of Justice next week. De Lima confirmed this to reporters via a text message on Monday, with a short “Yes” when asked to confirm reports that she would be leaving the DOJ on October 12, the...