Corona arraignment for tax cases postponed anew

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The arraignment of former Chief Justice Renato Corona in connection with his tax evasion cases has been postponed again. The Court of Tax Appeals moved to July 1 the ousted magistrate’s arraignment due to a pending motion for reconsideration filed by his...

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...

Miriam: No contempt by Ombudsman

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, a former multi-awarded RTC judge, said that in the contempt case filed against them by the camp of Makati Mayor Junjun Binay, the Ombudsman and her co-respondents are not liable under the ruling of the Supreme Court in the 2008...

CA upholds suspension of DOJ lawyer for expensive lifestyle, failure to file SALNs

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the decision of the Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) suspending a lawyer of the Department of Justice (DOJ) for sustaining an expensive lifestyle and failure to file his Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net...

Bong Revilla to appeal junking of bail petition — lawyer

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The camp of detained Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. will appeal the decision of the Sandiganbayan denying his request to post bail. Lawyer Raymond Fortun, Revilla’s counsel, said they have yet to receive a copy of the decision but they will be...

Sandiganbayan allows opening of Benhur Luy’s bank accounts

MANILA, Oct 29 (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division has allowed with finality the opening of the bank accounts of pork barrel scam primary whistleblower Benhur Luy and the other witnesses in the supposed multi-billion anomaly. In a resolution issued on October 24, made...

Guingona upholds Pimentel sub-committee’s power

MANILA, Oct 7 (Mabuhay) – Senate Blue Ribbon committee chairman Teofisto Guingona III on Tuesday upheld the power of the subcommittee probing the Makati City Hall Building 2 to rule on a jurisdictional challenge filed by Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Jun-jun” Binay Jr. However,...

Court orders turnover of Marcos’ $42-M loot to gov’t

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan has ordered the turnover to the government of 42 million US dollars in the so-called “Arelma” account of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. The anti-graft court’s Special Division issued a two-page writ of execution on the 18th of this month...

Why Senate can’t suspend Enrile just yet

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Office of the Senate President told the Sandiganbayan on Thursday that it could not yet suspend Senator Juan Ponce Enrile over his pork barrel scam cases. The letter, signed by Senate President Franklin Drilon’s chief of staff Atty. Renato Bantug Jr., said...

Senate yet to implement suspension orders vs. Enrile, Jinggoy

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Senate has yet to implement the suspension orders of the Sandiganbayan against Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile and Senator Jinggoy Estrada, who are both facing plunder and graft charges in connection with the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam....