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...

Plunder raps filed vs. ex-Puerto Princesa mayor Hagedorn

MANILA (Mabuhay) – An anti-crime group on Thursday filed plunder, graft and malversation charges against former Puerto Princesa City mayor Edward Hagedorn in connection with the alleged anomalous reimbursement from local government funds amounting to P60.567 million. In a 13-page...

Bong Revilla’s plunder case pretrial reset to next year

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The pretrial of Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla’s plunder case in connection with the pork barrel scam was reset to February 4, 2016. At the scheduled pretrial of the case before the Sandiganbayan First Division on Wednesday, the prosecution and the defense...

Lawyer asks BOC chief Lina to resign

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The lawyer representing the winning bidder in the controversial P650-million contract on the integrated window processing system of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Tuesday called for Commissioner Alberto Lina to resign from his post. Harry Roque, the...

Enrile ready to go home, to report to work tomorrow, lawyer says

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Juan Ponce Enrile is in high spirits on the day of his expected release from hospital detention, his lawyer said Wednesday. In an interview, Atty. Eleazar Reyes said Enrile, 91, has prepared his belongings at the Philippine National Police (PNP)...

Jinggoy suspects robbery in his house was an ‘inside job’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Sen. Jinggoy Estrada believes there was conspiracy to rob his house in Corinthian Hills, Quezon City, while his family was away to celebrate the 85th birthday of his mother, former Senator Loi Ejercito Estrada. “Do I think it’s an inside job, someone guided the...

Honasan, 8 solons face raps in 3rd batch of ‘pork’ cases –DOJ exec

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Gregorio Honasan and eight former and incumbent members of the House of Representatives are among those to be criminally charged by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in the third batch of cases that it will file related to the alleged pork barrel...

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...

Prosecution blocks Gloria Arroyo house arrest bid

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Prosecutors on Wednesday formally opposed the house arrest being requested by former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who is facing plunder charges and is currently on hospital arrest. “To be detained in one’s home is a...

SC allows Napoles to attend ‘pork’ hearings at Sandigan

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles may be brought out of jail to attend hearings at the Sandiganbayan on the P10-billion pork barrel fund case. In a special en banc session Friday, the Supreme Court court granted the request of Sandiganbayan Presiding...