BIR files P101.7-million tax evasion case v. Napoles kids

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) a P101.7-million tax evasion case against the children of alleged pork barrel scam brains Janet Lim-Napoles. Facing a complaint for violation of Sections 254 and 255...

Enrile has dengue, daughter says

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday morning due to dengue. Katrina Ponce Enrile, who is now in the United States, said her father was brought to the Makati Medical Center past midnight. “He has...

Pretrial of Enrile’s plunder case deferred anew

MANILA (Mabuhay) – For the second time, the Sandiganbayan has deferred the pretrial of the plunder case of Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile as well as his co-accused Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes and Janet Lim-Napoles in connection with their alleged involvement in the pork...

NBI stands by integrity of Benhur Luy’s hard drive, ledger

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – An expert from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Tuesday maintained that the external hard drive of the pork barrel scam primary whistleblower Benhur Luy is a reliable piece of evidence against Sen. Jinggoy Estrada. At the continuation of...

P500-M PDAF case filed vs 20 lawmakers

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Lawyer Levito Baligod filed malversation complaints against former and incumbent 20 lawmakers in connection with the pork barrel scam involving non-government organizations not linked to Janet Lim Napoles. In his new P500 million Priority Development...

Aquino: SC ruling on Enrile bail not grounded on laws

CEBU CITY (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday hit the Supreme Court’s decision to grant bail to Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile, saying the ruling didn’t have lawful grounds. In a media briefing here, Aquino pointed out that the high court’s decision did...

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)...

De Lima: No more ‘pork’ cases on DOJ’s table after filing of 3rd batch of raps

MANILA (Mabuhay) — There are no more cases related to the alleged misuse of Priority Development Assistance Fund left on the Justice Departments’ table, Secretary Leila de Lima said Thursday. After filing the third batch of raps against nine former and current...

Roxas camp has nothing to do with Villanueva’s ‘pork’ raps – Abad

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad on Monday defended Interior Secretary Mar Roxas against allegations that his camp was behind the inclusion of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Joel Villanueva in the latest...

Jinggoy’s camp wants TG summoned in pork scam trial

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The lawyers of Senator Jinggoy Estrada requested that the Sandiganbayan 5th Division issue a subpoena to Senate Blue Ribbon Committee Chair Senator Teofisto “TG” Guingona III. Estrada’s camp asked that Guingona or Blue Ribbon Oversight Office Management...