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...

Cayetano tells Binay: Reveal your ‘true’ SALN

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay’s “true” state of the nation address is nothing but a mere diversionary tactic to distract the public from the corruption allegations hounding him and his family, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano said Tuesday. Instead of criticizing the...

Sandigan rejects recusal request of justices in Jinggoy cases

MANILA, Dec 17 (Mabuhay) — The Sandiganbayan has unanimously refused the request for recusal of the three justices handling the graft and plunder cases of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang said Wednesday. Tang said the anti-graft court, in a...

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...

In FOI bill, SC justices not exempted from releasing SALN

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Even Supreme Court (SC) justices will not be spared by the proposed Freedom of Information (FOI) bill once it is passed in Congress. In a press conference on Tuesday, Akbayan Representative Ibarra “Barry” Gutierrez, an author of the bill, said the bill is clear...

Customs officer dismissed over unexplained wealth

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A Bureau of Customs (BOC) intelligence officer has been dismissed from her duties by the Office of the Ombudsman over unexplained wealth. The BOC said Marissa Rae Rollo Galang, Intelligence Officer II and acting chief of the BOC-Customs Intelligence and...

Solon seeks stricter SALN filing rules

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker from Sorsogon has proposed a bill to strengthen existing anti-corruption laws in the country. Sorsogon 1st District Representative Evelina Escudero recommended in House Bill 4783, or the “Enhanced Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public...

Purisima: My conscience is very, very clean

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Alan Purisima insisted his conscience is “very, very clean” as he slammed what he called “rabid” attacks from the media. In a press conference, Purisima described as “tenacious and rabid” allegations on...

PNP chief is lying, should retire – Osmeña

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima is lying about his wealth and should retire from the service, Senator Sergio Osmeña III said Wednesday. Osmeña said Purisima was clearly not telling the truth about his assets, which included a 4.7-hectare property...

Purisima admits he owns N. Ecija property

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima on Tuesday admitted that he owns a 4.7-hectare property in San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija. Speaking before the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, Purisima admitted that he owns...
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