Sandiganbayan seizes Luy’s USB

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division on Monday seized the USB flash drive of pork barrel scam primary state witness Benhuy Luy, which supposedly contains files that detail the involvement of several lawmakers in the multi-billion peso scam. “For the meantime, let...

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...

Jinggoy seeks court permission to visit ailing mother-in-law

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Sen. Jinggoy Estrada on Wednesday filed before the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division an urgent motion to visit his mother-in-law, Estelita Vitug, at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City. In an urgent motion, Estrada, through his lawyers Noel Malaya, asked...

Lawyers shout it out during Ruby Tuason testimony

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A shouting match among marred the bail hearing of Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada on Monday as lawyers argued about the involvement of state witness Ruby Tuason in the Malampaya fund scam. During cross examination, Estrada lawyer Sabino Acut Jr. asked Tuason if...

Jinggoy asks SC: Exclude AMLC report in plunder trial

MANILA, May 15 (Mabuhay) – Detained Senator Jinggoy Estrada has asked the Supreme Court to disallow as evidence an Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) Inquiry Report on his and his wife’s bank accounts and banking transactions from his plunder trial in connection with the “pork...

Jinggoy plea for birthday furlough denied

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division on Monday denied Senator Jinggoy Estrada’s request for a 3-hour furlough to attend Mass in San Juan on his birthday. In its resolution, the court said Estrada cannot enjoy full civil and political rights as a necessary...

Ex-QC execs face up to 10 years in prison for Ozone Disco tragedy

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division on Thursday found seven former officials of the Quezon City engineer’s office and two private individuals guilty of graft in connection with the deadly fire at the Ozone Disco in 1996, 18 years after the tragedy...

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...

Jinggoy bail hearing canceled as Luy’s blood pressure shoots up

MANILA, Sept 23 (Mabuhay) – The bail hearing of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada over plunder and graft charges in connection with the alleged pork barrel scam was canceled Tuesday after whistleblower Benhur Luy complained of nausea and dizziness. Justice Roland Jurado of the Sandiganbayan...

Prosecutors renew call to transfer Sen. Estrada to regular jail

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Government prosecutors on Thursday renewed the call to immediately transfer Senator Jinggoy Estrada from his present detention in Camp Crame to a regular jail. In their motion before the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division, the prosecutors said Estrada’s continued...
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