Sandiganbayan denies Napoles’ bail plea anew

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan has denied for the second time the bail plea of Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged mastermind in the supposed pork barrel scam. “Wherefore, accused Janet Lim-Napoles’ petition for bail, filed on July 7, 2014, is hereby denied for lack of merit,”...

Enrile returns to Senate after dengue bout, gives warning to non-performing agencies

MANILA (Mabuhay) – After suffering  from dengue, Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile returned to the Senate  on  Monday with  a stern warning to “mercilessly” cut the  budget  of  non-performing agencies. Enrile issued this warning  during the hearing  of the Senate  finance...

Roxas-Cayetano tandem ‘out of the picture’: Drilon

MANILA, Oct 1 (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon ruled out on Thursday the possibility of a Roxas-Cayetano tandem in the 2016 elections. Roxas is former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, the Liberal Party’s (LP) standard-bearer, while Cayetano is Senate Minority Leader Alan...

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...

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...

Sandiganbayan OKs Bong Revilla’s motion for additional therapy sessions

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan First Division has granted the request of detained Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. to increase the duration of his remaining physical therapy sessions on Thursday. In a short hearing Thursday morning, Revilla’s lawyer Reody Anthony Balisi read...

It’s final: Bong Revilla to remain at PNP Custodial Center

MANILA, May 21 (Mabuhay)– Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr., detained in connection with the pork barrel scam, will be staying at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center in Camp Crame while his plunder and graft cases are pending with the Sandiganbayan. This was after...

Sandiganbayan wants report on Enrile’s health

MANILA, Mar 10 (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan Third Division has tasked the Makati Medical Center (MMC) to submit the latest medical bulletin of Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile by Friday. In a resolution issued March 6 but made public only on Tuesday, the anti-graft court...

FVR says Enrile sick, in isolation since Wednesday

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile had been isolation since Wednesday after he suffered from an infection, former President Fidel V. Ramos told reporters Thursday. “Kahapon pa may infection, naka-isolate,” Ramos said when asked about Enrile’s condition....