Napoles employee ordered arrested

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– The Sandiganbayan has ordered the arrest of a former employee of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles. The Sandiganbayan’s First Division, which handles the plunder and graft cases of Senator Ramon Revilla Jr., ordered the arrest of...

Jinggoy Estrada: What kickback conduit?

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Detained Senator Jinggoy Estrada denied on Monday transacting with alleged conduits to rake in kickbacks from the alleged misuse of his pork barrel funds as he lamented the “trial by publicity” against him. Estrada told reporters after his bail hearing at the...

Loi Estrada is ‘Inay’ in pork scam – Luy

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Who are “Inay” and “Kris Yen” in the pork barrel scam? Principal whistleblower Benhur Luy told the Sandiganbayan on Monday that the mother of Senator Jinggoy Estrada, former Senator Loi Estrada, was also a client of accused pork barrel scam mastermind Janet...

Arroyo may only be suspended through Congress vote

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The House of Representatives will have to vote as a chamber if it would suspend former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Arroyo for graft over the NBN-ZTE deal, a House leader said. Majority floor leader Mandaluyong Representative Neptali...

PNoy cannot be forced to testify in Revilla case – Ateneo dean

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III cannot be forced to testify in the trial of Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. for plunder and multiple counts of graft in connection with the pork barrel scam, according to lawyer Antonio La Viña, dean of the Ateneo School of Government. La...

Despite rebuff, Ombudsman also moves to amend case vs. Enrile

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Office of the Ombudsman on Thursday asked the Sandiganbayan Third Division to admit its amendments to the information on the plunder case they filed against Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile in connection with the pork barrel scam. The Ombudsman...