House warned resolution on Arroyo house arrest would be taken as special treatment

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Having the House of Representatives prod the Sandiganbayan to place former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo under house arrest might send an “ominous message” that special treatment can be accorded to a lawmaker on trial, Akbayan...

Basketball: Rival vows no easy ride for Pacquiao debut

MANILA (AFP) – Manny Pacquiao will receive no special treatment on his first foray into professional basketball, a rival player has vowed, as the Philippine boxing superstar struggles with a hectic training schedule for both sports. Beau Belga, a 113-kilogram (250-pound),...

Activists hit Palparan transfer to AFP custody

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Militant groups on Monday condemned a Bulacan court’s decision to allow the transfer of retired Army Major General Jovito Palparan Jr. to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Custodial Center in Fort Bonifacio. “The move smacks of special treatment for a...

De Lima: No special treatment for Palparan

MANILA, Aug 12 (Mabuhay) -– Justice Secretary Leila de Lima assured human rights groups that no special treatment will be given to retired major general Jovito Palparan, who was arrested on Tuesday after years of hiding. De Lima said the court will have the final say where...

Revilla, Cambe, Napoles given 10 days to comment on bid to transfer detention

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan on Thursday gave the camps of detained Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr., his staff Richard Cambe, and Janet Lim-Napoles 10 days to comment on the motion seeking their transfer of detention. Prosecutors earlier said the current detention areas of...

Prosecutors want Revilla, co-accused detained at city jail

MANILA, July 14 (Mabuhay) – The prosecutors on Monday decried the alleged special treatment on pork barrel scam suspect Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., saying the senator and his co-accused should be detained at a city jail. The Office of the Special Prosecutor said Revilla and...

No special treatment for Jinggoy, Bong – Trillanes

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senators Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada are not receiving any special treatment at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said Monday. Trillanes, who was detained for three years in Camp...

Krista Miller: I sell real estate, not my body

Sexy starlet Krista Miller was emotional as she spoke up on the controversy linking her to the special treatment given to convicted drug lord Ricardo Camata at a hospital in Manila. Miller stressed that her visit to Camata last May 31 was “purely business” since she was only...

We have to keep Napoles alive to face the law – Roxas

MANILA (Mabuhay) — While snide remarks have circulated regarding the so-called “special treatment” given to Janet Lim-Napoles while being detained, Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas III Monday shrugged them off, saying it was better to have her alive than dead. Napoles,...