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...

Defense to present forensic expert as last witness in Laude murder case

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The defense for Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton will present Tuesday forensic expert Dr. Raquel Fortun as its last witness, in the hopes of establishing that the US servicemen did not kill the Filipino transgender woman Jeffrey...

Pemberton admits choking Laude to death

MANILA (Mabuhay) – US Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton admitted on Monday that he choked Jennifer Laude to death after learning that she was also a “man.” Pemberton made the admission during the hearing on Laude’s murder at the Olongapo City Regional Trial Court Branch 74....

Over 900 ‘ghost’ senior citizens in Makati, says exec

MANILA, Aug 20 (Mabuhay) – An official working for Makati City acting mayor Romulo Peña on Thursday said more than 900 senior citizens receiving benefits from the city government could not be found in their addresses. Makati Action Center chief Arthur Cruto said the findings are...

Activists to PNoy: Don’t claim credit for Mary Jane’s reprieve

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A leftist group on Wednesday said President Aquino should not take credit for the reprieve given to Mary Jane Veloso. In a statement, Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said: “BS Aquino has no moral authority to claim this victory as his. We...

DOJ defends move to place Akmad Ampatuan under WPP

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Department of Justice (DOJ) defended its move to place former Datu Salibo, Maguindanao Mayor Akmad Ampatuan under its custody by virtue of his Witness Protection Program (WPP) coverage. Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said Akmad is a “key...

Militant solon questions Aquino sincerity

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker is skeptical about the sincerity of the gesture of President Benigno Aquino III to approve the release of the transcript of his text messages with disgraced former police chief Alan Purisima about the ill-fated “Oplan Exodus” in January. Bayan Muna...

Jinggoy lawyers block AMLC report

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The lawyers of detained Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Monday blocked the testimony of a bank investigator of the Anti-Money Laundering Council, saying the prosecution violated the rules of law. The hearing, the first since the Fifth Division attempted to recuse...

Bong Revilla used ‘dummy’ corporation, says AMLC

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A lawyer of the Anti-Money Laundering Council on Thursday said Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. used the bank account of a “dummy” corporation to receive alleged kickbacks from Janet Napoles. During his cross-examination for Revilla’s bail petition, Atty....

P10-M payment by Binay camp to witness bared in exchange for silence

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay allegedly paid a witness P10 million to prevent him from appearing before the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee investigating the controversial Makati City Hall 2 parking building, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV disclosed on...