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Court upholds dismissal of state prosecutor behind Garcia plea bargain


The Court of Appeals has dismissed with finality the appeal by Special Prosecutor Wendell Barreras-Sulit questioning the jurisdiction of Malacanang, which sacked her for entering into a controversial plea bargain with former Armed Forces of the Philippines comptroller Carlos Garcia in 2010.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NFA bids open in my time–Banayo

Top officials of the National Food Authority including its former administrator Lito Banayo (inset) gave big-time smugglers legal cover in importing rice using farmers’ cooperatives as fronts, an investigation of rice smuggling in the country showed. INQUIRER PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

Former National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Angelito Banayo on Monday said the import permits issued by the agency during his term were awarded through open and transparent bidding processes as approved by the NFA Council headed by Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SolGen Jardeleza really wants in on JBC list, takes plea to high court

Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza has asked the Supreme Court to compel the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to include his name on the list of nominees for the vacancy in the high tribunal and to temporarily stop President Aquino from filling the vacancy.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOJ subpoenas 17 hazing suspects

Guillo Cesar Servando

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered 17 suspects in the fatal hazing of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde student Guillo Cesar Servando to attend the preliminary investigation set at 10 a.m. on July 31 and Aug. 7.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

2 priest lawyers speak up on Aquino’s DAP

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Malacañang’s claims that President Benigno Aquino is empowered by Section 49 of the 1987 Administrative Code to use savings on priority activities that promote economic well-being have drawn criticism from the country’s foremost experts on constitutional law.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »