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14 persons given copies of justices’ SALNs, says SC

Supreme Court spokesperson Theodore Te. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court on Monday released a list of 14 persons who had received copies of the justices’ financial disclosures since 2012.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2 women top JBC nominees for Visayas Ombudsman


Two women topped the Judicial and Bar Council’s voting on Monday for nominees to succeed Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas Pelagio Apostol, whose term expires on Thursday.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Victims’ kin question SC ruling on Sulpicio Lines


The families of some victims in the sinking of the MV Princess of the Stars on Monday asked the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision absolving the vessel’s owner of criminal liability in the 2008 tragedy that claimed more than 800 lives.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Private prosecutors back gov’t lawyers in row over strategy

Maguindanao massacre carnage site in Barangay Salman, Ampatuan town in Maguindanao.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A group of private prosecutors in the Maguindanao massacre case is supporting the decision of government lawyers to rest the case against some of the accused.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Criminal raps vs Banayo, others linked to rice smuggling OK’d

Davidson Bangayan, who is believed to be smuggler David Tan. SENATE PHOTO/JOSEPH VIDAL

The Department of Justice ordered the filing of criminal complaints Wednesday against former National Food Authority chair Angelito Banayo, businessman David Bangayan and several other rice traders and NFA executives in connection with the alleged smuggling of rice that the Senate investigated early this year.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »