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CA junks Obando residents’ plea to stop landfill project


The Court of Appeals has dismissed with finality the writ of kalikasan case filed by residents of Obando, Bulacan protesting the establishment of a controversial “modern” sanitary landfill along the town’s coast.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bilibid VIPs tipped off on raid

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TOOLS OF THE TRADE  NBI agents found money counting machines, a Bushmaster rifle, pistols, cash, checks and other items during the raid on the prisoners’ quarters.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Prison guards helped hide the quarters of so-called Very Important Prisoners and misled agents of the National Bureau of Investigation, who swooped down on New Bilibid Prison on Monday to look for evidence that would link them to the illegal drug trade, according to an NBI official.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DOJ official surprised by Sandigan justices’ inhibition from Jinggoy Estrada case

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Justice Undersecretary Jose Justiniano, a member of the prosecution team, said he was at a loss about the sudden inhibition of the Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division magistrates.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

De Lima vows longer prison terms for drug lords


Rich convicts found to have been living luxuriously and plying illegal drug trade even behind bars will be penalized with longer prison terms, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Monday.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

CA allows admin raps vs QC cops for illegal arrest of Failon househelps


The Court of Appeals has reversed its earlier ruling that dismissed administrative charges against police officials accused of illegally arresting members of the household staff of broadcaster Ted Failon shortly after the death of his wife from a gunshot wound in 2009.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »