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Ombudsman suspends QC prosecutor Raul Desembrana in bribery


The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the preventive suspension of the Quezon City assistant prosecutor who was caught accepting an P80,000 bribe in a sting operation of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Nov. 14.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

‘Ariel Olivar is Mercado’s dummy’

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Is Ariel Olivar a dummy of Vice President Jejomar Binay or former Makati City Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado?

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

P80K ‘SOP’ lures QC prosecutor into NBI trap

THE ARRESTED Raul Desembrana (left) is brought to the NBI headquarters following the entrapment operation in Quezon City on Friday.

An P 80,000 bribe — euphemistically known as an “SOP” among legal circles—was all it took to entrap a Quezon City prosecutor who allegedly asked for the amount in exchange for the dismissal of a case.

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

NBI: No evidence of bribery in Maguindanao massacre trial

Maguindanao massacre. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has found no direct evidence that state prosecutors assigned to the Maguindanao massacre case had accepted bribes from the accused, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Thursday.

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NBI starts probe of graft raps vs Binay


A top-level team of the National Bureau of Investigation has been quietly looking into allegations of corruption and ill-gotten wealth against Vice President Jejomar Binay while he was Makati City mayor and is expected to turn in an initial report by end of the month, the Inquirer learned on Wednesday.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »