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Bring NBP to way it should be—De Lima

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MAN-TO-MAN GUARDING    NBI agents provide a human shield for Justice Secretary Leila de Lima (center), as she leads the second inspection of New Bilibid Prison on Thursday.  The Justice chief ordered the demolition of the luxurious quarters of drug lords and gang members at the maximum security compound after an initial inspection on Monday uncovered drugs, sex toys and assorted contraband in cells renovated into luxe quarters. RAFFY LERMA

This was Justice Secretary Leila de Lima’s marching orders to the newly appointed officers in charge (OIC) at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), the country’s main prison facility which last week yielded a shocking haul of contraband, from drugs, firearms and cash to sex dolls and luxury comforts.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Court guard in hot water for asking P20K from Napoles defense lawyer


First, he allegedly asked a private lawyer for a P20,000 donation for his office “Christmas party.”

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

CA finds Estrada prosecutor guilty of misconduct


He may not have had an “ill motive or a corrupt desire for personal gain,” but former special prosecutor Dennis Villa-Ignacio was still guilty of misconduct for diverting a staff donation to another purpose, the Court of Appeals (CA) ruled in a nearly decade-old case.

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

New P50-B prison to rise in Nueva Ecija

New Bilibid Prisons.  Screengrab from http://www.bucor.gov.ph/

A new P50-billion correctional facility for convicts from Luzon will rise over the next three years in Nueva Ecija, moving inmates away from Metro Manila and giving way for the commercial development of the sprawling government property in Muntinlupa.

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC junks bid vs full disclosure of LGUs’ income, expenses

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Citing “good governance through transparency and accountability,” the Supreme Court on Wednesday junked a petition against several memoranda issued by late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo that required the full public disclosure of local government income and expense reports.

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »