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By Christine O. Avendaño
Now faced with grave coercion and serious illegal detention charges related to the Jan. 22 beating of TV host and actor Vhong Navarro that may land him in jail pending trial, Cedric Lee also has to contend with a tax evasion case filed against him by the Bureau of Internal Revenue last month.
A court here on Tuesday ordered the release of former actor Royette Padilla after he posted P12,000 bail in a case of grave threats and violation of the antichild abuse law.Inquirer Central Luzon
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
The Sandiganbayan on Thursday denied another bid of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to post bail on her plunder case for allegedly funnelling money from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) confidential fund for over three years during her presidency.
Saying she is seriously ill and will not evade trial on the plunder charges filed against her, former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has pressed the Sandiganabayan anew to allow her to post bail.
By Germelina Lacorte
Almost three years after she was wounded, captured and placed under hospital arrest, former New People’s Army (NPA) fighter Vanessa delos Reyes still wishes to be free but doubts the government could grant it through humanitarian reasons alone.
By Leila B. Salaverria
Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo still hopes to be granted bail in her pending plunder case, which is why she and her camp are not entertaining the idea of seeking house arrest for now, according to her chief of staff, lawyer Raul Lambino.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
Antique Gov. Exequiel Javier posted bail of P12,000 after being charged with an election offense related to his suspension of a municipal mayor.
By Kristine Felisse Mangunay
Emphasizing that the evidence of guilt against the accused was strong, prosecutors in the Olalia-Alay-Ay double-murder case have asked a court to reconsider its decision allowing Eduardo “Red” Kapunan Jr., a retired military colonel and member of the Reform the Armed Forces Movement (RAM), to post bail.
Former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will ask the Sandiganbayan to reconsider its decision denying her bail in the plunder charge against her in connection with the alleged misuse of P366 million in Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) funds.
By Nikko Dizon
Army Major Harry Baliaga, accused of abducting agriculturist Jonas Burgos in 2007, on Friday posted bail for his temporary liberty after a Quezon City court issued a warrant for his arrest.
By Cynthia D. Balana
Former Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Avelino Razon Jr. and his co-accused who were arrested on graft and malversation charges have asked the Sandiganbayan to speed up resolution of their bail petitions by compelling state prosecutors to present only the relevant witnesses and documents against them.
By Ador Vincent Mayol
One of the suspects in the armored van robbery at Robinson’s Place two years ago has been allowed by the court to post P1 million bail. Cebu City Regional Trial Court Judge Wilfredo Navarro of Branch 19 granted the petition of Rolien Castro to post bail pending resolution of the robbery with homicide charges filed [...]
By Jerome Aning
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said Saturday she has directed prosecutors to ask the Makati City Regional Trial Court to cite lawyer Lorna Kapunan in contempt after she showed journalists videotaped evidence that purportedly would clear her client, pork barrel scam suspected mastermind Janet Napoles, of an illegal detention charge.