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No stopping bribe probe

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Malacañang will not block a House investigation of charges that an administration ally tried to extort $30 million from a Czech train builder, a Palace official said on Saturday.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Broadcaster Erwin Tulfo sues Inquirer for libel

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TV5 News anchor Erwin Tulfo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

TV5 News anchor Erwin Tulfo on Monday filed a libel case in the Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office against the Philippine Daily Inquirer, seeking P12 million in damages for reporting that he allegedly benefited from the diversion of congressional pork barrel funds, through a state agency, to dubious nongovernment organizations (NGOs).

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Arlene Angeles Lerma summoned to SC probe on bribery

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Arlene Lerma (contributed photo) and Associate Justice Marvic Leonen (Inquirer file photo)

A Supreme Court committee investigating alleged case-fixing and bribery in the judiciary has summoned Arlene Angeles Lerma, a former staff member of Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno, to appear before the body as a resource person.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Media men in payoff may face bribe raps

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Journalists found to have benefited from the pork barrel scam face charges of direct bribery and malversation of public funds, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Thursday.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Napoles does not need immediate surgery, PNP doctor tells court

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Janet Lim-Napoles INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

While Janet Lim Napoles has been diagnosed with myoma in the uterus, she need not undergo surgical treatment at this time, according to the police doctor summoned to testify in court.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Luy insists Cunanan got P960K in commission from pork barrel scam

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Benhur Luy stares at Cunanan as he denies receiving money from Napoles' staff, contrary to Luy's statement. KRISTINE SABILLO/INQUIRER.net

There was no sweeping statement of approval—such as a “buzzer-beating and game-winning three point shot”—to characterize Dennis Cunanan’s testimony on Thursday at the Senate.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

De Lima not keen on transferring Napoles to regular jail

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It’s not easy to just transfer alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles to a regular jail, especially when she might just decide to spill the beans on her operations, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said on Tuesday.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Baligod: I was eased out by forces out to control Luy

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Lawyer Levito Baligod INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

“Someone wants to control Benhur Luy,’’ said Levito Baligod, the lawyer fired by Luy, the principal whistle-blower in the P10-billion pork barrel scam that linked lawmakers and 38 other personalities.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Napoles wants to have her cyst-removal surgery at St. Luke’s Taguig

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Janet Lim-Napoles INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Janet Lim Napoles, the alleged brains behind the P10-billion pork barrel scam, has asked the Makati Regional Trial Court to allow her to undergo surgery to remove her cyst in the uterus at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Bonifacio Global City and be confined in the same hospital afterward.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cunanan faces credibility test

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Dennis Cunanan. PHOTO FROM www.dost.gov.ph

Given his knowledge of the pork barrel scam, Dennis Cunanan should expect his credibility to be questioned, otherwise, he should be allowed to tell his story, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III said on Sunday.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t should keep Napoles safe in case she decides to tell all– Roxas

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Janet Lim-Napoles. FILE PHOTO

Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II thinks detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles should stay just where she is.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Escudero: Cunanan bolsters pork case

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Former head of the Technology  Resource Center Dennis Cunanan. PHOTO FROM www.dost.gov.ph

Dennis Cunanan is crucial to the prosecution of the P10-billion pork barrel scam case because he is the first government official to come forward and corroborate witness testimony in the massive graft, Sen. Francis Escudero said on Sunday.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Jinggoy Estrada decries prejudgment

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THAT’S MY BOY.  Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada visits his son, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, at his Senate office to greet him on his birthday on Monday and give him moral support amid accusations he pocketed tens of millions of pesos in pork barrel kickbacks. Also in photo are Estrada’s other son, Sen. JV Ejercito, and Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., who has also been implicated in the pork barrel scam.  GRIG MONTEGRANDE

Protesting a colleague’s “three-point shot” remark on the testimony of pork barrel scam witness Ruby Tuason against him, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada on Monday challenged the Senate to convene the ethics committee to investigate him.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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