By Cynthia D. Balana
The Sandiganbayan has upheld its previous ruling allowing the opening of the bank accounts, travel history and real property records of the three whistle-blowers in the plunder charges against Sen. Jinggoy Estrada who is accused of diverting for his own use his congressional pork barrel allotments, in what is now known as the P10-billion pork barrel scam case.
By Marlon Ramos
Dr. Elenita Binay, the wife of Vice President Jejomar Binay, on Tuesday posted bail for the malversation and graft charges brought against her in the Sandiganbayan in connection with alleged irregularities in the purchase of medical equipment worth more P8.8 million when she was the mayor of Makati City.
A court here denied Monday the petition filed by the parents of two missing University of the Philippines students seeking the transfer of retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. from military detention to a regular jail in Metro Manila.
By Jerome Aning
The Court of Appeals has upheld the Quezon City regional trial court’s order to conduct a full-blown trial of the P15-million damage suit filed against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo by six of the “Morong 43,” the group of health workers suspected to be communists who were arrested in Morong, Rizal, four years ago.
By Liza Jocson
The suspect in the 2011 smuggling of at least P35-million worth of endangered marine species was released last Friday after paying a P4,000-bail bond.