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Court finds evidence vs Cito Lorenzo, Joc-joc Bolante insufficient


The Sandiganbayan has found no probable cause to charge former Agriculture Secretary Luis “Cito” Lorenzo and Undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc-joc” Bolante with plunder over the P728-million fertilizer fund scam during the Arroyo administration.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Jinggoy Estrada wants gov’t lawyer out of his case


The lawyers of detained Sen. Jinggoy Estrada on Tuesday objected to the participation of Justice Undersecretary Jose Justiniano in their client’s bail hearing in the Sandiganbayan in connection with the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Actor Dennis Roldan found guilty of kidnapping

Former actor and lawmaker Dennis Roldan. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Pasig Regional Trial Court on Tuesday found former actor Dennis Roldan guilty of kidnapping, a radio report said.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

NBI making sure ‘Butcher’ lives to serve his sentence

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Though a Malolos judge on Wednesday ordered the detention of former Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan in the Bulacan Provincial Jail, the National Bureau of Investigation did not come running, deciding to make sure first that “The Butcher” would live to serve his sentence.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Luy: JLN employees posed as farmers

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Photo by Noy Morcoso/INQUIRER.net

Whistle-blower Benhur Luy testified in court on Wednesday that alleged pork barrel scam’s mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles ordered her employees to be photographed as farmers receiving livelihood kits and packages from dummy foundations that she used to embezzle P10 billion from the Priority Development Assistance Fund that funded development projects in congressional districts.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »