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DOJ files illegal detention case vs Lee, Cornejo, 5 more

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday filed charges of serious illegal detention and grave coercion against businessman Cedric Lee, model Deniece Cornejo and five others in a Taguig City court for allegedly beating up and extorting money from TV host Vhong Navarro inside a condominium on Jan. 23.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Senate joins probe of alleged extort try on Czech firm

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Sen. Francis Escudero (inset) said the Senate committee on finance, of which he is the chair, would take up with officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications the alleged extortion try on the Czech train maker Inekon in relation to how it slowed down the delivery of more coaches for the Metro Rail Transit. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The Senate will start looking into the alleged $30-million extortion attempt on a Czech train maker when the scandal is raised in Monday’s inquiry into delayed government projects, including the purchase of 48 new coaches for the badly congested Metro Rail Transit.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace wants probe of $30M extort try on Czech firm in MRT deal expedited

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO and Photo from http://dotc-mrt3.weebly.com/

Malacañang wants to expedite the criminal investigation of allegations that Metro Rail Transit (MRT) general manager Al Vitangcol attempted to extort $30 million from a Czech company seeking to supply new train coaches.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

De Lima: SC to decide if Revilla’s plea vs preliminary probe of pork is moot

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Has the petition of Senator Ramon Revilla Jr., now before the Supreme Court and up for oral arguments on April 22 been rendered moot and academic now that the Ombudsman has approved his indictment for plunder along with others?

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

Lawyers back prosecution’s resting of massacre case

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Atty. Harry Roque Jr.  INQUIRER file photo

The Center for International Law led by lawyer Harry Roque backed the move of the government prosecutors to end the presentation of evidence against Andal Ampatuan Jr. and 27 others charged in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre, but the Department of Justice has yet to issue a final decision on the matter.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

De Lima says gov’t not yet resting case in Maguindanao massacre trial

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Maguindanao massacre carnage site in Barangay Salman, Ampatuan town in Maguindanao.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Thursday she would discuss with government prosecutors their bid to rest their case following opposition from private prosecutors led by lawyer Nena Santos.

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

DOJ: Tiamzons can’t invoke Jasig

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Arrested communist leaders Benito and Wilma Austria Tiamzon cannot invoke the Joint Agreement of Safety and Immunity Guarantee (Jasig) to escape arrest, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said Monday.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Maguindanao massacre: Accused now in witness program

Site of the Maguindanao massacre. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine National Police has transferred custody of an accused turned state witness in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre to the Witness Protection Program.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago to Ombudsman: File charges vs pork scammers

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Friday called on Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales to start filing charges in the Sandiganbayan against some of the respondents in the P10-billion pork barrel funds scam.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace expects DOJ to look into alleged payoffs to media

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang is counting on the Department of Justice to dig deeper into alleged payoffs to the media, including an alleged P2-million bribe to a broadcast journalist, in connection with the pork barrel scam.

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

NBI execs sacked on integrity issues, says DOJ chief

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Friday defended her move to recommend to President Benigno Aquino III the sacking of NBI deputy directors Reynaldo Esmeralda and Ruel Lasala due to “very serious integrity and trust issues.”

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

Probe of new estafa case vs Lee to start next week

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Delfin Lee: Did he? INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON FILE PHOTO

The preliminary investigation of another syndicated estafa case against Delfin Lee and six others is scheduled next week in the Department of Justice following the expiration of the temporary restraining order issued by a Pasig City judge, according to a source from the National Bureau of Investigation.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Lee says spending night in jail lonely

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Housing developer Delfin Lee, charged with syndicated estafa for allegedly tapping close to P7 billion from the Pag-Ibig Fund using bogus buyers, is locked behind bars at the Pampanga provincial jail.  TONETTE T. OREJAS/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Alone and lonely. This was how housing developer Delfin Lee described his condition after his first night on Monday at the provincial jail in this capital city of Pampanga province.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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