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12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson

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Janet Napoles (left) sensed “real threats” to her life.  Former Senator Panfilo Lacson said the Napoles family visited him on March 24. INQUIRER file photos

More than a hundred government officials from the present and previous administrations have been implicated by so-called pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim-Napoles in a draft affidavit one-fourth ream-thick that her family provided rehabilitation czar and former Sen. Panfilo Lacson last month.

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

Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson

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Former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The number of senators that dealt with Janet Lim Napoles to defraud Filipinos of billions of pesos in pork barrel funds would be enough to constitute a quorum, the number of members needed to conduct business in the Senate or at least 13, former Sen. Panfilo Lacson said on Wednesday.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

One of the accused in the alleged mauling of television actor Vhong Navarro was able to leave the country despite a look-out bulletin, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said Tuesday.

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

De Lima wants to prevent Gigi Reyes from leaving PH again

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Juan Ponce Enrile’s former chief of staff and plunder co-accused, lawyer Jessica “Gigi” Reyes, may not be able to leave the country again, at least not easily, according to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima.

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

‘Gigi Reyes’ return not a Palace project to nail Enrile in pork case’

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Jessica “Gigi” Reyes   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang denied on Monday it had a hand in the return of Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, who has been charged with plunder in connection with the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam.

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

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 »

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  1. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
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  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima

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