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Bilibid ‘tunnel’ not an escape route—NBP exec

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A supposed tunnel inside the compound of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) is a mere “drainage system” and not an escape route for inmates, an NBP official said Tuesday.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Flour, LPG traders, engineer face tax raps

Bureau of Internal Revenue building.  AFP FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday filed at the Department of Justice separate criminal complaints against a sanitary engineer, a flour trader and a liquefied petroleum gas retailer for evading taxes worth P135 million.

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

SC rejected Abad offer to use ‘pooled savings’


The Supreme Court earlier this year rejected Budget Secretary Florencio Abad’s offer of “pooled savings” to augment the judiciary’s capital outlay for 2013 just after Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno withdrew a request to transfer P100 million from the justice department’s budget to the judiciary.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

4 Tau Gamma fratmen in hazing death fled PH–immigration

Bureau of Immigration building. FILE PHOTO

Four of the 17 Tau Gamma Phi fraternity members who have been tagged as suspects behind the killing of hazing victim Guillo Cesar Servando have left the country even before they could be placed under the lookout bulletin of the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

DOJ puts Tau Gamma Phi member in Servando slay under Witness Protection Program

A witness(blur face) narrates the hazing scenario to National Bureau of Investigation Special Investigator lll Robert Joey Ajero (right) at the fraternity house in Calatagan corner Hilario Streets, Palanan, Makati City on Tuesday. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA/INQUIRER

The Department of Justice has provisionally admitted to the Witness Protection Program (WPP) a member of the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity who was present during the initiation of hazing victim Guillo Cesar Servando.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »