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De Lima warned against clearing admin allies in pork barrel scam

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

An administration lawmaker cautioned Justice Secretary Leila de Lima against exonerating Technical Education and Skills Development Authority chief Joel Villanueva and other government officials implicated in the pork barrel scam just because they claimed their signatures were forged.

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

De Lima says it’s illogical to transfer Witness Protection Program to courts

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Justice Secretary Leila De Lima.    INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima on Tuesday branded as illogical the proposed legislation in the House of Representatives seeking the removal of the Witness Protection Program (WPP) from the control of the justice department to ensure that it is insulated from “corrosive politics.”

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

Bill seeks to transfer witness protection program to courts

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Leyte Representative Sergio Apostol.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The government’s program to protect witnesses to crimes and irregularities should be insulated from politics and its implementation should be undertaken by the proper court, not the Department of Justice, according to Leyte Rep. Sergio Apostol.

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

DOJ: Arrest a milestone in PH justice system

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NO PICTURES PLEASE! James Christopher Napoles (left) and sister Jo Christine, the children of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles, don hoodies and cover their faces with folders after posting bail. PHOTOS BY RAFFY LERMA

“A milestone in our justice system.” This was how Justice Secretary Leila de Lima described the arrest and detention on Friday of movie star politician Sen. Bong Revilla in connection with his alleged plunder of his pork barrel fund allotments for the year 2007 to 2009.

Posted: June 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

De Lima forms body to probe VIP treatment of high-profile inmates

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Justice Secretary Leila De Lima.    INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima has ordered an investigation on the unauthorized movements of inmates inside the facilities of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) following the incident where a convicted drug lord managed to check into a private hospital without permission from the Department of Justice.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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