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DOJ files perjury case vs suspected rice smuggler

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David Tan.  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday filed a perjury case against businessman David Bangayan for his refusal to acknowledge he is David Tan, a suspected rice smuggler, during a Senate investigation of rice smuggling in the country last February.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

De Lima warned against clearing admin allies in pork barrel scam

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima: No objection  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 »

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