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DOJ against restoration of death penalty

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The Department of Justice has reaffirmed its stand against the restoration of the death penalty amid a revived push in Congress to reinstate capital punishment, particularly for convicted foreign drug traffickers.

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

No formal investigation yet on ‘pork’-linked Abad, Alcala, says De Lima

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima: No objection  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Two months after Janet Lim-Napoles submitted her affidavit to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said they are still examining the evidence against Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad and Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala.

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

DOJ files perjury case vs suspected rice smuggler

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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 »

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