By Christine O. Avendaño
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.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
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.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
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.”
By Leila B. Salaverria
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.
By Marlon Ramos and TJ Burgonio
, Nancy C. Carvajal
“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.