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COA files 46 counts of graft vs ex-gov

Former Palawan Governor Mario Joel Reyes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Audit (COA) has filed 46 counts of graft against fugitive former Palawan Gov. Joel T. Reyes and 40 other ex-officials of the province as well as private contractors for the alleged misuse of P2.57 billion in Malampaya Fund that were granted to Palawan in 2008 by the Arroyo administration.

Posted: September 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ortega kin worry over alleged cover up on ‘suicide’ of key witness

Family, relatives and supporters of Dr. Gerry Ortega picket at the Court of Appeals in Manila, September 10, 2012. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The family of slain Palawan environmentalist journalist Dr. Gerry Ortega said that there might have been an attempt to cover up the alleged suicide of a key witness in the Ortega murder case.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Court of Appeals ruling may let Reyes brothers walk


The Court of Appeals (CA) has invalidated the panel that Justice Secretary Leila de Lima had formed to reinvestigate the January 2011 murder in Palawan of environmentalist and radio commentator Dr. Gerry Ortega, raising the possibility the murder charges and arrest warrants against former Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes and his brother may eventually be quashed.

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Ortega kin picket court

Gerry Ortega murder case. INQUIRER PHOTO

Family members and supporters of slain Palawan radio broadcaster and environmentalist Dr. Gerry Ortega on Monday held a picket on the Court of Appeals (CA) grounds in Manila to ask the appellate court to deny the appeal for dismissal of the suspects’ murder case.

Posted: September 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

BI to probe Reyes flight

Former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Friday said it was looking into reports that former Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes, wanted for the murder of broadcast journalist and environmentalist Dr. Gerry Ortega, was able to sneak out of the country using a fake passport.

Posted: August 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Immigration confirms Joseph Lim Pe’s passport

Former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Immigration on Monday confirmed that a passport under the name of Joseph Lim Pe was used last March to leave the country but could still not confirm it was former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes who used it.

Posted: August 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Key suspect in Ortega case surrenders


One of the key suspects in last year’s murder of Palawan broadcaster and environmentalist Dr. Gerry Ortega surrendered to police Wednesday night, authorities announced Thursday.

Posted: April 12th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DoJ ends probe on slain Palawan broadcaster; ruling out in 60 days


The Department of Justice (DoJ) has submitted for resolution its investigation into the death of broadcaster and environmentalist Dr. Gerry Ortega.

Posted: January 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Daughter of slain broadcaster sees ‘tough battle’ when trial starts

MANILA, Philippines – The daughter of slain broadcaster /environmentalist Dr. Gerry Ortega on Friday said her family expected a “tough battle” when her father’s murder finally goes to court. Mika Ortega, in an interview on Radyo Inquirer 990AM, said her family was still “coping” with the loss of a father. “It’s been nine months …and the case [...]

Posted: October 7th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Church joins outrage on Ortega case


PUERTO PRINCESA CITY—The Catholic Church in Palawan has joined the call for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to allow the murder case against former Governor Joel T. Reyes for the killing of broadcaster Dr. Gerry Ortega to be filed in court. In a pastoral letter released Thursday, Bishop Pedro Arigo criticized a DOJ panel’s ruling [...]

Posted: July 7th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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