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Abadilla slay convict seeks Aquino clemency

Tension is writ all over the faces of the five accused in the killing of former PC Colonel and Ilocos Norte Vice Gov. Rolando Abadilla as they await the promulgation of the case by Judge Jaime Salazar on Aug. 11, 1999, in Quezon City. The judge found the five guilty but they have steadfastly professed innocence. On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, the confessed gunmen in Abadilla’s killing were shot dead in Muntinlupa.  INQUIRER  FILE PHOTO

Behind bars for more than 17 years for a crime he maintains he did not commit, Lenido Lumanog is pleading with President Benigno Aquino III to grant him executive clemency so he could spend his remaining years with his family.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Manila court: Estrada can run

Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada. FILE PHOTO

With two of three legal obstacles cleared from his path, it looks like former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada—who was convicted of plunder and granted executive clemency in 2007—can continue mapping out his campaign strategy for his bid for Manila mayor.

Posted: March 7th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Abadilla 5 told: Don’t lose hope

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

While President Aquino may not have acted on a recommendation to set them free by Christmas, the five convicted killers of Army Lt. Col. Rolando Abadilla should not lose hope, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said.

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

Aquino grants executive clemency to elderly inmates

President Aquino: In campaign mode FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III granted two more executive clemency to elderly inmates. Aquino commuted the sentences of Arsenio Flores, 72, and Francisco Alimpos, 73.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

In The Know: Aquino cold on clemency

President Aquino

In October, Catholic Church officials scored the Aquino administration for being too “tightfisted” in granting paroles and clemency to prisoners.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »