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Abadilla slay convict seeks Aquino clemency

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MERRY CHRISTMAS? 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. 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

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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

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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

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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: ‘Feeling the rigors of election campaigns’. AP

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 »

Aquino pardons 8 inmates but not ‘Abadilla 5’

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The hopes of the “Abadilla 5,” in prison since 1996, that they would be home for Christmas have been dashed. President Benigno Aquino III did not act favorably on the recommendation of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to grant executive clemency to the five convicted killers of Lt. Col. Rolando Abadilla, an intelligence chief of the Philippine Constabulary who gained notoriety as an alleged torturer of political prisoners during martial law.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino grants executive clemency to 8 inmates

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President Aquino: In campaign mode FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III has given executive clemency to eight inmates.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Recommendation on ‘Abadilla 5’ not yet with Aquino — Palace aide

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MERRY CHRISTMAS? 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. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The recommendation of the Board of Pardons and Parole for the commutation of the life sentences of those convicted of the murder of Marcos-era police official Rolando Abadilla has yet to reach the desk of President Benigno Aquino III, a Malacañang aide said on Saturday.

Posted: December 3rd, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Clemency comes too late for ailing detainee

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President Benigno Aquino III finally granted executive pardon to a cancer-stricken political detainee only to learn later that the prisoner had died four days earlier. A Palace official said Friday that it would improve coordination among concerned agencies involved in the President Aquino’s grant of executive clemency to convicts. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte made [...]

Posted: July 30th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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