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After 6 deferments, decision on Chuang kidnap-slay case set on Monday

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Will justice finally be served for the families of a five-year-old girl and her nanny who were killed in a kidnapping case 14 years ago?

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Binay’s wife cancels Japan trip so as not to undermine pleas vs graft raps

Former Makati mayor Dr. Elenita Binay. INQUIRER PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

The wife of Vice President Jejomar Binay is not pushing through with his vacation to Tokyo this week.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Wounded, mentally ill man detained for Belmonte ambush freed

Iligan City representative Vicente Belmonte Jr. Photo from congress.gov.ph

Police authorities in Misamis Oriental arrested a man, who had a wound in the thigh, on suspicion of being involved in the Dec. 11 ambush on Iligan City Rep. Vicente Belmonte Jr., only to free him later.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DOJ official surprised by Sandigan justices’ inhibition from Jinggoy Estrada case

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Justice Undersecretary Jose Justiniano, a member of the prosecution team, said he was at a loss about the sudden inhibition of the Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division magistrates.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

3 Sandiganbayan justices quit cases vs Jinggoy Estrada

In an unprecedented move, Associate Justice Roland Jurado, chair of the antigraft court’s Fifth Division, and Associate Justices Alexander Gesmundo and Ma. Theresa Dolores Estoesta (from left) inhibited themselves from handling one of the most controversial cases in the country’s judicial history. LYN RILLON

“Pressure” from the public and “higher authorities” prompted the three-member Sandiganbayan division to withdraw on Monday from the plunder and graft cases against detained Sen. Jinggoy Estrada over the P10-billion pork barrel racket, according to an Inquirer source.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »