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CA junks petition for TRO filed by Delfin Lee’s co-accused in syndicated estafa case

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Delfin Lee. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Court of Appeals (CA) has junked the petition to nullify the arrest warrant of a co-accused of housing developer Delfin Lee in connection with the syndicated estafa cases filed against them in a Pampanga trial court.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Extort try case in MRT deal hits a snag

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO and Photo from http://dotc-mrt3.weebly.com/

The National Bureau of Investigation is still studying what proper charges to file against those implicated in the Metro Rail Transit controversy (MRT) when no money actually changed hands, according to a source in the bureau privy to the investigation.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Palace vows killers of Cavite reporter will be arrested

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. FILE PHOTO

Malacañang vowed on Monday to catch the killers of a Cavite tabloid reporter, who was gunned down inside her Bacoor home last Sunday.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Senate joins probe of alleged extort try on Czech firm

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Sen. Francis Escudero (inset) said the Senate committee on finance, of which he is the chair, would take up with officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications the alleged extortion try on the Czech train maker Inekon in relation to how it slowed down the delivery of more coaches for the Metro Rail Transit. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The Senate will start looking into the alleged $30-million extortion attempt on a Czech train maker when the scandal is raised in Monday’s inquiry into delayed government projects, including the purchase of 48 new coaches for the badly congested Metro Rail Transit.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace wants probe of $30M extort try on Czech firm in MRT deal expedited

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO and Photo from http://dotc-mrt3.weebly.com/

Malacañang wants to expedite the criminal investigation of allegations that Metro Rail Transit (MRT) general manager Al Vitangcol attempted to extort $30 million from a Czech company seeking to supply new train coaches.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace determined to have Lee prosecuted, says spokesman

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Friday vowed to prosecute the cases against property developer Delfin Lee amid insinuations that he contributed to President Benigno Aquino’s electoral campaign in 2010.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago gloats over senators’ plunder charges at Olongapo graduation

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Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago could not help but gloat over the plunder cases filed against three of her colleagues, when she addressed 500 graduates of Gordon College here on Wednesday.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Delfin Lee gave funds to Aquino 2010 campaign—VACC

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Delfin Lee: Did he? INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON FILE PHOTO

Did Delfin Lee, the man now detained on charges of syndicated estafa, help President Benigno Aquino snare the presidency in the 2010 elections?

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Enrile, Estrada, Revilla told to quit Senate after pork scam indictments

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Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The three senators about to face plunder and graft charges for allegedly pocketing their pork barrel funds must step down from their posts, according to the Scrap Pork Network, which was behind a massive protest against the misuse of public funds in 2013.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Delfin Lee daughter Divine included in new fraud suit

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Divine Lee FILE PHOTO

Television host Divine Lee has been included as a respondent in a syndicated estafa complaint filed with the National Bureau of Investigation against her father Delfin Lee, her brother Dexter, and five other officials of Globe Asiatique Tower 2 Condominium.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Remain vigilant,’ anti-pork barrel activist tells Filipino public

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PEACHY Rallonza-Bretaña

The Filipino public should stay vigilant now that plunder charges have been filed against three senators, suspected operators and agents in the P10-billion pork barrel scam, an activist who led in the Million People March against pork barrel said on Tuesday.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNP: Security for Napoles will remain tight at Makati hospital

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Janet Lim-Napoles INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Janet Lim Napoles will remain under a tight watch even as she undergoes hospital confinement at a state hospital in Makati City, according to a police official in Calabarzon.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ombudsman is accuser, investigator, judge, executioner in cases—Corona

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Former Chief Justice Renato Corona  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Former Chief Justice Renato Corona said on Thursday he had expected Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales to deny his appeal to reconsider her office’s ruling to indict him and his wife Cristina for allegedly amassing P130 million in ill-gotten wealth.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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