By Christian V. Esguerra
Their long walk to Malacañang did not exactly go to waste. Assuring coconut farmers that the government was “on your side,” President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday threw his support behind a bill outlining how they would directly benefit from P71 billion in taxes collected from them during the Marcos regime.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
The head of the Bureau of Corrections and some prison guards at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) have been receiving death threats from groups behind the illegal drug trade, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Tuesday.
By Christine O. Avendaño
Vice President Jejomar Binay has accused the Department of Justice (DOJ) of hiding former Makati City Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado, a state witness in the impending plunder case of the government against the vice president, after the DOJ refused to disclose Mercado’s whereabouts.
By TJ Burgonio
Malacañang on Saturday assured families of the victims of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre it would not be a cause of any delay in the trial of the trial of the accused, but would work to “push the case forward.”
By Jerome Aning
“They should understand how complex the case is.” This, according to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, explains the delay in the trial of the suspects in the Maguindanao massacre, whose fifth anniversary will be marked Sunday.