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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 »

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

DOJ building

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 »

CA allows admin raps vs QC cops for illegal arrest of Failon househelps


The Court of Appeals has reversed its earlier ruling that dismissed administrative charges against police officials accused of illegally arresting members of the household staff of broadcaster Ted Failon shortly after the death of his wife from a gunshot wound in 2009.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Luy warned parts of testimony vs Estrada speculative

Benhur Luy-0815

Justices of the Sandiganbayan division trying detained Sen. Jinggoy Estrada for plunder and graft for allegedly receiving kickbacks from his pork barrel allocations warned principal whistle-blower Benhur Luy on Monday against “speculating” on how the senator supposedly received the payoffs.

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »