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Malacañang steps into Marinduque deal with mining company

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Whether the invitation is for a simple luncheon or a meeting to seek “legal advice” from the Palace, the national government has apparently stepped into the continuing negotiation between Marinduque and the mining company sued over the 1996 tailing spillage, now considered the country’s worst mining tragedy.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Acosta asks court to let him travel

Nereus Acosta. FILE PHOTO

Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) general manager Nereus Acosta on Wednesday sought the Sandiganbayan’s consent to travel to Chiangmai, Thailand, to attend back-to-back international environmental conferences.

Posted: May 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Out on bail, Nereus Acosta cries harassment

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Nereus Acosta. FILE PHOTO

Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) General Manager Nereus Acosta on Thursday said political harassment and vested interests were behind the perjury case that prompted the Sandiganbayan to order his and his mother’s arrest on Wednesday.

Posted: April 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Nereus Acosta, mom ordered arrested

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Nereus Acosta. FILE PHOTO

The Sandiganbayan on Wednesday ordered the arrest of Laguna Lake Development Authority general manager Nereus Acosta and his mother, Soccoro, in connection with the perjury charge filed against them by the Office of the Ombudsman.

Posted: April 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Acosta secure in post despite arrest warrant

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Nereus Acosta. FILE PHOTO

A peeved Secretary Nereus Acosta on Tuesday dodged questions about his status as a Cabinet member following the issuance of an arrest warrant against him by the Sandiganbayan.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace expects Acostas to follow rule of law

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Nereus Acosta. FILE PHOTO

Malacañang expects Secretary Nereus Acosta to just follow the rule of law.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Acostas seek dismissal of graft case

Nereus Acosta. FILE PHOTO

Former Bukidnon representative Nereus Acosta and his mother are asking the Sandiganbayan to dismiss the perjury charges that the Ombudsman filed against them in connection with Acosta’s allegedly irregular use of his pork barrel funds when he was still a member of the House of Representatives six years ago.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Acosta wants perjury raps dropped

Nereus Acosta. FILE PHOTO

Former Bukidnon Rep. Nereus Acosta on Thursday asked the Sandiganbayan to dismiss the perjury charge filed against him by the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the alleged irregular transfer of some P5.5 million pork barrel allocation under his name when he was a member of the House of Representatives six years ago.

Posted: November 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Acosta’s aunt won’t testify against him

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The aunt of presidential adviser Nereus Acosta has changed her mind about testifying against her nephew in their graft case before the Sandiganbayan, and has withdrawn her application to turn state’s evidence.

Posted: May 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aunt defends move to turn against Acosta

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Nereus Acosta. FILE PHOTO

The aunt and coaccused of presidential adviser Nereus Acosta on Thursday defended her move to turn state witness in their graft case at the Sandiganbayan and denied Acosta’s and his mother Socorro’s allegations that she had offered to withdraw her testimony in exchange for money.

Posted: March 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Family feud: Aunt’s affidavit was for sale, says Acosta

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Nereus Acosta. FILE PHOTO

Presidential adviser Nereus Acosta has asked the Sandiganbayan to review the Ombudsman’s decision to allow his aunt and co-accused, Nemia Bornidor, to turn state witness in a graft case against them.

Posted: March 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Acosta asks court to dump aunt as state witness

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Nereus Acosta. FILE PHOTO

Presidential adviser and Laguna Lake Development Authority chief Nereus Acosta has asked the Sandiganbayan Fourth Division to deny the prosecution’s plea to take in his aunt Nemia Bornidor as a state witness and to discharge her as an accused in their graft case.

Posted: March 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Acosta opposes aunt’s bid to turn state witness

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Nereus Acosta. FILE PHOTO

Presidential adviser Nereus Acosta has questioned his aunt’s plan to turn state’s evidence and testify against him in a graft case they are facing.

Posted: February 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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