By Christian V. Esguerra
Expecting to be arrested soon, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada on Saturday assailed his younger half-brother, Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito, for signing the Senate blue ribbon committee report recommending the filing of plunder charges against himself and Senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Ramon Revilla Jr.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales ordered the preventive suspension of a state prosecutor arrested last August for extorting money from members of the Philippine Airlines Employees Association (PALEA).
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero on Wednesday questioned the Ombudsman’s advice against summoning Janet Lim-Napoles, alleged pork barrel scam mastermind, to the Senate.
By Gil Cabacungan
In a move to avert their arrest, former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Avelino I. Razon Jr. and his 22 co-defendants have asked the Sandiganbayan to suspend their trial for the alleged “ghost repairs” of armored vehicles costing P385.48 million, charging that the case against them was railroaded by the Office of the Ombudsman.
By Nikko Dizon
It’s strike two against the government’s anticorruption efforts. After entering into a plea bargain with former military comptroller Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia, which was upheld by the Sandiganbayan, the Office of the Ombudsman dismissed the plunder complaint earlier filed by retired Army Col. George Rabusa against former military generals and other ranking officers.