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Aquino pardons 8 inmates but not ‘Abadilla 5’

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The hopes of the “Abadilla 5,” in prison since 1996, that they would be home for Christmas have been dashed. President Benigno Aquino III did not act favorably on the recommendation of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to grant executive clemency to the five convicted killers of Lt. Col. Rolando Abadilla, an intelligence chief of the Philippine Constabulary who gained notoriety as an alleged torturer of political prisoners during martial law.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

2 Manila residents file civil case vs Estrada

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Former President Joseph Estrada

Two Manila residents have filed a civil case with the Manila Regional Trial Court against deposed President Joseph Estrada questioning the conditionality of his plunder pardon and the validity of voting for him.

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Pope ‘very likely’ to pardon butler—Vatican spokesman

Pope Benedict XVI. AP

Pope Benedict XVI is “very likely” to pardon his former butler Paolo Gabriele, who was on Saturday sentenced to 18 months in prison for leaking secret memos revealing intrigue in the Vatican.

Posted: October 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino rules out pardon for ex-President Arroyo

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President Aquino has ruled out a presidential pardon for former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo if she is found guilty of the corruption charges filed against her.

Posted: May 5th, 2012 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Pardon for ‘Abadilla 5’ sought anew

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The spouses of two of those convicted in the 1996 killing of Colonel Rolando Abadilla on Wednesday asked Justice Secretary Leila De Lima anew to pardon their husbands.

Posted: January 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Iran’s leader pardons 100 prisoners

TEHRAN, Iran – Tehran’s chief prosecutor said Iran’s top leader has pardoned 100 prisoners.  Many of them were jailed for protesting the 2009 presidential election. Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi said based on the pardon decree by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, 70 of the prisoners were released late Saturday. Authorities did not name the prisoners. The semi-official Mehr [...]

Posted: August 28th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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