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I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito

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Sen. JV Ejercito will decide according to his conscience—not according to family or party loyalty—when he would have to choose whether to sign the Senate blue ribbon committee report that found his half-brother, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, one of those liable for plunder in the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Revilla seeks SC TRO on plunder charge

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Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. has asked the Supreme Court to stop the Ombudsman from further acting on the plunder case against him as he questioned its resolution last week approving his indictment in connection with the alleged misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), also known as pork barrel funds.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

The 53 accused in pork barrel scam: Where are they now? Who’s in, out of PH

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CUNANAN, REYES, TUASON. File photos

Six of the 53 people, including three senators, in the first set of respondents recommended for prosecution in connection with the pork barrel scam have fled the country, the Inquirer has learned.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

AMLC to freeze assets of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla

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Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has started moves to freeze the assets and bank accounts of the lawmakers implicated in the pork barrel scam and recommended for prosecution for plunder by the Ombudsman, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Friday.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Estrada says he won’t ask for special treatment

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Sen. Jinggoy Estrada: No evidence. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Faced with the prospect of arrest in the pork barrel scam, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada balked at the idea of a special detention facility on Friday, saying he was ready to be thrown in a regular jail.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago gloats over senators’ plunder charges at Olongapo graduation

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Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago could not help but gloat over the plunder cases filed against three of her colleagues, when she addressed 500 graduates of Gordon College here on Wednesday.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Enrile, Estrada, Revilla told to quit Senate after pork scam indictments

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Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The three senators about to face plunder and graft charges for allegedly pocketing their pork barrel funds must step down from their posts, according to the Scrap Pork Network, which was behind a massive protest against the misuse of public funds in 2013.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Revilla confirms meeting with Lacson… but

Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. confirmed his reported meeting with a one-time fugitive former Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, but not on how to evade arrest.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

De Lima: SC to decide if Revilla’s plea vs preliminary probe of pork is moot

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Has the petition of Senator Ramon Revilla Jr., now before the Supreme Court and up for oral arguments on April 22 been rendered moot and academic now that the Ombudsman has approved his indictment for plunder along with others?

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Binay urges Aquino gov’t to be fair, charge other officials tagged in pork scam

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Vice President Jejomar Binay.  FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay challenged the Aquino administration, on Wednesday, to prove its fairness in dealing with the case stemming from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam and prosecute other tagged officials, saying such a move would preclude any political motive in its pursuit of prosecution.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace: Ombudsman investigating plunder case of Aquino allies

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang said on Wednesday that another plunder case, involving administration allies, is also being investigated by the Office of the Ombudsman.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

3 senators sign ‘pork’ report vs Enrile, Estrada, Revilla

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Sen. Sergio Osmeña III. FILE PHOTO

At least three senators have signed the draft report of the Senate blue ribbon committee, recommending among others, the filing of criminal charges against Senators Juan Ponce-Enrile, Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada, and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr in connection with the pork barrel scam.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Colleagues won’t force Enrile, Estrada, Revilla to go on leave

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Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Senate President Franklin Drilon is now leaving it up to the conscience of the three senators, facings plunder charges in connection with the pork barrel scam, whether or not to take a leave of absence from the Senate.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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