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Justices asked to explain recusal from Jinggoy Estrada case

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Two lawmakers on Tuesday urged the Sandiganbayan to compel the three justices who inhibited themselves from the plunder and graft trial of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada to explain their sudden move.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palace denies pressuring Sandigan justices on pork scam cases

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Malacañang on Tuesday denied reports that it had a hand in the inhibition of three Sandiganbayan justices from the plunder and graft cases against detained Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada Jr.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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

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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

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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 »

Palace shrugs off Revilla’s claim

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Malacañang on Thursday dismissed the allegation of Sen. Bong Revilla that it was treating him as its “trophy,” presumably as a prize catch in President Benigno Aquino III’s anticorruption campaign, after the Sandiganbayan denied his bail petition.

Posted: December 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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