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Anti-graft court urged to detain accused in pork barrel scam in nearest jails

Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Two militant lawyers urged the Sandiganbayan, on Sunday, to follow its own regulations and order the detention of all accused in the plunder cases against Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla in a jail nearest to the antigraft court.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Revilla opposes suspension from office over ‘pork’ scam


Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. on Tuesday filed a motion opposing the prosecutors’ move to suspend him from public office due to the plunder charges he is facing over the pork barrel scam.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace to senators: Account for DAP

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda: The DAP is good but all those who implemented it are criminally liable? INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Smarting from the Supreme Court’s adverse ruling last week, Malacañang now wants senators to disclose where the enormous funds they had received from its purported economic stimulus package had gone to.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PNP allows 6-days-a-week visit for jailed Senators Revilla, Estrada

Senators Ramon 'Bong' Revilla and Jose Estrada. INQUIRER and AFP FILE PHOTOS

Starting Tuesday, families and friends of jailed Senators Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada may visit them six days in a week.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Revilla seeks dismissal of his case: There is no case

Sen. Bong Revilla shows up at the Sandiganbayan’s First Division on Thursday for his arraignment on plunder charges. The government prosecutors’ failed bid to amend the plunder charges against Sen. Bong Revilla to paint him as the central figure in the misuse of his pork barrel funds on Thursday gave rise to assertions that the case was defective and should be dismissed.  LYN RILLON/INQUIRER

Emboldened by an early setback for the prosecution in court, the camp of Sen. Bong Revilla is moving for the dismissal of the plunder and graft charges against him.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »