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Padaca ‘eager’ to air side on trial over graft, malversation raps

Elections Commissioner Grace Padaca

Elections commissioner Grace Padaca said she is “eager” to have her side heard in trial for her graft and malversation charges before the Sandiganbayan despite the junking of her motion for immunity from charges.

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

State seeks guilty verdict for Abalos

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Former Commission on Elections Chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Government prosecutors have sought the conviction in the Sandiganbayan of former Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Benjamin Abalos in connection with the aborted $329-million NBN-ZTE deal in 2007.

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

Estrada: I will pray for my detractors

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Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada said he would pray this Holy Week that the Ombudsman and the Sandiganbayan justices would be enlightened on “pork barrel” scam and not judge them “unfairly.”

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

Slow justice gets Zambo Sur ex-gov Cerilles off the hook

Zamboanga del Sur Rep. Aurora E. Cerilles: Off the hook. http://www.congress.gov.ph

The Sandiganbayan has dismissed graft charges against Zamboanga del Sur Rep. Aurora E. Cerilles and two others because of “inordinate delay” in the filing of the case by the Office of the Ombudsman.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | 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 »

Sandiganbayan grants Arroyo birthday wish

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Former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Sandiganbayan on Wednesday granted the plea of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to allow her family and immediate relatives to spend more time with her at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) this weekend to celebrate her 67th birthday.

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 »

Estrada to appeal plunder, graft raps against him

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

Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada said his lawyers will file on Monday (April 7) a motion for reconsideration on the Ombudsman’s ruling to charge him and other personalities in court with plunder and graft in connection with the pork barrel funds scam.

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

Corona charged with perjury at Sandiganbayan

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Former Chief Justice Renato Corona: Eight counts of perjury and eight counts of violations of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees. FILE PHOTO/SENATE POOL

Former Chief Justice Renato Corona was formally charged Tuesday with eight counts of perjury and another eight counts of violations of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees for his alleged undeclared assets before the Sandiganbayan.

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

‘Remain vigilant,’ anti-pork barrel activist tells Filipino public

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PEACHY Rallonza-Bretaña

The Filipino public should stay vigilant now that plunder charges have been filed against three senators, suspected operators and agents in the P10-billion pork barrel scam, an activist who led in the Million People March against pork barrel said on Tuesday.

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

Arroyo asks Sandigan to allow family in VMMC on birthday

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Former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo asked the Sandiganbayan on Tuesday to allow her immediate family a three day pass for her 67th birthday celebration on April 5.

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

Taruc ordered released after posting bail

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Sandiganbayan building facade. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Sandiganbayan has already ordered the police to release from its custody one of the co-accused of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in plunder case regarding the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) scam to post P1 million for his temporary liberty.

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

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  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
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  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  • The truffled mac ‘n’ cheese, eggs benedict, chicken leg confit are excellent
  • Entertainment

  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
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  • ‘Community’ star happy with return of show’s creator
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  • Business

  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13
  • PH seen to sustain rise in FDIs
  • Gov’t subsidies to state firms fell in first 2 months
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  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
  • Another reason to quit social media this Holy Week: your safety
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

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