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No substantial changes in plunder raps, say prosecutors

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Saying the twin setbacks they suffered in court last week had given them pause, state prosecutors on Monday withdrew their motion to amend the plunder charges they had brought against Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile that would have shown the Senate minority leader as collecting instead of merely receiving millions of pesos in kickbacks from the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palace says gov’t has enough proof to convict alleged plunderers

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

Despite the perceived early setbacks suffered by prosecutors, Malacañang claimed Monday that the government has enough evidence to prove the guilt “beyond reasonable doubt” of three senators tagged in the pork barrel scam.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

State prosecutors withdraw bid to amend plunder raps vs Enrile

Juan Ponce Enrile

Having twice failed to revise the plunder complaint they filed against two senators, government prosecutors dropped their move to amend the plunder charges against Senator Juan Ponce Enrile.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t lawyers buck Gwen Garcia’s bid to travel

Cebu Rep. Gwen Garcia CDN FILE PHOTO

State prosecutors have opposed the request to travel to China by Cebu Rep. Gwen Garcia on the grounds she was not specifically invited and the trip was unnecessary.

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

De Lima says gov’t not yet resting case in Maguindanao massacre trial

Maguindanao massacre carnage site in Barangay Salman, Ampatuan town in Maguindanao.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Thursday she would discuss with government prosecutors their bid to rest their case following opposition from private prosecutors led by lawyer Nena Santos.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »