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Maguindanao massacre: Accused now in witness program

Site of the Maguindanao massacre. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine National Police has transferred custody of an accused turned state witness in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre to the Witness Protection Program.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Accused in Maguindanao massacre accepted as state witness

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

The Philippine National Police has turned over to the government’s witness protection program a militiaman linked to the Ampatuan clan after a Quezon City judge discharged him from the Maguindanao massacre case and accepted him as a state’s witness.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Barramedas to sue 5 cops over missing star witness

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The family of Ruby Rose Barrameda will file charges against two high-ranking police officials and three others tasked to guard an accused-turned-state witness who disappeared right after he recanted his statements linking the victim’s husband and relatives to her murder.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Cunanan may still be state witness, says Santiago

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Dennis Cunanan is qualified to become a state witness even if he’s found to have lied about a P960,000 pork barrel “incentive” he allegedly had received, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said on Monday.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Illogical to make Delfin Lee state witness’

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Tightly guarded by policemen, businessman Delfin Lee (center) is brought to a court in San Fernando City, Pampanga province. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Reports that detained real estate developer Delfin Lee would turn state witness were “highly illogical” and untrue, according to the lawyer of Lee.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Luy insists Cunanan got P960K in commission from pork barrel scam

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Benhur Luy stares at Cunanan as he denies receiving money from Napoles' staff, contrary to Luy's statement. KRISTINE SABILLO/INQUIRER.net

There was no sweeping statement of approval—such as a “buzzer-beating and game-winning three point shot”—to characterize Dennis Cunanan’s testimony on Thursday at the Senate.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

De Lima hopes Napoles will ‘tell all’, defends stay in Laguna jail

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Sec. Leila De Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima on Thursday said she was still hoping that alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles will “tell all.”

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

De Lima not keen on transferring Napoles to regular jail

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

It’s not easy to just transfer alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles to a regular jail, especially when she might just decide to spill the beans on her operations, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said on Tuesday.

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

Baligod: I was eased out by forces out to control Luy

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Lawyer Levito Baligod INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

“Someone wants to control Benhur Luy,’’ said Levito Baligod, the lawyer fired by Luy, the principal whistle-blower in the P10-billion pork barrel scam that linked lawmakers and 38 other personalities.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Napoles wants to have her cyst-removal surgery at St. Luke’s Taguig

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Janet Lim-Napoles INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Janet Lim Napoles, the alleged brains behind the P10-billion pork barrel scam, has asked the Makati Regional Trial Court to allow her to undergo surgery to remove her cyst in the uterus at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Bonifacio Global City and be confined in the same hospital afterward.

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

Cunanan faces credibility test

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Dennis Cunanan. PHOTO FROM www.dost.gov.ph

Given his knowledge of the pork barrel scam, Dennis Cunanan should expect his credibility to be questioned, otherwise, he should be allowed to tell his story, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III said on Sunday.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

‘Senators called Dennis Cunanan’

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Former head of the Technology  Resource Center Dennis Cunanan. PHOTO FROM www.dost.gov.ph

Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr., who are accused of plunder in the P10-billion pork barrel scam, knew all along that their allocations from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) were being used for fictitious projects, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Friday.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Jinggoy Estrada decries prejudgment

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THAT’S MY BOY.  Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada visits his son, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, at his Senate office to greet him on his birthday on Monday and give him moral support amid accusations he pocketed tens of millions of pesos in pork barrel kickbacks. Also in photo are Estrada’s other son, Sen. JV Ejercito, and Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., who has also been implicated in the pork barrel scam.  GRIG MONTEGRANDE

Protesting a colleague’s “three-point shot” remark on the testimony of pork barrel scam witness Ruby Tuason against him, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada on Monday challenged the Senate to convene the ethics committee to investigate him.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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