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Binay slams DOJ for ‘hiding Mercado’

Former Makati City Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado.  INQUIRER file photo.

Vice President Jejomar Binay has accused the Department of Justice (DOJ) of hiding former Makati City Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado, a state witness in the impending plunder case of the government against the vice president, after the DOJ refused to disclose Mercado’s whereabouts.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC upholds court ruling on Barrameda slay witness


The Supreme Court has upheld a Malabon judge’s decision to make one of the accused in the killing of Ruby Rose Barrameda a state witness.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Courts having control of witnesses to damn accused—lawmaker


Representative Karlo Nograles (Davao City, First District) has opposed the proposal to transfer the Witness Protection Program (WPP) from the Department of Justice to the courts, saying doing so will threaten the impartiality of the courts.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Sen. Aquino: Most guilty? Least guilty? Napoles should be held accountable

Sen. Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV

Whether she was most guilty or least guilty, alleged “pork barrel” scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles is still guilty and should be held accountable for her actions, Senator Bam Aquino said on Friday.

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

Napoles’ offer to become state witness on pork scam hangs — Valte


As the public quibbles over her lists of politicians who took part in the pork barrel scam, Janet Lim Napoles’ fate as a possible state witness in the P10-billion pork barrel scam hangs in the air, according to Malacañang.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »