By Norman Bordadora
The findings of an investigative team of the Office of the Ombudsman purportedly indicating Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile’s role as the mastermind of the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam makes Janet Lim-Napoles qualified to become a state witness, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiiago said Thursday.
By Nancy C. Carvajal
Two witnesses in the P10-billion pork barrel scam will submit to the National Bureau of Investigation five notebooks containing evidence of Janet Lim-Napoles’ dealings with lawmakers, the Inquirer has learned.
By Norman Bordadora
Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said on Friday that Janet Lim-Napoles should be prosecuted instead of being made state witness.
By Carmela Reyes-Estrope
, Julie M. Aurelio
, Tonette Orejas
Despite threats to his life, state witness Alfred Mendiola had apparently slipped away from government custody at least twice.
By Kristine Felisse Mangunay
The camp of Ruby Rose Barrameda, whose body was found stuffed inside a steel case off the waters of Navotas in 2009, has decided to wait for the Court of Appeals to decide on a petition filed by one of the accused before asking the Supreme Court to allow hearings on the case at a local court to resume.
By Jerome Aning
Wearing smoke glasses, a bulletproof vest over a red and white striped polo shirt, Lintang Bedol surfaced on Tuesday after four years in hiding, declaring to reporters: “Hello, kamusta kayo lahat (How are you all).” The former election supervisor in Maguindanao then sat poker faced beside Sixto Brillantes Jr., chair of the Commission on Elections [...]
Zaldy Ampatuan’s offer to turn state’s evidence to government prosecutors on Tuesday drew warnings against a ploy by a wolf in sheep’s clothing out to save not only his own skin but that of his family accused of carrying out the grisly massacre of 57 people in Maguindanao in 2009. In a statement, the National [...]
By Gil C. Cabacungan Jr.
, Philip C. Tubeza
The deal was called off even before it was finalized. Members of the legal team of former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Gov. Zaldy Ampatuan on Thursday said their jailed client was no longer planning to turn state witness to pin down his father and brother Andal Ampatuan Sr. and Jr. in the Maguindanao massacre case.
By Leila B. Salaverria
Ombudsman prosecutors may be leaving for China soon to meet with ZTE Corp. officials who are being eyed as witnesses in the trial of Benjamin Abalos and Romulo Neri, two former Arroyo administration officials facing graft charges in connection with the scuttled National Broadband Network (NBN) project. The Department of Justice has started talks with [...]
By Julie M. Aurelio
Alfred Mendiola, an accused who is being eyed as a state witness in the Venson Evangelista car theft and homicide case, will remain under the protective custody of the Bulacan Provincial Jail despite moves to transfer him.