Sebastian: I gave P10-M drug money to De Lima, mostly through aide

Sebastian: I gave P10-M drug money to De Lima, mostly through aide

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Convict Jaybee Sebastian on Monday claimed giving then Justice secretary Leila de Lima a total of P10-million “drug money,” once personally but mostly through her former close-in security Joenel Sanchez. In his testimony before the House of Representatives Committee on Justice, Sebastian also claimed speaking with De Lima around seven or eight […]

12.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aguirre admits no complete documentary evidence yet vs. De Lima

Aguirre admits no complete documentary evidence yet vs. De Lima

MANILA, Oct 10 (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II admitted Monday that they have yet to complete their documentary evidence to file an airtight case against Senator Leila de Lima in connection with the alleged proliferation of illegal drugs inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). “Kung sa testimonial evidence sobra sobra na (pero) tulad […]

11.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Sebastian tags ex-aide-witness in affair with De Lima

Sebastian tags ex-aide-witness in affair with De Lima

MANILA, Oct 10 (Mabuhay) – Joenel Sanchez, the former security aide of Sen. Leila de Lima who accused her of having an affair with her driver-bodyguard, turned out to have been in a relationship with the former Justice secretary as well. This was the allegation made by New Bilibid Prison inmate and convict Jaybee Sebastian, […]

11.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Affidavit says NBI exec delivered money to De Lima more than twice

Affidavit says NBI exec delivered money to De Lima more than twice

MANILA, Oct 5 (Mabuhay) – National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Deputy Director Rafael Ragos has executed a supplemental affidavit stating that he delivered money more than twice to then Justice Secretary, now Senator Leila De Lima and her driver Ronnie Dayan, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said Wednesday. Ragos earlier testified in Congress that there […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pacquiao: I respect De Lima, but my loyalty is with truth

Pacquiao: I respect De Lima, but my loyalty is with truth

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – While maintaining his respect for Senator Leila de Lima, neophyte Senator Manny Pacquiao said no one could stop him from siding with the truth. Pacquiao gave this remark on Wednesday when sought for comment if there was a need to use de Lima’s alleged sex videos to prove her purported drug links […]

02.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
De Lima Bilibid ‘asset’ hurt in riot; high-profile inmate killed

De Lima Bilibid ‘asset’ hurt in riot; high-profile inmate killed

MANILA, Sept 28 (Mabuhay) – High profile inmate Tony Co was killed in a riot that ensued inside Building 14, the supposedly most secure area inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). Listed in critical condition was convicted drug lord Peter Co, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre said. Also wounded was Jaybee Sebastian, a kidnapping for ransom […]

28.09.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aguirre: Bilibid drug trade may have gone ‘above’ De Lima

Aguirre: Bilibid drug trade may have gone ‘above’ De Lima

MANILA, Sept 19 (Mabuhay) — The illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) may have involved government officials “above” former Justice Secretary and now Senator Leila de Lima, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre claimed Monday. Aguirre made this claim ahead of the investigation of the House of Representatives into the alleged proliferation of illegal […]

19.09.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

De Lima on linking her to pork barrel scam: ‘It’s unfair’

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA  (PNA) – Senator Leila De Lima on Tuesday said that being linked to the multi-million pork barrel scam case involving business woman and alleged mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles was “unfair,” stressing that she herself handled the cases of Napoles when she was Justice Secretary. “That’s a rehashed issue. Why do they […]

27.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Duterte to meet with appointees on Tuesday – incoming DOJ chief Aguirre

Duterte to meet with appointees on Tuesday – incoming DOJ chief Aguirre

MANILA, May 30 (Mabuhay) — The appointed Justice secretary of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said that more announcements on appointees will be made in the following days. Lawyer Vitaliano Aguirre II said Duterte has called his presumptive Cabinet secretaries for a meeting on Tuesday afternoon in Davao City. “Siguro maraming i-announce bukas. I believe […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aguirre defends Duterte’s Cabinet picks

Aguirre defends Duterte’s Cabinet picks

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The incoming justice secretary has defended presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte’s choices for his Cabinet officials, telling critics it may be too early to judge his picks. Vitaliano Aguirre, the anointed justice chief, has hit back at critics who said that the composition of Duterte cabinet was unlike Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s, […]

25.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Drilon, Sotto, Pangilinan, Lacson statistically tied for top 4 spots in SWS poll

Drilon, Sotto, Pangilinan, Lacson statistically tied for top 4 spots in SWS poll

MANILA, Apr 11 (Mabuhay) – Four senatorial candidates—Senate President Franklin Drilon, Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, and former senators Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan and Panfilo “Ping” Lacson – emerged statistically tied for the top four spots in the latest survey of Social Weather Stations (SWS) on voting preferences for senators. Drilon got 45 percent while erstwhile […]

11.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino, Sereno lead groundbreaking of state-of-the-art SC complex in Taguig

Aquino, Sereno lead groundbreaking of state-of-the-art SC complex in Taguig

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Friday led the groundbreaking of the future site of a “state-of-the-art” Supreme Court complex in Taguig City. The site is located in a P1.28-billion, 21,463 square-meter property at the former Philippine Army Security Escort Group area. Attending the ceremony were justices […]

03.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Roxas warns public vs ways of ‘trapos’

Roxas warns public vs ways of ‘trapos’

CEBU CITY  (Mabuhay) – Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II on Monday issued a warning against  “traditional politicians” who are wooing voters in campaigns but will “take advantage” of the people once they get elected. “Siga sila at maaari silang magpatuloy ng pananamantala sa inyo. Iyan ang trapo (traditional politician) style ng pamamahala (They are […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
DOJ eyes probe of Iglesia ‘abductions’

DOJ eyes probe of Iglesia ‘abductions’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Department of Justice on Friday vowed to investigate reports of alleged abductions and torture of ministers of the Iglesia ni Cristo amid a public squabble among the leadership of the religious sect. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said she has already ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to verify and validate […]

27.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL prepared to help boatpeople

PHL prepared to help boatpeople

Manila, Philippines (AFP) Tuesday 5/19/2015 – The Philippines said Tuesday it was ready to help Rohingya and Bangladeshi boatpeople, as its Southeast Asian neighbours faced outrage for turning them away. The Philippines is obliged to help the migrants, many of whom are fleeing persecution, because it is party to the 1951 United Nations convention on […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PNoy suffering from ‘very bad’ cold, skips Pasay event

PNoy suffering from ‘very bad’ cold, skips Pasay event

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III is under the weather and decided to skip an event where he was scheduled to deliver a speech on Tuesday. Aquino had to cancel his attendance to the National Competition Conference in Pasay City at short notice because he is not feeling well, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima […]

11.12.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
NBI looking into DOH vaccines mess involving Ona, Tayag

NBI looking into DOH vaccines mess involving Ona, Tayag

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The National Bureau of Investigation has launched a probe into the Department of Health’s purchase of more expensive vaccines in 2012 despite a recommendation to buy more cost-effective ones. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima made the remark on the heels of Health Secretary Enrique Ona’s decision to take a leave of absence. […]

13.11.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
NBI evidence may be used in VP Binay impeachment – De Lima

NBI evidence may be used in VP Binay impeachment – De Lima

MANILA, Oct 14 (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Tuesday said the pieces of evidence the National Bureau of Investigation could gather may be used to initiate an impeachment complaint against Vice President Jejomar Binay. “Depende kung ma-validate at makakalap ng sapat na ebidensya na sinusuportahan at corroborate ang akusasyon o alegasyon ni […]

14.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
For the proposed new PHL criminal code, Spanish terms were removed, criminal liability age lowered

For the proposed new PHL criminal code, Spanish terms were removed, criminal liability age lowered

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The revision of the 80-year-old Revised Penal Code has finally been completed after three years of drafting, and is now ready to be endorsed to Congress for passage. Among the changes proposed in the draft were the removal of Spanish terms like reclusion perpetua, and the lowering of criminal liability age to […]

25.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Witness protection on Tuason ‘tactical decision’ – De Lima

Witness protection on Tuason ‘tactical decision’ – De Lima

MANILA, Feb 17 (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima on Monday branded as “tactical decision” the action of the Department of Justice-National Bureau of Investigation (DOJ-NBI) to place Ruby Tuason under the provisional coverage of the Witness Protection Program (WPP). De Lima believes that the testimony of Tuason is a big help to […]

17.02.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
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