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 ·
Muntinlupa’s Ruffy Biazon posts bail for pork scam charges

Muntinlupa’s Ruffy Biazon posts bail for pork scam charges

MANILA, June 14 (Mabuhay) — Former Bureau of Customs (BOC) commissioner and incoming Muntinlupa Rep. Rozzano Rufino “Ruffy” Biazon on Tuesday posted bail for criminal charges in connection with his alleged involvement in the pork barrel scam. Biazon, together with his lawyers, arrived at the Sandiganbayan building at around 8 a.m. and immediately proceeded to […]

14.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

Sandiganbayan wants PNP’s side on Bong Revilla’s request to vote in Cavite

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan First Division has directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to file its comment within 24 hours on the motion of Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. to vote in Bacoor, Cavite on May 9. In a minute resolution dated May 3, released to the media on Wednesday, the First Division directed […]

05.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Jinggoy, Bong seek furlough to pay last respects to Kuya Germs

Jinggoy, Bong seek furlough to pay last respects to Kuya Germs

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Detained Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. have asked the Sandiganbayan to allow them to leave detention for a few hours to attend the wake of entertainment industry patriarch German “Kuya Germs” Moreno. In his urgent motion submitted to the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division, Estrada on Monday asked the court to […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Philippine News ·
Malacanang’s trust rating continues to drop; LGUs now most trusted govt institution

Malacanang’s trust rating continues to drop; LGUs now most trusted govt institution

MANILA (Mabuhay) — While public trust in Malacañang has been declining since 2012, the local government unit as a government sub-institution seems to be telling a different story as it now emerges the most trusted state entity by the public, according to the latest Philippine Trust Index study released Thursday. In the 2015 PTI, the […]

26.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US to seize assets of Napoles and daughter

US to seize assets of Napoles and daughter

Washington, United States (AFP)   – The US Justice Department moved Tuesday to seize $12.5 million in assets of Janet Napoles, a businesswoman at the center of a broad Philippines corruption scandal dubbed the “pork barrel scam”. The department filed a civil forfeiture complaint to gain control of assets including a swank Los Angeles condominium, […]

15.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
All lawmakers should be covered by ‘pork’ audit, including VP Binay critics: anti-PDAF advocates

All lawmakers should be covered by ‘pork’ audit, including VP Binay critics: anti-PDAF advocates

MANILA  (Mabuhay) –The pork barrel funds of all lawmakers, including the critics of Vice President Jejomar Binay in the Senate, should be subjected to audit to ensure none of them were misused, at least two anti-pork barrel advocates said Thursday. “My position ever since is for the Priority Development Assistance Fund and Disbursement Acceleration Program […]

14.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Binay calls Aquino govt ‘a failure, callous’

Binay calls Aquino govt ‘a failure, callous’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Saying that the Aquino administration has become a failure and callous, Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday said he was working for a better government and dared President Benigno Aquino III’s allies to face him in the 2016 elections instead of vilifying him and his family. In a speech just two days […]

25.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino endorses TESDA chief for ‘bigger responsibility’ in govt

Aquino endorses TESDA chief for ‘bigger responsibility’ in govt

MANILA, June 23 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday heaped praises on Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) chief Joel Villanueva, saying he said should have a “bigger responsibility” in government. In a speech during TESDA graduation rites in Pasay, Aquino said officials like Villanueva, whose name is being floated as a […]

23.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Go after allies linked to corruption too, bishop reminds Aquino

Go after allies linked to corruption too, bishop reminds Aquino

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A senior Catholic Church official this week reminded President Benigno Aquino III to go after his political allies if they are linked to corruption. Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo urged the President to show his anti-corruption resolve in the pork barrel scam amid reports some of his party mates are involved. “They […]

18.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Andok’s founder implicated in pork scam; Aquino mum

Andok’s founder implicated in pork scam; Aquino mum

SINGAPORE  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III refused to comment on allegations that Javier, Leyte Mayor Leonardo “Sandy” Javier, a member of the ruling Liberal Party (LP), is also involved in the pork barrel scam. During his working visit in Singapore, President Aquino told reporters that he has not yet read the details of the […]

20.11.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Sandiganbayan orders suspension of Revilla, Cambe

Sandiganbayan orders suspension of Revilla, Cambe

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan First Division on Monday ordered the suspension of Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. and his senior staff, Atty. Richard Cambe, for 90 days in connection with the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam. “Accused Revilla and Cambe are hereby suspended from their respective positions as Senator and Director III of Senator […]

05.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Jinggoy files motion for bail, says evidence against him weak

Jinggoy files motion for bail, says evidence against him weak

MANILA June 23 (Mabuhay) -− Hours after a warrant of arrest was issued against him by the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division, Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Monday filed a motion for bail with the anti-graft court. Estrada is facing plunder and graft charges in connection with the alleged pork barrel scam where he supposedly pocketed P183.7 million […]

24.06.2014 · 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 ·
Bong Revilla: Aquino personally asked me to convict Corona

Bong Revilla: Aquino personally asked me to convict Corona

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Ramon Bong Revilla on Monday claimed that President Benigno Aquino III personally asked him to vote to convict former Chief Justice Renato Corona in 2012. In a privilege speech denying his involvement in the alleged pork barrel scam, Revilla said Interior Secretary Mar Roxas – whom he called “Boy Pick-Up” – […]

21.01.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Napoles denies setting up fake NGOs

Napoles denies setting up fake NGOs

MANILA, Nov 7 (Mabuhay) – Businesswoman Janet Napoles, the alleged mastermind of the pork barrel scam, denied Thursday setting up fake non-government organizations that allegedly received billions of pesos in pork barrel funds. While Napoles confirmed that key whistleblower Benhur Luy is her former employee she denied ordering them to set up at least 20 […]

09.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL seeks U.S. help to recover Napoles assets

PHL seeks U.S. help to recover Napoles assets

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Philippine government will formally request the assistance of the United States government, through the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT), in verifying the properties of the family of businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles there, and as part of efforts to recover these assets in the future. Justice Secretary Leila De Lima confirmed this […]

16.10.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·