Malacanang appreciates group's recognition of proposed Freedom of Information bill

February 15, 2012 11:12 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Feb. 15 — Malacanang expressed appreciation over the move of the 'Right to Know, Right Now' coalition to welcome the submission of President Benigno S. Aquino III's administration of its proposed substitute Freedom of Information (FOI) bill to the Lower House.

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Despite TRO, DOJ orders probe on ex-NBI Director's case

February 15, 2012 11:12 pm· Comments Off on Despite TRO, DOJ orders probe on ex-NBI Director's case 

MANILA, Feb. 15 — Despite a temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC), the Department of Justice (DOJ) has created a panel of investigators to determine if there is enough basis to warrant the filing of a criminal case against dismissed National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Magtanggol Gatdula.

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Japanese national files kidnapping charges vs. ex-NBI Director

February 15, 2012 11:12 pm· Comments Off on Japanese national files kidnapping charges vs. ex-NBI Director 

MANILA, Feb. 15 – Japanese national Noriyo Ohara has filed kidnapping and serious illegal detention charges before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against dismissed National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Magtanggol Gatdula.

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House prosecution insists bank documents 'authentic'

February 15, 2012 11:12 pm· Comments Off on House prosecution insists bank documents 'authentic' 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Feb. 15 – The Senate, sitting as impeachment court, decided on Wednesday to tackle in a caucus the explanation of the prosecution regarding the ‘leaked’ bank documents of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

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RIPS scores three victories against BIR, Customs execs

February 15, 2012 11:12 pm· Comments Off on RIPS scores three victories against BIR, Customs execs 

MANILA, Feb. 15 — The fate of a number of revenue officials were sealed when the Office of the Ombudsman handed down preventive suspensions, criminal indictments, and a lone dismissal from the service against them.

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Impeachment Court orders PSBank prexy to bring original copy of ‘leaked’ CJ bank documents

February 15, 2012 11:12 pm· Comments Off on Impeachment Court orders PSBank prexy to bring original copy of ‘leaked’ CJ bank documents 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Feb. 15 – Impeachment Court Presiding Officer Senator Juan Ponce Enrile ordered on Wednesday Philippines Savings Bank (PSBank) president Pascual Garcia III to bring to the impeachment court the original copy of the ‘leaked’ bank documents which the prosecution attached in its supplemental request to subpoena the bank documents of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

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Prosecution tells Corona: Honor commitment to disclose all bank accounts

February 15, 2012 11:12 pm· Comments Off on Prosecution tells Corona: Honor commitment to disclose all bank accounts 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Feb. 15 — Impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona should make good on his promise to senator-judges and the Filipino people that he will open all his bank accounts, including his dollar deposits that are now subject of a temporary restraining order (TRO) by the Supreme Court, the House of Representatives’ prosecution panel said.

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Pimentel wants withholding of OFWs' passports criminalized

February 15, 2012 11:12 pm· Comments Off on Pimentel wants withholding of OFWs' passports criminalized 

MANILA, Feb. 15 — Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has filed a bill imposing criminal sanctions against persons who withhold, retain or confiscate government-issued identification documents like passports, for the purpose of coercing holders of said identification documents to make monetary payments.

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DOJ: 'We are not defying TRO on NBI Director's case'

February 15, 2012 11:12 pm· Comments Off on DOJ: 'We are not defying TRO on NBI Director's case' 

MANILA, Feb. 15 – The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday said that it did not defy the temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) when the DOJ gave a go signal for the investigation against former National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Magtanggol Gatdula.

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SC allows leftist leaders linked to massacre case to post bail

February 15, 2012 11:12 pm· Comments Off on SC allows leftist leaders linked to massacre case to post bail 

MANILA, Feb. 15 – The Supreme Court (SC) has allowed the three co-accused of Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Satur Ocampo in a multiple murder case to post a P100,000 bail each in connection with their alleged involvement in a bloody purge of communist rebels in Inopacan town, Leyte in 2002.

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