Monthly Archives: June 2014

Plunder raps found ‘defective’

Sandiganbayan junks Ombudsman revision MANILA – A Sandiganbayan justice said Thursday that prosecutors have yet to establish “the body of crime” in their plunder complaint, as the First Division of the anti-graft

Ombudsman backtracks on Estrada

MANILA — The prosecution wanted to further pin down Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada by amending the plunder charges filed against him. But in doing so, the embattled senator would have to be

Revilla seeks dismissal of his case

MANILA —Emboldened by an early setback for the prosecution in court, the camp of Sen. Bong Revilla is moving for the dismissal of the plunder and graft charges against him. Revilla’s lawyer

Palace says pork cases not bungled

MANILA — State prosecutors did not bungle the plunder and graft cases against Senators Bong Revilla, Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile, but the setback they suffered in court last week will

4th senator faces plunder raps

MANILA –A fourth senator will be charged with plunder, while 10  members of the House of Representatives will be charged with malversation of public funds over the alleged misuse of their pork

PH vows to improve efforts vs human trafficking

MANILA – The Philippines can still do much from the Tier 2 rating it received from the Global Trafficking in Persons (GTIP) report for four consecutive years, Vice President Jejomar Binay said