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Ex-Tawi-Tawi vice guv pleads guilty to SALN violation

MANILA — Former Tawi-Tawi Vice Governor Ruby Sahali Tan on Thursday pleaded guilty before the Sandiganbayan to six counts of violation of Section 8 of Republic Act No. 6713, or the “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees”. Tan voluntarily pleaded guilty during her re-arraignment with the assistance of her counsel, …

Sandiganbayan upholds Estrada bail

MANILA —  The Sandiganbayan has upheld its resolution granting bail for the temporary liberty of former Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada for his plunder case in connection with his alleged involvement in the multi-billion-peso Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or “pork barrel” anomaly. In a four-page resolution written by Associate Justice Maria Theresa Mendoza-Arcega and promulgated on Nov. …

Gov’t to deploy close to 60K troops for ASEAN Summit

MANILA— Some 59,276 security forces are set to be deployed for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit this month. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Officer-in-Charge Catalino Cuy said the troops would be deployed to key strategic areas in Metro Manila and Pampanga to ensure the safety and security of the …

Ex-Capiz gov rapped with graft on vehicle purchase

MANILA – Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has approved the finding of probable cause against former Capiz Governor Vicente Bermejo for one count of violation of Section 3(e) of Republic Act No. 3019, or the “Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.” Bermejo is accused of approving the purchase of four vehicles in 2007 acquired through public auction. Documents show …

Ex-Isabela gov fined P4-K for non-filing of SALNs

MANILA – The Sandiganbayan has ordered former Isabela Gov. Maria Gracia Cielo “Grace” Padaca to pay a fine of PHP4,000 for failure to file her Statements of Assets Liabilities and Net worth (SALNs) from 2007 to 2010. In a ruling written by Associate Justice Oscar Herrera, Jr. and promulgated on Sept. 27, 2017, the Sandiganbayan Second Division …

LGUs urged to adopt community-based rehab program

MANILA— Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Catalino Cuy is rallying governors and mayors to undertake the community-based rehabilitation program for drug users and dependents. Cuy issued a directive to all local chief executives (LCEs) prodding them to adopt and implement a community-based rehabilitation program for low-risk and mild-risk drug surrenderers …

DILG: Drop boxes are for feedback

MANILA — Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Officer-in-Charge Catalino Cuy said that drop boxes in communities was meant to elicit feedback and suggestions from residents on the government’s drive against illegal drugs, criminality, corruption and violent extremism, and not to fish for names of drug suspects. Cuy made the clarification as several sectors have …

Sandiganbayan moves Binay Jr.’s arraignment to Nov. 10

MANILA — The Sandiganbayan on Friday moved the arraignment of dismissed Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay, Jr. in his graft and falsification cases after most of the counsels were unable to receive the most recent resolution of the Sandiganbayan. Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang ruled to move the arraignment to Nov. 10, 2017 when all …

Ex-Palawan guv pleads ‘not guilty’ to Malampaya fund scam

MANILA — Former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes on Tuesday entered a “not guilty” plea before the Sandiganbayan over the alleged misuse of PHP1.53-billion of Malampaya funds. Reyes entered his plea before the Sandiganbayan Second Division against the 36 counts of violation of Republic Act No. 3019, or the “Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act”, after his alleged …

IBP files criminal, admin raps vs cops in Kian killing

MANILA — Lawyers from the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Monday filed before the Office of the Ombudsman criminal and administrative charges against four Caloocan City policemen in connection with the Aug. 16 killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd Delos Santos. The IBP is the legal counsel of the three witnesses to the killing …

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