JOMAR CANLAS, TMT

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TWELVE executives and officers of Camp John Hay Development Corp. (CJHDevCo) won 50 of 52 cases of malversation of public funds filed by Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) President Arnel Casanova against them. CJHDevCo is the developer of the former rest and recreation facility for American servicemen and CJH…

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THE Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) will scrutinize hundreds of bank deposits belonging to Janet Lim Napoles and members of her family, several non-government organizations (NGOs) and associates of the woman who is suspected to be the mastermind of the pork barrel scam. The Court of Appeals (CA) on Thursday empowered…

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THE Court of Appeals (CA) stood pat on its ruling allowing the Quezon City Regional Trial Court to admit as evidence the testimony of one of the prosecution witness in the Maguindanao Massacre case. In a three-page resolution of the CA Special Second Division, Associate Justice Manuel Barrios, ponente of…

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THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has enlisted the help of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) in arresting Janet Lim Napoles, who has eluded a massive manhunt ordered by Secretary Leila de Lima. Napoles disappeared after the Makati Regional Trial Court issued a warrant for her and her brother Reynald…

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THE Supreme Court (SC) dismissed from the service a jail officer for facilitating the escape of a prisoner from a detention facility. In a full court ruling, the tribunal denied the motion for reconsideration filed by Senior Jail Officer II Arlic Almojuela assailing its April 2, 2013 decision. “Respondent [Almojuela]…

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THE Court of Appeals (CA) ordered Tanduay Distillers Inc. (TDI) to stop manufacturing and sale of its “Kapitan” gin brand in connection with the lawsuit for alleged trademark infringement and unfair competition filed by Ginebra San Miguel Inc. (GSMI). In a 21-page decision penned by Associate Justice Isaias Dicdican and…

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THE Supreme Court dismissed a petition filed by a lawyer questioning the paper-based elections held last May and in May 2010. In a full court decision, the 15-man tribunal turned down the petition for injunction and mandamus filed by lawyer Manuelito R. Luna. The petition was dismissed for lack of…

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THE Supreme Court dismissed the complaint against a retired judge in Lucena City, Quezon province charging him for allegedly failing to act on several civil cases pending before him during his incumbency. In an en banc decision, the high court absolved Judge Guillermo Andaya, formerly of the Regional Trial Court…

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THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed criminal charges against trader Janet Lim-Napoles for allegedly abducting Benhur Luy, one of the witnesses in the P728 million fertilizer fund scam. The DOJ granted the motion for reconsideration filed by Luy and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and reversed its original…

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CRIMINAL charges were filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday against the six men arrested during a raid in a house in Subic, Zambales on Sunday where a 432-kilogram shipment of shabu worth over P2 billion was seized. The accused charged and put into inquest proceedings were Joselito…

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