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The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday filed tax evasion cases against two traders in Bicol for allegedly P12.41-million tax fraud. Charged were Andres Seva and Helen Delos Santos for violation of Section 255 of the National Internal Revenue Code. Seva owned that Naga City-based A. Seva Construction while…

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THE Department of Justice (DoJ) has junked criminal charges against former Bureau of Customs (BoC) commissioner Nicanor Faeldon and 11 other officials in connection with the entry of P6.4 billion worth of shabu in May. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 2nd said prosecutors found no probable cause against Faeldon, Director Milo…

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There are only three major issues left to be resolved before the Maguindanao massacre case can be considered closed, according to the Public Information Office (PIO) of the Supreme Court (SC). On November 23, 2009, 57 people, including at least 38 journalists, were killed in what has been regarded as…

HARBOUR CENTER DISPUTE

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EXCLUSIVE AFTER several months on the run, 1-Pacman Partylist Rep. Michael Romero can now come out from hiding. Court of Appeals’ 5th Division issued a ruling granting his petition to drop a qualified theft case against him and Felicia Aquino. In a 20-page decision dated November 16 and penned by…

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Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday claimed that President Rodrigo Duterte and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez are behind the filing of an impeachment complaint against her. In an interview with ANC’s Headstart, Sereno said Duterte himself issued statements about her lavish lifestyle. “Of course everybody knows what…

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Criminal charges were filed against Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice and miner Patrick Angelo Gutierrez for allegedly falsifying documents to dupe the government and their business partners of billions of pesos in mining revenues. The complaint was filed at the Surigao Prosecutor’s Office. In the complaint affidavit forwarded to the Department…

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The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the order of the Office of the Ombudsman to sack Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog in connection with his alleged ill-gotten wealth. In a four-page resolution penned by Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando of the Special 1st Division, the court dismissed the…

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THE Supreme Court has released the guidelines for oral arguments on the consolidated petitions against the government’s war on drugs and police “Tokhang” or “knock-and-plead” operations. Based on a five-page advisory obtained by The Manila Times, the court en banc will give petitioners and the government the opportunity to defend…

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The Department of Justice (DoJ) has junked drug charges filed against former Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Rafael Ragos in exchange for his testimony against detained Sen. Leila de Lima. De Lima is accused before the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court Branch 204 of taking part in and benefitting from…

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A former commissioner of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has topped the voting for the premier post at the Court of Appeals (CA) conducted by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC). Remedios Salazar-Fernando, also the acting presiding justice of the appellate court, got all seven votes from the seven-member JBC.…

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