MA. REINA LEANNE TOLENTINO, TMT

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FORMER president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has called for an end to the use of the justice system for political persecution, saying she hoped she would be the “last victim.” Arroyo made the statement during a general assembly of retired regional trial court (RTC) judges on Saturday at…

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THE Sandiganbayan anti-graft court’s Third Division has granted the prosecution’s plea to cancel the bail of former Palawan governor Joel Reyes and his immediate commitment to prison “in view of his conviction” of graft in connection with the renewal of a firm’s small-scale mining permit in 2006. “Consequently, the grant…

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A lawmaker over the weekend said he is asking the House of Representative’s Committee on Constitutional Amendments to form a sub-committee to tackle proposed changes to the party-list system. In a statement, Rep. Michael Romero of 1-PACMAN Party-list said “[t]he Salient Features primer from Sub-Committee 1 of the Committee on…

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The Office of the Ombudsman has filed a malversation case before the Sandiganbayan against Douglas Hagedorn over alleged failure to return four firearms after his term as barangay (village) chairman and member of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (city council) of Puerto Princesa ended in 2010. The Ombudsman accused him of malversation…

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The Office of the Ombudsman filed a case before the Sandiganbayan against Mayor Ramonito Durano 3rd of Danao City, Cebu for allegedly failure to implement a Civil Service Commission (CSC) order to reinstate and to pay the back wages and other benefits former city employees in 2015. The Ombudsman accused…

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Amending the constitution to allow the country to shift to a federal system of government will take years, former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. said on Saturday amid the acrimonious exchange of words between the Senate and House of Representatives whose members do not agree on how Charter change…

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The Sandiganbayan acquitted Mayor Julius Cesar Vergara of Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija after the prosecution failed to prove his guilt in connection with the alleged violation of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000. The Office of the Ombudsman in 2012 filed the case against Vergara alleging that he…

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THE Office of the Ombudsman has filed a graft case before the Sandiganbayan against former Iloilo Rep. Augusto Syjuco, former mayor Arcadio Gorriceta of Pavia town, and four others allegedly over the misuse of the Country-Wide Development Fund (CDF) in 2004. Also charged were former municipal accountant Eufemia Jamerlan, town treasurer…

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