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Jinggoy leaves jail after paying P1.3M bail Former senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada on Saturday left the Philippine National Police custodial center a free man after posting bail of P1.3 million for charges of plunder and graft. The charges were based on allegations he pocketed P183 million in kickbacks given by…

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To undergo retraining after teens’ deaths METRO Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde on Friday relieved the entire police force of Caloocan City of their duties, with the estimated 1,000 uniformed personnel deployed for “retraining” after a series of serious offenses, including the killing of at least two teenagers. The offenses…

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EMBATTLED Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista is not about to give up his post or file a leave of absence despite a pending impeachment complaint before the House of Representatives for alleged unexplained wealth. Bautista, in a radio interview on Friday, said that he arrived at the…

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A SPECIAL division of the Sandiganbayan has voted 3-2 to allow jailed former senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada to post bail in connection with the plunder case filed against him for allegedly misusing P183 million in pork barrel funds, court sources told The Manila Times. A “blue draft” ruling, considered the…

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THE House Committee on Justice on Wednesday voted to send one of two impeachment complaints against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to a vote on the floor of the chamber, bringing her closer to a trial in the Senate. The justice panel, led by Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali, found…

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JAILED former senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada is close to regaining his freedom, with magistrates at the Sandiganbayan deciding on whether bail could be granted in connection with a P183-million plunder case filed against the politician in connection with the priority development assistance fund (PDAF) or pork barrel scam. Estrada, who…

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THE Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that Tropical Depression “Maring” was now in the vicinity of Pampanga and about to leave the landmass of Luzon Tuesday night. Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) no.1 remains in: Metro Manila Cavite Laguna Batangas Rizal Northern Luzon including Polillo Island Southern…

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THE Senate on Monday placed former Customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon under “indefinite” detention for refusing to attend the inquiry of the Blue Ribbon Committee on the P6.4-billion “shabu” shipment from China that slipped past the Bureau of Customs (BoC). Faeldon voluntarily turned himself over to the Office of the Senate…

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