SC acquits 2 men of rape charges

MANILA — The Supreme Court (SC) acquitted two persons who were convicted of rape in Davao in 2012. In a 20-page decision dated Jan. 17, penned by Associate Justice Samuel Martires, the SC’s Third Division reversed the guilty verdict issued by the Davao Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 11 against Juvy Amarela and Junard Racho on … Read More

Groups ask DOJ to summon Dengvaxia records

  MANILA — The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) and the Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution, Inc. (VPCI) on Monday asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to subpoena the records of the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine from various government agencies to prevent a cover-up of the investigation on the PHP3.5-billion immunization project. In a three-page letter, … Read More

PNP files raps vs ISIS ‘commander’

  MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) filed criminal charges before the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday against an Egyptian national tagged by authorities as a “commander” of international terrorist group Islamic State. Fehmi Lassqued and his Filipina live-in partner Anabel Salipada were brought to the DOJ for inquest proceedings as they were charged … Read More

Thousands attend rally to support SAP Go

MANILA — Thousands of people trooped to the Senate on Monday morning to show support for Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go who attended the hearing on the Philippine Navy’s Frigate Acquisition Project (FAP). Marius Aquiles, 43, from Quezon City, officer of the Sincere Warriors of Rodrigo Duterte Advocating Federalism and President Support Movement … Read More

Groups file criminal raps vs Aquino, et al. over Dengvaxia mess

MANILA — The Vanguard of the Philippines, Inc. (VCPI) and Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) on Monday filed a criminal complaint before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against former President Benigno Aquino III, two former Cabinet officials and several former and incumbent health officials in connection with controversial anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. The VACC represented by … Read More

S. Korean swindler falls in QC

MANILA — Immigration agents arrested a South Korean national wanted by authorities in his country for large-scale fraud worth USD100 million. In a report by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) submitted to Justice Undersecretary Erickson Balmes, 52-year-old Chun Taejoon was arrested during an operation by the BI Fugitive Search Unit at Kalayaan Ave., Quezon City on … Read More

4 South Koreans nabbed for carnapping

MANILA — Operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation’s Anti-Organized and Transnational Crime Division (NBI-AOTCD) arrested four South Korean nationals for alleged carnapping. NBI Director Dante A. Gierran identified the suspects as Young Tae Youn, Byung Wook Han, Kim Min Dung and Park Hyun. Gierran said the suspects were arrested when the complainant, who refused to … Read More

Aguirre sacks 3 DOJ employees over corruption

MANILA — Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II ordered the dismissal of three employees in his office for “unlawfully facilitating” travel documents of foreigners in the Bureau of Immigration. “I ordered the termination of several DOJ employees who have confessed to being involved in anomalies involving the purported processing of visas at the Bureau … Read More

Belgica files add’l evidence vs. Aquino, others over DAP mess

  MANILA — The Coalition for Investigation and Prosecution led by former Manila councilor Greco Belgica on Thursday submitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ) additional documents for the agency’s build-up of possible criminal cases against former President Benigno Aquino III and other officials in connection with the alleged misuse of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) … Read More