NBI nabs 10 foreigners for illegal mineral extraction in Zambales

MANILA — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Monday announced the arrest of 10 foreign nationals for illegally extracting minerals in San Felipe, Zambales. NBI Director Dante A. Gierran said operatives of the NBI-Environmental Crime Division (NBI-EnCD) arrested 10 foreign nationals, most of whom are Chinese were caught in flagrante operating the dredging vessel … Read More

Sereno urges new lawyers to empower provinces with better legal services

MANILA – Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno urged the country’s new lawyers, who took their oath on Monday, to empower the provinces with better legal services, particularly the poor sectors of the society. ”Apart from your record-breaking number, your batch is exceptional in the diversity of your originating residence and law schools, especially … Read More

Woman accusing Trillanes of bribery meets DOJ chief, mulls raps vs senator

MANILA — A businesswoman from Davao City who accused Senator Antonio Trillanes IV of bribing her to testify against President Rodrigo Duterte met Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Monday. Guillermina “Grace” Barrido Arcillas, accompanied by lawyer Bruce Rivera, appeared at Aguirre’s office in Manila and talk to him about her plans to press charges … Read More

Ex-PBA player, 2 others face drug charges

              MANILA — Three persons including former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player were subjected to an inquest proceeding at the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday after their arrest in a buy-bust operation in Mandaluyong City. Former PBA player Dorian Peña, along with Ledy Mea Vilchez and Jose Paolo Ampeso were subjected to inquest proceedings … Read More

DOJ chief: Death threat prevents Napoles from ‘spilling the beans’ on PDAF scam

MANILA — Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Thursday said alleged pork barrel scam Janet Lim-Napoles is willing to name more government officials involved the anomalous releases of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) but was being blackmailed by a certain group that is holding his brother Reynald “Jojo” Lim. “Yang kapatid (Jojo) niyang yan … Read More

NBI denies links to death threats vs Atong Ang

MANILA — National Bureau of Investigation (NBI Director Dante A. Gierran on Tuesday denied the allegations of controversial Filipino-Chinese businessman Charlie “Atong” Ang that the bureau is involved in the alleged harassment and death threats against the latter. ”The NBI is a professional organization that adheres to high moral and ethical standards and its Officials … Read More

SC junks plea vs Comelec decision affirming La Union solon’s candidacy

MANILA — The Supreme Court (SC) dismissed the petition filed against the Commission on Elections for upholding the candidacy of La Union Second District Rep. Sandra Young Eriguel. The SC junked the petition for certiorari filed by Eriguel’s rival Paulino Nonan questioning her candidacy and qualifications. “The court dismissed this petition…for failure to show that … Read More