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POGOs linked to crimes: Forged PH passports, money-laundering, sex trafficking
(UPDATE) Here's a rundown of issues hounding the opaque Philippine offshore gaming operations industry
‘Pastillas’ scheme top gun appointed by former justice secretary Aguirre – Morente
Former BI deputy commissioner Marc Red Mariñas, installed by former justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre, appointed 3 officials that facilitated bribes from Chinese POGO workers
Boracay tricycle drivers asked to stop overcharging passengers
'We have to put a stop to these reports of a handful of abusive drivers preying on foreign travelers and visitors in Boracay,' says Councilor Maylynn Aguirre Graft
Opposition bets failed to counter Duterte strongman myth – analyst
Political science instructor Arjan Aguirre says the opposition should have united to attack the narrative that people need to rely on strongman rule
De Lima camp wants to haul Aquino, Bato, Aguirre to trial
De Lima is arraigned on her 3rd and last drug charge, where she again refuses to enter a plea
De Lima runs to Ombudsman: DOJ use of convicts as witnesses 'illegal'
Using convicts as witnesses violates the Witness Protection Program and the anti-graft law, Senator Leila de Lima claims in her complaint against former justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
Immigration bribery case is still plunder; bail denied
A plunder complaint requires a minimum of P50 million. The NBI under former justice secretary Aguirre only recommended charges of graft because of the supposedly missing P1,000.
Local gov't to ban single-use plastics when Boracay reopens
'Sa mga bisita sa Boracay, magdala na kayo ng sariling straw dahil bawal ang single-use plastic. Bawal na rin ang plastic bags at styrofoams sa isla,' says Sangguniang Bayan member Maylynn Aguirre Graf
'A whiff of corruption, you're out': Notable Duterte admin exits and reappointments
President Rodrigo Duterte's tough stance on corruption has cost many government officials their jobs. But some have been reappointed.
COA flags DOJ for undocumented payroll, unauthorized accounts
(UPDATED) Resigned justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre says he 'has no participation whatsoever' in the transactions flagged, including P27-million worth of payroll without supporting documents, and P65-million worth of accounts maintained without authority
Evasco and NFA Council, Guevarra on Napoles, Bureau of Immigration releases Fox | Evening wRap
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DOJ shifts tone on Napoles; doesn’t back her safehouse demand
(UPDATED) Guevarra says he has no plans of meeting with Napoles’ lawyers. 'Why would I?' he asks, reflecting a drastic change from the style of his predecessor.
Sandiganbayan: Napoles cannot move to a DOJ safehouse
'To place Napoles into the custody of the WPP despite being presently under detention for a lawful cause is contrary to the clear and express import of Article IX, Section 1 of the IRR of RA 6891,' says the Sandiganbayan's resolution
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Guevarra: DOJ should be 'cornerstone' of PH justice system
'I want good people whom I’ve worked with in the past to help me,' says new Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
De Lima lauds Duterte's new appointees: 'Men of honor, competence, integrity'
Senator Leila de Lima hopes Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra 'can bring back true dispensation of justice at the DOJ, bereft of any partisan and persecutorial agenda'
Duterte wants Guevarra to restore DOJ's 'dignified image'
This comes after lawmakers called on President Rodrigo Duterte to appoint a justice secretary who is 'credible, capable, and respectable'
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Duterte accepts resignation of Aguirre
'I accepted the resignation of Vit Aguirre, my fraternity brother,' President Rodrigo Duterte announces
Aguirre resigns, Albayalde is new PNP Chief, Cambridge Analytica and Duterte | Evening wRap
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Senators on Aguirre resignation: Time for someone 'credible, capable' in DOJ
'The Filipino people deserve a credible, capable, and respectable justice secretary who will lead with integrity and rebuild our trust in the Department of Justice,' says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV
Menardo Guevarra named new justice secretary
(3rd UPDATE) Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra will be filling the shoes of Vitaliano Aguirre II at the Department of Justice
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Aguirre stays as justice secretary for now
The embattled justice secretary is not fired during the Cabinet meeting on April 4
State prosecutors slam ‘malicious’ Anti-Corruption Commission recommendation
The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) recommends the suspension of prosecutors who had a hand in dismissing drug charges against suspects Kerwin Espinosa and Peter Lim
After backlash, Aguirre revives parricide case vs Bohol official
The lead police investigator in the murder-kidnapping case earlier called the dismissal of parricide charges the 'latest DOJ blunder'
Robredo losing trust in DOJ, Aguirre
Vice President Leni Robredo slams Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II for tagging critics, including Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña, as drug protectors. Osmeña was a friend of Robredo's late husband.
Ex-immigration officials in bribery scandal charged with plunder
Former immigration intelligence chief Charles Calima is cleared
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BDO defends request to DOJ over tax cases in Cebu
BDO Unibank, owned by the Philippines' richest man Henry Sy Sr, argues it has a legal right to request that the Department of Justice designate an acting prosecutor
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Aguirre: Existing Sandiganbayan charges vs Napoles have ‘defects’
'It seems that we have discovered defects in the charges in the Sandiganbayan against her. The charges here are plunder, and plunder is a charge against a government official,' says Justice Secretary Aguirre in a mix of English and Filipino
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Cebu Mayor Osmeña threatens disbarment case vs Aguirre
(UPDATED) This is over BDO Unibank tax cases. But Justice Secretary Aguirre threatens a countersuit, saying the Cebu mayor has no evidence he accepted money from anyone.
Senate recommends bribery, plunder charges vs ex-immigration officials
The Senate also recommends that Wally Sombero, the alleged associate of Chinese tycoon Jack Lam, be charged with plunder and corruption of public officials
Aguirre on DOJ probe, Alvarez on Go, Sereno on quo warranto petition | Evening wRap
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Senate reprimands Aguirre for private meeting with Jack Lam
The Senate says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II was 'less than prudent' when he met with individuals who turned out to be allegedly involved in bribery
Stephen David using Palace connections for Napoles?
'[Medialdea] was asked by Atty David if he could overrule me, he said he could not, because he is of the same opinion as mine,' Aguirre says, referring to his opinion about the need for the Sandiganbayan's nod to transfer Napoles to a safehouse
Aguirre orders fresh investigation vs Lim, Espinosa
'So much so that there is no dismissal anymore,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II in a Malacañang press briefing
Medialdea advised Napoles lawyer on jail transfer
'[It's] because we are in a situation where we don't know what to do.... That's why we have to consult people in authority,' says Janet Lim Napoles' lawyer Stephen David, defending a meeting in Malacañang
No need for Janet Napoles: Cases vs LP lawmakers pending at Ombudsman
Lawyer Levito Baligod had previously filed pork scam cases against 17 Liberal Party (LP) legislators and 8 non-LP legislators
Will Napoles be state witness? Spotlight on the Special Prosecutor
'Malacañang can easily undermine the Special Prosecutor's independent judgment in this case, and force him to drop Napoles as an accused,' says Senator Leila de Lima
De Lima: Aguirre perfect for Duterte's 'corrupt' gov't
Senator Leila de Lima also says alleged pork scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles 'is an ideal witness' for a government that is only interested in silencing dissent
Napoles under WPP, ICC withdrawal, Cabinet revamp | Evening wRap
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Amid controversies at DOJ, Aguirre says 'no reason to resign'
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says he and President Rodrigo Duterte have talked since a Department of Justice panel of prosecutors dismissed charges against alleged big-time drug lords
Prosecutor in Peter Lim case 'saddened' by Aguirre’s probe
‘Sino ba naman ang napakalakas na loob na tao na lalaruin itong ganyang klaseng kaso? Nagrurule lang kami based on evidence,' says former state prosecutor and now Judge Aristotle Reyes
Where is the NBI in the Peter Lim-Kerwin Espinosa investigation?
Aguirre often taps the NBI – an agency attached to the DOJ – to conduct comprehensive case buildups in many high-profile cases
Aguirre orders probe into NBI panel, Con-Com on political dynasty, Trump sacks Tillerson | Midday wRap
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