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Duterte on divorce, Sandiganbayan on Napoles, Facebook shares plunge | Midday wRap

Mar 20, 2018 - 11:43 AM

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CIDG to DOJ: Stop witness protection for 'uncooperative' Kerwin Espinosa

Mar 14, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group has appealed to the justice department as early as September 2017. As of March 2018, Espinosa remains under witness protection.

WORTHY OF PROTECTION? Self-confessed drug lord appears before a DOJ hearing on August 24, 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Gov't to offer witness protection to cab driver in Arnaiz case

Sep 11, 2017 - 7:16 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre also appeals to the group holding taxi driver Tomas Bagcal to allow the NBI to conduct investigation

POSSIBLE WITNESS. Tomas Bagcal speaks at a press conference on September 10, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Family of slain teen Carl Arnaiz gets state protection

Sep 05, 2017 - 5:42 PM

The cab driver in the Carl Arnaiz case has not applied for admission into the Witness Protection Program says the Department of Justice

GRIEF. Carl Angelo Arnaiz' family during the teen's funeral on September 5, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Aguirre gives state protection to Patricia Bautista

Aug 18, 2017 - 6:12 PM

WPP benefits include shelter livelihood assistance and educational benefits for the children of the witness

WITNESS PROTECTION. Patricia Bautista signs the certificate of provisional admission into the Witness Protection Program (WPP) at the DOJ headquarters on Friday, August 18. Photo courtesy of the DOJ

DOJ offers witness protection to father of Bulacan massacre victims

Jul 07, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Once admitted into the state s Witness Protection Program Dexter Carlos will also get shelter and livelihood assistance

WITNESS BENEFITS. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II meets with Dexter Carlos on July 6, 2017 for his admission into the Witness Protection Program (WPP). Photo courtesy of DOJ

Napoles back in Camp Bagong Diwa

May 16, 2017 - 7:49 AM

Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles is back at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology facility in Taguig after two years at the women s correctional in Mandaluyong

NO TO NBI DETENTION. Alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim Napoles is all smiles on May 10, 2017 as she appears at the Sandiganbayan in civilian clothes following her acquittal before the Court of Appeals. Photo by Rappler

Where do PH judicial bodies stand in the Napoles case?

May 14, 2017 - 11:08 AM

All the judicial bodies are now at play in the biggest corruption scandal in recent history Where are they so far when it comes to Janet Lim Napoles?

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Jan 27, 2017 - 9:50 PM

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Kerwin Espinosa moved to NBI custody

Dec 15, 2016 - 8:05 PM

The alleged Eastern Visayas drug lord is under the provisional coverage of the Witness Protection Program

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Nov 16, 2016 - 8:58 PM

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Aguirre offers witness protection to Kerwin Espinosa

Nov 16, 2016 - 1:43 PM

The government s offer stands as long as the alleged drug lord is cooperative and qualified to be admitted to our Witness Protection Program says the justice chief

Policy issues from Matobato's testimony

Sep 18, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The testimony of Edgar Matobato is rich with information that have policy implications and can therefore aid future legislation

Nancy Binay to ask DOJ: Why is Ernesto Mercado at casinos?

Mar 06, 2016 - 4:51 PM

UPDATED The senator says she herself saw the ex Makati vice mayor leaving a casino and wants a clarification from the DOJ

DOJ orders probe to verify Mercado’s link with Reyes brothers

Oct 07, 2015 - 8:36 AM

Former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado is allegedly among the business associates the Reyes brothers made contact with while they were hiding from police

PROBE. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima wants the Witness Protection Program to investigate the claims that former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado had been in contact with Mario and Joel Reyes while they were evading arrest.

INC minister’s brother under witness protection program

Aug 01, 2015 - 7:44 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima confirms that Anthony Menorca the brother of Lowell Boyet Menorca II requested that he be placed under the WPP

UNDER PROTECTION. Anthony Menorca (left), younger brother of Iglesia minister Lowell Menorca II (right) was hiding in an undisclosed location when he granted an interview with Rappler on July 29. Photo sourced by Rappler

Benhur Luy: Exempt me from assets freeze

Mar 26, 2014 - 12:02 AM

His lawyer argues that while his client admitted participation in the pork barrel scam it does not mean he benefited financially Besides he should be covered by immunity from criminal prosecution granted under the Witness Protection Program