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UCPB to 'exhaust all legal remedies' to keep shares in CIIF, SMC

Sep 16, 2015 - 3:26 PM

The United Coconut Planters Bank says it is merely protecting its own shareholders including the majority government shareholder as well as preserving bank assets

RIGHTS. UCPB says it has rights to its minority shares of stock in the CIIF Oil Mills, and indirectly, in an 11% portion of the sequestered San Miguel Corporation shares, "which were ruled to be owned by the government for the benefit of coconut farmers and the development of the coco industry," the bank acknowledges.

Will De Lima run for senator? Decision known August 27

Jul 20, 2015 - 6:11 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says she knows she is capable of the work that a Senate seat entails but admits she is wary of the mudslinging and politicking

Bribes to NBI? De Lima orders probe into Bilibid king’s claims

Jun 11, 2015 - 10:02 PM

A high profile kidnapping convict claims that search guards allow mobile phones inside the NBI facility for a fee

Malampaya, 3rd batch of 'pork' cases no longer DOJ priorities

Apr 28, 2015 - 9:19 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says the Department of Justice is focusing on other urgent cases as the Aquino administration enters its last year

SHELVED? Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says the filing cases over the multi-million-pesos pork barrel scam and the P900-million Malampaya Fund scam will no longer be prioritized. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Jeane Napoles, BIFF all-out war, Lee Kuan Yew | The wRap

Mar 30, 2015 - 8:35 PM

Jeane Napoles is on the government’s lookout list The all out offensive against the BIFF ends today The world says good bye to Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew

De Lima: SAF to be investigated too for MILF deaths

Mar 04, 2015 - 6:29 PM

So far however the Moro Islamic Liberation Front has yet to present evidence that its members also died in the clash with police commandos in Mamasapano

FAIR PLAY. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says the MILF shouldn't get the impression that the government probe into the Mamasapano clash favors the police force. Photo by Mark Cristino

Meralco drops rates, Cebu Pacific sanctions, NASA discovery | The wRap

Jan 07, 2015 - 6:59 PM

Meralco bills continue to drop Cebu Pacific may face sanctions NASA finds the closest Earth like planets

AirAsia plane search, Seniang death toll, Bilibid probe | The wRap

Dec 31, 2014 - 6:45 PM

The story of 2 families who missed that fatal AirAsia flight Seniang death toll rises to at least 53 The justice department orders: demolish VIP jail cells in the Philippines

AirAsia plane search, Bilibid probe, tax exemption | The wRap

Dec 29, 2014 - 9:05 PM

The search for the missing AirAsia plane continues The Justice secretary sacks more prison officials Some Filipino workers’ benefits are now tax exempt

Prison sex, drugs and bribery scandal shocks Philippines

Dec 16, 2014 - 4:35 PM

An anti crime and corruption group even suggests the military should take over the management of the national penitentiary

#FightChildPorn! Netizens weigh in

Oct 31, 2014 - 7:45 PM

What can you do to help end the selling of sex photos and videos involving Filipino children?

Philippines to block online child porn on most devices

Oct 29, 2014 - 5:03 PM

Roughly 46 of cybercrime cases handled by the authorities are related to online child abuse while 25 are related to online extortion says Justice Secretary Leila de Lima

PH to initiate deportation of Laude's German fiancé

Oct 24, 2014 - 3:45 PM

Implicit in the admission of foreigners to our country is that they respect the authorities of our country Such misbehavior on the part of a foreigner that’s even a criminal offense says Justice Secretary De Lima

'UNLAWFUL ENTRY.' Marc Sueselbeck (right) with Marilou Laude, the sister of slain transgender Filipino woman Jennifer Laude, inside the Camp Aguinaldo perimeter fence on October 22, 2014. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Philippines reviewing unclear provisions in VFA

Oct 23, 2014 - 8:49 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima clarifies that while the Philippines is moving to clarify guidelines in implementing the military agreement with the US it isn t necessarily open to amending the treaty

VFA STAYS. President Benigno Aquino III says he will not abrogate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) of the Philippines with the United States. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Olongapo hearing to push through with or without US Marine

Oct 20, 2014 - 8:30 PM

Despite Justice Secretary De Lima s statement that prosecutors will insist on the suspect s presence the prosecutors in Olongapo seem resigned to just seeing the American s lawyer

OLONGAPO MURDER. CCTV footage shows the victim, Jeffrey Laude, and the suspect in a hotel before the crime allegedly happened in Celzone Lodge, Olongapo City.

De Lima meets with military about Palparan's case, security

Aug 12, 2014 - 7:15 PM

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima served as the chairman of the Commission on Human Rights during the Arroyo administration

DOJ readies Napolists matrix: With proof, not enough, fabricated

Jun 11, 2014 - 3:32 PM

Justice Secretary de Lima says the matrix which will be submitted to President Aquino will group the names into 3 according to degree of possible involvement

DOJ MATRIX. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says the DOJ will submit to President Aquino a 'matrix' showing the verification of the officials named in the Napoles list. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Lacson to call out Aquino admin if Napoles list sanitized

May 07, 2014 - 3:37 PM

Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson says the number of senators implicated in the scam is enough to ratify a treaty

NAPOLES MEETING. Lacson says he met with Napoles' husband and children to discuss her bid for immunity. File photo by Jose Del

Rappler Newscast | April 21, 2014

Apr 21, 2014 - 9:27 PM

Justice Secretary De Lima more keen on Napoles testimony over Gigi Reyes Sen Miriam tells Senate: summon Gigi reopen probe South Korea president Park Geun Hye says ferry crews action tantamount to murder

Poe on Cunanan: Who needs weak witness?

Mar 06, 2014 - 4:08 PM

Spotting inconsistencies in the TRC chief s testimony the senator says: The last thing we would like is for another witness to poke holes on the testimony of other star witnesses

Trillanes’ conspiracy theory ‘far out’ – De Lima

Feb 17, 2014 - 3:35 PM

Is Ruby Tuason a Trojan horse for Senator Enrile? With due respect to Senator Trillanes I think these are far out suspicions says Justice Secretary De Lima

RECIPIENT. Witness Ruby Tuason says kickbacks from the Malampaya fund were brought to her residence in Makati. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

NBI arrests Bangayan after Senate hearing

Feb 03, 2014 - 2:22 PM

Senators have also decided to hold Davidson Bangayan or David Tan in contempt for lying under oath The DFA has been asked to cancel his passport

ONE AND THE SAME. Authorities will arrest Davidson Bangayan (standing, extreme left), whom senators and the NBI believe are lying about not being David Tan. Rappler file photo

Aquino can revoke Leviste parole - De Lima

Dec 09, 2013 - 4:23 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima is preparing a report to the President to explain Leviste s parole

PAROLE REVIEW. President Benigno Aquino III says the whole parole system is being reviewed, after the parole for former Batangas Gov Jose Antonio Leviste was approved.

Customs chief, 33 others in PDAF case

Nov 29, 2013 - 12:11 PM

The former Muntinlupa congressman faces malversation bribery and graft complaints along with 6 ex solons 2 agents 3 heads and 7 employees of agencies 12 auditors 2 heads of NGOs and Janet Lim Napoles

No one can gag the President – De Lima

Nov 07, 2013 - 1:57 PM

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima says President Aquino cannot be subjected to orders issued by regular courts

DOJ wants more passports cancelled

Oct 25, 2013 - 3:07 PM

The DOJ defends its request to cancel the passports of 37 persons including 3 senators linked to corruption

NOT 'RIDICULOUS.' Justice Secretary Leila de Lima defends the DOJ's request to cancel the passports of 37 persons, including 3 senators. File photo by AFP/Jay Directo

DFA asked to cancel passports of 3 senators, 34 others

Oct 24, 2013 - 3:37 PM

2nd UPDATE The DFA says it will ask the persons involved to submit written comments on the DOJ s request

DOJ moves to cancel passports of PDAF players

Oct 23, 2013 - 4:36 PM

Secretary Leila de Lima says they found a ground to cite that won t require the individuals to be fugitives from justice for their passports to be revoked

DRAFT READY. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says she will send the formal request to the foreign affairs department on October 24. Rappler file photo

Probe into ‘Ma’am Arlene,’ lifestyle of judges on

Oct 14, 2013 - 6:04 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has initiated talks with the justice secretary and the Ombudsman to look into an alleged big time judiciary fixer

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Guingona: Senate won’t end probe until Napoles appears

Sep 26, 2013 - 3:35 PM

The chairman of the Senate blue ribbon committee says they will exercise our options if Senate President Drilon continues to refuse issuing a subpoena to Napoles

MAIN ACTOR. Senate blue ribbon committee chair Teofisto Guingona III says it is imperative that they hear alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles. Photo by Alex Nuevaspaña/PRIB

Guingona wins: Whistleblowers to attend Senate hearing

Sep 25, 2013 - 10:49 PM

Justice Secretary De Lima heeding the subpoena issued by the Senate blue ribbon committee will bring along Benhur Luy and 3 other whistleblowers Thursday

Enrile in hospital, slams partial PDAF probe

Sep 16, 2013 - 7:35 PM

The Filipino people are entitled to a thorough complete and impartial investigation That is not the kind of investigation that has been done

'INNOCENT.' Senate Majority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile says he trusts the Ombudsman to conduct a thorough, complete, impartial probe of the charges that the justice department didn't provide him. Rappler file photo

38 charged in pork barrel scam

Sep 16, 2013 - 7:23 PM

Five lawmakers – Estrada, Enrile, Revilla, Lanete, Alvarez – are accused of ‘misappropriation, conversion, misuse, and malversation’ of P745.63 million of their PDAF

Plunder complaints vs Estrada, JPE, Revilla

Sep 16, 2013 - 1:58 PM

The NBI says the evidence is strongest against the 3 senators Janet Lim Napoles whose fake NGOs became conduit of misused funds is included in the case

A MILLION PAGES. NBI special investigator Federico Cistre presents the documentary evidence in the plunder complaints against senators Estrada, Enrile, and Revilla. Photo by Natashya Gutierrez/Rappler

DOJ set to file pork barrel scam cases

Sep 15, 2013 - 10:13 PM

The first batch of cases against those who siphoned off public funds will be filed with the Ombudsman. Probers have classified them into 'recidivists' and those who fell for the scam only once.

RESIGN. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima appealed to some NBI Deputy Directors with trust issues to tender their courtesy resignations. File photo by Rappler

Malampaya fund: DAR ‘asec’ helped Napoles

Sep 12, 2013 - 7:06 PM

The agrarian reform assistant secretary facilitated MOAs between the agency and local governments Mayors signatures were faked so Napoles could get the funds

CASES IN BATCHES. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima tells Senator Teofisto Guingona III's committee the details of cases to be filed against government officials and private individuals in the public fund scam. Rappler photo

Surrender, NBI tells Napoles siblings

Aug 15, 2013 - 8:25 AM

The National Bureau of Investigation launches a nationwide manhunt for Janet Lim Napoles and her brother Reynald Jojo Lim

WILL REMAIN UNDER WPP. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says the DOJ will not turn the pork scam whistleblower despite Pasig court's warrant of arrest against him. FILE/AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO

Makati court orders Napoles arrest

Aug 14, 2013 - 8:40 PM

The warrant against Jane Napoles and brother Reynaldo is based on charges filed by the justice department accusing them of illegally detaining whistleblower Benhur Luy

MORE WHISTLEBLOWERS. Two former employees of Janet Lim-Napoles are willing to speak more about what they know on the alleged pork barrel scam. Screenshot from Vimeo

De Lima strikes again, this time for Binay

Mar 18, 2013 - 7:10 PM

De Lima gives the clearance after she was informed that Sandiganbayan will issue a travel authority on same day

CLEARED. Binay's wife was allowed to go with him to Rome by the Sandiganbayan.

Writ of amparo 'misused' in newsman's case

Feb 20, 2013 - 6:09 PM

De Lima says they are ready to challenge the propriety of such writ

WRONG USE. De Lima said the writ of amparo should not have been sought in the case of Jaime Aquino's son.

300-page Atimonan report now in Malacañang

Feb 07, 2013 - 3:34 PM

De Lima refuses to divulge details of the report but stands by her initial observations that it wasn t a shootout

REPORT'S IN. De Lima has submitted the NBI report on the Atimonan incident to the Palace.

Atimonan report out this week

Feb 04, 2013 - 6:04 PM

Justice Secretary De Lima has previously declared the incident was not a shootout

REPORT, SOON. Malacañang is expecting the DOJ to submit its report on the Atimonan shootout this week.

Aquino tasks NBI to probe shootout

Jan 08, 2013 - 5:52 PM

UPDATED The Philippine National Police will continue its fact finding and submit findings on the Quezon incident to the NBI

SPECIAL TEAM. The DOJ wants to create a special panel of investigators that will probe the shootout of January 6.

Gov't lawyers divided on live coverage of Ampatuan trial

Nov 22, 2012 - 7:53 PM

Prosecutors have yet to decide if they will push for a live coverage of the Maguindanao trial or not

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After Aman Futures Group, another scammer in Mindanao?

Nov 19, 2012 - 5:04 PM

Another company allegedly engaged in a similar racket in Pagadian City was entrapped by police


DOJ grants Corona's extension plea for 'last time'

Oct 15, 2012 - 2:56 PM

Corona had asked for an extension thrice and the Justice Department gave him until October 25 to submit his counter affidavit


DOJ opposed online libel - De Lima

Oct 01, 2012 - 5:51 PM

Justice Secretary De Lima says they opposed the online libel provision of the Cybercrime Prevention Act


Palace 'sabotage' in Puno probe - Miriam

Sep 13, 2012 - 5:39 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago suspects that 11 senators have been told by the Palace to stay away from the Friday probe on presidential buddy Rico Puno

Robredo's staff asked me to secure docs - De Lima

Sep 10, 2012 - 1:21 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima confirms to reporters that she reminded the President about the need to secure Robredo s documents on the day of the Robredo crash

Arroyo to Sereno: Inhibit from my case

Sep 06, 2012 - 3:00 PM

Arroyo accuses Sereno of toeing the Aquino government s line

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