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Arroyo: ‘Justice, righteousness prevailed’

By Cielito M. Reganit MANILA  (PNA) – Former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Tuesday lauded the Supreme Court decision that acquitted her from plunder charges and said that justice and righteousness have once again prevailed over injustice and...
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Jinggoy seeks furlough to vote in San Juan, undergo shoulder check-up

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Jinggoy Estrada, detained in connection with the pork barrel scam, has asked the Sandiganbayan to allow him to leave his detention on May 9, election day, so that he can cast his vote in San Juan City. In a two-page motion dated April 28, Estrada,...
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Detained Bong Revilla wants ‘escorted voting’ in Cavite

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. has asked the Sandiganbayan First Division to allow him to leave his detention on May 9 and allow him to cast his vote in Bacoor, Cavite. In a four-page motion dated April 25, Revilla, through his legal counsels, maintained...
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Menorcas allowed to go outside, but guarded by INC: lawyer

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Jinky Otsuka Menorca, wife of expelled Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) member Lowell Menorca, admitted Wednesday that she and the rest of her family were able to go to various places at the time of their supposed detention, but her lawyer clarified that the family had...
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Sandiganbayan allows Bong Revilla to leave detention for 5 days

MANILA, Oct 6 (Mabuhay) — The Sandiganbayan anti-graft court on Tuesday granted the motion of Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. to leave his detention for five days to undergo dental procedures. In a short hearing on Revilla’s motion Tuesday morning, Sandiganbayan First...
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Out-on-bail Enrile visits still-detained Jinggoy, Bong Revilla

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Juan Ponce Enrile on Friday dropped by the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame to visit Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr., who continue to be detained on plunder and graft charges related to the P10-billion pork barrel fund scam....
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Sandiganbayan grants Bong Revilla’s request to visit Ramon Sr. at hospital

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan First Division has allowed Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. to leave his detention facility for five hours to visit his ailing father, actor and former Senator Ramon Revilla Sr., who remains confined in the hospital. “The court resolves to grant...
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Detained Gloria Arroyo to run again for Congress

Manila, Philippines (AFP)  – She may be detained, facing criminal charges and reportedly suffering from a crippling illness but former president Gloria Arroyo intends to run again for a seat in the Philippine Congress, her lawyer said Tuesday. Arroyo, who has been held in a...
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Bong Revilla’s plunder case trial not to commence anytime soon

MANILA, May 21 (Mabuhay)– Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. would have to endure more months or even years in detention as the start of the trial proper of his plunder case in connection with the pork barrel scam was reset to not earlier than September this year. At the...
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Napoles asks to stay in Taguig jail despite commitment order to Women’s Correctional

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Janet Lim Napoles on Wednesday asked the Sandiganbayan Third Division to let her remain in her current place of detention at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City. In a verbal motion given in open court, Napoles’ lawyer, Atty. Stephen David, cited Rules of Court that...