Archive for the ‘Joseph Estrada’ Category

23
Oct
Homeless children are being subjected to torture and violence at a child care centre in Manila operated by the government’s social welfare department, an international rights commission said. Read more [...]

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23
Oct
The Second Annual Central Valley High School Volleyball Clinic will be staged this Saturday. Read more [...]

23
Oct
MANILA: The Supreme Court (SC) has thrown out for lack of merit and affirmed its dismissal of a senior member of a special court called the Sandiganbayan for his links to a detained businesswoman, dubbed as the “brains” in the alleged misuse of huge public funds also reportedly involving lawmakers in the country’s biggest corruption scandal.In a majority decision, the SC pointed out that Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Gregory Ong did not present any new arguments for the tribunal to reconsider its decision dismissing him from the service for gross misconduct, dishonesty and impropriety.Aside from dismissal, the SC ordered the forfeiture of Ong’s retirement benefits as well as his perpetual disqualification from holding another public office. Ong was the first justice of the Sandiganbayan that was established by law as a special court to handle all anti-graft cases involving government officials and employees to be dismissed by the High Court.Ong was accused of being the “connection” at the Sandiganbayan of businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles who was indicted for plunder before the special court for his alleged involvement in the misuse of huge “pork barrel” funds allocated to lawmakers to help improve the lives of millions of poor Filipinos in the countryside.But instead, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, the country’s chief graft-buster, said Napoles and her co-accused, including lawmakers, pocketed the funds, which were channelled through fake non-government organisations set up by the controversial businesswoman.Also indicted for plunder before the Sandiganbayan were former Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile, the martial law administrator as the defence minister of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos; Senator Jinggoy Estrada, the former Senate president pro tempore and son of former president and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada; and Senator Ramon Revilla, an actor-turned-politician.In the case of Ong, the Supreme Court ordered an administrative investigation in January as a result of an inquiry it initiated in October 2013 based on sworn statements by whistle-blowers who were the employees of Napoles in their testimonies before the powerful Senate Blue Ribbon Committee Read more [...]

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22
Oct
Philippine Star 'Binay will overcome' – Erap Rappler ... Read more [...]

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22
Oct
By Nathaniel R. Melican |Philippine Daily Inquirer 4:15 am | Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 Despite opposition from conservationists and cultural officials, the Manila City Council on Tuesday passed a resolution allowing a property developer to build two 30-story condominium buildings at the heart of the Sta. Read more [...]

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22
Oct
By JENNY F. MANONGDO Manila, Philippines – Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada has declared an all-out war against illegal drugs in the capital city. Read more [...]

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21
Oct
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) committed "atrocious war crimes" during military operations in Lacub, Abra last September, the chairman of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) negotiating panel said Monday.Citing findings of a fact-finding mission, NDFP negotiator Luis Jalandoni said in an online statement that "it is clear that the 41st Infantry Battalion under the command of Lt. Col. Read more [...]

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21
Oct
There is no doubt that the Filipino people eat, sleep and drink politics. Read more [...]

20
Oct
If the government doesn’t want to revive ransom kidnapping as the No. 1 industry in Sulu and neighboring areas, it should make sure any ransom paid for a German couple is recovered and the perpetrators caught and punished Read more [...]

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