Archive for the ‘Joseph Estrada’ Category

19
Dec
MANILA, Philippines - Is Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II courting former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada? Read more [...]

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19
Dec
Former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada was all praises for his former Trade and Industry Secretary, now Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas, as the two launched a housing project in the city of Manila. Read more [...]

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19
Dec
INQUIRER FILE PHOTO MANILA, Philippines–The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division denied Senator Jinggoy Estrada’s request for a Christmas and New Year furlough as he faces trial for plunder over the pork barrel scam. In a resolution promulgated Friday, the antigraft court denied Estrada’s request as it would set a “bad precedent” and would make a “mockery of the administration of justice.” “(Estrada), being a detention prisoner, cannot be allowed the full enjoyment of his rights, be it civil or political, just like all other detention prisoners… We agree with the prosecution that to allow the accused to leave his detention cell will not only set a bad precedent, but will likewise be regarded as a mockery of the administration of justice,” the resolution read. Read more [...]

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18
Dec
Detained Senator Jinggoy Estrada is grateful that the Sandiganbayan advised members of the division handling his case not to inhibit any longer.  “We appreciate the decision of the En Banc,” Estrada said in a text message late Wednesday night.  But Estrada also expressed hope that the three justices of the fifth division would be impartial in their handling of the senator’s graft and plunder cases. “As the issue, based on previous cases by the Supreme Court, is basically a matter of conscience and sound discretion, we trust that they were circumspect in resolving the questions about the justices' competence and impartiality and that they will maintain the independence of the judiciary and legal system as a whole,” Estrada said Read more [...]

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18
Dec
Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada will personally campaign for Vice President Jejomar Binay for president and Sen. Grace Poe for vice president should their tandem in the 2016 elections push through Read more [...]

18
Dec
WHEN it rains, it pours. Over the past few months, Vice President Jejomar Binay suffered double-digit losses in voters’ preference and public trust and approval ratings. Read more [...]

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18
Dec
Senators Jinggoy Estrada, Bong Revilla and Juan Ponce Enrile were indicted, arrested and jailed for allegedly stealing millions in public funds through the pork barrel scam operated by Janet Lim-Napoles. Read more [...]

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17
Dec
MANILA, Philippines - No more politics for him. Former President and Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada shrugged off reports yesterday that the Supreme Court is set to disqualify him, saying he intended to retire from politics in 2016 Read more [...]

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17
Dec
On top of their 13th month pay, government employees in the City of Manila can also look forward to finally getting a long-overdue salary increase. Manila Treasurer Liberty Toledo said on Tuesday that the fourth tranche of wage hikes under the Salary Standardization Law would be implemented this month, starting with city hall personnel being given a portion of the salary adjustment they should have gotten since 2013 Read more [...]

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16
Dec
Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC MANILA, Philippines–He remains the presidential candidate of former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada in 2016, Vice President Jejomar Binay insisted Tuesday amid speculations that Estrada might support Sen Read more [...]

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