Court clears Mindanao ‘drug queen’

Inquirer 09/28/2018

Duterte war on drugs suffers setback as judge says narcs conducted illegal search on house of big-time ‘shabu’ suspect CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—President Duterte’s bloody campaign against drugs suffered one of its worst setbacks after a court…

Court clears Miro as suspect in ‘Imok’ Rupinta’s murder

Morexette Marie B. Erram and Benjie B. Talisic 06/02/2018

The Cebu Provincial Prosecutor’s Office has dismissed the charges filed against the alleged mastermind in the slay of Barangay Ermita Captain Felicisimo “Imok” Rupinta. In a resolution, Prosecutor Hyacinth Jadraque said there is no sufficient evidence to…

Police clears makeshift camp in Paris housing 1,500 migrants

AP 05/30/2018

PARIS — Police are clearing out a makeshift migrant camp holding up to 1,500 people in northeast Paris that had become a focal point in France’s immigration debate. Authorities moved in early Wednesday to the so-called Millennaire…

Aguirre clears self from ‘questionable’ payroll transactions at DOJ

Inquirer.net 05/26/2018

FORMER Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre denied any involvement in the payroll transactions flagged by the Commission on Audit (COA) for alleged errors and deficiencies, saying it was “all below my level as Secretary of…

Ombudsman panel clears Paolo Duterte in P6.4-B shabu shipment case

Inquirer.net 05/02/2018

The Office of the Ombudsman’s special fact-finding team has cleared former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and lawyer Manases Carpio from the controversy surrounding the P6.4-billion shabu shipment that was smuggled into the country. In a…

CTA clears Mikey Arroyo in P27-M tax evasion case

Inquirer.net 03/28/2018

The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has acquitted former presidential son and former Rep. Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo in his P27.305-million tax evasion cases. In a 69-page decision dated March 21, the CTA’s First Division said Department…

DOJ clears Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa, 6 others for drug trafficking charges

Ador Vincent Mayol 03/12/2018

Cebuano businessman Peter Lim can heave a sigh of relief. The Depatment of Justice’s (DOJ) Task Force on Illegal Drugs has dismissed the drug charges filed against Lim and at least seven others for failure of the…

CA clears Abellanosa in grave misconduct case

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 01/03/2018

THE Court of Appeals (CA) has cleared Cebu City South District Rep. Rodrigo Abellanosa from any administrative liability over the participation of a school that he owns in the city’s scholarship program. In a decision issued on…

Ombudsman clears Rama of malversation raps

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/29/2017

  IT was a vindication that came too late but still welcomed by former Cebu City mayor Michael Rama. The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed a criminal complaint filed against the former mayor over the city’s…

Ombudsman clears Aquino, Trillanes of treason

Inquirer.net 06/18/2017

OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio Morales has dismissed the treason and espionage complaint filed against former President Benigno Aquino III and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV over backchannel negotiations with China. In a 16-page resolution approved on April 17, the…

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