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Ex-Iloilo lawmaker enters not guilty plea

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‘Ghost’ phones case Former Iloilo Rep. Judy Syjuco pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in her malversation through falsification and graft charges over the alleged ghost purchase of 1,582 units of Nokia 1100 cell phones in 2004. Syjuco attended her arraignment at the Sandiganbayan Third Division accompanied by her husband, Augusto Syjuco, former chief of the […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

EJK or death after due process?

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Lawmakers in the House of Representatives were made to choose between two types of death – death under summary killings or death under capital punishment? This was the question posed by justice committee chairperson Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali in his sponsorship speech at the resumption of the plenary debate on the death penalty on […]

Posted: February 7th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

S. Korean lawmakers order probe on Park

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SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s parliament on Thursday passed a law that would allow a special prosecutor to investigate a corruption scandal threatening the presidency of Park Geun-hye. The opposition-controlled National Assembly also voted for a parliamentary investigation into allegations that Park allowed a secretive confidante to manipulate power from the shadows and amass […]

Posted: November 18th, 2016 in World | Read More »