DOJ suspends 3 prosecutors investigated for corruption

Inquirer.net 05/27/2018

Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra has placed three prosecutors under a 60-day preventive suspension after they were identified by President Rodrigo Duterte as among the government officials under investigation for alleged corruption. Guevarra, also earlier…

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…

DOJ ask lower court to reconsider ruling on P6.4-B shabu case

Inquirer.net 05/06/2018

THE Department of Justice will file a motion for consideration after the Valenzuela Regional Trial Court (RTC) dismissed the charges against alleged customs fixer Mark Taguba, Chinese businessman Richard Chen, and seven others implicated in the P6.4-billion…

DOJ JUNKS PETER LIM’S APPEAL

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Inquirer, Julius N. Leonen 04/27/2018

The investigation against controversial Cebuano businessman Peter Lim shall continue. The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday denied the appeal of Lim’s camp to stop the new preliminary probe into the drug trafficking cases filed against him.…

Peter Lim to DOJ: Set separate preliminary probe on drug case

Inquirer.net 04/06/2018

CEBU businessman and alleged drug trafficker Peter Lim has asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to conduct a separate preliminary investigation into the illegal drug charges against him and his co-respondents. In a five-page motion dated April…

2 respondents in Peter Lim drug case killed — DOJ

Inquirer.net 04/03/2018

Two respondents in the illegal drug trading charges against Cebu-based businessman and alleged drug lord Peter Lim charges were killed in separate incidents, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has learned. Max Miro, right-hand man of self-confessed drug…

New DOJ panel summons Lim, Espinosa to probe

Inquirer.net 03/28/2018

The new panel of prosecutors tasked to review the drug complaint against alleged drug personalities Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa, Peter Co and several others has issued summons to all parties in the case for a preliminary investigation…

DOJ reverses its own resolution

Tetch Torres-Tupas and Nestle L. Semilla 03/27/2018

BONIEL CASES THE parricide case against Bohol Provincial Board Member Niño Rey Boniel over the death of his wife Bien Unido Mayor Gisela Boniel will proceed. This, after Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II reversed the resolution on…

DOJ to Lapu fiscals: Drop Boniel case

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 03/24/2018

The Department of Justice (DOJ) ordered the withdrawal of the parricide case filed against Bohol Provincial Board (PB) Member Niño Rey Boniel, who was tagged as the suspect of kidnapping and murdering his wife Bien Unido Mayor…

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…

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