Aquino faces trial over DAP funds

Inquirer.net 06/21/2018

In an eleventh-hour reversal, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the indictment of former President Benigno Aquino III for usurping Congress’ budgetary powers when he approved the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). Morales, in a June 14 resolution…

Comelec: “No election protest lodge at Municipal Trial Courts”

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/22/2018

Comelec Region-7 Director Veronico Petalcorin reminded candidates who plan to lodge election protests that they can only file their complaints up to 10 days after the proclamation was made. Petalcorin said candidates have only until May 25…

SC: No constitutional crisis despite CJ ouster without impeachment trial

Inquirer.net 05/12/2018

The Supreme Court dismissed warnings that a constitutional crisis could arise if it would allow the removal of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno without an impeachment trial. In its 153-page decision that disqualified Sereno from holding the…

Sonny O. to undergo Sandiganbayan trial

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/28/2018

Suspended Toledo City Mayor John Henry “Sonny” Osmeña will be tried at the Sandiganbayan on charges of grave abuse of authority. On its website, the Sandiganbayan announced last April 27 that its Third Division is assigned to…

The trial of Saint Sereno

Oscar Franklin Tan 04/16/2018

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno stated last March 19 that Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio failed to submit his SALNs (statements of assets, liabilities and net worth) to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC). Carpio never said…

Mabinay six faces court trial

Ador Vincent Mayol 04/14/2018

CEBU CITY–Trial awaits the six persons who were tagged as communist rebels and arrested by the military in Mabinay town, Negros Oriental last March 3. The Negros Oriental Provincial Prosecutor’s Office found sufficient basis to indict the…

Lawyer-broadcaster faces trial for rape

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 04/12/2018

A court trial and possibly an arrest await a Cebu lawyer-broadcaster who was accused of sexually molesting a 13-year-old girl inside his car in 2017. The Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office has found sufficient basis to indict lawyer…

Sereno ready for Senate trial

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/05/2018

Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno said she is ready to face the impeachment trial in the Senate and that she cannot afford to waver, let alone compromise judicial independence. “You can stand and not compromise…

Parian cop in alleged extortion try faces trial

Ador Vincent Mayol 04/02/2018

THE police officer who was arrested for allegedly extorting money from a drug suspect is facing trial in court. The Cebu City Police Office indicted PO3 Ritchie Saquilabon on charges of violating Republic Act 6713 or the…

Two suspects in Oberes slay to face trial for murder

Ador Vincent Mayol 02/24/2018

Two of the suspects in the slay in the gruesome slay of Philippine Air Force Staff Sergeant Mark Herbert Oberes are facing trial in court. The Talisay City Prosecutor’s Office has indicted Joshua Garciano and Resemie Cabañog…

Trial by fire

Editorial 01/07/2018

Like all bad news, the story of the fire that struck the Gaisano-administered Metro store at Cebu City’s Ayala Center was not totally grim. In the first place, as the store management told the public, workers and…

Man nabbed in Liloan for drug paraphernalia

Benjie B. Talisic 12/28/2017

A man was arrested for alleged possession of illegal drug paraphernalia in Barangay Yati, Liloan town northern Cebu on December 27, Wednesday afternoon. Peter Apas, 27, from Barangay Yati was arrested inside his residence by virtue of…

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