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MANILA, Philippines—Former Armed Forces chief of staff Lisando C. Abadia was convicted of perjury by the Sandiganbayan First Division today, July 14, 2011, for deliberate falsehood in his 1992 statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) wherein he declared a P2.55-million windfall from supposed sale of a real estate property. He was sentenced to [...]

Posted on July 14, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice System

  MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Today, June 27, acting Ombudsman Orlando Casimiro will face the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to tell them what he’s got to be an Ombudsman. Would he admit to the existence of 6 cases against him, among them a disbarment? [Newsbreak earlier reported that there were 3 disbarment cases filed [...]

Posted on June 27, 2011   |   CATEGORY: The Judiciary

I, Clarita D. Garcia, date of birth December 3, 1950, swear that the following statements are true and correct to the best of my knowledge. On or about December 19, 2003, I instructed my sons Juan Paulo D. Garcia and Ian Carl D. Garcia to bring cash in the amount of $100,000 into the U.S. [...]

Posted on February 28, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security, Downloads

After Oakwood, it was somehow downhill for him within the institution he served for most of his life.

Posted on February 8, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security, People, Politics

Two out of every three legal arms currently in circulation in the Philippines are in civilian or private hands.

Posted on January 29, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security

Former military comptroller retired Gen. Carlos Garcia told a House committee today that the allegations against him were ”bloated,” thus his decision to return only less than half of what he allegedly stole from government coffers.

Posted on January 25, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security

There is suspicion that the specifications were patterned so that only one supplier would be able to comply.

Posted on December 28, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security, Sectors

In his open letter to President Aquino, former Ombudsman Simeon Marcelo explains why the plea bargaining agreement between government prosecutors and former Armed Forces of the Philippines comptroller Carlos Garcia ‘is not justified.’

Posted on December 23, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Commentary

Our sources tell us that, apart from the Court, House Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte appears lukewarm in pushing the case versus Gutierrez.

Posted on December 22, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Inside Track

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV was released from detention Monday night, December 20, having been granted provisional liberty pending approval of his amnesty application.

Posted on December 20, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security, Politics
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