VP Robredo: 200,000 jobs at stake if EU pushes trade sanctions vs PH over human rights issues

MANILA, Sept 21 (Mabuhay)– Over 200,000 Filipinos could lose their jobs if the government fails to meet the standards set by the European Union amid its calls to step up efforts in tackling human rights abuses in the country, Vice President Leni Robredo said Sunday. Citing data from the European Chamber of Commerce in the […]

21.09.2020 · Filled under: News, World News ·

Pemberton deported, ‘perpetually’ banned from reentering PH

MANILA, Sept 14 (Mabuhay)– The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Sunday deported US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton following his release from prison. BI spokesperson Dana Sandoval said Pemberton left the country on board a military plane for the United States at exactly 9:14 a.m. “Pemberton has successfully been deported, military plane left at […]

14.09.2020 · Filled under: News ·

Preps for Pemberton’s deportation underway — BI

MANILA, Sept 12  – Authorities are currently discussing preparations for the impending deportation of US Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Saturday. “BI agents are conducting a coordination meeting now in Camp Aguinaldo to discuss logistical preparations for Pemberton’s deportation,” BI spokesperson Dana Sandoval said in a Viber […]

12.09.2020 · Filled under: News ·

COVID vaccine in exchange for Pemberton? DOH says no such condition set by US manufacturers

MANILA, Sept 11 (Mabuhay) –The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said none of the US-based manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccine asked for the pardon of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton so that the Philippines may be given access to the potential shots that could spell the end of the pandemic. “We have had discussions already […]

11.09.2020 · Filled under: Local News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

Pemberton receives release papers

MANILA, Sept 11 (Mabuhay) — US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton on Friday received his release papers as the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) formally transferred his custody to the Bureau of Immigration (BI) for deportation. BuCor spokesperson Gabriel Chaclag said the transfer was completed at 11:50 a.m. “As of 1150H today, the custody of […]

11.09.2020 · Filled under: News ·

No problem with deportation of Pemberton after pardon — DOJ

MANILA, Sept 10 (Mabuhay) — Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Wednesday said he does not any see any problem in having pardoned US Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton deported from the country. “If there was already a final deportation order against Pemberton, and he is not contesting it, then so be it. Either way, […]

10.09.2020 · Filled under: News ·

Duterte grants absolute pardon to Pemberton — Palace

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte has granted absolute pardon to US Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton who was convicted for the death of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude, Malacañang said on Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this confirmation after Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddyboy” Locsin Jr. made the announcement on […]

08.09.2020 · Filled under: News ·

Pemberton asks Olongapo court to allow his release

MANILA, Sept 5 (Mabuhay) — US Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton on Friday asked the Olongapo City Regional Trial Court (RTC Br. 74) to turn down the motion for reconsideration filed by a relative of victim Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude to stop his release from prison. In a six-page opposition, defense counsel Rowena G. Flores […]

05.09.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

Pemberton not qualified for GCTA — Laude family lawyer

MANILA, Sept 4 (Mabuhay) — A lawyer for the family of Jennifer Laude said Friday that convicted US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton is not entitled to good conduct-based deductions to the time he serves in prison. Rommel Bagares of the Center for International Law said Pemberton is unqualified for good conduct time allowances (GCTA) because […]

04.09.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

Roque deplores court order for Pemberton’s early release

MANILA, Sept 3 (Mabuhay) — Palace Spokesperson Harry Roque on Wednesday slammed the decision of an Olongapo court to approve the early release of United States (US) Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton, who was convicted of killing transgender woman Jennifer Laude in 2014. In a statement, Roque was dismayed by the ruling of Olongapo […]

03.09.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

BuCor asked to compute Pemberton’s served jail time

MANILA, Aug 26 (Mabuhay) — The Olongapo City Regional Trial Court (RTC) has requested from the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) the computation of the jail time served by US Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton, an official of the Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Tuesday. “BuCor has been asked by the court in (Olongapo) […]

26.08.2020 · Filled under: Local News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·
DOT Chief vows to continue annual staging of Madrid Fusion Manila

DOT Chief vows to continue annual staging of Madrid Fusion Manila

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II is meticulously studying the possible action of the DOJ in connection with the five police general allegedly involved in the multibillion-peso illegal drugs operations in the country. Aguirre said that one of the things he is looking at is the possibility of placing […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
China, US to jointly fight cyber crime

China, US to jointly fight cyber crime

BEIJING  (PNA/Xinhua) – China and the United States on Tuesday held a second dialogue on cybercrime. Guo Shengkun, State Councilor and Minister of Public Security, lauded the progress made since the first dialogue in Washington last year. Cybersecurity cooperation is in the interests of China, the United States and other countries, Guo said, advocating the […]

16.06.2016 · Filled under: World News ·

Palace on Duterte admin’s plan to probe DAP-linked officials: Hindi na ito bago

MANILA, May 28 (Mabuhay) — A Malacañang official on Saturday downplayed the plan of incoming President Rodrigo Duterte’s next Department of Justice (DOJ) secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II’s to investigate officials of the outgoing administration over the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). “Ito naman ay hindi natin maituturing na bagong usapin dahil matagal na rin napapagusapan yan […]

28.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Tax court dismisses cases vs. late ex-Chief Justice Renato Corona

Tax court dismisses cases vs. late ex-Chief Justice Renato Corona

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) on Monday formally dismissed multiple counts of tax evasion cases against former Supreme Court (SC) chief justice Renato Corona, following his demise last month. In a brief hearing Monday morning, the CTA Second Division granted the motion to dismiss filed on the same day by Corona’s […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Senate eyes more hearings on laundering scam

Senate eyes more hearings on laundering scam

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Senate may hold two or three more hearings at it struggles to determine how $81 million in stolen funds seeped into Philippine financial system. Senate Committee on Banks chairman Serge Osmeña admitted Friday that some parties tagged in the scandal have invoked the bank secrecy law, thus barring lawmakers from seeking […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

200 years in prison for OC man convicted of mortgage fraud

SANTA ANA, California – A federal jury today convicted an Orange County man for leading a “builder bailout” real estate scheme that resulted in the fraudulent purchase of more than 100 condominium units around the country with mortgages that mostly went into default, resulting in foreclosures and millions of dollars in losses. Momoud Aref Abaji, 34, of […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Aquino slams opportunists in Mamasapano debacle

Aquino slams opportunists in Mamasapano debacle

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday hit back at people who he believes are exploiting the deaths of Special Action Force (SAF) troopers who participated in the Mamasapano mission last year. In his speech during the conferment of the Medal of Valor and Distinguished Conduct Medal on 47 slain and surviving SAF […]

26.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Children Now, Bonta, AG join forces to help kids exposed to trauma

Children Now, Bonta, AG join forces to help kids exposed to trauma

OAKLAND, CA – This week Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) introduced AB 1644, co-sponsored by Children Now, to increase support for one of the greatest public health crises of our time: adverse childhood experiences and trauma. The bill is part of a multi-year effort to help children exposed to abuse, neglect, violence and other traumatic experiences. […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Pemberton guilty of homicide

Pemberton guilty of homicide

US Marine to sentenced 6-12 years imprisonment OLONGAPO CITY, Zambales, Dec 1 (Mabuhay) – The Olongapo City court on Tuesday found US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton guilty of homicide for the October 2014 death of Filipino transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude. Pemberton was sentenced to 6-12 years imprisonment and ordered to pay the Laude […]

01.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

Nearly 500 hospitals pay $250-M to resolve false claims act allegations related to implantation of cardiac devices: FBI

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice has reached 70 settlements involving 457 hospitals in 43 states for more than $250 million related to cardiac devices that were implanted in Medicare patients in violation of Medicare coverage requirements, the Department of Justice announced today. “While recognizing and respecting physician judgment, the department will hold accountable hospitals […]

05.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Napeñas pushes for filing of case vs. killers of 9 SAF men

Napeñas pushes for filing of case vs. killers of 9 SAF men

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Former PNP-Special Action Force commander Getulio Napeñas Jr. is pushing for the filing of criminal charges against those responsible for the deaths of nine police commandos during the Mamasapano clash in January. Napeñas said he could not believe that the Department of Justice has failed to find anyone accountable for the deaths […]

11.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Former investment banking analyst with J.P. Morgan charged in $600,000 insider trading scheme

Former investment banking analyst with J.P. Morgan charged in $600,000 insider trading scheme

LOS ANGELES – An analyst with J.P. Morgan Securities and two longtime friends were taken into custody this morning after being charged in a federal grand jury indictment that alleges they participated in an insider trading scheme that netted more than $600,000 in illicit profits. Ashish Aggarwal, 27, of San Francisco; Shahriyar Bolandian, 26, of the […]

27.08.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
DOJ eyes probe of Iglesia ‘abductions’

DOJ eyes probe of Iglesia ‘abductions’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Department of Justice on Friday vowed to investigate reports of alleged abductions and torture of ministers of the Iglesia ni Cristo amid a public squabble among the leadership of the religious sect. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said she has already ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to verify and validate […]

27.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

California payment processing company owner pleads guilty to fraud

WASHINGTON – The owner and operator of a payment processing company that was involved in the unauthorized withdrawal of millions of dollars from consumers’ bank accounts pleaded guilty to fraud, the Justice Department announced today. Neil Godfrey, 76, of Santa Ana, California, pleaded guilty to a one-count information charging him with wire fraud in the […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
All lawmakers should be covered by ‘pork’ audit, including VP Binay critics: anti-PDAF advocates

All lawmakers should be covered by ‘pork’ audit, including VP Binay critics: anti-PDAF advocates

MANILA  (Mabuhay) –The pork barrel funds of all lawmakers, including the critics of Vice President Jejomar Binay in the Senate, should be subjected to audit to ensure none of them were misused, at least two anti-pork barrel advocates said Thursday. “My position ever since is for the Priority Development Assistance Fund and Disbursement Acceleration Program […]

14.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Alleged US role in Maguindanao clash probed

Alleged US role in Maguindanao clash probed

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The alleged US role in the infamous January 25 clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, will be covered by the ongoing investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ), according to Secretary Leila de Lima. “Definitely,” De Lima told reporters Monday, answering questions on whether the DOJ will look into the alleged US role in […]

16.02.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘US can request custody of Marine in transgender slay’

‘US can request custody of Marine in transgender slay’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine government has the primary jurisdiction and custody over United States (US) servicemen who commit violations of Philippine laws, according to an official of the Department of Justice (DOJ). However, Justice Undersecretary Jose Justiniano clarified that under the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), custody over erring US soldiers is transferred to the […]

16.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
NBI evidence may be used in VP Binay impeachment – De Lima

NBI evidence may be used in VP Binay impeachment – De Lima

MANILA, Oct 14 (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Tuesday said the pieces of evidence the National Bureau of Investigation could gather may be used to initiate an impeachment complaint against Vice President Jejomar Binay. “Depende kung ma-validate at makakalap ng sapat na ebidensya na sinusuportahan at corroborate ang akusasyon o alegasyon ni […]

14.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
For the proposed new PHL criminal code, Spanish terms were removed, criminal liability age lowered

For the proposed new PHL criminal code, Spanish terms were removed, criminal liability age lowered

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The revision of the 80-year-old Revised Penal Code has finally been completed after three years of drafting, and is now ready to be endorsed to Congress for passage. Among the changes proposed in the draft were the removal of Spanish terms like reclusion perpetua, and the lowering of criminal liability age to […]

25.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘Significant delays’ found in treatment of US veterans

‘Significant delays’ found in treatment of US veterans

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US military veterans were subjected to “significant delays” at a government clinic where up to 1,700 of them may have been kept off waitlists, said an inspector’s report released Wednesday. With a swirling scandal over treatment of wounded warriors growing into a political timebomb for President Barack Obama, the Veterans Administration launched […]

30.05.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Witness protection on Tuason ‘tactical decision’ – De Lima

Witness protection on Tuason ‘tactical decision’ – De Lima

MANILA, Feb 17 (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima on Monday branded as “tactical decision” the action of the Department of Justice-National Bureau of Investigation (DOJ-NBI) to place Ruby Tuason under the provisional coverage of the Witness Protection Program (WPP). De Lima believes that the testimony of Tuason is a big help to […]

17.02.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US government warns employees of Android malware risk

US government warns employees of Android malware risk

(Relaxnews) – An internal communiqué uncovered and published by Public Intelligence highlights that the US government is concerned about the malware risks associated with Android phones, tablets and their supporting ecosystem of apps, due to their popularity and open source nature. In it the US Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice warn government workers […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Aquino orders thorough study of Mindanao devastation

Aquino orders thorough study of Mindanao devastation

MANILA, Dec 8 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III ordered the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to investigate the devastation caused by Typhoon Pablo to prevent further loss of lives in the future. The President said during […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
DOJ forms panel to prosecute Olalia kidnap-slay case

DOJ forms panel to prosecute Olalia kidnap-slay case

MANILA, Oct 19 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has designated a panel of prosecutors to handle the trial of the case involving the double murder of Rolando Olalia, former chairman of Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), and his driver, Leonor Alay-ay. Per Department Order (DO) No. 860 dated Oct. 12 but released to the media only […]

24.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Lead prosecutor in Ampatuan massacre trial replaced anew

Lead prosecutor in Ampatuan massacre trial replaced anew

MANILA, Oct 6 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has once again replaced the lead prosecutor handling the almost three-year-old Maguindanao massacre case. Prosecutor General Claro Arellano confirmed Saturday that Assistant Regional State Prosecutor Peter Medalle has already been replaced by Taguig City Prosecutor Archimedes Manabat. In a separate interview, Justice Secretary Leila de […]

09.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
DOJ raised alarm vs cybercrime law, but must now enforce it – De Lima

DOJ raised alarm vs cybercrime law, but must now enforce it – De Lima

MANILA, Oct 1 (Mabuhay) – As the sixth petition against the newly enacted anti-cybercrime law was filed with the Supreme Court on Monday, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, vested by that law with sweeping powers that critics describe as unconstitutional, said she had expressed reservations about the provisions now questioned in court. But, she quickly […]

02.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
De Lima Eyes High-Level Interagency Task Force on EJKs

De Lima Eyes High-Level Interagency Task Force on EJKs

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Justice Secretary Leila de Lima will recommend the creation of a high-level interagency task force that would focus on ‘cold cases’ of extra-judicial killings as part of the steps the Philippine Government will be taking to further improve the country’s human rights record, the Philippine Embassy said today. In a statement, the Philippine Embassy […]

28.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
‘We Have Nothing to Hide,’ De Lima Tells US-based Human Rights NGOs

‘We Have Nothing to Hide,’ De Lima Tells US-based Human Rights NGOs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Saying the Philippines has nothing to hide, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima today met with human rights watchdogs in the United States and assured them that the Aquino Government is taking concrete steps to address cases of extra judicial killings and other human rights violations brought to its attention. In its report to […]

26.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
De Lima has no info on Usec. Puno attempted raid

De Lima has no info on Usec. Puno attempted raid

MANILA, Sept 7 (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has no information about the reported attempt by Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Rico Puno to enter the offices and condominium unit of Secretary Jesse Robredo hours after the latter’s plane crashed in Masbate. Puno, along with several police officers, had attempted to “raid” Robredo’s […]

12.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·