On May 12, 2014, the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, chaired by Senator Teofisto Guingona III, issued a subpoena for the Sec of Justice to submit the “Alleged Napoles list/Affidavit on the PDAF Scam” to the Senate on or before May 15. This afternoon, Sec de Lima submitted the following letter to the committee, pledging compliance but requesting a week’s extension.
For lack of clear evidence, the Panel dismissed the charge of threatening to publish and offer to present such publication for compensation. Unless and until evidence is sufficiently shown that there exists a video as mentioned in the complaint, the Panel held that this charge deserves scant consideration.
In a Resolution released yesterday, March 17, 2014, a Panel of National Prosecution Service (NPS) Prosecutors found probable cause to charge eight officials and personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in connection with the death of a Taiwanese fisherman, Hong Shi Cheng, more than ten months ago.
Senator Estrada does not get it. He is barking up the wrong tree for what he perceives as a “trial publicity.” Much of the publicity generated by the PDAF scam investigations, in general, and testimony of the witnesses, in particular, is not brought about by the DOJ, but the very nature of the subject matter.
The Department of Justice has announced that President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed four Deputy Directors in the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
“In keeping with our mandate under the law, the DOJ is initiating this much awaited IRR to clarify how government will proceed with the enforcement of cybercrime legislation,” said Secretary of Justice Leila M. De Lima.
According to the Department of Justice, it is timely that the Supreme Court has finally issued its decision on Republic Act No. 10175, or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, declaring its constitutionality while removing certain provisions.
In continuing efforts to simplify frontline services and improve access of the traveling public, the Department of Justice today announced the issuance of the new Bureau of Immigration (BI) Arrival and Departure Cards. These cards are used to document passengers for border management and compilation of tourism statistics.
At the public presentation of the Social Weather Station (SWS) 2013 Enterprise Survey on Corruption held on February 4, 2014, at the AIM Conference Center in Makati City, the Department of Justice (DOJ) was cited as one of four agencies with a net sincerity rating of Good in 2013. The +35 score was a turn-around from the -5 low in 2009 representing a significant 40-point increase.
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has issued an Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order (ILBO) against several individuals, including former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and former Executive Secretary Eduardo R. Ermita, who were linked to the alleged anomalous use of the P900-million Malapampaya fund.
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