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Sandigan clears Marcelo, Villa-Ignacio

Manila, Philippines – Saying their apology was made in good faith, the Sandiganbayan has cleared former Ombudsman Simeon Marcelo and ex-Special Prosecutor Dennis Villa-Ignacio of culpability in the contempt case that stemmed from the controversial Plea Bargaining Agreement (PBA) of former Armed Force comptroller retired Major General Carlos F. Garcia. The anti-graft court’s Special Second […]

MANILA, Philippines (Tempo) – The Supreme Court (SC) has ruled that local governments are not allowed to grant monetary awards to mayors, vice mayors, and councilors who have been elected for three consecutive terms to the same position. In a decision written by Justice Diosdado M. Peralta, the SC ruled that the monetary award as […]

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