Former president Benigno Aquino III defends the text messages cited by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales when she indicted him for graft and usurpation of authority
Aquino claims he was never given the chance to defend himself from complaints of graft and usurpation of authority
(UPDATED) Former Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr, a member of the Liberal Party, says his signatures were forged
Aquino also files his appeal before Morales but it is done discreetly
'Hindi po commensurate 'yung penalty ng graft sa 44 lives na ninakaw ni Pangulong Aquino,' says lawyer Ferdinand Topacio, counsel for the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption
Former president Benigno Aquino III will file a motion for reconsideration before the Ombudsman on Wednesday, July 19, to 'clarify what transpired' in the Mamasapano operation
The President says the Ombudsman's usurpation charges against his predecessor are 'silly' since Aquino had every right to consult with then suspended PNP chief Purisima
(3rd UPDATE) 'Since when did you anoint yourself spokesman of the criminals?' says President Rodrigo Duterte to Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales
The value of resources in the West Philippine Sea 'is much, much higher' than the Philippines' $24-billion package from China, SC Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says
(UPDATED) Aquino spokesperson Abigail Valte says the ex-president 'will seek to clarify' certain facts as stated in the Ombudsman decision
(UPDATED) Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales also orders usurpation of authority charges against the former chief executive, but dismisses charges of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide
'That's her opinion,' says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella, as he reiterates the Chief Executive's colorful style of expression
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'He's goading people to kill people. That's a problem,' Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says of President Rodrigo Duterte
'We just dropped the ball after the ruling came out, so how can you expect the world to support us?' says SC Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio
'Those who raise the issue of war with China either do not understand the 3-warfare strategy of China, or simply are scaring Filipino people to make them submit to China,' says SC Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio
'I do not at all blame the DFA for this because the chief architect of our foreign policy is not the DFA, but the President,' SC Senior Associate Justice Carpio says
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'That's the best part of the decision. The Court made it clear that it had the power to review the President's decision,' says a legal expert of the SC ruling on the petitions against martial law in Mindanao
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says President Rodrigo Duterte must not be allowed to broaden the use of martial law 'to solve other social ills'
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales also wants forfeiture cases filed against the former PNP chief's wife and their children
Government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III urges the DOJ 'to look into the case of Bishop Carlos Morales on humanitarian grounds'
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How did he circumvent the 3-term limit set by the Constitution and the Local Government Code?
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(UPDATED) Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, with 12 months left in office, steps on the gas as Arroyo-time scam cases are being dismissed by the anti-graft court
(UPDATED) Solicitor General Jose Calida admits to the High Court that martial law does not give the President additional powers, but only delivers the punch of an 'exclamation point'
Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio asks Calida to submit intelligence reports pointing to 'actual rebellion' elsewhere in Mindanao to justify the region-wide martial law declaration
'While we will and we may uphold the power of the President, it is also our duty that that power is discharged fully in accordance with the framework that governs our country,' says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio also points out that mere imminent threat of rebellion is not enough to declare martial law
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Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte is determined to protect the country’s rights in the West Philippine Sea while avoiding a conflict with China
The justice secretary believes that if Congress convenes to affirm the President's martial law declaration, the Supreme Court won't have the last say on the issue
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The Napoles surrender in Malacañang in 2013 is cited by Justice Secretary Aguirre as a factor in the reinvestigation of the pork barrel scam
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio says security checks are in place both on land and at sea
Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario also says China 'has strongly declared that it is might that will trump what is right'
The Comelec and CHR chiefs' net worth, as well as that of the Ombudsman and chairpersons of COA and CSC, all increase in 2016
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says lawmakers are still assessing the draft impeachment complaints and may endorse the documents, if they wish to, by August at the earliest
Aguirre earlier alluded to Abad as the 'most guilty instigator' of the PDAF scam
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says her office 'will block any attempt' to make the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind a state witness
'The arrest and the filing of trumped-up charges against Bishop Morales and his companions are but a brazen violation of their rights,' Obispo Maximo Ephraim Fajutagana says
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But two minority lawmakers – Representatives Lito Atienza and John Bertiz – say Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has been doing a 'good job'