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DOJ shifts tone on Napoles; doesn’t back her safehouse demand

Apr 17, 2018 - 3:58 PM

(UPDATED) Guevarra says he has no plans of meeting with Napoles’ lawyers. 'Why would I?' he asks, reflecting a drastic change from the style of his predecessor.

Newly appointed Department of Justice secretary Menardo Guevara talks to members of the media as he holds his first press conference inside the DOJ in Manila on April 10, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte on divorce, Sandiganbayan on Napoles, Facebook shares plunge | Midday wRap

Mar 20, 2018 - 11:43 AM

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Ombudsman Morales: Janet Napoles' witness protection won't affect cases

Mar 16, 2018 - 3:49 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says the development will not affect the multiple counts of plunder and graft Janet Lim Napoles is facing before the Sandiganbayan

PDAF SCAM CASES. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is against the bid to place alleged pork scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles under the Witness Protection Program. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte on ICC, CIDG on Kerwin Espinosa, Stephen Hawking dies | Evening wRap

Mar 14, 2018 - 9:35 PM

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CIDG to DOJ: Stop witness protection for 'uncooperative' Kerwin Espinosa

Mar 14, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group has appealed to the justice department as early as September 2017. As of March 2018, Espinosa remains under witness protection.

WORTHY OF PROTECTION? Self-confessed drug lord appears before a DOJ hearing on August 24, 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aegis Juris fratman, Cayetano, Jack Ma | Evening wRap

Oct 25, 2017 - 8:47 PM

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Gov't to offer witness protection to cab driver in Arnaiz case

Sep 11, 2017 - 7:16 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre also appeals to the group holding taxi driver Tomas Bagcal to allow the NBI to conduct investigation

POSSIBLE WITNESS. Tomas Bagcal speaks at a press conference on September 10, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte meets parents of Carl Arnaiz, vows impartial probe

Sep 06, 2017 - 7:28 PM

The President orders the NBI to take over the investigation

MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte meets the parents of slain teenager Carl Angelo Arnaiz at the Malacañang Golf Clubhouse on September 6, 2017. Photo courtesy of the DOJ

Family of slain teen Carl Arnaiz gets state protection

Sep 05, 2017 - 5:42 PM

The cab driver in the Carl Arnaiz case has not applied for admission into the Witness Protection Program says the Department of Justice

GRIEF. Carl Angelo Arnaiz' family during the teen's funeral on September 5, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Aguirre gives state protection to Kian delos Santos' parents

Aug 29, 2017 - 5:44 PM

The parents of Kian delos Santos have full faith and confidence in me and the DOJ in the handling of their son’s case says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II of the decision of the Delos Santoses to voluntarily apply for state protection

WITNESS PROTECTION. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II admits Kian delos Santos' parents Lorenza and Saldy into the Witness Protection Program (WPP) on August 29, 2017. Photo courtesy of the DOJ

DOJ urged to turn over Kian case to Ombudsman

Aug 28, 2017 - 3:50 PM

Hontiveros says the DOJ s independence is tainted by the statement of Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II that the teenager s murder was just blown out of proportion

KIAN CASE. Around a thousand people attend the burial of Kian Loyd delos Santos on August 26, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aguirre gives state protection to Patricia Bautista

Aug 18, 2017 - 6:12 PM

WPP benefits include shelter livelihood assistance and educational benefits for the children of the witness

WITNESS PROTECTION. Patricia Bautista signs the certificate of provisional admission into the Witness Protection Program (WPP) at the DOJ headquarters on Friday, August 18. Photo courtesy of the DOJ

DOJ offers witness protection to father of Bulacan massacre victims

Jul 07, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Once admitted into the state s Witness Protection Program Dexter Carlos will also get shelter and livelihood assistance

WITNESS BENEFITS. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II meets with Dexter Carlos on July 6, 2017 for his admission into the Witness Protection Program (WPP). Photo courtesy of DOJ

Ukraine, Maersk hit in new wave of global cyberattacks

Jun 27, 2017 - 11:05 PM

UPDATED Several companies and organizations are targeted in what appears to be another major spread of ransomware

TIMELINE: Pork barrel scam 'queen' Janet Napoles since her detention

May 21, 2017 - 8:45 PM

(3rd UPDATE) See how the cases against Janet Lim Napoles have progressed

MOVED. Anti-graft court Sandiganbayan orders Janet Lim Napoles' transfer from Fort Sto Domingo in Laguna to Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Napoles back in Camp Bagong Diwa

May 16, 2017 - 7:49 AM

Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles is back at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology facility in Taguig after two years at the women s correctional in Mandaluyong

NO TO NBI DETENTION. Alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim Napoles is all smiles on May 10, 2017 as she appears at the Sandiganbayan in civilian clothes following her acquittal before the Court of Appeals. Photo by Rappler

Where do PH judicial bodies stand in the Napoles case?

May 14, 2017 - 11:08 AM

All the judicial bodies are now at play in the biggest corruption scandal in recent history Where are they so far when it comes to Janet Lim Napoles?

Santiago, Wurtzbach on Medina, Trudeau | Evening wRap

Jan 27, 2017 - 9:50 PM

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Premiere Horizon to raise P1B for infra deals

Jan 10, 2017 - 3:23 PM

Its unit West Palawan Premiere is spending around P400 million for its foray into the fast growing tourism sector through a township development in Palawan

TOWNSHIP DEV'T. Its unit West Palawan is spending around P400 million to make its first foray into the fast-growing tourism sector via a township development in Palawan. Screenshot from its website

Kerwin Espinosa moved to NBI custody

Dec 15, 2016 - 8:05 PM

The alleged Eastern Visayas drug lord is under the provisional coverage of the Witness Protection Program

Bilibid riot, De Lima affair, Manny Pacquiao | 6PM wRap

Nov 16, 2016 - 8:58 PM

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Aguirre offers witness protection to Kerwin Espinosa

Nov 16, 2016 - 1:43 PM

The government s offer stands as long as the alleged drug lord is cooperative and qualified to be admitted to our Witness Protection Program says the justice chief

Policy issues from Matobato's testimony

Sep 18, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The testimony of Edgar Matobato is rich with information that have policy implications and can therefore aid future legislation

Aguirre on De Lima's witness vs Duterte: 'Why investigate only now?'

Sep 15, 2016 - 6:41 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II accuses his predecessor of diverting public attention from the House probe into illegal drugs at the national penitentiary when she was DOJ chief

SENATE INQUIRY. Witness Edgar Matobat Senate inquiry into the spate of killings under the Duterte administration on September 16, 2016. Photo by LeAnneJazul/Rappler

Ernesto Mercado: I was in a hotel-casino for a meeting, not to gamble

Mar 07, 2016 - 5:15 PM

The Binay ally turned foe admits he gambles from time to time but says he only uses his own money

ACCUSER. Former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado appears before the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee on January 22. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Nancy Binay to ask DOJ: Why is Ernesto Mercado at casinos?

Mar 06, 2016 - 4:51 PM

UPDATED The senator says she herself saw the ex Makati vice mayor leaving a casino and wants a clarification from the DOJ

After Senate probe, Binay critic pushes witness protection review

Jan 30, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado says whistleblowers face a number of risks including death threats and failure to financially support their families

STAR WITNESS. Former Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado was a key witness during the Senate's investigation into the corruption allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay. File photo by Rappler

DOJ orders probe to verify Mercado’s link with Reyes brothers

Oct 07, 2015 - 8:36 AM

Former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado is allegedly among the business associates the Reyes brothers made contact with while they were hiding from police

PROBE. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima wants the Witness Protection Program to investigate the claims that former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado had been in contact with Mario and Joel Reyes while they were evading arrest.

INC minister’s brother under witness protection program

Aug 01, 2015 - 7:44 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima confirms that Anthony Menorca the brother of Lowell Boyet Menorca II requested that he be placed under the WPP

UNDER PROTECTION. Anthony Menorca (left), younger brother of Iglesia minister Lowell Menorca II (right) was hiding in an undisclosed location when he granted an interview with Rappler on July 29. Photo sourced by Rappler

Binay probe hinges on whistleblowers' info – De Lima

Oct 10, 2014 - 1:02 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima gives her assurance that any investigation on the Binays would be in pursuit of the truth and not political considerations

TRUST ME. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima appeals for the public's trust in the vetting of Janet Napoles' testimony. File photo by Buena Bernal/Rappler

Ombudsman: Cunanan can't be state witness

Jun 05, 2014 - 5:54 PM

The Ombudsman says Dennis Cunanan failed to meet all the qualifications required of a state witness

Benhur Luy: Exempt me from assets freeze

Mar 26, 2014 - 12:02 AM

His lawyer argues that while his client admitted participation in the pork barrel scam it does not mean he benefited financially Besides he should be covered by immunity from criminal prosecution granted under the Witness Protection Program

Senators' calls caused panic - Cunanan

Feb 22, 2014 - 8:23 AM

State witness Dennis Cunanan narrates instances when the senators themselves talked to him over the phone to have the approval of the allegedly fake projects fast tracked

Pork scam whistleblower in DOJ custody

Jul 18, 2013 - 11:15 PM

De Lima adds the NBI has already gathered subsequent documents and records on the alleged scam but cannot comment yet on the strength of the evidence

UNDER WPP. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says Benhur Luy, the whistle blower of the P10 billion pork barrel scam, agreed to be placed under the witness protection program. FILE/AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO