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BI employee faces criminal complaint

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is considering filing criminal and administrative charges against one of its employees who tried to bribe his supervisor P10 million to allow Kenneth Dong to leave the country. Marc Red Mariñas, chief of the BI’s Port Operations Division, said one of the airport supervisors in Visayas reported on Jan. 8 [...] The post BI employee faces criminal complaint appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netJan 13th, 2018

Firm faces tax raps at DOJ

A freight firm faces a criminal complaint before the DOJ for having owed the government over P27 million in taxes. Firm faces tax raps at DOJ A freight firm faces a criminal complaint before the Department of Justice (DOJ) for having owed the government over P27 million in taxes. Source link: Firm faces tax raps at DOJ.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

Jose Calida faces multiple raps

A supporter of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno yesterday filed a criminal complaint against Solicitor General Jose Calida over the supposedly unconstitutional quo warranto petition he filed against the chief magistrate as well as his alleged extramarital affair with one of his employees......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Loboc mayor faces graft complaint before Ombudsman

BOHOL, Philippines – The Office of the Ombudsman has found enough basis to proceed with the criminal investigation of a case filed against Loboc, Bohol Mayor Helen Calipusan Alaba. The town's chief executive was ordered to answer the complaint lodged by engineer Nilo Sarigumba. "Failure to comply ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

Capitol employee faces probe for solicitation

AN EMPLOYEE of the Iloilo Provincial Assessor’s Office is facing investigation for alleged malfeasance. Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. created a fact-finding committee on Jan 22, 2018 to investigate claims that Rodel Parreño allegedly solicited and accepted money in exchange processing the transfer of a land title to complainant Antonia Novilla. In a complaint-affidavit, Novilla alleged […] The post Capitol employee faces probe for solicitation appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

City Hall worker caught in drug sting faces dismissal

ILOILO CITY Mayor Jose Espinosa III warned city hall employees to avoid dealing illegal drugs lest they suffer criminal and administrative penalties. Espinosa made the appeal after a city hall employee was busted in an anti-drug operation on Jan 2, 2018. “If there are others who are into the same activity, stop it. We will […] The post City Hall worker caught in drug sting faces dismissal appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

‘Narco general’ faces illegal wealth raps

MANILA, Philippines — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has filed a criminal complaint against retired Philippine National Police (PNP) deputy direc.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 29th, 2017

Louisville board OKs firing of Pitino in hoops scandal

em>By Gary B. Graves, Associated Press /em> LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville’s interim president was authorized Monday to fire Rick Pitino because of a federal bribery investigation, a scandal that has shaken the university and brought down one of the most prominent coaches in college basketball. The school’s Athletics Association, a separate body of officials that oversees Louisville’s sports programs, unanimously approved a resolution to fire Pitino after meeting for more than two hours on Monday. Pitino was placed on unpaid administrative leave last week after law enforcement officials announced the probe and the school acknowledged its inclusion in the investigation . Though Pitino is not named in court complaints, Postel says the allegations violated his contract and provided just cause to be placed on unpaid leave. Postel’s next move after the vote is notifying the Hall of Fame coach of Louisville’s plan to fire him after 16 seasons. “The letter that the board has asked me to write will go through in detail and explain the logic,” Postel said, “and that letter will be crafted as soon as possible.” Pitino’s attorney, Steve Pence, did not immediately return messages seeking comment. Athletic director Tom Jurich was placed on paid administrative leave and Postel said he plans to announce an interim replacement Tuesday. The Monday vote came exactly two years after the revelation of a sex scandal that led to NCAA penalties for Pitino and Louisville this summer. Pitino and the university are appealing those sanctions, which could end with the vacating of the school’s 2013 national championship. Pitino pulled through that scandal but now must deal with the official end of his storied career with the Cardinals. During a trustee board meeting, Postel released Sept. 27 disciplinary letters to Pitino and Jurich in which he called the allegations “disturbing and unprecedented.” David Padgett was named as Pitino’s interim replacement Friday. The letters were released Monday as Postel and university trustees discussed the scandal for the first time. Jurich is on paid leave pending review. Postel said he has talked with four department coaches and planned to meet with all of them Tuesday to explain the process of replacing Jurich. “Very little time has passed since we all learned about these events, and last week my focus had to be on working with the acting men’s basketball coach,” Postel said. “There needs to be acting leadership in place during this interim period, and we’re intending to be very quick about that,” Postel said. “I still have to do some interviews and do some due diligence.” The letter to Pitino states that the allegations in the complaint “insinuate a scheme of fraud and malfeasance” in recruiting — a contract violation providing just cause for his unpaid leave. Postel said there was “vigorous” discussion among the athletic board about Pitino. He said the coach’s profile weighs the same as any other university employee when it comes to discipline. “I would have just as much angst and just as much need to do it correctly, no matter who it was,” Postel said. “The fact that he has the accomplishments he does is really unrelated.” The president criticized Jurich for failing to update or consult the athletic board about his negotiation of the department’s sponsorship extension with Adidas. Postel also called “unacceptable” the level of misconduct and alleged criminal activity, as well as the negative attention brought to Louisville. Jurich’s lawyer, Alison M. Stemler, disputed Postel’s allegations in a Sept. 29 letter to him and emailed to media late Monday. Stemler pointed out Jurich’s Sept. 1 memo to university attorney Becky Strohm that said several university officials and attorneys participated in negotiations with the sportswear maker and assisted in at least 11 meetings. Jurich also wasn’t aware of misconduct or criminal activity, the letter added, and did not “cause or contribute” to negative publicity for the university. Louisville’s intention to name an interim replacement for Jurich also suggests the school doesn’t plan for him to return to work “in the foreseeable future.” That would violate a contract clause requiring that Jurich receive 90 days’ notice of termination without cause. Pitino maintains he has done nothing wrong, saying in a statement Wednesday through his lawyer that the “rush to judgment is regrettable.”   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2017

Metrobank files criminal complaint vs employee

Metrobank files criminal complaint vs employee.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2017

Jack Lam faces criminal complaint

Jack Lam faces criminal complaint.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsDec 24th, 2016

PACC exec withdraws from Dengvaxia complaint

Commissioner Manuelito Luna of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday said he would be withdrawing as a private complainant in a criminal case against former president Benigno Aquino III and several other public and private individuals......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News19 hr. 51 min. ago

Diego Loyzaga denies attacking Grab Car vehicle while drunk

MANILA, Philippines – Actor Diego Loyzaga denied attacking and hitting a vehicle while drunk, and claimed that the Grab Car driver who accused him of this was lying. Diego now faces a formal complaint over the alleged incident.   But in an interview on  TV Patrol that aired on Saturday, June ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Former Philippine VP faces new graft case

MANILA: Former vice president Jejomar Binay is facing a new graft complaint arising from the allegedly anomalous sale of of a prime property owned by the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) to a re.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Philippines withdrawal from ICC faces new challenge at SC

The executive department’s withdrawal of the Philippines’ membership in the International Criminal Court is facing another challenge at the Supreme Court......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Prosecution chief inhibits from handling Okada cases

The head of the National Prosecution Service (NPS) has opted to inhibit himself from the criminal complaint against Japanese gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada. "In view of the said motion for our inhibition, we are refraining from taking any action on these cases, much less to recommend the designation of a prosecutor as acting city prosecutor of Paraaque City," Acting Prosecutor General Jorge Catalan Jr. said in a letter to Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra. He added that the NPS will leave it up to the Secretary of Justice to designate a member of the NPS to continue the preliminary investigation of the cases. Catalan issued the letter after Tiger Resorts Leisure & Entertainment ...Keep on reading: Prosecution chief inhibits from handling Okada cases.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

Witness vs. Kerwin Espinosa blames cops for inconsistencies in affidavits

A government witness against self-confessed drug distributor Kerwin Espinosa blamed police investigators for the inconsistencies in the affidavits he executed. During his testimony, Marcelo Adorcowas confronted by Espinosa's lawyers on the truthfulness of all that he has stated in his affidavit. Adorco was the lone witness that the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) presented when it the filed the complaint against Kerwin before the Department of Justice (DOJ). However, the DOJ, in a resolution dated Dec. 20, 2017, dismissed the complaint against Kerwin, Cebu-based businessman Peter Lim, convicted drug lord Peter Co, and several others. T...Keep on reading: Witness vs. Kerwin Espinosa blames cops for inconsistencies in affidavits.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

ICC to inquire on raps vs Rody

ROQUE: MERE PROCESS TO DETERMINE BASIS President Duterte intends to defend himself, “if need be,” on the crimes against humanity charges that his opponents filed against him before The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC), presidential spokesman Harry Roque said yesterday. Roque, an international law expert, explained that the ICC’s recognition was simply a proceeding to determine if the case has basis to proceed or not.Roque said Malacañang has received ICC’s notice for a “preliminary examination” on the complaints filed by the lawyer of self-confessed Davao Death Squad (DDS) assassin Edgar Matobato, who is under the care of Duterte’s chief critic Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV.Roque said the 72-year-old Chief Executive is ready to submit himself before the proceedings once he is summoned to The Hague.“The President and I met about this extensively for two hours last night. The President welcomes the preliminary examination because he is sick and tired of being accused,” Roque told reporters. “Obviously, this is intended to embarrass the president. They will fail. The President said that if need be, he will argue his case before the ICC,” he added.Matobato’s counsel Jude Sabio, in April last year, submitted to the ICC a petition against Mr. Duterte on the basis of his apparent admission of “killing” suspected drug traffickers and criminals in Davao City when he was still its Mayor.By June, Trillanes and Magdalo Partylist Rep. Gary Alejano filed a supplemental complaint against the Chief Executive also at the ICC. The complaint is based on the series of extrajudicial killings attributed to the Duterte administration’s narcotics crackdown.Sabio, in a text message, claimed that the given development is already a victory on their end.“I feel so elated and vindicated. Finally, Mr. Duterte and his cohorts will face criminal investigation by the ICC prosecutor as a prelude to formal criminal investigation,” Sabio said. “It is a huge triumph toward justice. Duterte’s system of death squad killings that he continued in his war on drugs will be investigated and hopefully an arrest warrant will be issued against him and justice will be done,” he added.“I am confident that, based on my communication, as well as that of Sen. Trillanes’ and (Magdalo) Rep. (Gary) Alejano’s, we will hurdle this first big step, and hopefully a warrant of arrest will be issued soon by the ICC against Duterte and his cohorts,” he added. Critics overjoyedTrillanes, for his part, claimed that the ICC’s recognition of their complaint should remind Mr. Duterte that he is not above the law.“This development should jolt Duterte into realizing that he is not above the law. More importantly, this is the first step for the victims’ families’ quest for justice,” the senator said.But Roque said Trillanes and his group should not celebrate yet.“No one should claim victory… If they think the President has been indicted, they are so wrong,” he said.“There will be no formal investigation to be conducted in the country because at the level of the preliminary examination, where the Court does not include the budget for the prosecutor to come to the Philippines because it is not yet a preliminary investigation,” he said.“Now the objective is to determine if there is reasonable basis to proceed with the formal investigation,” he added.In Sabio’s complaint addressed to ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, he said that the international criminal court’s action “would... be the beginning of the end of this dark, obscene, murderous and evil era in the Philippines.”“Crimes against humanity are crimes of universal jurisdiction, but where a State like the Philippines fails to assume such universal jurisdiction for crimes against humanity continuously being committed in its very own territory, then the International Criminal Court will have to intervene into a situation that is grave by any human standard,” Sabio said.“The grim statistics of more than 7,000 drug-related killings cannot be anything but grave, especially if viewed in the context of just seven months since Rodrigo Duterte became the President, compared to only about 3,000 committed during the 20-year Marcos regime. These more than 7,000 drug-related killings translate to roughly 1,000 killings per month,” he added.Two other opposition senators urged Malacañang, instead of criticizing this development, to deal with the issues being hurled at the President.“That shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the magnitude of deaths reaching thousands upon thousands in less than two years,” Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan.“This is the chance for the government to answer the accusations raised against them. There is no reason to be afraid if the administration is not hiding anything,” Sen. Bam Aquino said.Aquino said this should be a welcome opportunity for the administration to make their case to an unbiased and globally respected tribunal. Villarin wants Roque charged, tooAkbayan Rep Tom Villarin said the entry of the ICC into the issues raised against Duterte gives hope to the thousands killed under the latter’s war on drugs. “It is a welcome development and gives hope to thousands of EJK (extra judicial killings) victims that finally justice will be served,” Villarin said.“This will also hold President Duterte and other top officials involved in the bloody war against drugs accountable as well as it gives us an opportunity to implead other enablers of EJKs, including possibly Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque,” Villarin added.While the Akbayan lawmaker said that the investigation may not lead to Duterte’s puster, he said that it will be damning and damaging to his administration in the eyes of our people and the international community.“I am hopeful that people will now realize the truth and demand accountability from him with all constitutional options available,” Villarin said.Alejano said that the preliminary examination will determine whether there is sufficient evidence to warrant an investigation. “I hope that the preliminary examination will be allowed to carry on – unhindered and with full cooperation from concerned authorities, organizations, and personalities,” Alejano, one of those who brought the EJK issue before the ICC, said.“I am confident on the communication we sent to the ICC and strongly believe that President Duterte and those who perpetuate and defend this policy of killing should be held accountable before the law,” Alejano said. Angie M. Rosales, Gerry Baldo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Judge rules class action against Weinstein Co. can proceed

NEW YORK (AP) --- A Delaware bankruptcy judge says six women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct can proceed with their class action lawsuit against the television and film company he co-founded. The judge's ruling Tuesday granted a motion to lift an automatic stay on pending litigation against the Weinstein Co., which was forced into bankruptcy after the sex scandal exploded in October. The class-action complaint accuses the company of operating like an organized crime group to conceal widespread sexual harassment and assaults. Earlier Tuesday, Weinstein pleaded not guilty to rape and criminal sex act charges in New York City after a grand jury charged hi...Keep on reading: Judge rules class action against Weinstein Co. can proceed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Labor Usec. Paras files complaint vs. Trillanes over ‘grave threats’

Labor Undersecretary Jacinto Paras on Wednesday filed criminal charges against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in connection with verbal threats he allegedly received from the lawmaker late May. Source link link: Labor Usec. Paras files complaint vs. Trillanes over ‘grave threats’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

FIFA files criminal complaint over World Cup ticket sales

A flag with the logo of the World Cup 2018 on display with the St. Basil's Cathedral in the background, in Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Suffering same fate as De Lima sometimes cross his mind, Aquino admits

  Former President S. Benigno Aquino IIIsaid on Monday that he sometimes think about the possibility of him suffering the same fate that befell Senator Leila De Lima.   The former Philippine leader attended the preliminary investigation on the controversial national anti-dengue vaccination project at the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Manila to answer the criminal complaint filed against him in relation to inoculation program.   Aquino, together with former Health Secretary Janette Garin, former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, and several others were facing a complaint due to possible violation of Section 3 of Republic Act (RA) 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corr...Keep on reading: Suffering same fate as De Lima sometimes cross his mind, Aquino admits.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018