Sandiganbahan convicts ex-DAR employees over  illegal land transfer

DAVAO CITY (November 8) — The Sandiganbayan  convicted two former employees of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) for facilitating the transfer of a 19.69-hectare farm in Upi, Maguindanao to fake tenants. Convicted were  former DAR employees as Saidona Abas of DAR Socsksargen  and Benigno Daga, a geodetic engineer of the Land Management Bureau. The …

Duterte orders arrest of former Customs intel over link to alleged P6.8-B ‘shabu’ shipment

DAVAO CITY (October 24) —President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday ordered the arrest of a resigned Bureau of Customs (BOC) intelligence officer for allegedly allowing the entry  P6.8 Billion  worth of suspected  “shabu” hidden  inside magnetic lifters. Duterte was in the middle of his  speech in Malacañang, when he ordered  Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director …

Albayalde relieves 4 of 7 cops tagged in illegal drugs network

MANILA – Four of the 7 Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel allegedly tagged in the “enormous” illegal drugs network in the country have been relieved from their posts, PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said Monday. Albayalde said the identities of the six officials and the other non-official policeman have been released by the Philippine …

Ex-Mayor in Camiguin town faces jail term over brother’s benefit

DAVAO CITY (October 1) —  For granting his brother’s six months leave with pay, the Sandiganbayan sentenced  former Mahinog, Camiguin  Municipal Mayor Alex Rullon Jajalla to a minimum of six years  in jail. The case stemmed in 2008, when Jajalla approved his brother’s leave of absence but granted him the benefits which violates the anti-graft …

Bocaue police chief arrested for extortion, carnapping

CAMP GEN. ALEJO S. SANTOS, Bulacan –The police chief of Bocaue town in this province was arrested for alleged extortion and car theft in an entrapment operation early Saturday morning. Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat Jr., Director of the Philippine National Police-Counter Intelligence Task Force (PNP-CITF), identified the suspect as Supt. Jowen Dela Cruz, chief of …

Ex-NBI exec in Virac drug lab case ordered detained at Makati jail

MANILA — The Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) has ordered the transfer of a former official of the National Bureau of Investigation, who is facing a drug complaint, from the Virac District Jail to the Makati City Jail. The order came after the Supreme Court, in an en banc resolution dated June 19, granted …

Sandiganbayan fines former Koronadal judge for not returning cash bail bonds

DAVAO CITY (September 6)— The Sandiganbayan penalized a former Koronadal City municipal trial court judge for failing to transmit nearly PhP 1- million in collected bail bonds to the Supreme Court for eight years. Former Judge Agustin Sardido was penalized by the Sandiganbayan to pay a PHP6,000 fine. The Sandiganbayan 7th Division, in a September 4 …

6 NCCC mall execs, 22 others face raps over deadly fire

DAVAO CITY — An inter-agency task force finally filed criminal charges against six mall executives and 22 of mall tenants, contractors, city building officials and personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection in relation to the December 23, 2017 fire incident that killed  38 people. Fire Supt. Anthony Filgurasin, head of the Inter-Agency Anti-Arson Task …