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‘No more jail time’: Senator proposes just fine for journalists convicted of libel

(ABS-CBN NEWS) MANILA — Sen. Jinggoy Estrada is seeking to abolish imprisonment for libel cases involving journalists. ‘No real, visible action’ from Marcos to prevent attacks vs press: CMFR In the explanatory note of his Senate Bill No. 2521, Estrada noted the challenges faced by journalists in the Philippines. Philippines improves to 132nd place in 2023…
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Estrada’s former aide ‘primarily benefitted’ from PDAF – Sandiganbayan

(ABS-CBN NEWS) Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada’s former deputy chief-of-staff Pauline Therese Mary Labayen was the one who “primarily benefitted” from the lawmaker’s Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), according to the Sandiganbayan decision released on Friday. “As the evidence proves, the public officer who primarily benefited from the PDAF of Senator Estrada is no other than…
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Jinggoy acquitted of plunder; guilty of direct, indirect bribery in pork barrel scam

(ABS-CBN) MANILA (5th UPDATE) — The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division acquitted Sen. Jinggoy Estrada of plunder in connection with the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam linked to businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles. The anti-graft court, however, said the senator is guilty of one count of direct bribery and 2 counts of indirect bribery. He was sentenced…
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Jinggoy Estrada to ‘exhaust all legal options’ in bribery conviction

(ABS-CBN NEWS) (ABS-CBN NEWS) MANILA — Sen. Jinggoy Estrada on Friday said he would “exhaust all legal remedies” after the Sandiganbayan acquitted him of plunder and found him guilty of direct and indirect bribery in connection with the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam. Estrada said he was puzzled by the guilty verdict because based…
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Estrada ‘hopeful, nervous’ ahead of PDAF case promulgation

(ABS-CBN NEWS) Senator Jinggoy Estrada admitted Thursday that he is both “hopeful” and “nervous” as the clock ticks on his plunder case promulgation scheduled Friday at the Sandiganbayan. Estrada was referring to the plunder charge he is facing before the Sandiganbayan that stemmed from the P183-million worth of alleged kickbacks from supposed fake projects in…
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‘Heartless’: Senators condemn deadly blast at MSU Marawi

(ABS-CBN NEWS) MANILA — Senators on Sunday joined President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and other officials in condemning the explosion that left at least 4 dead in Marawi, Lanao del Sur. Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri said he was “angered” and “appalled” by the blast that ripped through the Dimaporo gymnasium at the Mindanao State University’s…
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Senate defers CHR budget deliberation over abortion stance

(ABS-CBN NEWS) MANILA — The Senate on Tuesday deferred the deliberation on the Commission on Human Rights’ (CHR) P934 million budget next year after senators asked for a clear stand on the issue of abortion. During the plenary debates, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano asked CHR budget sponsor Sen. Jinggoy Estrada about an alleged statement made…
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Senators urge recall of PH envoy to China

(ABS-CBN) MANILA (UPDATE) — At least 2 senators want Malacañang to recall the Philippine ambassador to China in protest of the latest incident of harassment by Chinese ships in Philippine waters.  Speaking to ANC’s Dateline Philippines, Sen. Francis Tolentino said recalling the envoy would be higher than the usual route of filing diplomatic protests against…
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Senators criticize China for West Philippine Sea harassment

(ABS-CBN News) Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri and Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Saturday expressed their disapproval of the latest incident in the West Philippine Sea, during which the Chinese Coast Guard once again executed dangerous maneuvers against Philippine resupply ships bound for the Ayungin Shoal. In a statement, Zubiri strongly condemned the CCG’s actions and…
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Panukalang pagtatayo ng ‘Ligtas Pinoy Centers’ isinusulong sa Senado

(ABS-CBN) MAYNILA — Kasabay ng paggunita sa ika-10 anibersaryo ng pananalasa ng bagyong Yolanda, isinusulong ni Sen. Jinggoy Estrada ang “Ligtas Pinoy Centers” Act. House OKs creation of evacuation centers in every city, municipality Ayon kay Estrada na siya ring chairperson ng Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, layon ng panukala na makapagtayo ng…
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