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Election Chair Resigns

Benjamin Abalos, second from right, head of the Commission on Elections, makes his way thru a crowd at a press conference at his house in suburban Mandaluyong, east of Manila, Philippines, on Monday Oct. 1, 2007. The scandal-tainted Philippine elections chief announced his resignation Monday amid allegations he tried Read more »

Tempers flare at end of 12-hr long Senate inquiry

The 12-hour long Senate hearing on the controversial $329-million government broadband contact with ZTE Corporation apparently took its toll on panelists and resource speakers as tempers flared up near the end of the proceedings Wednesday night.

Neri: Abalos offered me '200'

Romulo Neri, former National Economic and Development Authority head, on Wednesday confirmed allegations that Commission on Elections Chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr. offered him money to favor ZTE Corp.’s proposal for the national broadband network (NBN) project of the government.

Erap verdict draws mixed reactions from Luzon to Mindanao

A supporter of former Philippine President Joseph Estrada shouts slogans during a rally in Manila September 12, 2007. Estrada was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday after an anti-graft court found him guilty of plunder. Fears that a guilty verdict could trigger widespread street protests and possible riots Read more »

Guilty or Innocent?

In this photo released by the Philippine National Police ousted Philippine President Joseph Estrada lays on a cot inside his detention cell in Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines, following his arrest on corruption charges in this April 25, 2001 file photo. No matter what the verdict is Wednesday, Read more »

The Erap case: A lawyer’s perspective

By KATRINA LEGARDA The Sandiganbayan, in hearing the celebrated Estrada plunder case was faced with really one issue: The credibility of the principal witness, former governor Luis “Chavit” Singson. Hidden on page 61 of the first volume of the Plaintiff’ Memorandum lies the motivation for Chavit Singson to testify against Read more »