‘Bodegero’ acquitted in P6.4-billion shabu case

The “bodegero” or warehouse caretaker in Valenzuela implicated in the importation of P6.4 billion worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu in 2017 has been acquitted by the Valenzuela regional trial court (RTC)......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsApr 27th, 2019Related News

Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Hall of Fame

RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer br /> NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, earning the honor as Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short. Steroids-tainted stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were passed over for the fifth straight year by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. But they received a majority of votes for the first time and could be in position to gain election in coming years. Bagwell, on the ballot for the seventh time after falling 15 votes short last year, received 381 of 442 votes for 86.2 percent. Players needed 75 percent, which came to 332 votes this year. 'Anxiety was very, very high,' Bagwell said. 'I wrote it on a ball tonight. It was kind of cool.' In his 10th and final year of eligibility, Raines was on 380 ballots (86 percent). He started at 24.3 percent in 2008 and jumped from 55 percent in 2015 to 69.8 percent last year. 'Last night probably the worst night I've had out of the 10 years,' he said. 'I knew I was close, but I wasn't sure.' Rodriguez , at 45 the youngest current Hall member, received 336 votes (76 percent) to join Johnny Bench in 1989 as the only catchers elected on the first ballot. '''I've been having trouble sleeping for three days,' the popular Pudge said. 'Johnny Bench was my favorite player growing up.' Hoffman was five votes shy and Guerrero 15 short. 'Falling short of this class is disappointing,' Hoffman said in a statement. 'I am truly humbled to have come so close. I hope to one day soon share a Hall of Fame celebration with my family, friends, teammates and all of San Diego.' Edgar Martinez was next at 58.6 percent, followed by Clemens at 54.1 percent, Bonds at 53.8 percent, Mike Mussina at 51.8 percent, Curt Schilling at 45 percent, Lee Smith at 34.2 percent and Manny Ramirez at 23.8 percent. Players will be inducted July 30 during ceremonies at Cooperstown along with former Commissioner Bud Selig and retired Kansas City and Atlanta executive John Schuerholz, both elected last month by a veterans committee. Bagwell was a four-time All-Star for Houston, finishing with a .297 batting average, 401 homers and 1,401 RBIs. Among 220 Hall of Fame players, he is the 50th who spent his entire career with one big league team. Raines, fifth in career stolen bases, is just the fifth player elected in his final year of eligibility after Red Ruffing (1967), Joe Medwick (1968), Ralph Kiner (1975) and Jim Rice (2009). Raines was a seven-time All-Star and the 1986 NL batting champion. Raines hit .294 with a .385 on-base percentage. He spent 13 of 23 big league seasons with the Montreal Expos, who left Canada to become the Washington Nationals for the 2005 season, and joins Andre Dawson and Gary Carter as the only players to enter the Hall representing the Expos. Rodriguez, a 14-time All-Star who hit .296 with 311 homers and 1,332 RBIs, was never disciplined for PEDs but former Texas teammate Jose Canseco alleged in a 2005 book that he injected the catcher with steroids. Asked whether he was on the list of players who allegedly tested positive for steroids during baseball's 2003 survey, Rodriguez said in 2009: 'Only God knows.' Bonds, a seven-time MVP who holds the season and career home run records, again saw his vote percentage climb, as did Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner. Bonds was indicted on charges he lied to a grand jury in 2003 when he denied using PEDs, but a jury failed to reach a verdict on three counts he made false statements and convicted him on one obstruction of justice count, finding he gave an evasive answer. The conviction was overturned on appeal in 2015. Clemens was acquitted on one count of obstruction of Congress, three counts of making false statements to Congress and two counts of perjury, all stemming from his denials of drug use. 'Barry Bonds was the best player I played against in my entire life,' Bagwell said. Several notable players will join them in the competition for votes in upcoming years: Chipper Jones and Jim Thome in 2018, Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay in 2019, and Derek Jeter in 2020. Lee Smith, who had 478 saves, got 34 percent in his final time on the ballot. Jorge Posada, Tim Wakefield and Magglio Ordonez were among the players who got under 5 percent and fell off future ballots. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 19th, 2017Related News

Sandigan clears Tupas of graft

MANILA, Philippines – The Sandiganbayan has acquitted former Iloilo governor Niel Tupas Sr......»»

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JV raring to return to work in Senate

Sen. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito said he is optimistic he would soon return to the Senate and resume his lawmaking duties a day after the Fifth Division of the Sandiganbayan acquitted him of graft charges in connection with the allegedly illeg.....»»

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JV Ejercito, 5 others acquitted of graft

JV Ejercito, 5 others acquitted of graft.....»»

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JV Ejercito acquitted in graft case

JV Ejercito acquitted in graft case.....»»

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Sandigan acquits ex-mayor

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines – The Sandiganbayan has acquitted a former mayor of this city in connection with the demolition of a public market in 2.....»»

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Batangas mayor acquitted of rape

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines – The mayor of a town in Batangas was freed on Thursday after he was acquitted of rape......»»

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Graft charges vs Elenita Binay dismissed

The Sandiganbayan Fourth Division yesterday acquitted former Makati City Mayor Elenita Binay and two others of graft charges filed against them in connection with the purchase of overpriced office furniture for city hall from December 1999 to February 200.....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsNov 18th, 2016Related News

Sandiganbayan clears ex-Mayor Elenita Binay, 2 others in P13.2-M graft case

MANILA, Philippines – The Sandiganbayan on Thursday has acquitted former Makati Mayor Elenita Binay of graft over the purchase of allegedly overpriced furnit.....»»

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Armed protesters who occupied Oregon refuge acquitted

Armed protesters who occupied Oregon refuge acquitted.....»»

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Graft case vs ex-Rizal town execs dismissed

The Sandiganbayan has acquitted two former local government officials in Rodriguez, Rizal from charges of failing to pay the salary of job order employees in 2009. In a 17-page decision, the anti-graft court on Thursday said the prosecution failed to prov.....»»

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Ex-mayor, treasurer acquitted of graft raps

Ex-mayor, treasurer acquitted of graft raps.....»»

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Brush up on rules on warrantless arrest, SC tells law enforcers

The Supreme Court (SC) has reminded law enforcers on the rules on warrantless arrests and searches on persons or vehicles of suspected criminal offenders as it acquitted a drug convict because of “unreasonable and unlawful” search and arrest d.....»»

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Kenya deports Taiwanese nationals to China despite protests

NAIROBI — Kenya has deported 35 Chinese and five Taiwanese to China after they were acquitted on wire fraud charges, a police official said yesterday, despit.....»»

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Husband acquitted in killing of his wife and son in Sta. Rosa, Laguna

Husband acquitted in killing of his wife and son in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.....»»

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US man cleared of rape after 5 years in Philippine jail

MANILA, Philippines — An American man jailed in the Philippines for more than five years was freed Tuesday after being acquitted of rape......»»

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Sa plunder case: acquitted si GMA, si Erap convicted

MAHIRAP na talagang agawan si dating pangulong Joseph Erap Estrada ng titulo bilang convicted plunderer na napatalsik sa puwesto ng EDSA People Power II noong 2001. Malabo nang matupad ang inaasam ni Erap na burahin sa kasaysayan na bukod-tanging si.....»»

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No evidence Arroyo pocketed money SC

JOMAR CANLASTHE DECISION of an overwhelming majority of Supreme Court (SC) justices that acquitted former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of plunder insisted that she is innocent and there is no evidence that she pocketed money from the Philippine Chari.....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJul 21st, 2016Related News


There was some inevitability to this, a sense that at the right time and proper place justice will be served......»»

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