#Porkprobe - updates

Rappler's latest stories on #Porkprobe


Cunanan testimony shows cracks in PDAF case – Revilla

Mar 06, 2014 - 6:22 PM

The witnesses stories are clearly falling apart contradicting each other on very material points says the senator s lawyer Joel Bodegon

Poe on Cunanan: Who needs weak witness?

Mar 06, 2014 - 4:08 PM

Spotting inconsistencies in the TRC chief s testimony the senator says: The last thing we would like is for another witness to poke holes on the testimony of other star witnesses

Collusion? Same typo in senators’ PDAF docs

Mar 06, 2014 - 1:28 PM

TRC chief Dennis Cunanan says endorsement letters signed by senators Revilla Estrada Enrile all misspelled project description as if they were prepared by one person

Benhur on Baligod: We did not fight

Mar 06, 2014 - 10:55 AM

Luy insists he has no falling out with his former lawyer who is also a counsel for Cunanan The two witnesses have conflicting claims on the PDAF scam

NO FALLING OUT. Pork barrel scam whistleblower Benhur Luy tells the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee why he replaced lawyer Levito Baligod. Rappler photo

Miriam believes Jinggoy over Tuason on colleagues

Feb 20, 2014 - 3:55 PM

Santiago says she tends to believe Estrada s claim that Tuason approached more senators for pork barrel deals

Trillanes’ conspiracy theory ‘far out’ – De Lima

Feb 17, 2014 - 3:35 PM

Is Ruby Tuason a Trojan horse for Senator Enrile? With due respect to Senator Trillanes I think these are far out suspicions says Justice Secretary De Lima

RECIPIENT. Witness Ruby Tuason says kickbacks from the Malampaya fund were brought to her residence in Makati. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Tuason unsure Enrile knew of kickbacks

Feb 13, 2014 - 3:44 PM

UPDATED Enrile s fiercest critics – Trillanes Santiago Cayetano – tried but failed to get socialite Ruby Tuason to directly pin him to the pork barrel scam

RECIPIENT. Witness Ruby Tuason says kickbacks from the Malampaya fund were brought to her residence in Makati. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Tuason tags another former aide of senators in PDAF scam

Feb 13, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Asked if she knows other middlemen in the PDAF scam Tuason names a former coordinator of senators Loren Legarda and Bongbong Marcos: Maya Santos

Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Tuason: Key witness or Trojan horse?

Feb 13, 2014 - 6:00 AM

UPDATED A co accused in the PDAF and Malampaya fund cases Ruby Tuason appears at the Senate Thursday February 13 where her credibility and the weight of her testimony will be tested

Jinggoy: No pork dealings with Tantoco, Ranillo

Feb 12, 2014 - 5:40 PM

Estrada admits knowing Justa Tantoco and Mat Ranillo III names mentioned by Ruby Tuason but denies he transacted with them

Wanted: Manpower, tech to catch Napoles NGOs

Jan 30, 2014 - 4:04 PM

SEC Chairperson Teresita Herbosa admits her agency needs more manpower and a computer registration system to detect bogus NGOs

Rappler Newscast | November 7, 2013

Nov 07, 2013 - 10:29 PM

Janet Napoles denies stealing billions in pork barrel Sen Santiago tags Enrile as pdaf scam mastermind Typhoon Yolanda: Signal no 4 up over Eastern Visayas

Napoles: I'm not wealthy, 'just right'

Nov 07, 2013 - 5:52 PM

The alleged PDAF scam mastermind admits to owning multi million peso properties but refuses to name the companies that earned her enough to buy them

LEGIT INCOME? Janet Napoles insists before senators that the businesses of her husband and siblings, which she refuses to disclose, have allowed her to buy multi-million-peso properties. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Senate probe: ‘Napoles shredded evidence’

Nov 07, 2013 - 1:36 PM

Former JLN Corporation employee Marina Sula tells the Senate that 3 heavy duty shredders were not enough for the sheer volume of documents to be destroyed

WHAT VOUCHERS? Janet Napoles denies at the November 7 Senate hearing that her company has vouchers for alleged kickbacks delivered to lawmakers. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Napoles can evade the Senate no more

Nov 07, 2013 - 5:30 AM

After evading the Senate for 7 years Janet Lim Napoles will now face an investigation on live television

NAPOLES SURRENDERS. Mugshot of Janet Lim Napoles. Graphic by Emil Mercado

Napoles hearing pushes through

Nov 04, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Sen TG Guingona turns down Sen Serge Osmeña s request to postpone Napoles hearing to November 18

Drilon: I will sign subpoena for Napoles

Oct 16, 2013 - 3:39 PM

Having been accused of trying to hide the truth the Senate President decides to compel Napoles to appear and testify before the Senate

File photo: Senate President Franklin Drilon

Senate caucus on Napoles postponed

Oct 14, 2013 - 2:19 PM

Drilon announces the postponement of the Senate caucus on whether to summon Napoles to its PDAF scam probe saying some senators are either sick or abroad

'NOT NOW.' Senate President Franklin Drilon prefers that the Ombudsman finishes its initial probe before the Senate summons Napoles. Other senators say the wait is unnecessary. File photo by PNP-SAF

Should Senate summon Napoles?

Oct 14, 2013 - 6:52 AM

On Monday October 14 the Senate will decide in caucus whether or not to subpoena alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles

Guingona: Senate won’t end probe until Napoles appears

Sep 26, 2013 - 3:35 PM

The chairman of the Senate blue ribbon committee says they will exercise our options if Senate President Drilon continues to refuse issuing a subpoena to Napoles

MAIN ACTOR. Senate blue ribbon committee chair Teofisto Guingona III says it is imperative that they hear alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles. Photo by Alex Nuevaspaña/PRIB

Don't block Napoles probe - Guingona

Sep 24, 2013 - 12:22 PM

Sen TG Guingona blasts what he calls efforts to gag and bar witnesses in the pork barrel scam from appearing before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee

'IT'S UNPRECEDENTED.' Sen TG Guingona criticizes Justice Secretary Leila de Lima for supposedly undermining and trying to diminish the powers of the Senate blue ribbon committee when she failed to bring the whistleblowers on Tuesday, September 24. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Is Benhur Luy believable?

Sep 12, 2013 - 11:06 PM

What s your impression of pork barrel scam whistleblower Benhur Luy?

Malampaya fund: DAR ‘asec’ helped Napoles

Sep 12, 2013 - 7:06 PM

The agrarian reform assistant secretary facilitated MOAs between the agency and local governments Mayors signatures were faked so Napoles could get the funds

CASES IN BATCHES. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima tells Senator Teofisto Guingona III's committee the details of cases to be filed against government officials and private individuals in the public fund scam. Rappler photo

Under Aquino admin, Napoles shifts from agencies to LGUs

Sep 12, 2013 - 5:02 PM

With gov t corporations out of the picture the DBM and agencies started releasing the PDAF to LGUs No more ghost projects; Napoles NGOS had to deliver somehow

ALARMED BY AUDIT. Whistleblower Benhur Luys says he realized Napoles' operations were illegal when government auditors started checking on them. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Lawmakers authorized faking signatures –Luy

Sep 12, 2013 - 2:51 PM

There were instances too where lawmakers were the ones who approached Napoles for rebates on their pork barrel

SPECIAL SKILLS. Benhur Luy is said to have a talent for forging signatures, which he says lawmakers allowed him to use to facilitate PDAF release to Napoles' NGOs. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Luy: Senators' aides fetched cash from JLN

Sep 12, 2013 - 12:43 PM

The state witness says Janet Lim Napoles contacts at the budget department and implementing agencies facilitated the release of funds to her NGOs

SURPRISE APPEARANCE. State witness Benhur Luy appears unexpectedly at the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing on the pork barrel scam September 12. Screengrab from Rappler livestream