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Ex-MRT chief Al Vitangcol convicted of graft over maintenance contract

Feb 06, 2020 - 11:58 AM

The contractor, and his uncle-in-law Arturo Soriano, are also convicted over the non-disclosure of the two of their relationship

CONVICTED. Former MRT-3 General Manager Al Vitangcol is convicted of one count of graft and one count of violation of procurement law for concealing his relationship to his uncle-in-law, one of the incporators of PH Trams that won a maintenance contract for MRT. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sandigan dismisses 2 graft charges vs ex-MRT chief Vitangcol

Oct 07, 2019 - 11:42 PM

The anti-graft court says the prosecution failed to provide 'the required quantum of proof' that Al Vitangcol and businessman Wilson de Vera tried to extort money from a Czech company

ACQUITTED. Former MRT-3 general manager Al Vitangcol III is acquitted by the Sandiganbayan on Monday, October 7, during the promulgation of his graft case in relation to the alleged $30-million extortion attempt on officials of Czech firm Inekon Group. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

CA reaffirms Ombudsman order against ex-MRT chief Vitangcol

Feb 04, 2018 - 4:45 PM

The Court of Appeals says Al Vitangcol III, who is accused of extortion, did not raise new arguments in his petition

EMBATTLED. Former MRTA chief Al Vitangcol faces several cases over an alleged extortion attempt on a Czech company. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sandiganbayan affirms criminal charges vs ex-MRT chief Vitangcol

Oct 11, 2016 - 6:47 PM

The Sandiganbayan s 3rd Division denies Al Vitangcol III s motion to quash for lack of merit

NOT INVOLVED. Ex-MRT general manager Al Vitangcol III says Mar Roxas and DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya should be held liable for the allegedly anomalous maintenance contract deal for the MRT3. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ex-MRT3 chief Vitangcol slapped with extortion charges

Apr 11, 2016 - 8:34 PM

Vitangcol tried to extort 30 million from Inekon and insisted that it pick a conspirator s firm as a partner to win the MRT3 expansion project says the Ombudsman

Ex-MRT chief Vitangcol blames Roxas for MRT contract deal mess

Feb 18, 2016 - 5:42 PM

Ex MRT general manager Al Vitangcol III says presidential bet Mar Roxas ignored procurement requests for the train line when he was DOTC chief

NOT INVOLVED. Ex-MRT general manager Al Vitangcol III says Mar Roxas and DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya should be held liable for the allegedly anomalous maintenance contract deal for the MRT3. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

Binay on MRT woes: DOTC, Aquino allies to blame

Aug 03, 2015 - 9:20 PM

In his True State of the Nation Address the Vice President says the current and former transportation secretaries are liable for the glitch ridden MRT3

OVERCAPACITY. Vice President Jejomar Binay hits the administration for failing to improve services for suffering riders of the MRT3. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler Mark Saludes Mark Saludes

Poe on MRT deal: Why exclude Abaya from graft charges?

Jul 05, 2015 - 7:05 PM

UPDATED The senator says if the Ombudsman dismissed PNP chief Alan Purisima for command responsibility in one case then why didn t it do it to Abaya of DOTC in another?

In this file photo, Sen. Grace Poe asks DOTC and MRT officials to ensure the completion of committed deliverables to upgrade and rehabilitate the MRT at the Senate public services subcommittee on transport hearing on Feb. 4.

Graft charges vs DOTC chief Abaya, 20 others over MRT3 deal

Sep 25, 2014 - 5:55 PM

Former MRT3 General Manager Al Vitangcol III and Court of Appeals justice Rafael Antonio Santos are named as defendants in the graft complaint

Vitangcol sued for bribery over P3.76-B MRT project

Jun 24, 2014 - 7:02 PM

Former MRT 3 general manager Al Vitangcol III faces criminal and administrative complaints Through a supposed liaison he asked for 30 million from a Czech company in exchange for being the project s supplier

MRT 3 express trains 'on hold'

Apr 29, 2014 - 3:01 PM

Shelved even before it can take off MRT 3 management says it is still refining details of its express train plan

MRT CONGESTION. The MRT 3 announces an

MRT 3 operations stalled anew

Apr 15, 2014 - 10:58 AM

UPDATED MRT 3 operations bog down because of a broken rail between North Avenue and Quezon Avenue stations Full operations resume several hours later

Palace official apologizes for 'insensitive' MRT remark

Apr 11, 2014 - 4:42 PM

Malacañang encourages the public to send suggestions on improving the Metro Rail Transit MRT and asks for patience as the government awaits additional coaches

PATIENCE. Malacañang asks commuters for understanding as it waits for the new MRT coaches to arrive in 2015. AFP file photo

MRT chief: ‘I’ll resign once cleared’

Apr 11, 2014 - 11:53 AM

MRT chief Al Vitangcol III who insists he has no protector in government is mulling legal action against all those who have accused him of corruption

Palace questions Czech envoy's revived MRT allegations

Apr 07, 2014 - 6:02 PM

Malacañang Palace gives assurances that allegations of corruption and the ongoing investigations will not affect improvements on the Metro Rail Transit MRT

MRT-3 'extortion' saga: Now it's Vitangcol's sister

Sep 02, 2013 - 6:09 PM

Trade and Communications Secretary Joseph Abaya says the Czech ambassador was not complaining about other DOTC officials

RESHUFFLING. Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says the agency is planning to reshuffle airport managers in the country. File photo

Abaya puts 'Pisay' classmate in charge of MRT

Jul 25, 2013 - 1:13 AM

Honorito Joy Chaneco is being pulled out as administrator of the Light Rail Transit Authority after MRT 3 s Al Vitangcol III went on leave over bribery charges