Bong Revilla plunder - updates

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Dec 20, 2019 - 9:00 AM

How to move on from the #Facepalm year that was 2019

Napoles, Cambe appeal plunder conviction

Dec 28, 2018 - 3:33 PM

Richard Cambe goes to the Supreme Court, while Janet Napoles invokes the increasingly popular main plunderer doctrine

Photo by Jire Carreon

Who’s destroying Bong Revilla?

Dec 13, 2018 - 4:37 PM

Certainly not Rappler, the messenger

'How to get away with plunder': Netizens blast Revilla’s acquittal with memes

Dec 12, 2018 - 3:53 PM

While Bong Revilla praises the verdict on him, netizens say it's one amazing story!

[OPINION] Grand judicial cover-up for Revilla

Dec 11, 2018 - 12:51 PM

In a real sense, it is the Senate, if not the whole Congress, that underwent trial

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Dagok sa hustisya ang pagpapalaya kay Bong Revilla

Dec 10, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Tandaan natin ang araw na ito – Disyembre 7, 2018 – nagtagumpay ang mga alagad ng korupsiyon

Revilla concealed unexplained wealth, liable for graft – dissenting justice

Dec 09, 2018 - 8:54 AM

The majority decision acquitting Bong Revilla of plunder only says it has not been proven beyond reasonable doubt that his unexplained bank deposits are kickbacks from Janet Napoles

Senator Bong Revilla Jr arrive his home at Bacoor in Cavite on 7 December 2018. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Revilla looks forward to 'new chapter' of his life after plunder acquittal

Dec 08, 2018 - 11:59 PM

Supporters give former senator Bong Revilla a warm welcome as he returns home

'KAP RETURNS'. Former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla delivers his first public speech after his 4-year detention inside Camp Crame. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

[ANALYSIS | Deep Dive] Is Bong Revilla innocent?

Dec 08, 2018 - 12:16 PM

In acquitting Revilla, the court simply cited the 'failure of the prosecution to establish beyond reasonable doubt' his guilt for plunder. It did not use the words 'absolutely failed.'

Ombudsman Martires: We will not appeal Revilla acquittal

Dec 07, 2018 - 7:43 PM

'It is an elementary doctrine in law that you cannot appeal a judgment of acquittal,' says Martires, but a recourse could have been to elevate it to the SC

REVILLA ACQUITTAL. Ombudsman Samuel Martires says the Office of the Ombudsman will no longer appeal the acquittal of Bong Revilla. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bong Revilla released: 'May hustisya pa sa ating bansa'

Dec 07, 2018 - 7:16 PM

Former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla has a feast waiting for him back home in Cavite

RELEASED. Former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla walks out of the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Majority justices ’took the cudgels’ for Revilla – dissenter

Dec 07, 2018 - 7:06 PM

‘One need only turn a discerning eye, and not look the other way,’ says Justice Ma. Theresa Dolores Gomez-Estoesta

REVILLA VERDICT. The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan acquitted former senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr of plunder via a majority vote of 3-2. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

‘Forged signatures’ theory acquits Revilla in plunder case

Dec 07, 2018 - 4:44 PM

The two dissenting justices slam the reasoning of the majority, saying they ignored the AMLC report. Revilla's staff Richard Cambe could not have done it by himself, they also say.

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TIMELINE: Bong Revilla's plunder case and the pork barrel scam

Dec 07, 2018 - 3:25 PM

After a release order and 4 years of imprisonment, former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr will be free, following his acquittal

FREE. Former Senaror Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr arrives at the Sandiganbayan on Friday, December 07, 2018, to attend hearing in his plunder case promulgation. File Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Aquino 'bewildered' by Bong Revilla acquittal

Dec 07, 2018 - 3:12 PM

'The media reports that his co-accused were found guilty. That fact proves a crime was committed,' says former president Benigno Aquino III whose administration pursued the pork scam cases

FORMER PHILIPPINE CHIEF. Investigations into the pork barrel scam began during the administration of then president Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino III. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

'I hope to follow suit,' says Jinggoy Estrada after Revilla acquittal

Dec 07, 2018 - 1:51 PM

Jinggoy Estrada hopes to be on the campaign trail with Bong Revilla in their bid to return to the Senate in 2019

NEXT IN LINE? Jinggoy Estrada pays a visit to his fellow ex-senator and screen actor Bong Revilla in Camp Crame. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Malacañang 'bows down' to Sandiganbayan acquittal of Bong Revilla

Dec 07, 2018 - 1:42 PM

'Regardless of the sentiments to the contrary, we have to bow down to the judgement of the Sandiganbayan,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo

ACQUITTED. Former senator Bong Revilla is acquitted of plunder over the pork barrel scam on December 7, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Rundown of the trial: Is Bong Revilla guilty or not guilty?

Dec 06, 2018 - 7:11 PM

‘Given the evidence the office gathered, if I were a judge I would convict him. Period,’ says former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales.

VERDICT. The verdict of the Sandiganbayan on former senator Bong Revilla Jr in his plunder case will be handed out on December 7, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Verdict on Bong Revilla plunder case out December 7

Nov 08, 2018 - 12:57 PM

(UPDATED) This will significantly affect the action star-turned-politician's candidacy for senator in 2019

Former senator Bong Revilla Jr arrives at the Sandiganbayan on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, to attend his plunder trial. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Awaiting judgment for plunder, Bong Revilla launches Senate bid from jail

Oct 17, 2018 - 10:03 AM

Revilla's wife, Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado Revilla, files his certificate of candidacy

Cavite Rep. Lani Mercado and son Jolo Revilla march to the Comelec office in Manila on October 17, 2018, to represent former Sen. Bong Revilla in filing his certificate of candidacy for senator. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Benhur testimony pins down Bong Revilla staff in plunder trial

Aug 07, 2018 - 6:37 PM

‘Segurista si Madame, hindi siya magbibigay ng pera kay Attorney Cambe kung wala silang agreement ni Revilla,’ says Benhur Luy

PDAP Scam Whistle blower Benhur Luy at the witness stand during trial of former Senator Bong Revilla Plunder case at Sandiganbayan on Tuesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Ombudsman to challenge Sula's testimony in Revilla plunder case

Jul 02, 2018 - 6:40 PM

'We have never been more confident in the cases we filed in court,' says Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales

WITNESS. Marina Sula changes tune in the Bong Revilla plunder case, says Ombudsman prosecutors coached some of her testimonies. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

'Hindi pa tapos ang laban': Prosecution downplays witnesses in Revilla plunder

Jun 28, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Two employees of Janet Lim Napoles pin the blame on Benhur Luy and clear former senator Bong Revilla, but the prosecution is counting on official documents to connect the dots

Former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr. arrives at the Sandiganbayan on Thursday, June 28, 2018, to attend his plunder trial. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Estelito magic: Bong Revilla gets away with new trial delay

Jun 14, 2018 - 12:21 PM

The prosecution begs the Court, ‘do not be hypnotized by Revilla’s chanting of repeated arguments’

STRATEGY. Former senator Bong Revilla huddles with his legal team led by veteran litigator Estelito Mendoza. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

With SC appeal, Bong Revilla asks Sandiganbayan to pause trial

Jan 23, 2018 - 2:44 PM

The anti-graft court directs the camp of Revilla to start their presentation of evidence on January 25

Former senator Bong Revilla attends hearing on his plunder trial over the alleged anomalous disbursement of his pork barrel funds at the Sandiganbayan on Thursday, Sept., 14, 2017. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

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Oct 03, 2017 - 8:18 PM

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Revilla to seek outright dismissal of P224.5-M plunder case

Oct 03, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Contrary to his earlier plan, former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr will no longer file a petition for bail

NO MORE BAIL. Former senator Bong Revilla says he trusts his lawyers' move to no longer move for bail, instead an outright dismissal through a demurrer of evidence. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Napoles wants 2014 affidavit excluded from plunder trial

Jun 21, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Napoles files the motion to exclude two days before the Sandiganbayan starts trial for her and Bong Revilla s plunder case

Frustration in court as Bong Revilla's plunder trial reset a 5th time

Apr 20, 2017 - 12:27 PM

The trial is now scheduled for June 1

Bong Revilla again allowed to visit ailing father

Mar 17, 2017 - 2:42 PM

This will be the fourth time since December that Revilla has been granted a furlough to visit his father at the hospital

AILING FATHER. A file photo of detained senator Bong Revilla visiting his ailing father at the hospital in July 2015. Photo from the staff of Senator Revilla

SC rules with finality: Revilla plunder and graft trial to push through

Feb 14, 2017 - 4:56 PM

The SC ruling comes ahead of a pending Sandiganbayan resolution that would decide on Revilla s motion to quash

TO STAND TRIAL. The Supreme Court rules former Senator Ramon "€œBong" Revilla Jr must stand trial for plunder and graft. File photo by: DARREN LANGIT

WATCH: Bong Revilla's plunder trial postponed for the second time

Feb 09, 2017 - 4:30 PM

It has been two years since charges were filed against Senators Bong Revilla Juan Ponce Enrile and Jinggoy Estrada but no trial has started

DISMAYED. Former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr arrives at the Sandiganbayan on January 12, 2017 with a suitcase full of evidence, but his trial was deferred. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Bong Revilla lawyer: If offense proves true, it's bribery not plunder

Feb 09, 2017 - 12:21 PM

If Revilla really received kickbacks the case is only simple bribery and not plunder says the former senator s lawyer Estelito Mendoza

Revilla uses Enrile arguments to have plunder charges dropped

Feb 08, 2017 - 4:59 PM

The former senator argues that the charge sheet against him does not contain the details that constitute the offense of plunder

DISMAYED. Former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr arrives at the Sandiganbayan on January 12, 2017 with a suitcase full of evidence, but his trial was deferred. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Sandiganbayan postpones Revilla plunder trial

Jan 12, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The trial was supposed to begin Thursday January 12 but the court gives the prosecution more time to make corrections to the 830 page pre trial order

DISMAYED. Former Senator Bong Revilla arrives in Sandiganbayan with a suitcase full of evidence only for trial to be deferred due to corrections in pre-trial order. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Sandigan may order Napoles transfer to regular jail

Jul 12, 2014 - 10:00 PM

An anti graft court justice says Napoles should be issued a separate commitment order by the 3 Sandiganbayan divisions to be fair to the other accused in the plunder cases

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Palace: Aquino made no impeachable offense

Jan 22, 2014 - 6:27 PM

Malacañang has yet to identify pressure groups that supposedly tried to influence senator judges during the trial of former chief justice Renato Corona

'Minority wanted no names mentioned in Senate PDAF probe'

Sep 17, 2013 - 12:52 PM

Did the minority indeed make a threat to bring down everyone if they were identified in the hearings? Not in the caucus says Senate President Drilon

Rappler Newscast | September 16, 2013

Sep 16, 2013 - 9:40 PM

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