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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

Napoles resists move to Correctional because of 'threats'

Dec 19, 2018 - 11:50 PM

Convicted of plunder, Napoles, however, fails to back up her claim of threats against her life

GUILTY. Janet Lim Napoles is found guilty of plunder by the anti-graft court on December 14, 2018. File photo by Jire Carreon

Cambe, Napoles could not have plundered millions without Revilla – dissenter

Dec 07, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Justice Efren Dela Cruz asks: How can Revilla explain millions' worth of deposits to their company at a time when it did not have operations

CONVICTED. Janet Lim-Napoles emerges from the Sandiganbayan after she was convicted of plunder on December 7, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/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.

Photo by Jire Carreon

Sandiganbayan orders return of P124.5M in Revilla plunder case

Dec 07, 2018 - 12:27 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Dissenting Justice Estoesta says Revilla must pay a share in the P124.5 million that should be returned

CONVICTED. Bong Revilla's former staff, Richard Cambe, is convicted of plunder while his boss is acquitted, according to the verdict of the Sandiganbayan on December 7, 2018. Photo by Lian Buan

Trial wraps for Revilla: Did prosecution tie loose ends?

Aug 09, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Benhur Luy has neither talked to Revilla nor seen him sign anything. The prosecution says documents will bear them out.

Former Senator Bong Revilla attends trial on his plunder case at the Sandiganbayan on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/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

Revilla asks Supreme Court: Do something, I’m the only one left in jail

Mar 21, 2018 - 4:37 PM

The former senator and now plunder defendant files an urgent motion before the High Court requesting for ‘interim measures,’ one of which is provisional liberty

STRATEGY. Former senator Bong Revilla huddles with his legal team led by veteran litigator Estelito Mendoza as they continue wit their strategy of going the Supreme Court route. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Jailed senators' Christmas: Revilla home Dec. 24, De Lima allowed visitors Dec. 25

Dec 21, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Bong Revilla has asked for furlough from the anti-graft court hearing his plunder case, while Leila de Lima only asks her family to be allowed to visit on Christmas

Sandiganbayan puts giant roadblock in Revilla's bid to dismiss plunder case

Dec 07, 2017 - 1:04 PM

Revilla's lawyers can still file a demurrer to evidence but it will be risky on their part

Revilla, Napoles begin move for outright dismissal of plunder cases

Nov 30, 2017 - 7:05 PM

The Supreme Court’s main plunderer principle comes into play again, as it is used by both camps to boost their case

PLUNDER CASES. An old photo of Bong Revilla with Janet Lim-Napoles surface after the corruption scandal that got both of them jailed for plunder charges. Photo obtained by Rappler

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

Will trial finally start for Bong Revilla's plunder case?

Apr 16, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Ahead of another new schedule Bong Revilla s team lead by Estelito Mendoza files new pleadings before the anti graft court

Schedule: EDSA 31st anniversary rallies

Feb 23, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Aside from marking the 31st anniversary of the uprising that toppled dictator Ferdinand Marcos some protesters plan to speak out against extrajudicial killings and other abuses

PEOPLE POWER MONUMENT. Protesters of former President Ferdinand Marcos' burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani gather at the People Power monument on November 18, 2016 . Rappler file photo

87 witnesses to appear in Revilla plunder trial

Feb 22, 2017 - 9:43 PM

The prosecution is lining up at least 25 witnesses while Revilla s defense team is listing 31 Co accused Janet Napoles has 13 on her list while Richard Cambe has 18

Simbang Gabi kicks off with Anti-Marcos mass at EDSA monument

Dec 15, 2016 - 11:40 AM

The anticipated Simbang Gabi is a call to prayer and faith Let us all join hands in praying for our country ’ says the Coalition Against the Marcos Burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

SIMBANG GABI. Anti-Marcos protesters are set to hold a public mass on December 15, 9PM at the People Power Monument to culminate their series of protests since the burial of the former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes' Cemetery.

Robredo to Marcos burial protesters: Speak with 'one voice'

Dec 10, 2016 - 10:07 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo however admits unifying the anti Marcos protesters will be difficult because of her political affiliation

UNITY. Vice President Leni Robredo wants to unify the dissenting voices against the Marcos burial issue. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Stories from the sidelines: Street vendors on the Marcos burial

Dec 01, 2016 - 3:18 PM

What do the people selling candies cigarettes and water to protesters think about Ferdinand Marcos burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani?

SIDEWALK STORIES. Vendor Alicia Palomos thinks the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos should not have been buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

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Dec 01, 2016 - 1:25 PM

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Protesters to Duterte, Marcoses: ‘This is what democracy looks like’

Nov 30, 2016 - 9:53 PM

UPDATED An estimated crowd of 15 000 largely composed of millennials gather on EDSA on November 30 to hold President Rodrigo Duterte accountable for giving dictator Ferdinand Marcos a hero s burial

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Nov 30, 2016 - 1:46 PM

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November 30 rallies: What protesters demand of Duterte

Nov 30, 2016 - 7:15 AM

The main call of protesters at the People Power Monument grand rally on Wednesday November 30 is for the government to exhume Ferdinand Marcos remains from the Libingan ng mga Bayani

EDSA RALLY. Ant-Marcos burial protesters gather at the People Power Monument and encourage motorists join their noise barrage on November 18, 2016.

Schedule: November 30 rallies vs Marcos

Nov 22, 2016 - 3:13 PM

UPDATED The main rally will be held at the People Power Monument along EDSA from 4 pm to midnight with simultaneous mobilizations in key cities across the country and abroad People attending are asked to wear black

POST-BURIAL. Marcos burial protesters gather at People Power Monument and encourage motorists join their noise barrage on November 18, 2016.

Lagman to SC: Have Marcos remains exhumed from Heroes' Cemetery

Nov 21, 2016 - 1:46 PM

Albay Representative Edcel Lagman one of the petitioners against a hero s burial for Ferdinand Marcos also wants to subject the remains to a forensic examination

FROM BATAC TO LNMB. Former President Ferdinand Marcos' remains are buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani on November 18, 2016, decades after his death, sparking protests from Martial Law victims and human rights advocates. Photo courtesy of the AFP

Anti-Marcos groups prepare for November 25 grand rally

Nov 19, 2016 - 3:13 PM

Carmma is pushing to broaden the front because we think that the issue is shared by many sectors [and] institutions says anti Marcos group spokesperson Bonifacio Ilagan

NOT A HERO. Protesters against former President Marcos' burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Will Drilon, Abad, Roxas be defense witnesses for Revilla in PDAF graft cases?

Sep 03, 2015 - 6:25 PM

Besides his colleagues in the Senate Revilla – in his 66 page pre trial brief – also lists cabinet officials of the Arroyo and Aquino administrations bank officials and 4 PDAF scam whistleblowers as possible witnesses

CHECK UP. In this file photo, Senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr asks the Sandiganbayan to allow him to have a medical check-up outside Camp Crame. File photo by Angela Casauay/Rappler

Will Cambe take the fall for his senator-boss Bong Revilla?

Oct 06, 2014 - 7:13 PM

Unless the government can ensure their protection beyond 2016 it is unlikely for agents like Richard Cambe to turn against his long time boss and testify for the state

Court denies motion to move Bong Revilla to regular jail

Sep 04, 2014 - 2:41 PM

The Sandiganbayan s First Division says the senator may be moved to another detention facility at any time once state prosecutors provide cogent and substantive justifications for it

Benhur Luy's hard drive pre-marked as evidence

Jul 31, 2014 - 2:42 PM

State witness Benhur Luy s hard drive is presented as evidence in court by the prosecution amid claims of inadmissibility by the defense

Court asked to transfer Revilla, Estrada, Napoles to BJMP facility

Jul 14, 2014 - 2:12 PM

Their continued detention at the PNP Custodial Center smacks of special treatment according to prosecutors

READY. The PNP Custodial Center can accommodate up to 130 detainees at a time. File photo by Rappler

Custodial center not for accused in 'pork' scam?

Jul 08, 2014 - 7:51 PM

Jail warden Elena Rocamora hints to the court that the accused in the pork barrel scam should be detained in jails instead of the PNP custodial center

CUSTODIAL CENTER. The PNP custodial center is where the 3 senators accused of plunder are presently detained.

Pork scam count: 2 detained, 20 posted bail

Jun 20, 2014 - 7:26 PM

Among those who have posted bail are the children of Janet Napoles former TRC head Dennis Cunanan and Budget Undersecretary Mario Relampagos

IN CUSTODY. Sen Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr is brought to the detention center at Camp Crame. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Budget exec faces graft charges for PDAF releases

Jun 10, 2014 - 8:12 PM

Undersecretary Mario Relampagos is found to have signed 42 documents ordering the release to fake organizations of over P1 billion in the pork barrel of senators Revilla Enrile Estrada

Napoles’ ‘tell-all’ favors Enrile, Estrada and Revilla

May 31, 2014 - 6:00 PM

The crux of the defense strategy is to prove that none of the witnesses could claim personal knowledge about acceptance of the alleged kickbacks from the scam

TROJAN PIG? Are the Napoles affidavits of any value to the prosecution?

Senate: Plunder for 3 pork senators

Apr 01, 2014 - 2:08 PM

Guingona on the results of the Senate probe: Senators Juan Ponce Enrile Ramon Revilla Jr and Jinggoy Estrada planned conspired and benefitted from public money

Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Did Senator Bong Revilla lie?

Jan 29, 2014 - 5:21 PM

An April 2007 letter to the DA bearing a bar code and signature of Revilla names Richard Cambe as the senator s OIC chief of staff

Bong Revilla's biggest battle

Jan 20, 2014 - 9:30 AM

Will Bong Revilla survive what is perhaps the biggest political scandal to hit him?

Revilla Senate staff: I'm ready to open bank accounts

Dec 14, 2013 - 11:07 AM

Richard Cambe among the senior staff of Sen Bong Revilla allegedly got at least 1 of the kickbacks from the use of the senator s pork barrel funds

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Oct 29, 2013 - 6:29 PM

6 designers showcase a wide selection of summer trends

MASTER AND MUSE. Eric delos Santos with Marina Benipayo. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera

Was Revilla's Senate staff truthful in SALN?

Oct 05, 2013 - 8:01 PM

Lawyer Richard Cambe has been in heavy debt for the past 4 years according to his SALN

Cayetano wants Gigi Reyes, staff in Senate PDAF probe

Oct 01, 2013 - 7:04 PM

Information from 5 staff members of senators will help the blue ribbon committee see the truth in the pork barrel scam says Sen Alan Peter Cayetano

ALSO CHARGED. Enrile's deputy chief of staff Jose Antonio Evangelista (L) was named by witnesses as signing endorsement letters on the senator's behalf. Enrile's former chief of staff Gigi Reyes (center) was among those charged before the Ombudsman on Monday. Photo from Senate library

Senators’ staff in PDAF case resigned, on leave

Sep 17, 2013 - 5:49 PM

They are among 38 individuals facing charges of either plunder malversation of funds bribery and graft and corruption before the Ombudsman

ALSO CHARGED. Enrile's deputy chief of staff Jose Antonio Evangelista (L) was named by witnesses as signing endorsement letters on the senator's behalf. Enrile's former chief of staff Gigi Reyes (center) was among those charged before the Ombudsman on Monday. Photo from Senate library