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#CJSearch: How chief justice applicants voted on P7-B Delfin Lee scam

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:31 PM

Bersamin and Bernabe voted to grant bail to the Globe Asiatique owner; Carpio and Reyes dissented; Peralta inhibited

DELFIN LEE CASE. The chief justice applicants were split in deciding the 7-5-2 ruling that downgraded the estafa charges against property developer Delfin Lee.

Supreme Court downgrades charges vs Delfin Lee, allows bail

Jul 31, 2018 - 2:12 PM

The charges against Globe Asiatique owner Delfin Lee are downgraded from syndicated estafa to simple estafa, which is a bailable offense

After the arraignment and back to jail.

IN PHOTOS: Divine Lee, Blake Go's first photos with baby Baz

May 09, 2018 - 12:15 PM

See the new family's cute photos at the hospital!

Pag-IBIG gets COA nod on law firm to handle Globe Asiatique cases

Jul 17, 2017 - 12:37 PM

With over a billion pesos involved in these cases COA says full commitment is extremely necessary to ensure proper representation in courts

LAW FIRM. Delfin Lee and his property firm are accused of double sale to various buyers of subdivision housing units that were also mortgaged or used as collateral for housing loans from Pag-IBIG Fund. File image

SC dismisses judge who issued orders favoring Delfin Lee

Jul 26, 2016 - 6:05 PM

The Supreme Court finds Pasig City trial court judge Rolando Mislang guilty of gross ignorance of the law

Delfin Lee asks SC to probe legality of jail transfer

Nov 03, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The detained property developer says allegations that he was enjoying special treatment at the Pampanga provincial jail were mere conjectures and hearsay

DETAINED. Property developer Delfin Lee faces charges of syndicated estafa. Photo courtesy of PNP-PIO

Trillanes lawyering for Delfin Lee vs Binay?

Apr 13, 2015 - 7:12 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV questions the charges filed against detained businessman Delfin Lee as he backs the property developer s extortion allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay

Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV tells reporters during the Kapihan sa Senado Thursday, February 05, that President Benigno Aquino III should be absolved from any liability over the death of the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) members now that Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir, alias “Marwan,” has been confirmed dead.  Photo by Cesar Tomambo/PRIB

Delfin Lee to SC: Probe revocation of my Senate appearance

Apr 12, 2015 - 3:50 PM

The real estate developer wants to Supreme Court to look into how a Pampanga Regional Trial Court judge is handling his case

Delfin Lee. Photo courtesy of PNP-PIO

Pag-IBIG: Is it helping Filipinos help themselves?

Dec 20, 2014 - 12:23 PM

How is Pag IBIG fulfilling its mandate to assist Filipinos in building homes and giving loan assistance? Watch and participate in the discussion

DoubleDragon acquires foreclosed Globe Asiatique project

Sep 01, 2014 - 5:11 PM

The property firm partly owned by Jollibee s founder signs a deal with RCBC for The Skysuites Tower previously owned by Globe Asiatique

Aquino: 'Developments' in hunt for Reyes brothers, Ecleo

Aug 28, 2014 - 9:39 AM

President Benigno Aquino III gives assurances success will continue in the arrest of high profile fugitives

‘Instant millionaires’: PNP awards P5.2M to informants

Aug 18, 2014 - 3:17 PM

Two informants have given information leading to the arrest of Globe Asiatique owner Delfin Lee and alleged NPA leader Grayson Magranga Naogsan

INFORMATION PAYS. PNP chief Director General Alan La Madrid Purisima handed a total of Php 5,200,000 cash to two informants who provided information that led to the arrest of controversial businessman Delfin Sy Lee and notorious NPA leader Grayson Magranga Naogsan. Photo courtesy of the PNP PIO

CIDG chief sues Delfin Lee lawyers for ‘deception’

Jun 05, 2014 - 1:09 PM

CIDG chief Director Benjamin Magalong is suing the two for deceiving the PNP into certifying that Delfin Lee s warrant had been recalled

'DECEPTION.' CIDG chief Director Benjamin Magalong says Delfin Lee's lawyers deceived police into certifying that Lee's warrant had been revoked. Photo by Rappler

General Purisima, what's going on in PNP?

May 04, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Sources privy to what s happening in Camp Crame say Purisima may be up to here with the demolition jobs against him

LEAVING? PNP Chief Director General Alan Purisima is hounded by people who want him out. Photo from the Malacañang photo bureau

Rappler Newscast | April 8, 2014

Apr 08, 2014 - 9:34 PM

The SC upholds the RH law but strikes down some provisions Noli de Castro says he didn’t give Lee special treatment Pistorius testifies

De Castro: No VIP treatment for GA; Senators disagree

Apr 08, 2014 - 2:35 PM

The former vice president insists that Pag IBIG did not give special treatment to Delfin Lee s Globe Asiatique which is accused of siphoning off P7B in loans through ghost borrowers

VIP? Senators question former vice president and Pag-IBIG head Noli de Castro about the alleged special treatment the housing fund gave embattled property firm Globe Asiatique.

Noli de Castro to attend Senate housing scam probe

Apr 07, 2014 - 7:06 PM

The broadcaster turned politician turned broadcaster again sends word he will attend the Senate hearing

AIRING SIDE. Senator JV Ejercito says former Vice President Noli de Castro will attend the hearing to air his side on the housing scam. File photo courtesy:

Aquino slams Delfin Lee captor for 'disservice' to PNP

Apr 01, 2014 - 11:57 AM

Speaking before policemen the President takes potshots at the police officer who arrested businessman Delfin Lee

MOVED. Barely a week after the arrest of wanted businessman Delfin Lee, Senior Supt Conrad Capa is "relieved" and reassigned to the Cebu Regional Office. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

PNP denies 'insubordination' probe vs Capa

Mar 21, 2014 - 5:12 PM

Relieved Task Force Tugis head Conrad Capa says he is okay with PNP contemplating sanctions against him since any case would not prosper

MAKING AMENDS? Relieved Task Force Tugis head Senior Superintendent Conrad Capa says he's willing to make amends with Chief PNP Director General Alan Purisima after the former blasted him for "misleading" the public. Photos of Capa, Purisima by Rappler

Pag-IBIG sets safeguards vs another Globe Asiatique scam

Mar 20, 2014 - 4:46 PM

The housing loan institution scraps its window 1 scheme and appoints an internal ombudsman to check all transactions

SC: Pursue raps vs Delfin Lee co-accused

Mar 20, 2014 - 12:11 AM

The TRO issued by the Supreme Court negates for now the appelate court s junking of charges against former Pag IBIG foreclosure manager Alex Alvarez

Aquino: Brace for arrest of high-profile fugitive

Mar 19, 2014 - 3:25 PM

President Benigno Aquino III defends the Philippine National Police which is facing criticism for the irregularities of Delfin Lee s arrest

Umali says he met Delfin Lee 'once,' denies relationship

Mar 18, 2014 - 4:32 PM

The Oriental Mindoro governor says he only met the businessman charged for a housing scam when his project broke ground in his province

PNP lied to Palace, says sacked Delfin Lee captor

Mar 18, 2014 - 8:12 AM

The belligerent Senior Supt Conrad Capa continues to speak against his boss despite instructions to stop talking to the media

'WORRISOME' LIES. Sacked Task Force Tugis head Senior Superintendent Conrad Capa says he will continue to "expose" the "disfunctions" in the PNP, even if it comes at a price. File photo by Rappler

Delfin Lee to SC: Resolve my case immediately

Mar 17, 2014 - 1:51 PM

In a motion before the Supreme Court Lee appeals for his immediate release

PNP planned to release Delfin Lee, says housing exec

Mar 16, 2014 - 1:01 PM

A housing official says police officials had contemplated releasing Delfin Lee after his arrest

RELEASE? A housing official revealed the police were already considering the release of businessman Delfin Lee due to the validity of his arrest warrant. Photo courtesy of PNP-PIO

IN PHOTOS: Delfin Lee faces Pampanga court

Mar 15, 2014 - 10:04 PM

During his first arraignment since he was arrested the owner of Globe Asiatique refuses to enter a plea The court enters a not guilty plea on his behalf

Delfin Lee's arresting officer: Purisima misleading public

Mar 14, 2014 - 5:57 PM

SSupt Conrad Capa says he s taking the controversy heartbreak and disappointment in stride Besides he adds You do not say no to the boss

SEVERED TIES? Former Task Force Tugis head SSupt Conrad Capa says his boss, Chief PNP Director General Alan Purisima is "inaccurate, misleading" when he says Capa's move to Cebu is for a "promotion." Photos of Capa, Purisima by Rappler

PNP explains delisting, says Umali call not unusual

Mar 13, 2014 - 9:21 PM

Delisting explains PNP chief Alan Purisima only means the bounty on a suspect s head is removed but he remains on the wanted list

NOT THE ISSUE? Chief PNP Director General Alan Purisima insists the issue should not be the "delisting" but the validity of the arrest warrant against Delfin Lee. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

CA junks Delfin Lee's petition to be released

Mar 13, 2014 - 4:12 PM

Lee s appeal for release is academic as the Supreme Court is set to decide on whether to annul the Court of Appeals ruling quashing the arrest warrant

Officer who led Delfin Lee arrest 'relieved'

Mar 13, 2014 - 3:48 PM

But PNP chief says it s a promotion to be moving him to Cebu

MOVED. Barely a week after the arrest of wanted businessman Delfin Lee, Senior Supt Conrad Capa is "relieved" and reassigned to the Cebu Regional Office. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

PNP chief defends Delfin Lee 'delisting'

Mar 13, 2014 - 1:54 PM

Did CIDG do something wrong in delisting Delfin Lee? PNP chief Alan Purisima says Wala I don t think so

Rappler Newscast | March 12, 2014

Mar 12, 2014 - 9:41 PM

Senator Estrada hits pork barrel scam witnesses The SC upholds the validity of Lee’s arrest Relatives lose patience as Malaysian Airlines fails to find its missing plane

SC: Delfin Lee stays in jail for now

Mar 12, 2014 - 2:43 PM

The Supreme Court issues a temporary restraining order against a court decision lifting the arrest warrant against businessman Delfin Lee

Mar Roxas: Investigate who 'delisted' Delfin Lee

Mar 11, 2014 - 4:07 PM

UPDATED Roxas says in the first place it s not the DILG Secretary s role to delist people from the PNP s most wanted list

NO ROLE. DILG Secretary Mar Roxas says he never received a request to delist Delfin Lee from the PNP's most wanted list. In any case, it's not his role to delist people, he said in a statement. File photo of Mar Roxas and PNP Chief Director General Alan Purisima (R) by Rappler

Explain Delfin Lee's detention, court orders PNP, NBI

Mar 11, 2014 - 9:25 AM

The Court of Appeals grants the habeas corpus petition of Delfin Lee

GA homeowners: Lee must suffer like we do

Mar 10, 2014 - 11:22 PM

Homeowners of Lee s Xevera housing project in Mabalacat Pampanga say he should suffer for stealing their hard earned money

Rappler Newscast | March 10, 2014

Mar 10, 2014 - 9:38 PM

Case of the missing Malaysian plane remains a mystery Senate passes FOI bill Victims of a P7 B housing scam will pursue their case against the developer

More cases for Delfin Lee? SC allows DOJ preliminary probe

Mar 10, 2014 - 5:54 PM

The SC temporarily stops the justice department from conducting its preliminary investigation on 3 other criminal complaints against businessman Delfin Lee

PNP, Delfin Lee and 2 conflicting letters

Mar 10, 2014 - 4:21 PM

Despite a certification from their own unit the PNP insists Delfin Lee was never delisted from their list of wanted persons

MIX-UP. The PNP insists Delfin Lee was never "delisted" from their wanted list, despite a certification from the PNP CIDG. Photo courtesy of PNP-PIO

Binay: Umali not only one ‘influencing’ Lee case

Mar 10, 2014 - 1:58 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay also says the Philippine National Police should explain a document stating it was in the process of delisting Delfin Lee from the list of wanted persons

POWERFUL BACKERS. Jailed businessman Delfin Lee has powerful backers, says Vice President Jejomar Binay. Photo courtesy of PNP-PIO

Delfin Lee seeks release from 'illegal detention'

Mar 10, 2014 - 10:45 AM

Businessman Delfin Lee asks the Court of Appeals to order his release from unlawful detention

WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS. Businessman Delfin Lee has filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus. Photo courtesy of PNP-PIO

Rappler Newscast | March 7, 2014

Mar 07, 2014 - 9:23 PM

VP Binay says Manny Pacquiao to run in his senatorial slate Real estate businessman Delfin Lee is arrested The US slaps a visa ban on Russia

Binay: Powerful people trying to save Lee

Mar 07, 2014 - 5:04 PM

Backers of Delfin Lee Globe Asiatique owner tried to stop his arrest Thursday night and are bent on influencing the Supreme Court to dismiss the P6 6 B estafa case the VP says

Globe Asiatique's Delfin Lee arrested

Mar 06, 2014 - 9:17 PM

The fugitive businessman tagged in the P6 B Globe Asiatique housing scam is now being held in Camp Crame

SC issues TRO on Globe Asiatique damage suit

Dec 13, 2013 - 10:46 AM

The high court resolution prohibits lower courts from implementing earlier decisions that favored Globe Asiatique

CA junks Delfin Lee's case vs Pag-IBIG

Nov 29, 2013 - 3:43 PM

The apellate court says the complaint failed to name the correct defendants in the case

DISMISSED. CA dismisses Globe Asiatique's case against PAG-IBI. Screenshot from the Pag-IBIG fund website.

CA favors Delfin Lee in case vs Pag-IBIG

Oct 13, 2013 - 5:58 PM

CA dismisses Pag IBIG s appeal based on technicality

DENIED. CA dismisses Pag-IBIG Fund's appeal vs Globe Asiatique's Delfin Lee. Screenshot from the Pag-IBIG fund website.

SC blocks dismissal of charges vs Delfin Lee

Apr 22, 2013 - 10:03 PM

The trial against Lee other GA officials can now proceed

SYNDICATED ESTAFA STAYS. Delfin Lee and others still face charges of syndicated estafa for allegedly duping the Home Develoment Mutual Fund or PAG-IBIG.

CA blocks ruling that favored Delfin Lee

Apr 03, 2013 - 4:23 PM

A Makati court ruling would cause irreparable injury to the public says the Court of Appeals

IRREPARABLE INJURY. The Court of Appeals said allowing a lower court to implement ruling against Pag-ibig fund will cause the public irreparable injury.