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FACT CHECK: Did Calida flip-flop on Napoles illegal detention case?

Feb 28, 2017 - 2:46 PM

His name appears on the earlier brief but Solicitor General Jose Calida says he had no knowledge of it because of an internal rule in the OSG

'PORK BARREL SCAM QUEEN.' Authorities take a mug shot of Janet Lim Napoles, who is accused of masterminding the pork barrel scam, the biggest corruption scandal in Philippine history. Rappler file photo

Jinggoy camp: Luy digital files tampered with

Sep 04, 2015 - 7:06 PM

The Luy disk drive has become unreliable and unbelievable and its contents inaccurate [upon] which the prosecution largely based their allegations against Senator Estrada the defense says

CA upholds labor body: Napoles' dismissal of employees illegal

Aug 31, 2015 - 8:40 PM

Bare denial by the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind and JLN Corporation owner is not enough to reverse the National Labor Relations Commission s decision

NAPOLES AS BOSS. Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles, shown here with husband Jaime Napoles, allegedly dismissed her employees illegally. File photo obtained by Rappler

Jinggoy fails to secure TRO vs Luy's ledger in PDAF case

Feb 17, 2015 - 5:20 PM

SC spokesperson Theodore Te says the Court also ordered the anti graft court Sandiganbayan to comment on Estrada s petition within 10 days from notice

Sandiganbayan junks Revilla's bail petition

Dec 02, 2014 - 9:27 AM

UPDATED In a resolution released Tuesday December 2 the Sandiganbayan s First Division says the senator s bail plea lacks merit

Estrada to court: Luy 'most guilty,' immunity unjustified

Nov 03, 2014 - 5:17 PM

The anti graft court admits as evidence Benhur Luy s digital list of lawmakers alleged commissions from the pork barrel scam which Senator Jinggoy Estrada has previously opposed

'Full recovery of Revilla's ill-gotten assets unlikely'

Oct 30, 2014 - 6:17 PM

Revilla s lawyer says the senator had to close his bank accounts as an act of self preservation and to put the money in a better place

Court denies All Saints' Day furlough for Estrada

Oct 30, 2014 - 2:03 PM

The Sandiganbayan says allowing Jinggoy Estrada s to leave his detention place will entail additional and considerable government expenses to safeguard his security and set a bad precedent

Court seeks Revilla's comment on seizure of assets

Oct 29, 2014 - 8:02 PM

Justices of the anti graft court s 1st division say the request of government lawyers not to seek anymore Senator Ramon Revilla Jr s comment is unnecessary

Court: Bare Luy's bank, property, travel records

Oct 29, 2014 - 4:17 PM

Luy s camp will appeal the ruling

CROSS-EXAMINATION. State witness Benhur Luy being questioned by the lawyer of Richard Cambe, aide of Senator Bong Revilla, before the Sandiganbayan First Division. File photo by Sandiganbayan pool

Estrada's hacking claims vs Luy 'absurd' – gov't lawyers

Oct 27, 2014 - 10:20 PM

Prosecutors oppose Senator Jinggoy Estrada s motion to suppress as evidence the digital files that state witness Benhur Luy copied from alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles

6 more ex-congressmen face PDAF scam complaints

Oct 24, 2014 - 10:28 AM

The former lawmakers are from Luzon to Mindanao indicating the scale of corruption allegedly masterminded by Janet Lim Napoles who faces another pork scam complaint with ex DA chief Arthur Yap

Luy a 'criminal' for exposing PDAF files - Estrada

Oct 20, 2014 - 6:41 PM

Justice Undersecretary Jose JJ Justiniano however insists that Benhur Luy is immune from criminal prosecution

Former party-list rep indicted for plunder

Oct 17, 2014 - 10:44 PM

APEC party list Rep Edgar Valdez is the first party list representative to be indicted over the pork barrel scam

Penalties await banks in cahoots with Napoles

Oct 16, 2014 - 10:26 PM

Janet Napoles confirmation was sought by banks each time withdrawals were made from the accounts of PDAF receiving NGOs baring a link between her and the dummy foundations

Rappler Newscast | October 16, 2014

Oct 16, 2014 - 7:58 PM

Revilla: Millions are from showbiz earnings Laude died from drowning autopsy report PH not sending health workers to Ebola zone

Millions in cash deposits? Showbiz earnings, says Revilla

Oct 16, 2014 - 2:27 PM

A justice official however contends that talent fees are usually paid through checks Millions in cash deposits were made to Revilla s accounts

Tagged as fabricator, Luy breaks down in court

Oct 13, 2014 - 3:41 PM

Senator Jinggoy Estrada s lawyer denies badgering the state witness while Justice Undersecretary Jose Justiniano says Luy s admission of forgery all the more supports his credibility

BIR 'constrained' in using bank info to go after Revilla

Oct 13, 2014 - 8:26 AM

Approved amendments into the country s anti money laundering law include the AMLC s non intervention in BIR operations

Court defers arraignment of Napoles kids for graft

Oct 10, 2014 - 3:22 PM

James Christopher and Jo Christine Napoles reiterate their position that the state witnesses implicating them in the pork barrel scam are bereft of credibilty

P87M in Revilla deposits, Luy's ledger match – AMLC

Oct 09, 2014 - 8:48 PM

A lawyer from the Anti Money Laundering Council testifies before the anti graft court that the unit noted suspicious transactions and red flags in the cash outflow and inflow of the senator and members of his family

Enrile questions suspension, challenges decade-old SC ruling

Oct 07, 2014 - 6:56 PM

Senator Juan Ponce Enrile believes his legislative input even as a detainee is very much welcome in Senate given his seniority

Luy: Jinggoy complained about missing kickbacks

Oct 07, 2014 - 4:42 PM

Hearing about Benhur Luy s allegation for the first time in open court that he complained about missing P10 000 Senator Jinggoy Estrada curses audibly in court

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

More lawmakers to be charged over PDAF scam

Oct 03, 2014 - 6:09 PM

This is the second batch of cases the Ombudsman is set to file before the anti graft court in relation to Janet Napoles multi million peso PDAF diversion scheme

PDAF accused offered immunity for Malampaya testimony?

Oct 02, 2014 - 9:48 PM

The allegation is made in open court by Janet Napoles counsel but the Ombudsman investigator who testifies says it s not within his powers to promise immunity to witnesses

No trace Napoles owned dummy NGOs? Witness shows IDs

Sep 27, 2014 - 7:15 AM

Lawyer and prosecution witness Ryan Medrano is questioned on what evidence the Ombudsman possesses other than whistleblowers testimonies to prove Janet Napoles owned the NGOs that siphoned off lawmakers PDAF

Rappler Newscast | September 26, 2014

Sep 26, 2014 - 8:52 PM

Court grants Enrile s request for hospital detention Napoles downplays ties with sacked anti graft justice Outraged Indonesians mobilize to protect democracy

Napoles downplays ties with sacked anti-graft justice

Sep 26, 2014 - 4:47 PM

Janet Lim Napoles says the timeline of events belies the claim of whistle blowers that dismissed Justice Gregory Ong was her contact at the Sandiganbayan

Court grants Enrile's request for hospital detention

Sep 26, 2014 - 12:46 PM

The hospital s director is given continuing authority to allow the 90 year old senator access to another medical facility outside Camp Crame

Court grants Revilla access to Luy's hard drive, but...

Sep 24, 2014 - 9:25 PM

For now the senator and his co accused are allowed to copy only items that are relevant to their case to prevent unnecessary leakage and indiscriminate reproduction of the drive s content

Court orders Bong Revilla's suspension

Sep 24, 2014 - 5:35 PM

The anti graft court Sandiganbayan s First Division junks the senator s motion for reconsideration on its earlier suspension order for lack of merit

BONG REVILLA. FIle photo shows Senator Ramon 'Bong Revilla Jr on the day he submitted himself to authorities on June 20, 2014. Photo by Albert Victoria/Rappler

Bong Revilla to spend birthday with family in court

Sep 24, 2014 - 4:44 PM

The anti graft court Sandiganbayan grants the senator s request to be presented at his bail hearing on September 25 his 48th birthday

BIRTHDAY BOY. Senator Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr spends his 48th birthday in court. File photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

SC rejects creation of special courts for PDAF cases

Sep 23, 2014 - 9:33 PM

The High Court says the Ombudsman has failed to show a compelling need and sufficient basis for the special divisions within the anti graft court

Luy's medical woes 'delaying tactic,' says Estrada camp

Sep 23, 2014 - 5:34 PM

In court prior to the suspension prosecution and defense lawyers quibble on who is causing delays in the bail hearing of Senator Jinggoy Estrada

Revilla father, son transacted with Napoles – witness

Sep 18, 2014 - 8:00 PM

State witness Marina Sula says Richard Cambe received commissions from Napoles on behalf of former Senator Ramon Revilla Sr and his son incumbent Senator Ramon Revilla Jr

Court rejects transfer of Jinggoy Estrada to regular jail

Sep 18, 2014 - 6:41 PM

The anti graft court Sandiganbayan s Fifth Division cites security issues in its decision to keep the senator at the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame

Estrada signed PDAF letter at Napoles' party – Luy

Sep 16, 2014 - 10:08 PM

Estrada defends himself by saying that partying with someone does not necessarily mean he engaged in graft ridden deals with that person

Court: 'Absurd' for DOJ exec not to prosecute PDAF cases

Sep 16, 2014 - 2:38 PM

The Sandiganbayan denies Senator Estrada s move to disqualify as litigator Justice Undersecretary Jose JJ Justiniano who is very familiar with the pork barrel scam probe

Court: Estrada can't hear bills while detained

Sep 15, 2014 - 7:13 PM

In the senator s latest bail hearing state witness Benhur Luy is criticized for his casual demeanour with him seen timidly giggling in the middle of his testimony

Napoles on daughter's case: Sue me instead

Sep 13, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Meanwhile Napoles motion to be excused from attending her weekly bail hearing and other court proceedings is denied

PDAF witness admits to assisting in irregular Navy deals

Sep 11, 2014 - 7:56 PM

State witness Merlina Suñas admits to assisting in irregular deals in the Navy for 21 years before working for Napoles and defense lawyers use this to attack her credibility

Labor arbiter: PDAF witness was not Napoles' employee

Sep 11, 2014 - 3:59 PM

Will it have bearing on her testimony? NLRC decision shows there is no employer employee relationship between state witness Merlina Suñas and alleged scam mastermind Janet Napoles

DOJ approves tax raps vs Jeane Napoles

Sep 11, 2014 - 3:18 PM

The daughter of alleged pork barrel mastermind Janet Lim Napoles faces charges for allegedly evading taxes amounting to P17 million

Luy: Limit defense's access to my PDAF scam files

Sep 03, 2014 - 4:56 PM

The state witness says there are sensitive files in his hard drive a pre marked evidence that might be copied by the lawyers of Senator Ramon Revilla Jr and his aide Richard Cambe

Sandigan upholds 15 graft cases vs DBM exec in pork scam

Sep 03, 2014 - 9:41 AM

Budget Undersecretary Mario Relampagos and his staff are named co accused in the graft cases for allegedly processing with undue haste fund releases from Senator Juan Ponce Enrile s PDAF

PGH doctors called to testify on Enrile's condition

Sep 02, 2014 - 5:42 PM

Meanwhile the senator s former chief of staff Gigi Reyes who s also charged over the pork barrel scam asks to be allowed to undergo brain scan at the Makati Medical Center

Court dismisses 8 graft cases vs DBM exec in PDAF scam

Sep 02, 2014 - 2:05 PM

The prosecution is required to present additional evidence for the other 8 graft cases of Budget Undersecretary Mario Relampagos before the Sandiganbayan s First Division

Don't allow Estrada to conduct Senate hearings, court told

Sep 01, 2014 - 8:34 PM

The prosecution says the Supreme Court has set precedents on this citing the cases of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and former Zamboanga del Norte Representative Romeo Jalosjos

The truths and lies of Janet Lim Napoles

Aug 30, 2014 - 10:36 PM

Bruce Rivera lawyer and spokesman for alleged pork barrel scam mastermind tells Rappler why he still believes in Napoles I’m not saying she’s a saint but more people can be crucified