Levito Baligod - updates

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Stephen David using Palace connections for Napoles?

Mar 20, 2018 - 4:36 PM

'[Medialdea] was asked by Atty David if he could overrule me, he said he could not, because he is of the same opinion as mine,' Aguirre says, referring to his opinion about the need for the Sandiganbayan's nod to transfer Napoles to a safehouse

INSIDE MALACAÑANG. Janet Napoles' lawyer Stephen David goes in and out of Malacañang and is able to challenge a justice secretary's position to the Executive Secretary, effectively the second president. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

No need for Janet Napoles: Cases vs LP lawmakers pending at Ombudsman

Mar 19, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Lawyer Levito Baligod had previously filed pork scam cases against 17 Liberal Party (LP) legislators and 8 non-LP legislators

CASES VS LP. Lawyer Levito Baligod is pursuing other pork barrel scam cases against members of opposition Liberal Party (LP) pending now at the Office of the Ombudsman.

Baybay City mayor cries foul over fake dismissal

May 09, 2016 - 12:48 AM

The Office of the Ombudsman denies releasing a resolution disqualifying Carmen Loreto Cari and her son Michael Cari from running for mayor and vice mayor respectively

Photo of Baybay City Mayor Carmen Loreto-Cari from her Facebook page

Retired prof runs against 2 'goliaths' for Baybay City mayoral seat

May 03, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Dr Tomas Fernandez Jr a veterinarian from Visayas State University enters the political fray in Baybay City against incumbent city mayor Carmen Loreto Cari and businesswoman Marilou Galenzoga Baligod

DOC TOM. The retired professor talks with people at Baybay City’s plaza before his caravan on May 2. Photo by Prince Darius Lina/Rappler.

The Leader I Want: Levi Baligod’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 07, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Levi Baligod s stand on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

ANTI-CORRUPTION CAMPAIGN. Pork scam lawyer Levito Baligod throws his hat into the senatorial race on October 16, 2015. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

#TheLeaderIWant: Rappler senatorial debates kick off on April 8

Apr 06, 2016 - 5:41 PM

UPDATED 3 Fridays 3 schools 18 candidates to be scrutinized Rappler kicks off its series of senatorial debates on Friday April 8 at the AMA University in Quezon City

Controversial bets, Duterte waiting game cap off COC filing week

Oct 16, 2015 - 10:30 PM

The Senate race gets more crowded and interesting with lots of familiar faces new names and returning bets locking in their candidacies

SENATORIAL BETS. Controversial bets  Getulio Napeñas – the dismissed chief of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force  – and former military general Jovito Palparan will run for senator in the 2016 elections. Rappler photos

PDAF lawyer Baligod pursues Senate bid

Oct 16, 2015 - 9:36 AM

UPDATED Lawyer Levito Baligod says he will pursue anti corruption measures if elected He is in talks with former senator Panfilo Lacson and Walden Bello both senatorial aspirants to form a group of independents

ANTI-CORRUPTION CAMPAIGN. Pork scam lawyer Levito Baligod throws his hat into the senatorial race on October 16, 2015. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

PDAF lawyer Baligod thinking of Senate run?

Oct 05, 2015 - 5:00 PM

I did my best as an ordinary citizen but I realized that there is a limit to what you can do if you are not inside government

Enrile, Revilla, 18 others tagged in new PDAF case

Sep 02, 2015 - 11:56 AM

UPDATED We have 4 witnesses for this non Napoles related pork barrel scam Initially we are tagging 20 legislators Baligod says

PODCAST: Gov't slow to act on Napoles scam – Baligod

Aug 30, 2015 - 6:40 PM

In this podcast interview Baligod talks about his future actions on the PDAF misuse and how other people also took advantage of it

Ombudsman to file cases vs ERC chief, Biazon, other ex-congressmen

Jul 01, 2015 - 1:47 PM

The Ombudsman finds probable cause to file cases against another batch of personalities allegedly involved in the pork barrel scam

Who's who in the 2016 senatorial surveys

May 06, 2015 - 1:22 PM

Incumbent returning senators top the surveys on the 2016 senatorial elections

If DOJ won't, I'll file 3rd batch of PDAF charges – Baligod

May 05, 2015 - 9:11 PM

The former lawyer of whistleblower Benhur Luy says the justice department is running from its fight against corruption

Ex-pork barrel scam lawyer targets non-Napoles NGOs

Apr 04, 2015 - 11:15 AM

Lawyer Levito Baligod says he is preparing new charges against the non Napoles NGOs that also dipped their dirty fingers in the pork barrel allocation of lawmakers

Justices told: Explain refusal to try Jinggoy's plunder case

Dec 17, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Has there been undue pressure exerted on the justices to back out from the case?

APPEARANCE. Senator Jinggoy Estrada appears  before the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division. Sandiganbayan pool photo

Ombudsman drops malversation raps in 'pork' cases

Jul 19, 2014 - 9:00 PM

An Ombudsman official defends the move saying malversation may be difficult to prove in court as it will require actually showing that the public official received the funds and disbursed them

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

Ombudsman 'blunder' may cost the plunder charges?

Jun 28, 2014 - 9:00 AM

A former prosecutor involved in the Estrada plunder case says the Ombudsman should insist on the amended complaint and bring its argument to the SC before it s too late

Napoles had over $100M stashed in banks in 2009

Jun 19, 2014 - 11:24 AM

[Exclusive] All in all at a given time Janet Napoles had about 129 million P5 68 billion in deposits the digital file of whistleblower Benhur Luy shows


Napoles used dummies in military bank accounts

Jun 12, 2014 - 5:00 PM

At least 16 dummy accounts are set up by Napoles with the AMWSLAI – a savings and loan cooperative for members of the Air Force – with millions of pesos in deposits

Janet Napoles, Dennis Cunanan biggest losers in pork barrel case

Jun 07, 2014 - 9:23 PM

It was a risky gambit they played, but they are now left holding an empty bag, lawyers Baligod and Benipayo say

PDAF lawyer Baligod weds Leyte politician, Binay is godfather

May 28, 2014 - 10:35 PM

UPDATED The ceremony is not meant primarily for VIPs – except for one landing by helicopter – Vice President Jejomar Binay whom they invite as principal sponsor

WED AT LAST. PDAF lawyer Levito Baligod weds Leyte politician Marilou Veloso-Galenzoga in Silang, Cavite on Wednesday, May 28. Among the godfathers is Vice President Jejomar Binay.

Another pork scam whistleblower relieves Baligod

May 24, 2014 - 12:39 AM

State witness Merlina Suñas thanks lawyer Levito Baligod for his friendship and his year long service

[Exclusive] Ex-Nabcor execs copied Napoles pork barrel scam

May 17, 2014 - 2:05 PM

The affidavits of Mendoza and Castelo indicate Javellana and other Nabcor officials were not just passive actors in the plunder of the entire P300-million GMA Fund, but may have also learned a trick or two from Napoles herself

Rappler Newscast | May 16, 2014

May 16, 2014 - 7:57 PM

Escudero slams De Lima for submitting Napoles list PH ready to implement anti drunk driving law Sudanese woman faces death for converting to Christianity

Miriam wants Baligod’s head over ‘Luy list’

May 16, 2014 - 3:26 PM

Santiago blames Baligod for the release of the so called Luy list but Baligod denies seeing Santiago s name in Luy s database

DISBAR BALIGOD? Senator Santiago says she is studying filing a disbarment case against Baligod for allegedly drawing up the "Luy list." File photo from Santiago's Facebook page

Escudero: De Lima acting as Napoles’ lawyer

May 16, 2014 - 12:51 PM

Instead of the lawyer of Napoles submitting the list to the Senate now it seems Secretary De Lima is validating everything on the list Escudero says

NAPOLES' LAWYER? Senator Francis Escudero says De Lima should have just let Napoles' lawyer submit the Napoles list and affidavit to the Senate instead. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

'Napolist' frenzy reignites Luy-Baligod tussle

May 15, 2014 - 4:07 PM

Benhur Luy s lawyer says his client did not consent to the release of the hard disk drive containing documents backing his testimony

How credible is Janet Napoles?

May 14, 2014 - 7:28 PM

Do not underestimate her warns a former friend of Janet Napoles

NAPOLES LIST. Janet Napoles must not be under-estimated, says a former friend. Photo from PNP-PIO

Baligod: Lists show Napoles to plead insanity

May 14, 2014 - 5:30 PM

The former lawyer of Benhur Luy says he can see no other motive for the distribution of different lists to different people by the Napoles camp

ADDITION, SUBSTRACTION. Based on Luy's list, Baligod says Napoles appears to have included senators who cancelled transactions and excluded others she dealt with. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Journalists in pork barrel scam may be liable for malversation

Mar 20, 2014 - 4:21 PM

Because public funds are involved, journalists who receive payments from the pork barrel of lawmakers may be charged, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says

Pork barrel lawyers, whistleblowers wary of Cunanan

Mar 09, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Whistleblowers are worried Cunanan is actually more a liability than an asset in the ongoing pork barrel case

Benhur on Baligod: We did not fight

Mar 06, 2014 - 10:55 AM

Luy insists he has no falling out with his former lawyer who is also a counsel for Cunanan The two witnesses have conflicting claims on the PDAF scam

NO FALLING OUT. Pork barrel scam whistleblower Benhur Luy tells the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee why he replaced lawyer Levito Baligod. Rappler photo

Why Luy dropped Baligod as counsel

Mar 04, 2014 - 8:18 PM

The principal whistle blower has had differences with his lawyer over testimonies on two personalities: Sandiganbayan Justice Gregory Ong and TRC chief Dennis Cunanan

PDAF scam lawyer engaged to Leyte politician

Mar 01, 2014 - 9:18 PM

Lawyer Levi Baligod is marrying former Baybay Leyte mayoral candidate Marilou Malot Galenzoga in the summer over a year after he lost his first wife to cancer

ENGAGED. Lawyer Levi Baligod and defeated Baybay City mayoral bet Marilou 'Malot' Galenzoga are set to tie the knot. Photo from Galenzoga's Facebook page

Ruby Tuason drags dead brother into Malampaya scam

Feb 11, 2014 - 9:57 PM

Tuason’s affidavit also gives a peek into how she regarded Napoles – a name dropper who cut off conduits once she personally got to reach principals

Jinggoy: Luy, Tuason cooking figures

Feb 11, 2014 - 7:45 PM

I think she will crumble in cross examination Estrada says of witness Ruby Tuason

How Jinggoy got away in his first plunder charge

Feb 11, 2014 - 6:15 AM

Lessons from the first plunder charge that involved Jinggoy and his father show it takes more than anecdotal evidence to prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt

The secrets of Ruby Tuason

Feb 07, 2014 - 8:45 AM

UPDATED The former social secretary could be the crucial key that directly links senators Jinggoy Estrada Juan Ponce Enrile and his former chief of staff Gigi Reyes to the pork barrel scam

Loi Estrada also channeled pork barrel to Napoles

Jan 31, 2014 - 6:16 PM

Letters sent to the agriculture department appear to tie up some loose ends regarding connections between the Estrada family and Janet Napoles

'Madame Jenny' Napoles, woman in the eye of a storm

Sep 04, 2013 - 3:24 PM

A liar is a sibling of a thief Janet Napoles would often tell her employees

2 more whistleblowers surface against Napoles

Aug 09, 2013 - 3:03 PM

Two more employees of Janet Lim Napoles have come forward and are willing to speak about what they know regarding JLN Corp says a lawyer

MORE WHISTLEBLOWERS. Two former employees of Janet Lim-Napoles are willing to speak more about what they know on the alleged pork barrel scam. Screenshot from Vimeo