Makati region Trial Court - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Makati region Trial Court


Trillanes says he has no special request if jailed

Sep 26, 2018 - 10:38 PM

The mutineer-turned-senator says he will surrender to authorities when the time comes: 'We are prepared for the worst. Yayakapin ko 'yang eventuality na 'yan.'

PREPARED. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he is prepared for the worst to come. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOJ approves another libel case vs Trillanes filed by ex-VP Binay

Oct 23, 2017 - 5:54 PM

The case covers media statements by Trillanes that there is a "P100 million racket a year" in Makati City

NEXT LIBEL CASE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is charged for another libel case that stemmed from the complaints of Jejomar and Junjun Binay for media statements made at the height of Senate investigations in 2015 into alleged corruption in Makati City.

CA paves way for hearings on $1.9-B award to Martial Law victims

Jan 17, 2017 - 7:17 PM

The Court of Appeals Special 13th Division junks the Marcoses bid to keep a Makati court from hearing the petition to enforce the 1 9 billion award given by a US court in 1995

MASS ARRESTS. Martial law led to the arrest of Marcos critics. Photo courtesy of Dr Ferdinand Llanes, from the exhibit of UP Likas

Arrest warrant out for Trillanes over Binay libel case

Feb 01, 2016 - 2:06 PM

UPDATED Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is unfazed saying the Binay family cannot stop him

FOCUS ON THE ISSUE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the Binay camp's 'propaganda' can only go so far. Rappler photo

Makati court: Full-blown trial of Binay's suit vs critics 'necessary'

Jan 14, 2016 - 7:58 PM

UPDATED Judge Elpidio Calis of Makati RTC Branch 133 denies the motions of the Vice President s critics to dismiss the P200 million damage suit against them

TWO-WAY RULING? The latest decision of the Makati RTC over Vice President Jejomar Binay's damage suit against his detractors may or may not work in his favor. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Ryan Jaworski’s arraignment moved to Feb 2016

Nov 11, 2015 - 12:48 PM

Jaworski makes his first public appearance before the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 139 since figuring in an alleged buy bust operation turned shootout with police officers

COURT APPEARANCE. Ryan Joseph Jaworski (middle, in blue) with his lawyers Terence Dawang (left) and Richard Nethercott (right) at the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 139 on November 11. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler  Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

AMLC officials: Binay lawsuit 'grasping at straws'

Sep 21, 2015 - 4:51 PM

The Anti Money Laundering Council says Binay was unable to prove that its report and the freeze order on his bank accounts are defamatory and malicious

'NO MALICE.' The Anti-Money Laundering Council says its report on the bank accounts of Vice President Jejomar Binay is not malicious. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

UCPB to 'exhaust all legal remedies' to keep shares in CIIF, SMC

Sep 16, 2015 - 3:26 PM

The United Coconut Planters Bank says it is merely protecting its own shareholders including the majority government shareholder as well as preserving bank assets

RIGHTS. UCPB says it has rights to its minority shares of stock in the CIIF Oil Mills, and indirectly, in an 11% portion of the sequestered San Miguel Corporation shares, "which were ruled to be owned by the government for the benefit of coconut farmers and the development of the coco industry," the bank acknowledges.

Sinaloa drug cartel suspect files motion for bail

Sep 03, 2015 - 3:29 PM

Mexican national Horacio Hernandez Herrera is allegedly the number 3 or 4 man in the drug cartel that operates in the US Australia Europe West Africa the Philippines and other Asian countries

SYNDICATE MEMBER? Horacio Hernandez Herrera denies he is part of the Sinaloa drug cartel. Graphics by Alyssa Arizabal

Century Properties files for HK arbitration over casino deal

Apr 23, 2015 - 4:37 PM

The move is prompted by the Court of Appeals decision to junk a Makati court ruling that stops Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada from terminating the deal

SC orals, Napoles sentence, Rousey visits Pacquiao | The wRap

Apr 14, 2015 - 7:19 PM

The Ombudsman challenges the restraining order on Binay’s suspension Janet Napoles gets a life sentence for illegal detention MMA’s Ronda Rousey visits Manny Pacquiao

Janet Napoles gets life sentence for detaining Benhur Luy

Apr 14, 2015 - 2:51 PM

A Makati court sentences the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind to life in prison for illegally detaining her longtime aide turned whistleblower

GUILTY. Janet Napoles is sentenced to life in prison for illegally detaining Benhur Luy. Photo from PNP-PIO

LOOKING BACK: Binay and the 2007 Manila Pen siege

Nov 29, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Trillanes recalls that back in November 29 2007 the plan was for Binay to march with them toward the Ayala Triangle But after their walkout from a Makati court Binay is out of reach

STANDOFF. Soldiers manuever during an assault against rebel soldeir inside the Manila Peninsula Hotel. EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN

SC junks plea of fugitive Napoles brother

Nov 07, 2014 - 6:36 PM

The Supreme Court dismisses Lim’s allegation that a Makati court acted with inordinate haste in ordering his arrest for illegally detaining pork barrel scam whistle blower Benhuy Luy

MAP: The Napoles trail, a year after her surrender

Aug 28, 2014 - 5:53 PM

Since her surrender Napoles has been to at least 11 places so far Know what these places are

HOT SEAT. Janet Napoles at the Senate on Thursday, November 7. File photo by Rappler

VP Binay wins libel case vs former vice mayor

Jul 17, 2014 - 5:12 PM

Former Makati Vice Mayor Roberto Brillante is found guilty of libel and is ordered to pay over half a million pesos in damages

COURT WIN. Vice President Jejomar Binay wins a libel case he files against a former Makati vice mayor. File photo from the Office of the Vice President

CA: Arrest warrant vs fugitive Napoles brother stays

Jul 07, 2014 - 3:41 PM

Reynald Lim who is facing charges for illegally detaining pork barrel scam witness Benhuy Luy failed in his bid to have his indictment reversed and his arrest warrant recalled

Court stops DOTC's purchase of MRT trains

Feb 04, 2014 - 4:05 PM

The court says the purchase may be in violation of private owner Metro Rail Transit Corporation s build lease transfer contract with government

MRT EXPANSION SOON? A DOTC team has declared a Chinese firm 'fit' to proceed with the expansion of the MRT-3. File photo by AFP

Makati court bars sale of Bloomberry shares

Jan 20, 2014 - 4:14 PM

Bloomberry wins a court order preventing the former manager of its Solaire casino from selling shares in the company

GOODBYE. Solaire casino and resort in Manila fires its management services firm over alleged breach of contract. File photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Catholic school wins Round 1 vs BIR’s Henares

Dec 28, 2013 - 7:08 PM

It is a case that crosses religious lines and covers even non sectarian schools as it could impact on their tax exempt status

Court allows Napoles longer visiting hours

Dec 24, 2013 - 8:17 PM

But visitors may not bring her gifts

APPROVED: Court allows the family of Janet Napoles longer visiting hours. Rappler file photo

Palace: Leviste met all parole requirements

Dec 07, 2013 - 5:37 PM

Coloma says the Palace will respect all legal processes should anyone question the parole in court

'TEMPORARY LIBERTY'. Former Batangas Gov Jose Antonio Leviste's parole met no objections from the family of Rafael de las Alas, who he killed in 2007.

Court junks Napoles bail petition

Nov 21, 2013 - 2:30 PM

UPDATED The judge says evidence against Janet Napoles in an illegal detention case is strong

Kapunan absent as defense grills Luy

Oct 30, 2013 - 11:45 AM

3rd UPDATE Is trouble brewing at the Napoles camp?

Gertrudes Luy: Benhur didn't know why he's being detained

Oct 14, 2013 - 7:57 PM

The mother of PDAF scam whistleblower Benhur Luy testifies in court about her son s 3 month detention by Janet Napoles and Reynald Lim

DESPERATE. Gertrudes Luy testifies on October 14, she wanted Benhur to be freed too bad, she was willing to kneel in front of the Napoleses so they would let her son go. Photo by Rappler

Napoles refuses to enter a plea

Sep 23, 2013 - 10:04 PM

Alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Napoles faces a Makati court but refuses to enter a plea

LIGHTNING FAST. CIDG and police quickly whisk Janet Lim Napoles back to Fort Sto. Domingo in Laguna. Photo by Rappler/Bea Cupin

‘Not guilty’ plea entered for Napoles

Sep 23, 2013 - 5:21 PM

UPDATED No pre trial schedule has been set pending a hearing on Napoles’ motion for bail

LIGHTNING FAST. CIDG and police quickly whisk Janet Lim Napoles back to Fort Sto. Domingo in Laguna. Photo by Rappler/Bea Cupin

Napoles faces Makati court Sept 23

Sep 13, 2013 - 6:32 PM

The Makati RTC junks 3 petitions filed by Janet Lim Napoles and her brother Reynald Jojo Lim in relation to the serious illegal detention case against them

CRIMINAL CASE. Janet Lim Napoles turns herself in. Photo provided by the PNP

No immediate relief from CA for Napoles' brother

Sep 04, 2013 - 5:31 PM

Until Reynald Jojo Lim corrects the defects in his appeal – within 5 days – the warrant of arrest against him is in effect court proceedings will continue

Judge in Napoles case won't inhibit

Sep 02, 2013 - 5:02 PM

Judge Elmo Alameda accused of truly railroading the issuance of arrest warrant vs Napoles says there s no merit in asking him to excuse himself from the case

New pork barrel witnesses spill more beans

Aug 30, 2013 - 3:09 PM

New testimony on a magistrate shows that Napoles influence and clout reticulates through society as well

Screengrab from ABS-CBN's Bandila

Murdered US Marine's mom, sis want justice

Aug 17, 2013 - 8:36 AM

Family members of a murdered US Marine fly to the Philippines for the first time to demand justice

Hitmen hired to get Luy lawyer, NBI, DOJ chiefs?

Aug 17, 2013 - 8:00 AM

A group is reportedly recruiting ex Marines to do surveillance and gunmen in Basilan to silence the 3 who are on top of the pork barrel scam investigation

DEATH THREATS. The lawyer of pork barrel whistleblowers say there's a bounty on his head. Photo by Rappler

Makati RTC judge convicted of graft, malversation

May 22, 2013 - 11:12 PM

A Makati regional trial court judge was convicted for a crime he committed 12 years ago when he was mayor of Dapitan City

Stab fatal for American in Makati - medical officer

Jan 24, 2013 - 7:27 PM

The cause of death was the stab wound to the neck says PNP coroner Voltaire Nulud