Malampaya fund scam - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Malampaya fund scam


Sandiganbayan to proceed with Andaya trial over Malampaya scam

Mar 07, 2019 - 12:45 PM

The anti-graft court denies the appeal of Camarines Sur 1st District Representative Rolando Andaya Jr, who faces charges stemming from his term as budget secretary

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya arrives at the Sandigan Bayan on Friday, January 18, 2019 for the arraignment of his case graft and malversation of public funds. Andaya allegedly involved in the P900-million Malampaya fund scam including Pork Barrel scam queen Janit Lim Napoles and her children James Christopher and Jo Christine and also ex-government officilals, former agrarian reform secretary Nasser Pangandaman and former agrarian reform undersecretary Narciso Nieto. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sandiganbayan chief scolds Andaya over comment on Malampaya scam case

Jan 18, 2019 - 1:04 PM

On the eve of his court appearance, House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr told media the schedule of the arraignment was 'nice timing.' He again escapes arraignment because of a pending motion to quash.

SCOLDED. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr is scolded by Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang over the former's media statement that the hearing on January 18, 2018, over his Malampaya scam case was of "nice timing." Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Napoles, ex-officials to be arraigned over Malampaya scam

Jan 13, 2019 - 7:05 PM

The Sandiganbayan junks with finality all motions which sought to block the criminal charges

Ruby Tuason pleads not guilty in Malampaya fund scam

Feb 23, 2018 - 6:49 PM

Former budget chief Rolando Andaya Jr files for a bill of particulars and delays his arraignment

ARRAIGNED. Ruby Tuason pleads not guilty to 97 counts each of graft and malversation in the P900 million Malampaya fund scam during her arraignment at the Sandiganbayan on February 23, 2018. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Pork barrel scam co-accused flees fearing 'no end in his ordeal'

Jan 18, 2018 - 3:55 PM

'There seems to be no end in sight anymore for his ordeal,' former budget official Relampagos tells his lawyers as he flees trial for 300 counts of pork scam-related cases

Napoles kin ask court to reduce P22-M bail over Malampaya scam

Dec 18, 2017 - 2:10 PM

From bail of P22.310 million each, the accused are requesting that they pay only P690,000 each

BAIL. Napoles' children John Cristopher and Jo Christine ask the court to pay only P690,000 each instead of the original bail of P22 million each.

Philippines’ 12 biggest cases of 2017

Dec 16, 2017 - 3:18 PM

From jailing a sitting senator to debating the constitutionality of the Duterte administration's war on drugs, look back at the high-stakes judgments, decisions, and preliminary investigations of 2017

BIGGEST CASES. Characters of the pork barrel scam are back on the spotlight while their 'jailer' Leila de Lima ends up in prison for 3 counts of drug trade.

Plunder charges dropped vs Arroyo execs, Napoles in Malampaya scam

Dec 08, 2017 - 1:59 PM

The Office of the Ombudsman instead files 97 counts of graft and malversation against former Arroyo Cabinet officials Rolando Andaya Jr and Nasser Pangandaman, Janet Lim-Napoles, and more than 20 others in the scam

COA urges 'immediate' investigation into P38-B Malampaya fund releases

Nov 02, 2017 - 2:33 PM

'The DBM’s laxity in the release of SAROs to Implementing Agencies and without thorough evaluation, contributed to the misuse of funds by the IAs,' says the Commission on Audit

INVESTIGATION. The Commission on Audit (COA) recommends investigation into budget department officials for the irregular disbursement of P38 billion worth of Malampaya funds.

Malampaya fund: Ex-Palawan gov Reyes faces P1.5-B graft case

Mar 05, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Some construction projects meant to be funded by Malampaya royalties appear on reports as complete or nearly complete but turn out to be far from finished

MALAMPAYA SCAM. Former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes, jailed over murder charges, now faces multiple counts of graft for the misuse of P1.5 billion worth of Malampaya funds.

Ombudsman sacks 9 officials over PDAF, Malampaya scams

Jan 12, 2017 - 1:38 PM

The dismissal order is one in a long string of charges involving multiple individuals in the elaborate business of swindling public funds

Arroyo spared, ex-Cabinet men charged in Malampaya scam

Dec 27, 2016 - 3:37 PM

UPDATED Former budget secretary Rolando Andaya Jr ex agrarian reform chief Nasser Pangandaman and 23 others face plunder and graft charges

Malampaya-funded NHA projects failed – COA

Jan 13, 2016 - 1:22 PM

Auditors claim that the objectives of the Community Initiative Approach Program and the Balik Probinsya Program weren t satisfactorily met

Malampaya, 3rd batch of 'pork' cases no longer DOJ priorities

Apr 28, 2015 - 9:19 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says the Department of Justice is focusing on other urgent cases as the Aquino administration enters its last year

SHELVED? Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says the filing cases over the multi-million-pesos pork barrel scam and the P900-million Malampaya Fund scam will no longer be prioritized. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Senate to begin probe into Malampaya, Iloilo building

Nov 06, 2014 - 6:32 PM

The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee will begin its probe into the alleged overpriced Iloilo Convention Center on November 13 and the Malampaya fund scam on December 1

FUND SCAM. The Senate will finally begin its probe on the alleged misuse of Malampaya funds. Photo from Sembcorp Marine

Jinggoy decries ‘unfair’ reporting, delayed probe

May 26, 2014 - 5:25 PM

Senator Jinggoy Estrada asks the cause of the delay in the Malampaya fund scam probe of the Senate and laments the unfair reporting of the Inquirer

LAST HURRAH? Senator Jinggoy Estrada says he wants to participate in the Senate probe into the Malampaya fund scam before he is arrested. File photo by Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB

Spare us the graphic Napoles details

May 24, 2014 - 9:21 PM

Why is the Makati Hospital doctor of Janet Napoles providing private intimate information about his patient? And why did the Senate blue ribbon committee postpone its hearing on the Malampaya Fund scam?

PRIVATE INFORMATION. Too much information is being shared by Napoles' doctors which make even the media uncomfortable

Chiz: Invite media to explain payoffs

Mar 19, 2014 - 5:10 PM

Escudero says the Nabcor funds reportedly given to journalists are public funds and should be investigated by the Senate blue ribbon committee

Ruby Tuason got millions from ex-husband's death

Mar 14, 2014 - 4:04 PM

Ruby Tuason can very well afford her lifestyle says her lawyer She got almost 2 million in insurance proceeds from the death of her estranged husband in 2008

Tuason's 'Malampaya mansion' can pay for P40M – Jinggoy

Mar 12, 2014 - 8:58 PM

Ruby Tuason s house allegedly funded by kickbacks from another pork the Malampaya fund is worth more than what she offers to return to gov t

Rappler photo

Tuason: Key witness or Trojan horse?

Feb 13, 2014 - 6:00 AM

UPDATED A co accused in the PDAF and Malampaya fund cases Ruby Tuason appears at the Senate Thursday February 13 where her credibility and the weight of her testimony will be tested

Mike Arroyo's lawyer linked to Malampaya fund scam

Feb 07, 2014 - 5:24 PM

Ruby Tuason s sibling was a conduit of Malampaya fund releases and a collector who came over to her house would lead you to Jess Santos

From ‘pork’ to Malampaya: Senate Napoles probe still on

Dec 12, 2013 - 2:42 PM

The Senate Napoles probe will resume next year focusing on the P900 million Malampaya fund scam

Recto to DBM: Where’s P130-B Malampaya fund?

Oct 07, 2013 - 10:53 PM

The Senate Pro Tempore doesn t buy the budget department s claim that there s no cash left of the royalties He s calling for an accounting of the fund for the fourth straight year

Napoles: 'Pa-siyam na ni Benhur'

Oct 07, 2013 - 5:12 PM

UPDATED Another former employee of Janet Lim Napoles testifies that she heard her boss talk about the prayers for the dead just before detaining Benhur Luy

File photo of Benhur Luy testifying during the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee's probe into the pork barrel scam. Photo by Rappler

GMA: Wide discretion over Malampaya fund lawful

Oct 03, 2013 - 5:54 PM

Arroyo s Budget Secretary Rolando Andaya Jr decries the DOJ s file now investigate later tactic

Plunder raps vs GMA over Malampaya fund

Oct 03, 2013 - 3:20 PM

Janet Lim Napoles political liaison Ruby Tuason 21 Cabinet execs and NGO presidents are charged too Justice Secretary De Lima says P337M in kickbacks were distributed by Napoles to gov t officials

Rappler Newscast | September 20, 2013

Sep 20, 2013 - 8:59 PM

How the Malampaya fund was plundered 40 MNLF rebels stand their ground No deal on power sharing and normalization between government the MILF

Malampaya fund: DAR ‘asec’ helped Napoles

Sep 12, 2013 - 7:06 PM

The agrarian reform assistant secretary facilitated MOAs between the agency and local governments Mayors signatures were faked so Napoles could get the funds

CASES IN BATCHES. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima tells Senator Teofisto Guingona III's committee the details of cases to be filed against government officials and private individuals in the public fund scam. Rappler photo