Manuelito Luna - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Manuelito Luna


Robredo welcomes Luna sacking, but surprised Duterte defended her

Apr 05, 2020 - 9:45 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo says President Rodrigo Duterte should not be tolerating individuals sowing division within government during the COVID-19 pandemic

WORKING VP. Vice President Leni Robredo inspects the first batch of protective gear her office distrubted to health workers on March 16, 202 File photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Duterte fires PACC Commissioner Luna for pushing probe vs Robredo

Apr 04, 2020 - 12:23 AM

'As of this moment, he's no longer connected with government,' the President says of PACC Commissioner Manuelito Luna, who pushed for a probe into the Vice President's fundraising efforts to address the coronavirus outbreak

FIRED. President Rodrigo Duterte fires Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Commissioner Manuelito Luna (C). File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Cue the hair flip! Frontliner helper Robredo throws shade at PACC critic

Apr 02, 2020 - 6:40 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo didn't have to say much to clap back at her critic, PACC Commissioner Manuelito Luna

HAIR FLIP QUEEN. A now-viral GIF on Twitter shows Vice President Leni Robredo flipping her hair. Screenshot from Robredo's Twitter account

NBI urged to probe Robredo for helping frontliners, 'competing' with gov't

Apr 02, 2020 - 2:50 PM

(UPDATED) The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission's Manuelito Luna says it is 'illegal' for Vice President Leni Robredo to aid frontliners during the coronavirus outbreak

COMPETITION? Vice President Leni Robredo oversees the preparation of personal protective equipment  sets that will be delivered to another batch of hospitals on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

VACC lawyer Manny Luna appointed to anti-corruption body

Apr 19, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Manny Luna is among the lawyers who filed a complaint against former president Benigno Aquino III, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, and Judicial and Bar Council officials over Sereno's appointment in 2012

Aquino, Sanofi, DOH officials face graft complaint over Dengvaxia mess

Feb 12, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The VACC, VPCI, and physician Francisco Cruz claim that the accused government officials 'anomalously' funded the immunization program and favored Sanofi to procure the vaccine

ACCUSED. Former president Benigno Aquino III (center) is flanked by his former budget chief Florencio Abad (L) and ex-executive secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr at a Senate hearing in December 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

SC junks plea vs extended SOCE deadline

Jun 28, 2016 - 11:16 PM

The petitioners failed to submit a copy of the Comelec resolution extending the deadline for filing Statements of Contributions and Expenditures SOCEs the SC says

Despite final ruling, Tatad again appeals SC ruling on Poe

Apr 11, 2016 - 7:48 PM

The camp of presidential bet Grace Poe dismisses the second appeal and says the High Court has spoken on the issue twice

Photo by Yaj Selarom

Cite ex-CJ Panganiban in contempt, Tatad asks SC

Feb 29, 2016 - 6:12 PM

Former senator Francisco Tatad says Panganiban s newspaper column was intended to put undue pressure on the Honorable Court to rule in favor of presidential bet Grace Poe

File photo by SC PIO

SC asked to cite CHR in contempt for interfering in Grace Poe's case

Feb 26, 2016 - 6:52 PM

Petitioner Francisco Tatad says the Commission on Human Rights cannot just file a memorandum in support of the presidential candidate without being ordered by the court

CONTEMPT. File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

All memos in: SC to decide soon on Grace Poe case

Feb 23, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Rappler rounds up the main points in the memorandums filed by the parties involved in the disqualification case against presidential candidate Grace Poe

AFTER ORAL ARGUMENTS. All parties in the disqualification case against presidential candidate Grace Poe now await the Supreme Court decision. File photos by Rappler

Tatad to SC: Reprimand Grace Poe for trying to 'sway' justices in new ad

Jan 18, 2016 - 3:03 PM

The ad features ordinary people discussing Poe s disqualification cases and how they are similar to the case that her father won before the Supreme Court in 2004

Ex-senator Tatad to SC: Lift TRO on Poe's disqualification

Jan 04, 2016 - 5:43 PM

Ex senator Francisco Tatad says Senator Grace Poe did not provide convincing evidence that the Comelec erred in ordering the cancellation of her candidacy

PENDING CASE. Former senator Francisco Tatad asks the Supreme Court to lift its order stopping the poll body from disqualifying presidential aspirant Senator Grace Poe. Photo by Czeasar Dancel

Drop Poe from list of bets, Tatad tells Comelec

Dec 28, 2015 - 12:17 PM

3rd UPDATE The Comelec says it cannot act on Tatad s petition for now because of an SC TRO

PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANT. Senator Grace Poe delivers her speech during the launching of her ticket for the presidential elections with vice-presidential candidate Senator Chiz Escudero (not in photo) on September 17, 2015. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Rizalito David to SET majority: Resign if we win at SC

Dec 08, 2015 - 6:57 PM

David s camp has long insisted that the 5 senators who voted in favor of Grace Poe made their decisions based on political considerations

RESIGN. Petitioner Rizalito David asks 5 members of the Senate Electoral Tribunal who voted in favor of Grace Poe to resign if the Supreme Court rules that she is not natural-born Filipino. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Cancellation of Poe's candidacy: 'Comelec execs can't be dictated to'

Dec 02, 2015 - 6:50 PM

Lawyer Manuelito Luna believes Comelec commissioners are independent minded and will decide fairly on Poe s cases

EXPECTED DECISION? Senator Grace Poe says her camp expected the decision of a Commission on Elections division that ruled in favor of her accuser, Estrella Elamparo. File photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Grace Poe's residency in PH: When do we start counting?

Nov 26, 2015 - 10:46 AM

The senator believes her period of residence in the Philippines up to the day before elections is 10 years and 11 months but her critics say she still lacks months to meet the residency requirement for presidential candidates

Comelec to decide soon on Grace Poe's citizenship case

Nov 13, 2015 - 1:48 PM

The Comelec law department is expected to decide in the next 15 to 30 days whether or not Poe committed an election offense when she ran for senator in 2013

FOR RESOLUTION. Grace Poe's lawyer George Garcia faces her accuser Rizalito David and lawyer Manuelito Luna during the preliminary investigation at the Comelec law department on November 13. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Comelec summons Grace Poe over citizenship case

Oct 21, 2015 - 7:29 PM

Presidential race front runner Grace Poe ‘is being ordered to submit her counter affidavit and to attend the hearing on November 3 ’ says the petitioner s camp

SUMMONED TO COMELEC. Senator Grace Poe is summoned to a Comelec law department hearing on November 3, 2015, over a case involving her citizenship. File photo by Alanah Torralba/Greenpeace

'Decency requires Poe should fix citizenship issue first'

Sep 30, 2015 - 8:14 PM

Complainant Rizalito David argues that not only is Senator Grace Poe not a natural born Filipino citizen she is also not naturalized

DIFFICULT TO FIX? Defeated senatorial candidate Rizalito David says it will be difficult now for Grace Poe to fix her citizenship issues. File photo by Czeasar Dancel

David's camp 'confident' majority of SET will vote vs Grace Poe

Sep 30, 2015 - 5:45 PM

The petitioner hopes electoral tribunal will decide on the disqualification case against Senator Grace Poe before the filing of candidacies for the 2016 elections

MAJORITY? According to Manuelito Luna, counsel of 2013 senatorial candidate Rizalito David, they are confident they have the majority of votes from the Senate Electoral Tribunal to disqualify Senator Grace Poe. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

SC sets oral arguments on DAP

Oct 08, 2013 - 2:12 PM

The High Court does not temporarily stop the implementation of the controversial program which realigns items in the budget without Congress approval

NO TRO. The Supreme Court does not stop the release of funds under the controversial DAP, but will hear oral arguments on the program's constitutionality. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler