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De Lima seeks probe into alleged corruption in DICT project

Oct 05, 2017 - 1:35 PM

'Allegations of corruption and interference are too significant to ignore, especially in the midst of the most ambitious government information technology (IT) project in history,' says Senator Leila de Lima

PROBE. Senator Leila de Lima seeks a Senate probe into the alleged political interference and corruption in the Department of Information and Communications Technology. Photo from the DICT Facebook page

Avoid mistakes of past China deals, incoming PH envoy says

Dec 06, 2016 - 5:55 PM

It s going to be quite a challenge incoming Philippine ambassador to China Chito Santa Romana tells the Commission on Appointments

INCOMING ENVOY. Incoming Philippine Ambassador to China Chito Santa Romana says Manila should avoid its mistakes in past deals with Beijing. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Graft cases vs Arroyo over NBN-ZTE deal junked

Sep 16, 2016 - 7:06 PM

UPDATED The Sandiganbayan rules that the evidence presented by the prosecution ‘did not sufficiently prove’ that the former president benefitted from the alleged overpriced deal

BLOOMING. House Deputy Speaker and Pampanga Fourth District Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo answers questions about her healthy appearance which became noticeable two months after her hospital arrest.

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Sep 14, 2016 - 7:17 PM

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Sandiganbayan dismisses graft case vs Romulo Neri over NBN-ZTE deal

Sep 14, 2016 - 2:49 PM

We find the evidence of the prosecution insufficient to sustain the charges or justify a verdict of guilt says the anti graft court Sandiganbayan s 5th Division

NOT GUILTY. Former NEDA chief Romulo Neri is cleared of graft charges by the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. File photo by AFP

Whistleblower Jun Lozada guilty of graft

Aug 23, 2016 - 10:31 AM

The anti graft court Sandiganbayan s 4th Division has sentenced NBN ZTE deal whistleblower Jun Lozada and his brother to 6 to 10 years in prison

GUILTY. Whistleblower Jun Lozada, who exposed the controversial NBN-ZTE deal with China in the Arroyo administration, posting bail for his temporary liberty at the Sandiganbayan on August 23, 2016. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Court acquits ex-Comelec chair Abalos in NBN-ZTE case

May 11, 2016 - 10:02 AM

The anti graft court Sandiganbayan says prosecutors failed to provide sufficient proof that Benjamin Abalos had brokered the deal for a fee

Former Commission on Elections chief Benjamin Abalos. Rappler file photo

Globe CEO on Telstra: I'm not scared of ghosts

Nov 05, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Anyone who comes in is a threat; but I m not going to react to a threat that s not real Sign the contract and we’ll play Globe s Ernest Cu on possible Telstra San Miguel entry

SECURE THE DEAL FIRST. Ernest Cu says Globe will only consider the possible entry of Telstra-San Miguel in its game plan once the deal is signed. Photo from Globe Telecom

Mayor Binay to seek SC 'injunction or TRO' vs Makati probe

Oct 08, 2014 - 3:23 PM

Makati Mayor Erwin Jejomar Binay Jr will file the petition before the Supreme Court this week says his counsel Claro Certeza

OFF TO THE HIGH COURT: Lawyer Claro Certeza

Belmonte to court: Arroyo suspension in House agenda

Oct 03, 2014 - 1:25 PM

The matter can only be tackled when Congress ends its 3 week break on October 20

Court asks House Speaker: Have you suspended Arroyo?

Sep 15, 2014 - 4:23 PM

The anti graft court says the suspension of former President Arroyo for 90 days has attained finality but the House has argued only the chamber can suspend its members

Anti-graft court allows Mike Arroyo to leave PH

Aug 22, 2014 - 10:34 AM

UPDATED The Sandiganbayan s Fifth Division has granted the former First Gentleman s request to go on a European trip with his family from September 21 to October 10

Court orders suspension of Gloria Arroyo as Pampanga solon

Jul 01, 2014 - 4:34 PM

UPDATED The order for a 90 day suspension is based on the graft charges filed against the former president Arroyo in connection with the botched NBN ZTE deal

DEACTIVATED. Former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has been deactivated as a registered voter in Lubao, Pampanga for failing to vote for the past 2 elections. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

CA affirms guilty verdict on Neri in NBN-ZTE deal

May 12, 2014 - 5:14 PM

CA justices uphold their 2013 decision that the Ombudsman was right when it rendered its guilty verdict on Neri

Highlights: Gloria Arroyo in 2013

Apr 05, 2014 - 2:52 PM

In 2013 the former president is reelected congresswoman charged with a new plunder case and weakened by health problems

EMBATTLED. Former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo continued to face court cases and health problems in 2013. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Remember Neri? Guilty of 'simple misconduct'

Jul 15, 2013 - 5:59 PM

The Court of Appeals upholds an earlier Ombudsman decision against Romulo Neri

Jun Lozada: Why is Arroyo's man still in power?

Apr 06, 2013 - 10:52 PM

Lozada explains the ties that bind his accuser to President Aquino

Politics not basis for economic decisions: Aquino

Jan 29, 2013 - 1:34 PM

UPDATED Political convenience does not influence economic decisions under the Aquino administration the president says

DON'T MIX. President Aquino graces the 40th anniversary of Neda, the 3rd president after his mother and Fidel Ramos to ever visit the agency. Politics has no place in Neda's decisions to approve projects, he says. Photo by Malacañang bureau.

Sandiganbayan junks Arroyo plea to drop ZTE case

Jan 08, 2013 - 7:06 PM

The Sandiganbayan rejects the Arroyos motion to drop the plunder case over the botched NBN ZTE deal

CASE PROCEEDS. The Sandiganbayan rejects the Arroyos' motion to quash the plunder case against them over the botched NBN-ZTE deal. File photo.

Neri refuses to testify vs Arroyo

Sep 25, 2012 - 4:57 PM

Romulo Neri insists on his constitutional right to remain silent

Abalos rejects evidence against him

Sep 19, 2012 - 6:14 PM

Former COMELEC chief Benjamin Abalos rejects part of the government evidence presented against him in the the NBN ZTE graft case

Jun Lozada barred from leaving country

Aug 22, 2012 - 2:41 PM

Lozada is facing graft charges for his alleged corrupt practices when he was still president of Philippine Forest Corp in 2007 2008

Jun Lozada charged with graft

Aug 15, 2012 - 11:45 AM

NBN ZTE whistle blower Jun Lozada is charged with graft before the Sandiganbayan

File photo of Rodolfo "Jun" Lozada addressing students at Miriam College in Manila on March 4, 2008. AFP PHOTO/ROMEO GACAD

Arroyo skipping ZTE graft hearings

Jun 19, 2012 - 11:34 PM

Former President Arroyo submits to the Sandiganbayan a waiver on her appearance in the trial of her graft case

Ombudsman asked to file plunder case vs Arroyo

Jun 19, 2012 - 5:06 PM

There s a need to file a plunder case to ensure that Arroyo will not be able to post bail says Rep Colmenares

Sandiganbayan order blocks Mike Arroyo flight

Jun 13, 2012 - 1:37 PM

The Sandiganbayan issued him a permit to travel to Japan but he may not leave yet because of another pending graft case

Mike Arroyo leaving for Japan, again

Jun 06, 2012 - 2:54 PM

Former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Mike Arroyo requests the Sandiganbayan to allow him to travel to Japan

45 witnesses lined up vs Arroyos, 2 others

May 21, 2012 - 5:13 PM

The prosecution prepares witnesses including 3 ex Cabinet members against former President Arroyo her husband and two other former government officials

House, Ombudsman clash over Arroyo

Apr 18, 2012 - 7:32 PM

A member of Congress may only be suspended by a vote of majority of all its members says the House majority leader

NOT GUILTY? Pampanga Rep. Gloria Arroyo entered a 'not guilty' plea in connection to graft charges.

What is shingles?

Apr 11, 2012 - 2:42 PM

Shingles which afflicts ex Pres Arroyo comes from the same virus that causes chickenpox

AFTER ARRAIGNMENT. Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo leaves the Sandiganbayan in a wheelchair after she entered a "not guilty" plea in connection to graft charges.

'Not guilty': Arroyo couple arraigned

Apr 11, 2012 - 8:39 AM

[UPDATED] Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo her husband Mike and former Comelec chief Benjamin Abalos plead not guilty over alleged corruption in the botched NBN ZTE deal

OVER NBN-ZTE. Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her husband, Mike, undergo arraignment together for the first time Wednesday. Illustration by Emil Mercado

Arroyo couple arraigned on Wednesday

Apr 10, 2012 - 5:09 PM

Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo her husband and former Comelec chair Benjamin Abalos will be arraigned on corruption charges

Mike Arroyo posts bail, says case doesn't apply to him

Mar 13, 2012 - 2:02 PM

Jose Miguel Mike Arroyo faces a graft charge along with 3 others in connection with the botched 329 M NBN ZTE deal

GRAFT CHARGE. Former First Gentleman Jose Miguel "Mike" Arroyo posts bail in relation to a graft charge before the Sandiganbayan.

Ombudsman affirms graft charges vs GMA in ZTE deal

Mar 07, 2012 - 3:37 PM

Ombudsman affirms graft charges vs Mrs Arroyo but drops motion to upgrade case to plunder

Arroyo officials asked to testify

Feb 23, 2012 - 8:27 PM

This is in relation to the NBN ZTE deal

JDV confirms visit to China with Arroyos

Jan 24, 2012 - 6:25 PM

The former House Speaker says he got a surprise invite from Mrs Arroyo in 2006

Mike Arroyo seeks dismissal of graft case

Jan 12, 2012 - 6:32 PM

Mr Arroyo says the NBN ZTE deal was scrapped anyway

JDV to testify vs the Arroyos? About what?

Jan 04, 2012 - 8:10 PM

In 2008 De Venecia already hinted that he would testify on the botched NBN ZTE deal Nothing came out of it

GMA graft case 'molehill out of critics' mountain'

Dec 30, 2011 - 5:45 PM

The Arroyo camp says the graft case vs GMA shows critics make a mountain out of a molehill

Arroyo lawyer Ferdinand Topacio

'GMA not off the hook for plunder'

Dec 30, 2011 - 4:37 PM

President Aquino s political adviser says the administration has more cases in store for the former president

'Evidence vs GMA not enough for plunder'

Dec 29, 2011 - 6:33 PM

The Office of the Ombudsman says more evidence is needed to charge GMA with plunder over the NBN ZTE deal

'This is the process for closure'

Dec 29, 2011 - 3:49 PM

The Palace says the new graft case vs Arroyo is part of the process to get closure on past controversies

New year, new graft case for GMA

Dec 29, 2011 - 10:58 AM

New graft case against GMA will be raffled in January