Noel Martinez - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Noel Martinez


Inside Bilibid: Resurgence, resignation, 'recanting'

Jul 29, 2017 - 5:41 PM

Detained Senator Leila de Lima says these developments only prove the transactional nature of the drug charges against her

Inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'I'm no liar' Aguirre stands by ambush claim

Feb 27, 2017 - 1:04 PM

Justice Secretary Aguirre provides photos to counter the denial of the Makati Police of his claim that the wife of an inmate who testified against Senator Leila de Lima was ambushed last week

Bilibid probe: Why did drugs proliferate behind bars?

Sep 23, 2016 - 4:25 PM

The House of Representatives and the justice department bring out witnesses – most of them convicts – who claim Leila de Lima coddled drug lords during her time as justice secretary to fund her senatorial campaign

RAID. Bureau of Correction trainees help NBI agents carry the confiscated appliances from the VIP's inmate cell inside the New Bilibib Prison in Muntinlupa during raid on December 22, 2014. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

‘Jaybee Sebastian’s law ruled Bilibid’

Sep 21, 2016 - 6:13 PM

An inmate says Jaybee Sebastian had his way inside the high security prison supposedly because of his links to former justice secretary Senator Leila de Lima

TIES TO DE LIMA. Noel Martinez testifies before the House committee on justice on September 21, 2016 as it resumes its inquiry into the alleged drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Bilibid gang leaders: Sebastian got funds for De Lima Senate bid

Sep 21, 2016 - 5:19 PM

Leaders of different gangs based in the New Bilibid Prison say Senator Leila de Lima during her stint as justice secretary collected funds for her senatorial bid through convicted carnapper Jaybee Sebastian

WITNESSES. From L-R: Froilan Trestiza, Hans Anton Tan, Jojo Baligad, Noel Martinez and Jaime Patcho testify before the House committee on justice on September 21, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Witnesses pin De Lima on day 1 of House probe into Bilibid

Sep 21, 2016 - 8:36 AM

The House investigation lasts for 10 hours as witnesses testify how then justice secretary Leila de Lima supposedly allowed drugs to proliferate inside the New Bilibid Prison

KEY TESTIMONIES. The witnesses presented by the Department of the Justice before the House committee on justice take their oath at the beginning of the probe on September 20. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'Drug lord' inmate wants return to Bilibid

Dec 22, 2014 - 2:56 PM

Convicted kidnapper Noel Martinez files a petition through his sister asking the Court of Appeals to issue a Writ of Amparo against government agencies