Perjury - updates

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Senate approves longer jail time for people who lie under oath

May 18, 2020 - 4:24 PM

Government officials who commit perjury also face a more severe penalty of up to 12 years in prison and a fine not exceeding P1 million, based on a bill approved on final reading by 20 senators

LONGER PRISON TIME. Senators pass on 3rd and final reading a bill that would impose longer prison time to people who give false testimonies and commit perjury under oath. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Nun charged with perjury in Esperon complaint posts bail

Dec 06, 2019 - 11:14 AM

Sister Elenita Belardo, 80, is charged because of a revoked SEC registration of her group, the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines

COURT PROCESS. Sister Elenita Belardo pays P18,000 bail at the Quezon City Regional Trial Court over one count of perjury rooted from the complaint of National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon. Photo courtesy of Karapatan

FLAG demands P5M damages in sedition countercharge vs CIDG

Sep 06, 2019 - 5:19 PM

Chel Diokno, Erin Tañada, and Ted Te file a perjury countercharge against the CIDG officer who filed the sedition complaint. Te admits to meeting to Bikoy who wanted a legal consult.

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Esperon sues groups that filed for protection vs gov't harassment

Jul 04, 2019 - 12:03 PM

Karapatan slams the National Security Adviser's perjury complaint as another government attack aimed at discrediting their advocacy against human rights violations

Retired General Esperon advoser on national security, at the senate inquiry on the uldates and franchise issues of the third telco, Mislatel, January 24, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rapppler

Solano found guilty of obstruction of justice in Atio hazing death

Jun 17, 2019 - 9:29 AM

(UPDATED) Aegis Juris fratman John Paul Solano is sentenced to 2 to 4 years in prison

GUILTY. John Paul Solano is found guilty of obstruction of justice in the Atio Castillo hazing case. File Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DENR director gets jail time for not declaring wife in SALN

Feb 05, 2018 - 7:06 PM

Because he does not declare his wife, DENR Director Jacob Miemban Jr also excludes her financial and business interests in his SALN

Sandiganbayan Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Ex-CIDG chief gets 3 months in jail for non-disclosure of assets

Sep 28, 2017 - 8:13 AM

Eduardo Matillano withdraws his not guilty plea and pleads guilty to the crime

CONVICTED. Sandiganbayan 2nd Division convicts former CIDG director Eduardo Matillano of 3 counts of perjury. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

No inordinate delay: Sandiganbayan affirms charges vs Hagedorn

Jul 23, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Former Puerto Princesa City mayor Edward Hagedorn is charged for concealing real properties and business interests in his SALN

CONCEALED ASSETS? Former Puerto Princesa Mayor Edward Hagedorn faces corruption charges for mis-declarations in his SALN. Rappler file photo

Ex-mayor faces jail time for declaring 'wrong' wife in SALNs

Jun 11, 2017 - 11:25 PM

If the former mayor is to be believed it s a sad love story that has just taken a turn for the worse

WRONG WIFE? A former mayor in Biliran province is facing jail time after writing a different name of a woman as his wife in his SALN.

Ex-mayor Hagedorn posts bail for SALN-related charges

Mar 27, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Former Puerto Princesa City Palawan mayor Edward Hagedorn allegedly did not declare as many as 59 properties plus other assets

SALN. Former Puerto Princesa mayor Edward Hagedorn denied misdeclaring assets in his SALN and accused the Ombudsman of overlooking evidence. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

DOJ eyes complaint vs Samar judge in Espinosa slay

Mar 20, 2017 - 6:32 PM

But the DOJ dismisses allegations that policemen planted evidence in jail

File photo of slain Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr

Yasay, Matobato, Madam Secretary | Midday wRap

Mar 07, 2017 - 1:10 PM

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Bill filed increasing penalty on false Congress testimony

Feb 22, 2017 - 2:21 PM

After the retraction of SPO3 Arturo Lascañas Kabayan Representative Harry Roque says those testifying in congressional hearings should not blatantly lie to the public

RETRACTION SPO3 Arturo Lascañas confirms the so-called Davao Death Squad exists, a retraction of his previous Senate testimony. Photo by Rappler

Duterte, RCBC manager, Abu Sayyaf | 12PM wRap

Aug 18, 2016 - 12:05 PM

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Ex-RCBC manager linked to Bangladesh bank heist arrested for perjury

Aug 18, 2016 - 12:01 AM

Maia Santos Deguito claims that Lorenzo Tan the president on leave of the RCBC was the brains behind the laundering of 81 million that a syndicate stole online from Bangladesh central bank

DEGUITO. Maia Deguito, manager of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) branch in Manila's financial district, gestures as she answers a question during a senate hearing in Manila on April 5, 2016. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

NPA prisoner, Tiu vs Abad, Earth-like planets | 12PM wRap

May 03, 2016 - 12:47 PM

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Man facing perjury charges in Harbour Centre row

Dec 13, 2015 - 4:32 PM

The Quezon City Prosecutors Office says Jerome Canlas made untruthful statements in documents

Hagedorn refutes Ombudsman: No misdeclared assets

May 15, 2015 - 3:38 PM

The Ombudsman is set to charge the former Puerto Princesa mayor with perjury but he says probers may have overlooked the list of assets attached to his SALN

Koncz shoulders blame for failure to disclose Pacquiao injury

May 06, 2015 - 1:18 AM

It was just an inadvertent mistake said Pacquiao s adviser

Manny Pacquiao and Michael Koncz pose for photos before Pacquiao's 2013 fight with Brandon Rios. Photo by Mohd Fyrol/AFP

Nora Aunor receives death threats, is worried for safety

Jan 22, 2015 - 4:10 PM

The threats may possibly be connected to the cases the actress has filed against her cousin Saturnino

BIR 'constrained' in using bank info to go after Revilla

Oct 13, 2014 - 8:26 AM

Approved amendments into the country s anti money laundering law include the AMLC s non intervention in BIR operations

Marikina Prosecutors Office dismisses 2 cases against Claudine Barretto

Aug 29, 2014 - 5:58 PM

This is in relation to the robbery and grave coercion and perjury charges filed against the actress by her two former helpers

‘Manipulated, victimized’ lawmaker sues Napoles for perjury

Jun 10, 2014 - 2:59 PM

Through his own inquiries with COA Manila Representative Amado Bagatsing says he discovered fake letters allegedly from his office to the Technology Resource Center

I'M INNOCENT. Manila 1st District Representative Amado Bagatsing shows reporters a letter from the TRC. Photo by Rappler

Perjury charges filed vs Corona

Apr 01, 2014 - 1:17 PM

The charges are filed on Tuesday April 1 at 11:38 am before the Sandiganbayan

Corona lashes at Ombudsman for 'merciless persecution'

Mar 27, 2014 - 6:20 PM

Corona lashes out at Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales for her unusual hostility and irresponsible accusations dating back to his impeachment trial

Deniece, Roxanne stand firm on rape cases vs Vhong Navarro

Mar 10, 2014 - 6:46 PM

Roxanne Acosta s camp considers the perjury case a form of harassment and a desperate move

ALLEGED VICTIMS. Roxanne Acosta and Deniece Cornejo face respective perjury cases filed by Vhong Navarro. Screengrab from GMA News YouTube/Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Vhong Navarro eyes libel, perjury charges vs Roxanne Acosta

Mar 02, 2014 - 10:17 PM

Navarro s camp emphasizes that this is no laughing matter and that these accusations must be dealth with appropriately Meanwhile conflicting details on the current cases emerge

EMBATTLED. Roxanne Acosta is set to face perjury charges for her rape complaint against Vhong Navarro. Screengrab from GMA7 (Youtube)

Bangayan shows up ahead of DOJ perjury probe

Feb 26, 2014 - 8:55 PM

The inquiry is being conducted after the Senate filed a complaint against the alleged rice smuggler for supposedly lying about his identity

Perjury complaint vs Bangayan filed

Feb 07, 2014 - 2:52 PM

Businessman David Bangayan now faces a perjury complaint before the Department of Justice

Was Revilla's Senate staff truthful in SALN?

Oct 05, 2013 - 8:01 PM

Lawyer Richard Cambe has been in heavy debt for the past 4 years according to his SALN

Arrest warrant out vs Neric Acosta

Jan 24, 2013 - 5:49 PM

He and his mother may post bail bonds of P6 000 each to get temporary liberty

4 possible cases vs Corona - lawyers

Jun 13, 2012 - 2:07 PM

Private prosecutors say there s enough evidence to charge former Chief Justice Renato Corona with at least 4 cases