Rosario Uriarte - updates

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PCSO execs in intel scam now also cleared in junket case

Feb 20, 2020 - 6:47 PM

Rosario Uriarte, Fatima Valdes, and Jose Taruc were all charged, and then later cleared, of plunder over the P365-million intelligence fund scam

JUNKET CASE. Sandiganbayan acquits three former executives of the PCSO over a graft case involving a junket given to them by a contractor. Photo by Rappler

Sandiganbayan: Enough evidence vs ex-PCSO execs in illegal perks case

Aug 05, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Former officials Rosario Uriarte, Jose Taruc V, and Fatima Valdes are accused of accepting all-expenses paid trips to Australia from a private contractor

PCSO PERKS CASE. The Sandiganbayan rules that "if unrebutted," the evidence supports a guilty verdict against against three former executives of the PCSO in an illegal perks case.

Sandiganbayan acquits Rosario Uriarte of plunder in PCSO intel fund scam case

May 17, 2018 - 1:01 PM

Former PCSO general manager Rosario Uriarte is off the hook, eliminating the P366-million intel fund scam which was a highlight in the term of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales

PCSO SCAM. Only the plunder case against former PCSO general manager Rosario Uriarte is pending with the anti-graft court.

Major corruption cases crumble as Ombudsman Morales races against time

Jun 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

UPDATED Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales with 12 months left in office steps on the gas as Arroyo time scam cases are being dismissed by the anti graft court

Sandigan denies house arrest bid of ex-PCSO official in plunder case

Mar 15, 2017 - 4:14 PM

Former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo used to be Uriarte s co accused in this case until she was acquitted by the Supreme Court

Ex-PCSO executives charged for accepting perks

Mar 09, 2017 - 5:48 PM

Uriarte is among the remaining defendants in the PCSO scam plunder case which ex president Arroyo has already been acquitted of

Ex-PCSO exec seeks house arrest for cancer treatment

Dec 20, 2016 - 2:45 PM

Former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office general manager Rosario Uriarte has been diagnosed with a malignant tumor in her breast

ANTI-GRAFT COURT. The facade of the Sandiganbayan building in Quezon City. Photo from Judgefloro/Wikimedia Commons

Ex-PCSO GM Uriarte seeks court permission for medical exam

Nov 27, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Rosario Uriarte who faces plunder charges stemming from the alleged misuse of PCSO funds wants to undergo a biopsy for a lump in her right breast

SUSPECTED TUMOR. A defendant in the P366-million plunder case filed in 2012 against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has asked the Sandiganbayan for permission to undergo medical examination. Rappler file photo

Ombudsman to SC: Reverse acquittal of Gloria Arroyo

Aug 05, 2016 - 4:01 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says the former president was complicit in the whole scheme to raid the coffers of the PCSO

SC dissenters on Arroyo plunder case: There was conspiracy

Jul 21, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Dissenters Chief Justice Sereno and Associate Justice Leonen say PCSO fund releases diverted to the Office of the President would not have been possible without Arroyo s approval

Arroyo case leak: Charges pushed vs prosecutor, OMB clerk

Mar 14, 2014 - 10:04 PM

In 2012 the Arroyo camp got hold of draft resolutions by the Ombudsman recommending only graft not plunder charges NBI finds out who leaked them

GMA, 9 others charged with plunder

Jul 16, 2012 - 5:37 PM

Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who marks her first birthday under arrest, waves to the media after filing a "not guilty" plea in relation to alleged electoral sabotage last February. AFP/Ted Aljibe

Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo faces a P366-million plunder suit in connection with the alleged misuse of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) funds under her administration. In 2011, the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee probed allegations that Malacañang diverted PCSO funds for election purposes. In January 2012, it recommended the filing of plunder and technical malversation charges against the former president and former PCSO general manager Rosario Uriarte in connection with the distribution of P325-M in confidential intelligence funds from 2008 until the lead up to the 2010 elections. The Senate committee found that Uriarte was unable to produce receipts and other liquidation documents to justify the use of at least P244-M of funds released to her. The plunder case was filed with the Sandiganbayan after it was approved by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Friday, July 13. Besides Arroyo, nine other PCSO and Commission on Audit officials were also charged, including Uriarte; former PCSO chair Sergio Valencia; former PCSO board members Manuel Morato, Jose Taruc V, Raymundo Roquero and Ma Fatima Valdes; and former Commission on Audit (COA) chair Reynaldo Villar and former COA officer Nilda Plaras. This is the first plunder case filed against Arroyo.

Senate panel recommends plunder charges vs GMA, former PCSO chair

Jan 24, 2012 - 1:32 PM

Uriarte and Arroyo failed to properly account for least P244 5M in intelligence funds Blue Ribbon committee said