Sandra Cam - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Sandra Cam


DOJ summons Sandra Cam to preliminary probe on Masbate vice-mayor's slay

Mar 02, 2020 - 8:04 PM

The three-member DOJ panel of prosecutors also orders Cam to submit her counter-affidavit for her defense

PCSO member of the Board Sandra Cam during a congress inquiry on February 26, 2020, on the update by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on the status of its Peryahan ng Bayan games and small town lottery. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte fires PCSO general manager Alexander Balutan

Mar 08, 2019 - 5:26 PM

(UPDATED) But a PCSO spokesman insists Balutan 'opted to resign for personal reasons'

Resource person PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan testifies before the House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability Investigation into Cam's allegations of lavish expenditure on the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office's (PCSO) Christmas Party and into the alleged misuse of funds of the PCSO as well as the various charges of corruption and anomalies on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte defends Balutan in PCSO Christmas party controversy

Feb 12, 2018 - 5:45 PM

'Wala sa akin 'yan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about PCSO spending P4 million on its Christmas party in 2017

Philippine Charity Sweeptakes Office General Manager Alexander Balutan reechoes the government’s drive to eradicate illegal gambling as he urged illegal gambling operators to halt their operations and instead join the government in handling state-sanctioned numbers games during a press briefing in Malacañang on January 24, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

Duterte to Sandra Cam: Stop fighting PCSO GM Balutan

Jan 29, 2018 - 6:53 PM

'Sandra, kaibiganin mo na ‘yan si Balutan. Huwag mo na awayin,' President Rodrigo Duterte tells the lady PCSO board member

Duterte says he tapped Atong Ang to help PCSO

Jan 24, 2018 - 9:38 PM

The President backs up the gaming tycoon's claim that he was asked to help the PCSO combat illegal gambling

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers a speech during the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) 2018 Kick Off: Game On! All in For National Building at the Manila Hotel in Manila on January 11, 2018. TOTO LOZANO

PCSO chairman resigns due to 'health reasons'

Jan 12, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Malacañang says PCSO chairman Jose Jorge Corpuz is not the head of a government agency who President Rodrigo Duterte said he would fire

Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office chairman Jose George Corpuz, during a press briefing in Malacañang on January 24, 2017 says the government is targeting an income of P28.7 billion from Small Town Lottery which will finance the government’s charity works. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo

PCSO officials not next on chopping block – Malacañang

Jan 03, 2018 - 1:33 PM

Malacañang defers naming the 'high-ranking official' President Rodrigo Duterte wants to fire, as the Chief Executive is still reviewing the legislative charter of the appointee's office

Newly-appointed Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. holds his first press briefing in Malacañan on November 2, 2017. He told the members of the media that he is vowed to fulfill President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's order to do what is best for the country and to tell the truth. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Sandra Cam appointed member of PCSO board of directors

Dec 06, 2017 - 3:10 PM

Taxi operators association president Bong Suntay is also appointed member of the PCSO board

De Lima presents testimonies of 'coerced witnesses' in complaint vs Aguirre

Jul 13, 2017 - 7:27 PM

De Lima accuses Aguirre of using fake bank transaction slips to link her to Bilibid drug money

CRIMINAL COMPLAINT. Detained Senator Leila de Lima formally files a criminal complaint against Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II as she presents testimonies which supposedly prove individuals were forced to testify against her.

Senate bets against divorce, support same-sex union

Jan 30, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Asked about same sex marriages one of the candidates says the issue is human rights and not religious rights

ONE RING TO RULE THEM ALL. Love happens not only between men and women, but also between people of the same sex. Photo by George Moya / Rappler

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Oct 15, 2015 - 7:34 PM

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VLOG: Dragon dancers, Heneral Luna make COC filing a fiesta

Oct 15, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Some even blew whistles to support their candidate

Jinggoy, Cam fail to stop De Lima confirmation

Jun 11, 2014 - 2:11 PM

Despite attempts to bring out an alleged sex video and grill her on how she has handled the probe into the pork barrel scam De Lima is confirmed as justice secretary after 4 years

WHAT OPPOSITION? Senator Jinggoy Estrada greets Justice Secretary Leila de Lima before her confirmation hearing where he grilled her about the pork barrel scam probe. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

‘Sex video’ won’t stop De Lima confirmation

Jun 10, 2014 - 7:14 PM

CA justice committee chairman Koko Pimentel shoots down suggestions to ask for a copy of the alleged sex video of De Lima saying it will just delay her confirmation

'WASTING TIME.' Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says she won't waste time by filing a libel case against Sandra Cam

Palace: CA not a venue for personal attacks on De Lima

Jun 07, 2014 - 5:02 PM

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte says the attack on De Lima is below the belt

UNFAZED. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima needs to comb through stacks of documents in her office.

Palace on De Lima: CA must rule on competence alone

Jun 04, 2014 - 3:41 PM

Presidential spokesperson Lacierda disagrees with the proposed new CA rule that if an appointee has been bypassed thrice his appointment will be considered rejected

'SUBJECTIVE ISSUE.' Senator Koko Pimentel says the alleged "illicit affair" of De Lima is a "subjective issue" whose relevance the CA members must determine in her confirmation hearing. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

De Lima to Jinggoy, Cam: Affair issue demeaning

Jun 04, 2014 - 2:30 PM

The one quality required of a secretary of justice is the singular tenacity to do what needs to be done without fear or favor I ve proven this time and again De Lima tells the Commission on Appointments

'WASTING TIME.' Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says she won't waste time by filing a libel case against Sandra Cam over claims she has an

Will CA take up De Lima’s alleged ‘illicit affair’?

Jun 03, 2014 - 5:13 PM

Responding to the opposition of Sandra Cam Senator Aquilino Pimentel III says he will not entertain gossip during De Lima s confirmation hearing

'SUBJECTIVE ISSUE.' Senator Koko Pimentel says the alleged "illicit affair" of De Lima is a "subjective issue" whose relevance the CA members must determine in her confirmation hearing. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Would you buy a used car from Janet Lim-Napoles?

May 30, 2014 - 10:47 AM

JLN is not a naïve novice But she probably has to be told that the most fundamental requirement for a state witness is to tell the truth

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'Media irresponsibility killing us softly'

May 23, 2014 - 8:40 AM

A media personality believes that the death of media credibility due to irresponsible reporting is a bigger problem than media killings

CREDIBILITY. ABS-CBN's Anthony Taberna (L), Inquirer's Raul Pangalangan (C), and Manila Standard Today's Jojo Robles (R) talk about media responsibility during Rotary Club of Manila's annual Journalism Awards. Photos by Rappler

Napoles lawyer on Benhur's list: Is he psychic?

May 14, 2014 - 5:18 PM

Napoles lawyer questions the timing of release and the veracity of pork barrel scam whistleblower Benhur Luy s list of legislators implicated in the scam

WHY NOW? Napoles' camp questions the timing and veracity of whistleblower Benhur Luy's list. Photo by Rappler

Napoles camp: There's only 1 list, it's with De Lima

May 14, 2014 - 3:09 PM

As far as Napoles camp is concerned the valid list of public officials implicated in the pork barrel scam is the one they gave to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima

'ONE LIST.' Janet Lim Napoles' camp says there's only one list – the one they gave to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. File photo by Rappler

The Napoles list must not be a hit list

May 13, 2014 - 10:23 PM

This furor cannot it must not serve the purposes of a witch hunt


Senate to give P6M for quake victims

Oct 16, 2013 - 7:57 PM

Only aid for quake victims not Napoles and PDAF abolition was discussed in the Senate caucus

LP disowns mayor, mum on Drilon-Napoles link

Oct 15, 2013 - 1:14 AM

But government s news releases say Candaba Mayor Rene Maglanque was an ally Party statement fails to address allegations that PDAF scam mastermind was a campaign donor

PHOTO OP? Senate President Franklin Drilon with wife Mila (in yellow) and couple Jaime and Janet (in red) Napoles. Photo obtained by Rappler