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Sandiganbayan chief scolds Andaya over comment on Malampaya scam case

Jan 18, 2019 - 1:04 PM

On the eve of his court appearance, House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr told media the schedule of the arraignment was 'nice timing.' He again escapes arraignment because of a pending motion to quash.

SCOLDED. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr is scolded by Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang over the former's media statement that the hearing on January 18, 2018, over his Malampaya scam case was of "nice timing." Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Sandiganbayan chief Cabotaje-Tang makes it to SC short list

Dec 07, 2018 - 8:08 PM

Associate Justice Efren dela Cruz, dissenter in the Bong Revilla acquittal, does not make it to the short list of Supreme Court justice candidates

SHORTLISTED. Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang makes it to the shortlist for a justice position at the Supreme Court.

Brewing coup in Sandiganbayan? ‘Employees’ oppose Tang's SC application

Dec 05, 2018 - 5:42 PM

Employees tell the Judicial and Bar Council that Tang ‘runs the affairs of the anti-graft court like her idol Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’

OPPOSITION. Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang answers the opposition against her application filed by supposed employees of the anti-graft court during the JBC panel interviews on December 5, 2018. Photo by the JBC

Imelda Marcos' post-conviction bail still undecided; trial bail forfeited

Nov 13, 2018 - 10:07 PM

But there is still no warrant of arrest

MARCOS VERDICT. Martial law victims led by SELDA (Samahan ng mga Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto) hold a protest action, in front of the Sandiganbayan on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, calling for the arrest of Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

EXPLAINER: Can the Philippines extradite the Napoleses to U.S.?

Aug 03, 2018 - 6:43 PM

A former pork scam prosecutor warns against extraditing Napoles to the US ahead of the termination of their Sandiganbayan cases

EXTRADITION? The United States expresses interest in extraditing Janet Lim Napoles and 3 of her children over a money laundering indictment there.

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Mar 20, 2018 - 11:43 AM

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Law bars DOJ from taking custody of Janet Napoles – Sandiganbayan chief

Mar 19, 2018 - 5:49 PM

'BJMP is a secure facility, she's been there for quite some time, and we have not received a single report of threat,' says Presiding Justice Tang

Sandiganbayan disposed 1,264 cases in 2017

Jan 21, 2018 - 3:28 PM

It is the first time in the last two decades that the anti-graft court breached the 1,000-case mark. The last time was in 1995 when it concluded 2,652 cases.

File photo by AFP

Aquino's Mamasapano cases out of appointee's division

Dec 01, 2017 - 4:53 PM

The cases are consolidated with those against Purisima and Napeñas earlier raffled to the 4th Division

Aquino's Mamasapano cases raffled to Sandigan appointee's division

Nov 10, 2017 - 1:11 PM

'More than just our gratefulness to those who appointed us, we have a sworn duty and that should be the foremost consideration,' says Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang who also chairs the Third Division

QC cops used shabu in court compound? Sandiganbayan elevates it to Dela Rosa

Aug 25, 2017 - 4:39 PM

Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje Tang tells the top cop that the policemen might have been involved in illicit activity but QCPD chief Guillermo Eleazar says the cops were just eating peanuts

ACCUSATION. QCPD Station 6 mobile 57 arrives at the Sandiganbayan on August 23 after the same car was seen the night before inside the court premises where cops allegedly repacked or used shabu inside it. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Sereno: Special committee evaluating rules to address extrajudicial killings

Aug 24, 2017 - 5:18 PM

The reforms are stirred by empathy for marginalized Filipinos who feel the justice system is rigged against them says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

WHAT CAN WE DO? Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says on August 24, 2017, that a special committee on human rights is evaluating what can be done so the judiciary can better address extrajudicial killings. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

House committee approves P2-billion increase in 2018 judiciary budget

Aug 07, 2017 - 9:41 PM

But the proposed budget for the anti graft court Sandiganbayan is P103 million less than its allocation for the current year

JUDICIARY. Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje Tang attends the budget hearing of the judiciary on August 7, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Napoles prepares for transfer to Camp Bagong Diwa

May 15, 2017 - 10:30 PM

Two divisions of the anti graft court where she stands trial for plunder deny her request to be moved from the women s correctional to the NBI custodial center

COMMITMENT ORDER. Sandiganbayan sheriff Romulo Barrozo brings to the Correctional Institute for Women the court's order to transfer alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles to the jail facility inside Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on May 15, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Elenita Binay seeks SC's help in Sandiganbayan cases

Apr 07, 2017 - 6:49 PM

Elenita Binay is scheduled for trial on April 19 but is requesting the anti graft court to hold all proceedings while she runs to the High Court

SC APPEAL. Former Makati city mayor Elenita Binay is facing two counts of graft and two counts of malversation before the anti-graft court's third division, the only remaining cases against her after getting acquittals from two other divisions. File photo by Rappler

Ombudsman asks SC to strike down ‘delay’ doctrine

Apr 01, 2017 - 11:00 AM

The Office of the Ombudsman says the anti graft court Sandiganbayan s interpretation of the delay doctrine is confusing and risks letting corrupt officials go unscathed

News Briefs: March 21, 2017

Mar 21, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Tuesday March 21

Sandiganbayan justice won't inhibit from Elenita Binay cases

Jan 16, 2017 - 4:12 PM

The anti graft court s special 3rd division rules there is no basis for the former Makati mayor s accusation that Justice Amparo Cabotaje Tang has bias and prejudice against her

Dr. Elenita Binay also wants two of her cases re-raffled to other divisions in the Sandiganbayan

Sandiganbayan orders arrest, jailing of ex-PNP Academy director

Aug 17, 2016 - 7:07 PM

Former PNP Academy director Dionisio Coloma is convicted of graft in connection with an anomalous P5 73 million contract in Tawi Tawi

Sandiganbayan appoints special members to sign Arroyo release order

Jul 21, 2016 - 9:28 PM

Only Presiding Justice Amparo M Cabotaje Tang is present when the process orders for the release of Gloria Arroyo and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office budget and accounts manager Benigno Aguas arrive

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Ex-VP Binay posts bail, 'eager' to prove innocence

Jul 15, 2016 - 1:51 PM

UPDATED Former Vice President Jejomar C Binay is eager to go to court to prove the grave abuses of the Ombudsman and have these frivolous cases dismissed says lawyer Daniel Subido

READY TO GO TO COURT. Vice President Jejomar Binay is ready to defend himself against corruption allegations in court, says his camp. File photo by Hensell Hebaya/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Is there progress in fighting corruption?

Mar 18, 2016 - 9:56 AM

If conviction and case disposal rates are good indicators of fighting corruption how do the Sandiganbayan and Ombudsman fare?

Court issues hold departure order vs Junjun Binay, ex-Makati execs

Mar 09, 2016 - 12:13 PM

UPDATED Sandiganbayan Third Division Presiding Judge Amparo Cabotaje Tang says the court issued the HDOs on March 2

HOLD DEPARTURE ORDER. Dismissed Makati mayor Junjun Binay says he's not going anywhere. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Know candidates vying for SC justice post

Jan 08, 2016 - 2:26 PM

Here s a quick profile of the first 8 candidates vying for the post of Supreme Court Associate Justice Martin Villarama Jr who is retiring on January 16

SC: OK to take Napoles out of jail for hearings

Apr 24, 2015 - 3:42 PM

The Sandiganbayan Third Division no longer has to troop to the Correctional Institute for Women in Mandaluyong City to conduct hearings

APPROVED. The Supreme Court grants the Sandiganbayan's request to allow accused Janet Lim Napoles to be brought to Sandiganbayan for the continuation of her bail hearings. File photo by Agence France-Presse

IN PHOTOS: 3rd ASEAN Chief Justices Meeting

Mar 04, 2015 - 1:04 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says that even coffee breaks are working periods for the chief justices

SC suspends court guard for 'soliciting' from Napoles lawyer

Dec 18, 2014 - 10:48 AM

Ronald Allan Gole Cruz allegedly obtained P20 000 from the lawyer of Janet Lim Napoles after soliciting for a supposed Christmas party of the Sandiganbayan s security personnel

SUSPENSIONS. File photo of the Sandiganbayan building in Quezon City. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Justices told: Explain refusal to try Jinggoy's plunder case

Dec 17, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Has there been undue pressure exerted on the justices to back out from the case?

APPEARANCE. Senator Jinggoy Estrada appears  before the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division. Sandiganbayan pool photo

Sandiganbayan slams Ombudsman for case delays

Dec 01, 2014 - 8:15 PM

In a resolution Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje Tang asks the Ombudsman to address the problem

CASE DELAYS. This file photo shows the facade of the anti-graft court  Sandiganbayan which is hearing the cases in connection with the pork barrel scam. AFP photo

Trial of Elenita Binay cases can proceed – Sandiganbayan

Nov 16, 2014 - 12:18 AM

The arraignment of the former Makati mayor is set for Thursday November 20

GREEN LIGHT. The Sandiganbayan gives the go signal for the trial of cases against Mrs Binay to proceed. File OVP photo

Anti-graft court upholds indictment of Napoles' children

Sep 29, 2014 - 7:15 PM

The arraignment of siblings Jo Christine and James Christopher Napoles is set on October 13

Sandigan justices, pork barrel cases: Eyeing the SC?

Aug 18, 2014 - 11:22 AM

A look at the 3rd and 5th division justices: It bears watching how they will behave under a new administration and whether their actuations will be their ticket to the High Court

How will Sandigan justices handle plunder cases?

Aug 16, 2014 - 7:31 PM

It bears watching how the Aquino appointees will act on the plunder cases if Aquino is no longer in power It is also interesting to find out how the cases will play out with a president sympathetic to the senators

Court orders review of graft charges vs 3 PDAF accused

Jul 25, 2014 - 3:43 PM

The cases of Laarni Uy Rodrigo Galang and Hernani Ditchon are remanded to the Ombudsman for yet another probe

Court employees hit Aquino's 'rampage' vs judiciary

Jul 21, 2014 - 6:51 PM

Rank and file employees of the judiciary assail a revenue regulation taxing even their fringe benefits which they argue are not part of their compensation income

Prosecutors hit Gigi Reyes' doc for hospital transfer

Jul 18, 2014 - 5:02 PM

Prosecutors ask the court to require Dr Anthony Lontoc to explain in writing why he should not be cited for contempt

ARRAIGNMENT. Gigi Reyes appears at the Sandiganbayan for her arraignment Friday, July 18. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Court enters 'not guilty' plea for Gigi Reyes

Jul 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM

4th UPDATE Accused of plunder and graft the former chief of staff of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile refuses to enter a plea in her plunder case

ARRAIGNMENT. Gigi Reyes refuses to enter a plea during her arraignment at the Sandiganbayan Friday, July 18. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Court enters 'not guilty' plea for Enrile

Jul 11, 2014 - 10:29 AM

3rd UPDATE Enrile s co accused and former chief of staff Gigi Reyes does not make an appearance in court while Janet Napoles pleads not guilty

ARRAIGNMENT. Senator Juan Ponce Enrile does not enter a plea during his arraignment before the Sandiganbayan's 3rd division on Friday, July 11. Photo by Boy Santos/Sandiganbayan pool

Sandiganbayan division split on fate of Napoles children

Jul 06, 2014 - 6:04 PM

Justice Samuel Martires separate resolution is essentially a dissent as far as the other 12 accused are concerned These accused include Jo Christine and James Christopher Napoles

Sandigan to resolve Gigi Reyes' plea to suspend proceedings

Jun 23, 2014 - 2:53 PM

A resolution deciding on whether to stop the proceedings on Reyes cases can be issued anytime now

SUSPENSION PLEA. Jessica Lucila "Gigi" Reyes files a plea to suspend proceedings at the Sandiganbayan. File photo by Rappler

Revilla’s 'kickbacks' more than Sandigan justices' total net worth

Jun 21, 2014 - 7:14 PM

[Exclusive] As of end 2012 the 14 anti graft court justices have a collective net worth of over P215 million – less than the P224 5 million that Revilla is accused of collecting from 2006 2010

Justices: Injustice in new anti-graft court chief appointment

Oct 05, 2013 - 3:35 PM

Justices blame both the JBC for surrendering its independence and President Aquino for ignoring seniority in appointing Tang as Sandiganbayan presiding justice

Junior justice is new Sandiganbayan head

Oct 04, 2013 - 4:31 PM

Recently appointed and the most junior in the graft court Amparo Cabotaje Tang has been named presiding justice bypassing senior justices

INSIDER, BUT JUNIOR. Recently appointed Associate Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang is named presiding justice of the graft court. Photo courtesy of the UST Faculty of Civil Law.

New Sandiganbayan justice named

Jul 11, 2012 - 1:57 PM

President Aquino names Assistant Solicitor General Amparo Cabotaje Tang as Associate Justice of the Sandiganbayan

Newly-appointed Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang. Photo courtesy of the UST Faculty of Civil Law.