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The real issue behind Senator Jinggoy Estrada’s bail release

Sep 18, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The senator, accused of plunder, deserves to be released since he is not yet convicted. But this reasoning should apply as well to poor Filipinos in prolonged trial detention.

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

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

Former Caloocan mayor Recom Echiverri faces 8th graft charge

May 11, 2017 - 8:00 PM

All this graft cases – filed within the last 2 months stem from the unauthorized awarding of million peso projects to contractors in road and drainage projects

Ombudsman defends 'delayed' cases

Apr 25, 2017 - 5:17 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales also takes a swipe at the Sandiganbayan in connection with the court s handling of the pork barrel scam cases: Hindi rin ba yan inordinate delay?

ON THE DEFENSE. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales calls for a news conference on April 25, 2017 with her executives in tow, Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon Gerard Mosquera (left) and Acting Special Prosecutor Omar Sagada (right) to defend the office on the issue of inordinate delay. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

News Briefs: April 3, 2017

Apr 03, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday April 3

News Briefs: March 10, 2017

Mar 10, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday March 10

News Briefs: March 3, 2017

Mar 03, 2017 - 8:27 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday March 3

Former DBP chairman Nañagas acquitted of graft, estafa

Feb 15, 2017 - 8:43 PM

The anti graft court upon re examination of the evidence cites a weakness in the graft case and some reasonable doubt in the two estafa cases

WEAK CASE. The Sandiganbayan acquits the former DBP chair of graft and estafa charges. File photo by Darren Langit

SC rules with finality: Revilla plunder and graft trial to push through

Feb 14, 2017 - 4:56 PM

The SC ruling comes ahead of a pending Sandiganbayan resolution that would decide on Revilla s motion to quash

TO STAND TRIAL. The Supreme Court rules former Senator Ramon "€œBong" Revilla Jr must stand trial for plunder and graft. File photo by: DARREN LANGIT

News Briefs: February 6, 2017

Feb 06, 2017 - 12:55 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday February 6

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Jan 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM

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JV Ejercito, 5 others acquitted of graft

Dec 22, 2016 - 9:54 PM

The senator however faces another case for technical malversation charged before another division of the anti graft court Sandiganbayan

ACQUITTED. A division of the Sandiganbayan acquits Senator JV Ejercito of graft charges. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

SC denies Bong Revilla's plea to dismiss plunder case

Dec 06, 2016 - 12:58 PM

3rd UPDATE Revilla is one of 3 former senators facing plunder complaints for allegedly diverting their discretionary funds into fake non governmental organizations in exchange for kickbacks

DENIED. The SC denies the bail petition of former senator Bong Revilla. Rappler photo

Sandiganbayan pending cases at an all-time high

Nov 22, 2016 - 10:09 PM

Since the appointment in 2011 of former Supreme Court Justice Conchita Carpio Morales as Ombudsman her office has filed 3 733 cases with the Sandiganbayan

ANTI-GRAFT COURT. Sandiganbayan now holds the plunder and graft cases in relation to the pork barrel issue. Rappler file photo

Sandigan ends hospital detention of ex-Antique gov, sends him to jail

Oct 04, 2016 - 8:01 AM

Former Antique Governor Jovito Plameras was originally sentenced to serve 6 to 10 years in the New Bilibid Prisons in Muntinlupa City but doctors say he might not be healthy enough to fly from the province

Ex-AFP comptroller Ligot asks Sandiganbayan to junk P55-M forfeiture case

Aug 25, 2016 - 10:13 PM

Jacinto Ligot and his family say the case should be dismissed on the ground of forum shopping

JACINTO C. LIGOT. Ligot seeks to have a P55 million foreiture case junked on the grounds of 'forum shopping.' File photo from Newsbreak

Sandiganbayan dismisses forfeiture cases vs Marcos brothers-in-law

Aug 24, 2016 - 10:40 PM

Despite the presentation of 25 witnesses and 400 documentary exhibits over 29 years the government failed to prove the sequestered properties were ill gotten wealth says the anti graft court

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

Duterte to get shortlist of anti-graft court nominees

Aug 05, 2016 - 4:32 PM

With the vacancy in the Sandiganbayan division that hears PCGG cases the President will be making his first major appointment to the judiciary

SC orders 'immediate release' of Gloria Arroyo from detention

Jul 19, 2016 - 2:50 PM

UPDATED The Supreme Court promulgates its decision two days later on July 21 setting the motion for Arroyo s possible release on the same day

File photo by AFP

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Apr 13, 2016 - 6:00 PM

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Supreme Court: No Arroyo plunder trial until April

Mar 11, 2016 - 6:21 PM

The High Court extends for another 60 days the suspension of the former president s trial over the alleged misuse of state lottery intelligence funds

TRIAL HALTED. The Supreme Court extends for a second time the suspension of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's trial for plunder before the anti-graftf court. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ex-Davao del Sur governor, 5 others get 24 years for graft

Mar 06, 2016 - 7:30 PM

The former government officials are convicted over the anomalous purchase of 5 service vehicles in 2003

Ombudsman files 8 criminal charges vs Junjun Binay, city execs

Feb 19, 2016 - 4:23 PM

UPDATED The Binay camp says the bias and partiality of the Ombudsman is showing as 2 counts of graft and 6 counts of falsification are filed with the anti graft court

BAIL SET. Dismissed Makati Mayor Junjun Binay (right), son of Vice President Jejomar Binay, face criminal charges over the allegedly overpriced Makati parking building project. The anti-graft court sets his total bail at P204,000. File photo by Agence France-Presse

PH gov't: Declare Marcos, Romualdez estates in default in P5-B case

Feb 18, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Defaulting in a civil case bars a party from presenting its evidence having waived its rights to contest the allegations

WEEPING IMELDA. Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda R. Marcos tears up during the one-year anniversary of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Leyte. EPA file photo

Court acquits ex-Sulu vice governor Estino of homicide

Feb 10, 2016 - 9:09 PM

The Sandiganbayan First Division says prosecutors did not have enough evidence that Munib Estino shot dead a constituent in 2010 when he was mayor of Panglima Estino town

ACQUITTED. The anti-graft court says there is no sufficient evidence against former Sulu Vice Governor Munib Estino over the fatal shooting of a resident of Panglima Estino town in 2010.

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Jan 26, 2016 - 12:39 PM

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FAST FACTS: Who are the new 6 Sandiganbayan justices?

Jan 25, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Here s a quick profile of the new members of the anti graft court

Aquino appoints 6 new anti-graft court justices

Jan 25, 2016 - 6:20 PM

The new Sandiganbayan justices take their oath before Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Justice Francis Jardeleza

NEW JUSTICES. President Aquino names 6 new justices to the Sandiganbayan, the Philippines' anti-graft court, on January 25, 2016. File photo by Rappler

Fewer cases filed, resolved in Ombudsman, Sandiganbayan

Jan 25, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Initial data indicate that the Ombudsman and Sandiganbayan s case turnouts for 2015 are the lowest in 5 years

Let out of detention: Is the Sandiganbayan consistent?

Jan 13, 2016 - 4:32 PM

How did the Sandiganbayan decide on the various motions for temporary release from detention by detained senators and former president Arroyo?

PH gov't wins ill-gotten wealth case vs Marcoses, Alfonso Lim's family

Jan 04, 2016 - 3:28 PM

UPDATED Among the assets awarded to the state – already sequestered by the PCGG – are vast tracts of land in 5 areas worth P511M as of 2006

SC halts Arroyo plunder trial for 30 days

Oct 20, 2015 - 3:25 PM

UPDATED In the meantime the Solicitor General is required to comment within the usual 10 days

Padaca faces charges for failing to submit assets list for 4 years

Oct 16, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Grace Padaca who is running for governor of Isabela says she submitted her Statement of Assets Liabilities and Net Worth but suspects human resources at the capitol deliberately lost them

Rappler file photo

SC: Provide Enrile with specifics of plunder charges

Aug 11, 2015 - 2:07 PM

The SC decision compels the prosecution to state more specifically the charges against the senator; the High Tribunal is expected to vote on the petition for bail next week

PETITION FOR BAIL. In September 2014, the 91-year-old senator asked the High Court to annul the Sandiganbayan order denying him bail. File photo

What stats, surveys say about Aquino's fight vs corruption

Jul 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Rappler looks at various statistics data and surveys and finds a combination of good and bad on the Aquino administration s anti corruption campaign

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Jun 16, 2015 - 12:28 PM

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Former diplomat gets 2 years jail term for false personal records

Jun 04, 2015 - 7:22 PM

In convicting the former Philippine consul general in Osaka the Second Division gives credence to the testimony of school officials who say she was credited for only 84 units out of the required 140 units

CASE DROPPED. The Sandiganbayan first division absolves Myla Ogerio, an alleged employee of pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles. Rappler file photo

Philippine FIFA official denied travel over graft case

May 29, 2015 - 6:17 PM

A Philippine FIFA official facing corruption charges has been banned from flying to Switzerland to attend the organization s congress

FOOTBALL HQ. This file photo taken on March 20, 2015 shows members of the media waiting next to the logo of the world’s football governing body FIFA at their headquarters in Zurich. Michael Buholzer/AFP

Napoles children seek reduction of 'excessive' bail

May 27, 2015 - 10:20 PM

Jo Christine and James Christopher Napoles – co accused in the pork barrel scam case of Senator Enrile – say the P450 000 bail for each of them is too high

NAPOLES KIDS.Siblings James Christopher and Jo Christine face graft charges in connection with the pork barrel scam.

Palace names new Sandiganbayan justice

May 09, 2015 - 7:06 PM

New anti graft justice Sarah Jane Fernandez leaves the Office of the Solicitor General to fill in the vacancy left by ousted Justice Gregory Ong

EXPANSION. Sandiganbayan now has 7 divisions instead of 5. Rappler file photo

Arroyo's trial for plunder to proceed

Apr 07, 2015 - 1:34 PM

The anti graft court denies the former President s demurrer to evidence She now has the burden to present counter evidence for her acquittal

DENIED. The Sandiganbayan denies former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's demurrer to evidence in her plunder case. File photo by AFP

Bong Revilla can’t go to daughter’s graduation – court

Mar 27, 2015 - 11:24 AM

To grant the detained senator s request will not only set a bad precedent but will also be a mockery of the administration of justice says the anti graft court Sandiganbayan s First Division

DETAINED SENATOR. Senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr arrives at the Sandiganbayan for his arraignment on June 26, 2014. File photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Ex-lawmaker refuses to enter plea in plunder case

Mar 09, 2015 - 10:17 AM

The Sandiganbayan enters a not guilty plea on his behalf

Revilla questions anti-graft court's 'haste' in freezing his assets

Feb 06, 2015 - 5:03 PM

UPDATED The P224 512M that the senator allegedly pocketed from his development fund will be held until his plunder case is resolved He expresses disappointment over the seeming haste in the decision

GARNISHMENT. The anti-graft court grants the Ombudsman's petition to secure payment from Senator Ramon Revilla Jr if it eventually rules in favor of the government. Photo by Rappler

Anti-graft court acquits Joey Marquez over ammunitions deal

Jan 22, 2015 - 3:46 PM

This is the former Parañaque mayor s 3rd legal victory after the Supreme Court and the Sandiganbayan acquitted him graft charges over the walis tingting deal

LEGAL WIN. Actor and former Parañaque mayor Joey Marquez is all smiles after being acquitted for graft charges filed against him at the Sandiagnbayan second division in Quezon City on Thursday. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Napoles presses bank to release whistleblowers' records

Dec 23, 2014 - 6:40 PM

The alleged pork barrel scam mastermind wants more bank records of whistleblowers scrutinized

SCAPEGOAT? The counsel of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles claims the whistleblowers are merely using her and her family as scapegoat to evade the law. Rappler file photo

Sydney lockdown, Laude murder case, Estrada pork case | The wRap

Dec 15, 2014 - 8:41 PM

Hostages are held in a Sydney cafe with an Islamist flag US soldier Pemberton is charged with murder over the death of Jennifer Laude Sandiganbayan judges want to back out of the case against Senator Jinggoy Estrada

Revilla bail petition, Pope Francis PH mass, Obama daughters | The wRap

Dec 02, 2014 - 7:35 PM

The anti graft court denies Bong Revilla’s bail petition Only 2 000 will be allowed in the Pope’s Francis’ first mass in the Philippines A Republican staffer resigns after ranting against Sasha and Malia Obama