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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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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.

Binay on PH transportation, Sandiganbayan justices, US blizzard | 12PM wRap

Jan 26, 2016 - 12:39 PM

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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

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Jun 16, 2015 - 12:28 PM

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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

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

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

Sandiganbayan to SC: Can't resolve Revilla bail plea yet

Nov 21, 2014 - 7:05 PM

The anti graft court is supposed to resolve by Saturday November whether to allow the senator to post bail but says it needs 10 more days to weigh evidence and documents

OVERNIGHT CARE. Senator Ramon Revilla is given the clearance to get an overnight medical check up at St Luke's Medical Center in Taguig City. Photo by Rappler

Elenita Binay posts bail over new graft cases

Oct 28, 2014 - 3:47 PM

The two additional cases stem from an old probe into alleged anomalous purchase of hospital supplies when she was mayor and which the court remanded to the Ombudsman for reinvestigation

Gov't seeks to confiscate Revilla assets

Oct 27, 2014 - 3:17 PM

UPDATED The assets amounting to P224 million will be temporarily under court custody if the writ sought is issued This is to make sure the government wouldn’t be left holding the bag once the court rules against Senator Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr in his pork barrel scam cases

REVILLA. File Photo.

Revilla to Aquino: Stop politicking, think of the country

Sep 25, 2014 - 2:26 PM

While the senator on his 48th birthday wished for political persecution to end his lawyer cites in open court Senate President Drilon s frequent visits to pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles

Court blocks opening of Luy's bank accounts

Aug 28, 2014 - 9:03 PM

The Sandiganbyan says the subpoena on state witness Benhur Luy s bank records violates the bank secrecy law

OATH. State witness Benhur Luy takes his oath before the anti-graft court Sanidganbayan. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Court to dismiss plunder vs fertilizer scam accused if…

Aug 28, 2014 - 6:01 PM

UPDATED The Sandiganbayan gives the Ombudsman 60 days to bolster its case against former agriculture officials led by Undersecretary Jocelyn ‘Joc Joc’ Bolante The Ombudsman says they have a strong case

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

Sandiganbayan justice not keen on opening Luy's bank records

Aug 08, 2014 - 5:43 PM

Aside from citing bank secrecy laws Justice Samuel Martires asks Napoles lawyer How can we look into the bank accounts of Luy Sula and Suñas if those 3 are now witnesses and not accused?

COA witness: Napoles NGOs broke all rules

Aug 08, 2014 - 2:43 PM

COA Assistant Commissioner Susan Garcia testifies on the special audit conducted by the agency for years 2007 to 2009

Enrile asks SC to stop plunder trial for now

Aug 07, 2014 - 8:25 PM

The senator is asking the Supreme Court to compel the Sandiganbayan to make the prosecution provide him detailed information on the plunder charges against him

The show is over; bow now to justice

Aug 06, 2014 - 4:31 PM

The 3 senators accused of plunder in the pork barrel scandal refuse to enter any plea What s the reason for this seeming conspiracy?

Court told: Villagers deny Estrada projects existed

Aug 05, 2014 - 6:30 PM

An investigator with the Office of the Ombudsman says he found some PDAF beneficiaries either deceased or too young to benefit from livelihood projects

File photo by Sandiganbayan pool

Luy's travel records, more bank accounts sought in court

Aug 04, 2014 - 2:33 PM

Janet Lim Napoles lawyers say travel records and bank accounts would supposedly show it was Luy not their client who benefitted from the pork barrel scam

Estrada: Prosecution trying to prolong my Senate suspension

Aug 01, 2014 - 6:05 PM

Why has the prosecution moved for the senator s 90 day suspension only over his plunder charge? Estrada thinks they will be filing separate motions for the 11 other graft charges


Sandigan justices inspect Taguig jail for Napoles, Gigi Reyes

Jul 30, 2014 - 7:11 PM

Justice Martires tags the BJMP as the worst violator of human rights because as a jail warden has testified its female dormitory in Taguig iscongested by almost 180

Drilon on Enrile suspension: Senate to abide by court ruling

Jul 23, 2014 - 5:04 PM

The Senate president says the Supreme Court already decided on the issue that the 90 day preventive suspension can be imposed only by the court

Ex-mayors of Angeles and Bacolod charged with graft

Jul 21, 2014 - 6:45 PM

Bacolod City s Luzviminda Valdez tampered and overpriced receipts while Angeles City s Francis Nepomuceno donated a car to a political supporter

Court orders arrest of Enrile, Gigi Reyes, others

Jul 04, 2014 - 1:01 PM

3rd UPDATE Senator Enrile is expected to surrender to the Sandiganbayan according to close aides

Prosecution, defense to meet before Revilla PDAF trial

Jul 01, 2014 - 7:54 PM

Both sides will hold the first of 3 meetings to submit proposals for stipulation of facts identification of documentary evidence and lists of potential witnesses

PORK SCAM  HEARINGS. 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

Ombudsman withdraws amended charge sheet vs Enrile

Jun 30, 2014 - 3:44 PM

The 3rd division of the anti graft court grants the motion to withdraw the changes as prosecutors argued their motion might cause undue delay in the cases

HAVE MERCY. Senator Enrile wants the court to give him some clemency due to his frail health, even as he believes the court should not even consider the pluner charges against him. File photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Jinggoy to SC: Special courts prove selective justice

Jun 25, 2014 - 10:31 PM

I am very sure that what the Ombudsman really wants is not speedy trial but a speedy convicting court Senator Estrada says

Weak PDAF cases? Ombudsman amends info vs 3 senators

Jun 25, 2014 - 2:49 PM

UPDATED It appears they have been alerted by an argument made by alleged scam mastermind Janet Napoles that could possibly weaken the plunder cases vs the senators

INDICTED. The Ombudsman approves the indictment of a former mayor for malversation of public funds. Photo from the Office of the Ombudsman website

23 of 54 accused in PDAF scam post bail

Jun 23, 2014 - 6:29 PM

A number of these people are respondents in more than one of the many cases primarily involving senators Ramon Revilla Jr Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile

Bong Revilla now in gov't custody

Jun 20, 2014 - 11:19 AM

Senator Bong Revilla and members of his family arrive at the Sandiganbayan before 11 am on June 20 heeding a warrant for his arrest issued by the antigraft court s 1st Division

Who to bar from leaving, 'Jose' or 'Jinggoy' Estrada?

Jun 17, 2014 - 6:46 PM

Prosecutors spot a loophole in the hold departure order against the senator that may confuse immigration officers – it doesn t reflect his nickname Jinggoy

Gigi Reyes confident PDAF case will be suspended

Jun 17, 2014 - 4:56 PM

The counsel of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile s former chief of staff says the evidence against Gigi Reyes is weak and she s merely caught in the crossfire of political giants

Jinggoy: Ombudsman biased, violates rights

Jun 11, 2014 - 6:43 PM

I am very sure that what the Ombudsman really wants is not speedy trial but a speedy convicting court Senator Estrada says in his third privilege speech to deny his involvement in the pork barrel scam

SEE YOU IN COURT. Although accusing the Ombudsman of bias in filing plunder charges against him, Senator Estrada says he will defend himself in court. Rappler photo

Imelda asks for full trial to prove she owns jewellery

Apr 03, 2014 - 8:12 PM

In a reply to a Sandiganbayan resolution she says there has been no trial or hearing on the ownership of the Malacañang Jewelry Collection

SEIZED COLLECTION. This file photo taken on September 15, 2005 shows a Presidential Commission on Good Goverment (PCGG) official showing at the Central bank headquarter in Manila, a tiara inlaid with diamonds and South Sea pearls from a collection seized by the government from former first lady Imelda Marcos in the late 1980s. The Philippines said on September 6, 2012 it planned to put on public display soon fabulous jewels seized 26 years ago from former first lady Imelda Marcos, to help draw more tourists. Joel Nito/AFP/Files