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Sandiganbayan hopes to resolve cases faster with digital court

Jun 19, 2018 - 1:07 PM

The project is funded by the Australian government, and not the Supreme Court’s digitization masterplan under Sereno

Sandiganbayan Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Brazil's Lula fails again in legal bid to avoid prison

Feb 10, 2018 - 7:41 AM

Lula is making every effort to stave off any prison time while he angles to return as president in elections later this year

LULA. Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attends the testimony of suspended Brazilian President Dilma on impeachment trial, at the National Congress in Brasilia, on August 29, 2016. File photo by Evaristo Sa/AFP

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

Indonesian Constitutional Court judge detained for graft

Jan 26, 2017 - 11:29 PM

Patrialis Akbar who also used to be Indonesia s justice minister is detained by the anti graft agency for allegedly receiving 160 000 from a meat importer who was seeking to influence a review by the court of a livestock law

CHARGED WITH GRAFT. Patrialis Akbar (R) shakes hands with Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen on October 13, 2010. File photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Netizens dismayed with SC ruling on Arroyo's plunder case

Jul 19, 2016 - 1:54 PM

The Supreme Court s ruling that acquitted former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo of plunder triggers a flurry of negative comments from netizens

Part 3: Cavite: Haven for paid-for annulments?

Dec 29, 2015 - 9:30 AM

[The annulment business] A web of relationships, from fixer to judge, slowly unravels

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

SC sacks judge tagged in 'Ma'am Arlene' court bribery

Jul 31, 2014 - 7:50 PM

2 other judges are suspended while another one is removed from a Manila court

Suspend Revilla, Jinggoy as senators, court asked

Jun 30, 2014 - 3:57 PM

3rd UPDATE A similar motion is expected to be filed by the prosecutors against another opposition senator Juan Ponce Enrile

SURRENDER. Senator Bong Revilla Jr is the first lawmaker indicted in the 'pork barrel' scam to submit himself to the Sandiganbayan. Rappler file photo

EDITORIAL CARTOON: How to end the PDAF blockbuster

Jun 23, 2014 - 7:30 AM

There is a way to bring the real issue corruption back in the game – if the government brings to jail even those who are very much part of this daang matuwid administration

EDITORIAL CARTOON: Stress, squeeze play and the anti-graft court

Jun 16, 2014 - 8:00 AM

All eyes are on the undermanned ill equipped and overworked Sandiganbayan the Philippines anti graft court that was created to punish crooks in government

Arrest of 3 senators may take a while

Jun 06, 2014 - 8:36 AM

Going by similar high profile cases in the past Senators Enrile Estrada and Revilla all accused of plunder may not be sharing the same cell in the next few days or even weeks


The significance of the pork barrel ruling

Nov 24, 2013 - 9:27 AM

The decision on the PDAF should be appreciated as the start of even bigger fights ahead

SC junks PDAF as unconstitutional

Nov 19, 2013 - 1:28 PM

4th UPDATE Voting unanimously 14 justices decide against the pork barrel system

LEGAL. The Solicitor General submits Malacañang's final comments on the charges vs DAP on Thursday, November 7. File photo

Closed-door policy for SC probe into Ma'am Arlene

Nov 07, 2013 - 5:23 PM

The Supreme Court Public Information Office releases a briefer for the media

Members of Leonen committee probing 'Ma’am' Arlene known

Oct 22, 2013 - 7:26 PM

Retired Supreme Court associate justices Alicia Austria Martinez and Romeo Callejo will help investigate big time fixers in the judiciary

SET TO WORK. Supreme Court Justice Marvin Leonen (shown here with President Aquino) has picked the two justices who will help in the probe of corruption in the judiciary. Malacañang Photo Bureau file

SC creates body to probe 'Ma'am Arlene'

Oct 17, 2013 - 2:27 PM

SC Associate Justice Marvic Leonen leads the committee that will investigate so called influence peddlers in the judiciary

'FRESH IDEAS.' Sen Joker Arroyo says new Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen would have to have fresh ideas on speeding up the Ampatuan trial. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

#CoronaTrial: Day 6

Jan 25, 2012 - 5:45 PM

Day 6: BIR chief Kim Henares testifies presents tax records of Chief Justice Corona and wife