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Grace Padaca found guilty of corruption, ordered to return P18M

Nov 15, 2019 - 7:57 PM

The former Isabela governor is sentenced to 12-14 years for a conviction for malversation, and 6-10 years for a conviction for graft. It is appealable.

GUILTY. Former Isabela governor Grace Padaca is convicted of graft and malversation over an anomalous P25 million loan deal for farmers in 2006. Rappler file photo

Isabela's Dy brothers reconcile, leaving Padaca without gubernatorial bet

Nov 30, 2018 - 10:37 PM

Former governor Grace Padaca, who was initially convinced to run as Napoleon Dy's vice gubernatorial bet, is not backing out

‘FAMILY FIRST.’ Isabela Governor Faustino Dy III (front row, 2nd from left) accompanies his brother Representative Napoleon Dy (right next to Governor Dy) when the latter withdraws his candidacy for governor on November 29, 2018. Photo courtesy of Jun Fuentes

SC affirms corruption trial of Grace Padaca at Sandiganbayan

Oct 30, 2018 - 6:02 PM

It means there is no legal impediment to the Sandiganbayan proceedings, which is halfway reaching a judgment

GRAFT CASE. Former Isabela governor Grace Padaca is on trial for graft and malversation charges over an allegedly irregular loan facility deal. Rappler file photo

Ex-Isabela governor Grace Padaca fined P4,000 for not filing SALNs

Oct 10, 2017 - 6:44 PM

In its complaint, the Ombudsman says Padaca did not file her SALN from 2007-2010 during as her stint as Isabela governor

Grace Padaca posts bail for graft charges

Nov 08, 2015 - 1:22 PM

The Ombudsman indicted former election commissioner Grace Padaca for failing to submit her SALN for 4 years when she was still the governor of Isabela province

Governor of Binay home province endorses Roxas

Oct 30, 2015 - 2:30 PM

Looking back to 2010 however Isabela Governor Bodjie Dy does not have a good record of making his presidential bet win

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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Grace Padaca runs for Isabela governor as independent

Oct 15, 2015 - 8:06 PM

In her attempt to regain the governorship former elections commissioner Grace Padaca is up against Faustino Bojie Dy III to whom she lost in 2010

REMATCH. Grace Padaca will be up against Faustino Dy III, who defeated him in the gubernatorial race in 2010. Rappler file photo

Grace Padaca to LP: There must be limit to compromising

Oct 12, 2015 - 10:30 PM

The former Isabela governor and election commissioner criticizes the Liberal Party for taking in new allies who used to bully and cheat those who were taking the straight path

Isabela: Will it be Dy vs Padaca again in 2016?

Aug 21, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Former Isabela governor Grace Padaca says she s being urged again to run against the Dy dynasty

Comelec welcomes new commissioner Arthur Lim

Jul 28, 2014 - 12:01 PM

Lim dismisses claims that his appointment was a reward following his stint as private prosecutor in the Corona impeachment trial in 2012

WARM WELCOME. New Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim (right) sits beside Chairman Sixto Brillantes in a conference with the media on Monday, July 28. Photo by Michael Bueza/ Rappler

Padaca speaks out on Comelec departure

Jul 27, 2014 - 6:27 PM

Padaca says that she continues to be grateful to President Aquino for the distinct privilege of serving the country as Comelec commissioner for almost two years

Padaca out, Arthur Lim in as new Comelec commissioner

Jul 25, 2014 - 7:16 PM

Lim is identified as being among the private prosecutors in the impeachment trial of ousted chief justice Renato Corona in 2013

File photo of Arthur Lim

Palace unsure about Padaca's reappointment to Comelec

Jul 08, 2014 - 7:56 PM

Malacañang confirms that no new appointment has been issued for Comelec s Grace Padaca after the Commission on Appointments bypassed her last June

‘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

Anti-graft court won't stop proceedings vs Padaca

Apr 15, 2014 - 8:57 PM

The Comelec commissioner cannot invoke immunity from charges as granted by the Constitution because the act was committed before her appointment to the poll body

Sardillo declines Comelec post due to politics?

Mar 09, 2013 - 1:17 PM

Comelec insiders say two allies of President Aquino objected to the appointment of Sardillo as new poll commissioner

Cagayanons take 5 minutes to vote in mock polls

Feb 02, 2013 - 5:02 PM

Casting votes was quick but Comelec watchdogs have to work on higher turnout re orienting poll clerks and ensuring reliable signals for results transmission

Prosecution presses for Padaca's graft case

Dec 18, 2012 - 3:23 PM

Dismissing the case would give premium to criminality and undermine the criminal justice system the prosecution argues

Want reforms? Arrest vote buyers –Padaca

Dec 12, 2012 - 9:23 PM

It s a curse that gives us leaders with lots of money but too little qualifications

EYEING REFORMS. Comelec commissioner Grace Padaca is eyeing electoral reforms. Photo by Geric Cruz.

'Freedom flame' for LP members, singer, journalist

Dec 05, 2012 - 9:46 AM

A German foundation awards 11 individuals politicians cabinet members a journalist and a performer for their roles in allowing Filipinos to better experience freedom

FREEDOM FLAME AWARDEES. Sec. Teresita Deles and Sen. Franklin Drilon were among the awardees of the Freedom Flame. Photo by Adrian Portugal.

Padaca defends 'immunity' appeal

Oct 31, 2012 - 5:36 PM

Comelec Commissioner Grace Padaca says the Sandiganbayan could contravene the Constitution if her graft and malversation cases push through

Padaca: I'm immune from suit

Oct 31, 2012 - 8:45 AM

2nd UPDATE Commission on Elections Comelec Commissioner Grace Padaca is seeking the dismissal of the graft and malversation charges against her

Image courtesy of Padaca's official page on Facebook.

Padaca pleads not guilty, allowed to travel

Oct 30, 2012 - 9:30 AM

UPDATED Padaca has been allowed to travel to Washington DC from November 2 to 12 and was told to pay P140 000 travel bond by the anti graft court

Padaca seeks permit to travel abroad

Oct 28, 2012 - 9:53 PM

Padaca claims she was asked by Comelec to attend a program in the US in relation with the elections there

Palace to UNA: Give Grace Padaca a chance

Oct 06, 2012 - 8:10 PM

Critics say the new elections commissioner is expected to favor the ruling Liberal Party in the coming elections

Padaca posts bail; Comelec office ready

Oct 04, 2012 - 12:50 PM

UPDATED By doing this the new Comelec commissioner evades arrest for graft and malversation of public funds

Order Padaca's arrest, prosecutor asks court

Oct 04, 2012 - 10:00 AM

The Office of the Special Prosecutor asks the Sandiganbayan to order the police and the NBI to arrest Padaca

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Graft case won't disqualify Padaca - Brillantes

Oct 03, 2012 - 10:49 AM

Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr shrugs off the pending graft case against new Comelec Commissioner Grace Padaca

LEGAL ISSUES. How will a pending case affect Padaca's Comelec stint? File photo

Padaca faces legal issues - Comelec boss

Oct 02, 2012 - 5:10 PM

UPDATED Is Padaca disqualified from the Comelec post for having run in May 2010 the last time the Philippines held a national election?

Grace Padaca new Comelec commissioner

Oct 02, 2012 - 1:36 PM

3rd UPDATE Former Isabela Gov Grace Padaca who lost in the 2010 polls is the new commissioner of the Commission on Elections replacing Augusto Lagman

Arrest warrant vs Grace Padaca

May 23, 2012 - 5:11 PM

The former Isabela governor is facing a graft case over charges she favored an NGO in a government contract

Padaca cries for Keh, angry with how he was treated

May 16, 2012 - 5:40 PM

Grace Padaca Ed Panlilio of Kaya Natin lament the way senator judges berated witness Harvey Keh

Panlilio, Padaca lament slow trial

Feb 20, 2012 - 9:24 PM

They came to support fellow Kaya Natin member Quezon City Rep Jorge Banal