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Duterte, Mariano, Trump | Evening wRap

May 19, 2017 - 7:51 PM

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Graft charges filed vs DAR chief, exec over Lapanday occupation

May 19, 2017 - 3:22 PM

Lawyer Noel Oliver Punzalan accuses DAR chief Rafael Mariano and Undersecretary Luis Pañgulayan of abuse of authority when they favored Marbai farmers in the occupation of the Davao del Norte farm of Lapanday Foods Corporation

WELCOME. New Department of Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano opens the gates to farmer-activists. Photo from DAR's Facebook page

More graft charges filed vs ex-Caloocan mayor Echiverri

Mar 30, 2017 - 11:34 AM

The former mayor now faces 7 counts of graft for unauthorized construction and drainage projects in Caloocan City

7 COUNTS. In just one month, 7 counts of graft are filed against former Caloocan City Mayor Enrico Echiverri of graft over allegedly illegal projects. Photo from Enrico Echiverri's Facebook page.

Graft charges vs ex-Cebu congressmen dismissed

Jan 17, 2017 - 9:30 AM

The anti graft court Sandiganbayan notes the argument of the defense that it took the Ombudsman more than 10 years to investigate and file the information with the court

SANDIGANBAYAN. The facade of the Sandiganbayan building. Photo by Darren Langit

Ombudsman urges Sandiganbayan: Junk Binay's bid to re-raffle 14 cases

Nov 24, 2016 - 12:01 PM

State prosecutors argue that raffling off the cases to different divisions would lead to a chaotic trial and unnecessary delays – contrary to the former vice president s wish for a speedy disposition of his cases

JEJOMAR BINAY. Jejomar Binay addresses the crowd during a campaign rally inside the San Rafael Municipal Gymnasium in San Rafael, Bulacan. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Budget officials ask Sandiganbayan to stop 'unjust' suspensions

Oct 13, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The 4 officials say they had served 3 suspension orders in relation to the PDAF cases and another suspension would be grossly unjust

Cebu City Rep Abellanosa charged with graft

Oct 11, 2016 - 6:04 PM

The lawmaker is accused of having an unlawful interest in Cebu City’s distribution of P51 065 million in scholarship programs when he was a city councilor in 2011

GRAFT CASE. Cebu City Representative Rodrigo Abellanosa faces graft charges before the Sandiganbayan. Photo from the Facebook page of Rep Rodrigo Abellanosa

Sandiganbayan upholds graft charges vs ex-Butuan mayor

Oct 05, 2016 - 3:18 PM

The case stems from the alleged anomalous contract awarded to a supplier for the procurement of overpriced liquid fertilizer

UPHELD. The Sandiganbayan affirms the graft charges against the former Butuan City mayor and other local officials. File photo by Agence France-Presse

SC affirms dismissal of graft cases vs PH Air Force officers

Sep 13, 2016 - 10:35 AM

The High Court s 3rd Division says it took the Office of the Ombudsman too long to file the case before the Sandiganbayan violating the right of the officers to a speedy disposition of their case

TOO LONG. The Supreme Court says it took the Ombudsman too long to file cases against the Philippine Air Force officers

Whistleblower Jun Lozada guilty of graft

Aug 23, 2016 - 10:31 AM

The anti graft court Sandiganbayan s 4th Division has sentenced NBN ZTE deal whistleblower Jun Lozada and his brother to 6 to 10 years in prison

GUILTY. Whistleblower Jun Lozada, who exposed the controversial NBN-ZTE deal with China in the Arroyo administration, posting bail for his temporary liberty at the Sandiganbayan on August 23, 2016. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Ombudsman: Malversation, graft charges vs ex-Iloilo rep Syjuco

Jun 28, 2016 - 2:17 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says former Iloilo representative Augusto Syjuco Jr violated the law when he got a multi million government contract using his own NGO

FACING CHARGES. Former Iloilo Representative Augusto Syjuco Jr faces malversation and violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act for entering into a multi-million government contract using Tagipusuon Foundation, Incorporated, his NGO.

Court orders arrest of North Cotabato governor

Apr 26, 2016 - 3:39 PM

The 3 graft charges against Governor Emmylou Taliño Mendoza are bailable

Photo by Ferdh Cabrera/Rappler

Graft charges, Myanmar prisoners, Mayweather Sr | 6PM wRap

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:55 PM

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Feb 09, 2016 - 6:38 PM

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BuCor execs face charges over Bilibid project bidding

Dec 08, 2015 - 11:59 AM

The Ombudsman says that in 2012 BuCor executives split the project into 4 contracts to evade the required public bidding They awarded them to preferred suppliers who are also facing charges

RESHUFFLE. The reshuffle of prison guards at the National Bilibid Penitentiary is ongoing, says Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. File photo by Rappler

DILG implements 90-day suspension order vs Bacolod mayor

Nov 17, 2015 - 7:50 PM

DILG appoints Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya and Councilor El Cid Familiaran as acting mayor and vice mayor respectively

PDAF CASE. Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella, accused of allegedly using his pork barrel to buy overpriced computers when he was congressman. Photo from Puentevella's Facebook page

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Jun 25, 2015 - 6:24 PM

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Ex-Cavite governor Maliksi is new PCSO chair

Apr 20, 2015 - 7:15 PM

Erineo Maliksi once faced graft charges involving funds from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Now he is set to chair the agency

INDICTED. Former Cavite Governor Ireneo 'Ayong' Maliksi, shown in this file photo with party mate President Aquino, will face charges for favoring a supplier and awarded a contract without public bidding. Rappler photo

Graft raps filed vs ex-Marine chief, 4 others

Mar 14, 2015 - 9:04 PM

Former Marine commandant Major General Renato Miranda and 4 others are accused of pocketing over P36 million in clothing and equipment allowances of Marine personnel in 2000

ROBBED? Some members of the Philippine Marine Corps reportedly failed to get their clothing and equipment allowance in CY 1999. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Resigned? Relieved? The Purisima dilemma

Feb 06, 2015 - 4:11 PM

In his second national address on the Mamasapano clash will President Aquino make a definitive statement on the fate of suspended PNP chief Alan Purisima?

RESIGNED. File photo of suspended PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima

Isabela gov, 2 party-list reps face raps over misused PDAF

Jan 23, 2015 - 6:03 PM

Complainants say P25 million worth of relief goods funded by party list representatives pork barrel were released to ghost recipients in 2013

Isabela Governor Faustino Dy III. Photo from the Isabela province website

Tight SC voting seen on Jinggoy's freedom

Nov 11, 2014 - 8:03 AM

With the high stakes involved Court insiders say intense lobbying has commenced

Cavite ex-governor Maliksi to face graft charges

Nov 04, 2014 - 6:48 PM

The Ombudsman says Ireneo Ayong Maliksi avored a supplier and purchased medicines worth P2 5 million without public bidding during his term

INDICTED. Former Cavite Governor Ireneo 'Ayong' Maliksi, shown in this file photo with party mate President Aquino, will face charges for favoring a supplier and awarded a contract without public bidding. Rappler photo

Court asks House Speaker: Have you suspended Arroyo?

Sep 15, 2014 - 4:23 PM

The anti graft court says the suspension of former President Arroyo for 90 days has attained finality but the House has argued only the chamber can suspend its members

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 suspension of Gloria Arroyo as Pampanga solon

Jul 01, 2014 - 4:34 PM

UPDATED The order for a 90 day suspension is based on the graft charges filed against the former president Arroyo in connection with the botched NBN ZTE deal

DEACTIVATED. Former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has been deactivated as a registered voter in Lubao, Pampanga for failing to vote for the past 2 elections. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

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

Estradas hug as Jinggoy accepts fate in jail

Jun 23, 2014 - 3:16 PM

The anti graft court will hear the senator s petition for bail on June 27 He is in high spirits He has accepted the events We will just fight it out in court his lawyer says

FATHER'S HUG. Former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada embraces his son, Senator Jinggoy Estrada, before leaving him at the national police headquarters, where he will be detained for plunder and graft charges. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Palace: Budget exec charged with graft need not quit

Jun 18, 2014 - 7:25 PM

Malacañang says Budget Undersecretary Mario Relampagos need not leave his post until the anti graft court decides on the graft charges against him

DUE PROCESS. Malacañang says budget undersecretary Mario Relampagos need not take a leave of absence until the anti-graft court decides on the graft charges against him. Photo by Rappler

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

Sandiganbayan junks graft raps vs Ongpin, ex-DBP officers

May 28, 2014 - 4:06 PM

Ongpin was accused of forging behest loan deals with former DBP officials and executives in 2009

Court bars Arroyo birthday visit to Pampanga

Mar 14, 2014 - 6:22 PM

The court is not convinced that spending her birthday in her hometown is necessary to help her recover

Arroyo wants to spend birthday in Pampanga

Mar 10, 2014 - 2:54 PM

The jailed former president asks the court for a 3 day furlough

BIRTHDAY SOON. A file photo of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. AFP file

Israel's Lieberman acquitted on graft charges

Nov 06, 2013 - 11:28 PM

An Israeli court on Wednesday acquitted Avigdor Lieberman on corruption charges in a move welcomed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who hailed his anticipated return to government as foreign minister

Ex-aviation office exec charged for graft

Jun 24, 2013 - 8:05 PM

Former Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines deputy director general Daniel Dimagiba is accused of unlawfully issuing an operating permit to an airline

Ombudsman junks Garcia appeal on graft raps

Feb 03, 2013 - 9:38 AM

It s all systems go for the graft trial of Cebu Gov Gwen Garcia and 7 others

Timeline: The Aman Futures pyramid scam

Nov 28, 2012 - 8:04 PM

Rappler traces the development of the Aman Futures pyramid scam in Pagadian City and the alleged role played by Samuel Co

Ombudsman: 'Cases vs Arroyo are strong'

Sep 18, 2012 - 4:16 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says graft investigators made a thorough job in the case build up against the former president

STRONG CASE. Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Photo by AFP/Ted Aljibe

Ombudsman junks bribery, graft case vs Arroyos

Jun 06, 2012 - 6:13 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales finds insufficient evidence to support the case

Arroyo insists on inspection of evidence vs her

May 03, 2012 - 5:20 PM

Detained former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo asked the Sandiganbayan to compel prosecutors to produce all evidence vs her

GMA writing her memoirs

Apr 11, 2012 - 12:51 PM

Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says she s doing more writing than reading nowadays since she s finishing her memoirs